Meet the Teachers

Dedicated, Passionate & Qualified

Honeydew classrooms have teaching teams who 

observe the children and collaborate to best support, engage and follow the children’s interests..


Our lead teachers have obtained or are pursuing their degrees in Early Childhood Education. All Honeydew teachers are CPR/First Aid trained, fingerprinted and state-cleared.  They receive year-round training to expand and advance their early childhood career.


Tinesha Martin

Lead Teacher at Honeydew Kiddy Loft

Tinesha is pursuing her Child Development Associate Credential and leading the wonderful team of teachers that care for infants and toddlers.


Richard Rodriguez

Lead Teacher at Honeydew Playhouse

Richard has a BA in Early Childhood Education. He is playing an important role in keeping our online learners engaged and educated.


jacqueline garcia

Lead Teacher at Honeydew UPK

Jacqueline aka Jackie has been working at Honeydew since January 2021. She has experience with preschool and universal pre-k students for over 6 years. Jackie has a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education with a Dual Certificate in Special Ed.


Tayyaba Nawaz

Lead Teacher at Honeydew Nook

Tayyaba has been working with children from the ages of 3 months- 3 years old since 2017. She holds her AA in Early Childhood Education from Kingsbrourgh. Tayyaba enjoys working with children because it fulfills her childhood dream of teaching.


Nancy Gordillos

Lead Teacher at Honeydew Safari

Nancy is about to obtain her bachelor in Early Childhood Education.  She is keeping the Safari children active and engaged with indoor and outdoor learning.


Samantha Chan

Lead Teacher at Honeydew Nook 3K

Samantha is pursuing her Masters in Early Childhood Education. She has been teaching our Universal Pre-K classroom for the Dept of Education for 3 years.