Early Childhood Education Faculty and Staff
Maritza Mendez is the career program advisor for the Early Childhood Education Department at Seminole State College of Florida. Mendez serves as a liaison between Student Affairs and the Early Childhood Department by meeting with each student to register for college and creating their program plan of study.
In Mendez's younger years, she earned the "Youth of the Year" award from the Boys and Girls Club in Orlando. She has carried that community spirit forward in her interest to help all students reach their academic goals.
Mendez holds a master's degree in adult education and training. She is a member of the Florida Association of Colleges and Employers (FloridaACE) and the Association of Florida Colleges (AFC). She brings with her over a decade of experience in higher education.
Nana Robertson, Program Manager
Dr. Nana Robertson is the program manager for the Early Childhood Education Department at Seminole State College of Florida. She holds a doctoral degree in higher education leadership with special emphasis in early ehildhood education. Dr. Robertson has a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Preschool Education. She received an Endowed Teaching Chair Award in 2008.
Dr. Robertson has 30 years of experience in early childhood settings. She has worked as a preschool teacher, childcare center director and supervisor of 50 childcare centers throughout the Southeastern United States. She also has served as a Child Development Associate (CDA) representative for the National Council in Washington, D.C., and a CDA advisor for Seminole State students for the past 10 years.
Ms. Bogart received a M.A. degree in Early Childhood Education from Walden University and a B.A. degree in Early Childhood Education from Queens College in NY. She has 20 years of experience teaching Early Childhood in preschools in South Florida, Georgia and here in Orlando.
She has a true passion for Early Childhood Education and continues to share that passion with her students. She loves meeting wonderful teachers and thrilled to be a part of their journey to grow and develop in the field of Early Childhood. She has been a part of the Seminole State faculty since 2017.
Laurie Mealor holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Exceptional Student Education from the University of Florida and a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree in Early Childhood Special Education with an emphasis in infant/toddler development from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has focused her educational efforts within the community, classroom, school and hospital settings and also toward faith-based family support. She has served as a volunteer and board member for various education organizations.
Professor Mealor's experience and efforts have led to the creation and implementation of parent and family services, direct early childhood classroom instruction, program management and operations, and professional development workshops, seminars and conferences all with an emphasis on infants, toddlers, preschoolers and young children. She has been a part of the Seminole State Early Childhood Department since 2011.
Anne Masterson has spent the past 14 years involved in preschool education as a teacher and curriculum specialist in a large childcare center in Seminole County. Along with being involved in preschool education, Masterson has taught in higher education for the past eight years. She is active in her community and serves on the Early Learning Coalition Board in Seminole County. Masterson has her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Education and Psychology and Master of Arts (M.A.) in Curriculum and Instruction from National Louis University.
Angela Subbert has spent the past 15 years as a teacher in Seminole County. She brings to the classroom her experience in special education, primary education and as a reading specialist. Subbert is certified as a teacher in elementary education, special education, and Pre-K Exceptional Student Education (ESE). Subbert also has her Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Elementary Education and Master of Arts (M.A.) in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education from the University of Eastern Kentucky.
Wendy Carlson is the senior staff assistant for the Early Childhood Education Department. She has worked many years helping others. She previously worked in nonprofits for 10 years and also at Maxim Health Care Housing Department, finding housing for traveling nurses.
She received her associate degree from Seminole State College of Florida and appreciates working on the College campus. Wendy enjoys working with students, faculty and staff.