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Central Florida Prep: Elementary

Mrs. Sherri Staudt – 1st Grade Teacher
Sherri graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. She taught at the elementary school level in Key West for three years and in Ocala for six years. While taking time off to be with her children, Sherri tutored children in kindergarten through sixth grade at Sylvan Learning Center, taught children involved in the Horse Show Circuit who were wintering in Ocala, and instructed preschoolers in her home. Sherri joined CFP in 2002. She enjoys swimming, bicycling, scrap booking, singing, and being with her family – husband Rick, and her children, Steven and Kristina.

Ms. Kimberly Richardson – 1st Grade Teacher
Kim earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology and psychology along with a Master of Education degree in elementary education from the University of Central Florida. She worked in preschool and Montessori instruction before joining the CFP family in 2016. Kim’s daughters are current students at CFP where they enjoy the same low student-teacher ratio that attracted her as an educator.


Mrs. Jenny Hurley – 2nd Grade Teacher
Jenny graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education. She joined the CFP family two years ago and came to us with ten years of teaching experience in public schools. Mrs. Hurley has had the privilege of teaching kindergarten, first, and second grade. She held a leadership role at her last school and is very proud to admit that she was awarded “Teacher of the Year” by her peers. Here at CFP Mrs. Hurley has been the mentor teacher for the National Honor Society and she also teaches the Zumba enrichment classes to both Montessori and Elementary. During her free time she enjoys seeing Broadway shows, traveling, line dancing, camping, and spending time with family and friends.

Mrs. Lisa Crespo – 3rd Grade Teacher
Information coming soon…

Mrs. Amy Paredes – 3rd Grade Teacher
Amy was born and raised in Florida. She graduated from Kaplan University with honors and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice with a Minor in Juvenile Justice. Amy has worked as a preschool teacher for nine years and was a permanent substitute teacher for West Orange High School teaching Intermediate Algebra, Environmental Science, ESE students with special needs and Reading. Amy joined CFP in 2015 and is working on a Master’s Degree in Education. Amy enjoys to spend quality time with her husband and four children. She enjoys traveling to beaches, farms, and any historical site.

Ms. Kelly Zimmerman – 4th Grade Teacher
Kelly was born and raised in Daytona Beach, Florida. She attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Administration with a minor in Psychology. After a successful career in tourism sales, Kelly decided to make a change and follow a path she had long admired, teaching. Kelly has been blessed to teach Pre-school, Kindergarten and 6th grade. She is the mother of one son who attends elementary school at CFP. When not in the classroom Kelly enjoys traveling, dancing and time spent with family and friends.

Mrs. Colleen Marrero- 5th Grade Teacher
Colleen is a Brooklyn native whose children have attended CFP since 2008. She began her teaching career in 2001 guided by the belief that each child develops differently, and has their own unique style of learning. Colleen joined the CFP family as a teacher in 2014. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and holds certifications in dyslexia therapy, special education needs, and sign language along with her Florida Child Care Professional Credential.

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