MWF VPK Teacher

Hi, I'm Ms. Loren. I started teaching at Hope & Play in 2022 and absolutely love it! I have the privilege of teaching one of our VPK classes, where every day is a fun adventure in learning and growth.

My husband and I have been married for 11 years and we have three amazing boys: Nolen, Hunter and Maverick.  We also have a playful golden doodle, Jack, who keeps us all on our toes!

My educational journey began at UCF, where I earned a Bachelor's degree in Communication with a minor in business in 2009. After working in various fields, I discovered my true passion was in education, especially with young learners.

I decided to return to school to pursue a Professional Teaching Certificate in Elementary Education. In addition, I earned my certification as a Childhood Development Associate, specializing in preschool age children. It's a role I take to heart, knowing the importance of these early years in shaping a child's future.

What makes my connection to Hope & Play even more special is that my three boys have all walked through these preschool doors. Our family has been a part of the Hope & Play community since 2017, and it truly feels like home.

I feel so fortunate to be part of this program, where I can share my love for learning and watch these young minds bloom and thrive!

MWF VPK Assistant

Hi, my name is Priscilla Cruz.  My husband Noel and I have two girls, Cora and Serenity. We have lived in the Trinity area for 8 years.  We love this community.  I feel so lucky to be apart of the teaching team at Hope & Play.  I absolutely love it!