JLP Inspiring Minds

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To provide a close-knit learning community that supports all students socially, academically, emotionally, and physically regardless of their skill level and will help to develop them to their fullest potential.

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To have a child centered approach with international awareness to develop, inspire, empower, and nurture our learners so that they become strong successful individuals in a global society.

Core Values

  • Inspire for Innovation and Excellence
  • Empower, and develop a growth mindset
  • Create a Positive Learning, and Growing Environment
  • Embrace Diversity and inclusiveness
  • Build Athletes and International Minds
  • Ensure that employees, families, and children are important and treated with the highest level of care, respect, integrity, and professionalism.
  • Encourage creativity, personal development, and self-confidence
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Our School Profile

School Principal and Preschool Owner/President

Julie Bergeron

A French Canadian Origin that started as an international attorney in Europe, they moved to the Canadian foreign affairs and the United Nations, mainly HCR and UNICEF, in the area of child protection and humanitarian work, around the world for over 15 years. Her last mission was in Africa with her young son which led them to move back to Florida in 2013 to set up one of the only school aged licensed after school program in Broward in 2014. During COVID, the center extended its program to e-learning children. This brought the idea of opening a small scale private school for K-3 children who want to achieve their highest potential in an international setting.

School Assistant Principal

Kayla Bethel

Greetings, I am Kayla the Assistant Principal at Inspiring Minds Private School. Before moving to this position, I taught middle school summer enrichment and eventually moved into a site coordinator. I currently hold Bachelor’s degree from the University of West Florida.

I have one child who keeps me very busy with her various activities. I love working with children and seeing their eyes light up when they discover something new. Working at Inspiring Minds is awesome because we are teaching our future leaders and bringing the education gap in our community.

I work 8:30-7:30 Monday through Friday and would love the opportunity to speak with you about your child’s needs. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to speak with me in person or via email, kbethel@jlpinspiringminds.com.

Assistant Teacher

Jude Baptiste

Strong background in working with children as a soccer coach for 20 years, 5 years in child services and 2 years teaching in Elementary school, Jude is a patient, dedicating educator, Interactive person, Critical thinker, believes in creating a positive and interactive environment where students can thrive academically, socially and emotionally being that he is also a father of two children, he understands that each child learns at their own pace and possesses unique strengths and challenges. Jude is also a long time Photographer, Fluent in English, French, creole and Spanish, has a background in architecture and culinary arts.


Sharon Crew

Sharon is an educator, mother of two amazing children by the name of Rhijan 3 & Rhiegn 2. Sharon was born and raised in Pompano Beach Florida, received a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and a Masters Degree in Applied Behavior Analyst. She is qualified to teach Early Childhood, Special Education, and Elementary Education K-6. Sharon has a true passion for working with our young learners!! Helping each child progress in all areas of their development. Her goal is to bring understanding, clarity and purpose to as many things as possible.


Elaine Livingston

My name is Elaine Livingston and I am an educator for over twenty (20) years. I was educated at Shortwood Teacher’s College in Early childhood Education Jamaica, and UWI Jamaica. My experiences over the years have taught me how to manage and worked with large and small class sizes. I have always felt driven as an educator and is always willing to facilitate the growth and development of my students, because I believe that all children can learn, and all children must learn.

Preschool Vice President

Chris Nadler

My name is Chris Nadler I have been in child care/children sports training for the past 12 years. I am a father of a beautiful little girl, Khloe. For the past decade I have learned what it takes to truly make a difference in each child’s journey through life. I am also a certified EMT/Paramedic so its safe to say your children will be in the best of hands at IMP. I look forward to helping your children as they grow and continuing to provide them with a positive environment to cultivate their young minds. Welcome to Inspiring Minds Preschool!

Preschool Director

Tatiyana Diaz

Hello there! My name is Tatiyana Diaz. I am the Director of Inspiring Minds Preschool. Just a little about me, I am the oldest
of four. I received all my certifications along with my national certification to teach through my high school years. I have also received my AA Degree along with currently working on my bachelor’s in Administration and Entrepreneurship. Ever since I was five years old, all I ever wanted to do was inspire little minds to be better than they can be. My motto has always been “You have to start from the bottom to reach the top, why not teach the smallest so they can grow up and be the biggest they can be.” That has been exactly what I have done for the last eight years. I love what I do on a daily basis.


Do not focus on what you cannot do; take a look at what you are capable of. You will feel confident and learn new things along your way.

Albert Einstein

You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.

Colin Powell

Success is the result of perfection, hard work learning from failure, loyalty and persistence.

Education is the passport to the future for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.

Kofi Annan

Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.

Mary Anne Radmacher.

Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying I will try again tomorrow,

Bill Cosby

In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure,


Only the educated are free-

George Carlin

Don’t’ just teach your kids to read, teach them to question what they read. Teach them to questions everything.

Scott Hayden

Teachers have only three loves: love of learning, love of learners, and love of bringing the first two loves together.

Nelson Mandela

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

Program Overview

At School, we provide a well-rounded curriculum geared to address all students learning styles. We aim to develop the whole child, not just academically, but mentally and physically as well.

The subject areas and curriculum at our school is aligned with the Florida State Standards as well as National Standards, with a focus on international studies and the arts. At academy we offer the homeschool environment, smaller class sizes, with a hands-on approach to learning. We offer Technology and Media classes to prepare students for our new tech industry. We have sports, such as basketball, cheerleading and soccer, to develop our students natural athletic ability and talents which studies have shown helps students improve academically.

We have adopted a child-centered approach to ensure our students are receiving a well-balanced and quality education. Having a multi-grade class is a benefit for our students to learn on a higher level. Why? This way they can receive foundational support in their current grade and begin learning concepts in their upcoming grade, right in the same classroom.

At Academy we focus on our students’ abilities, not just their age or grade level. Students will receive differentiated instruction and individualized attention, because of our smaller class size.

Our Curriculum


Frog Street Infant Curriculum is designed around the latest early brain research and includes 264 domain-based activity cards specifically designed for little ones 0-18 months.

Frog Street Toddler Curriculum (18 months to 36 months) is designed around the latest brain research and includes 52 weeks of easy-to-use activities created specifically for little ones 18-36 months old.

Frog Street Three-Year-Old Curriculum is designed to meet the specific needs of three-year-old in key areas of development: Social Bridge, Literacy Development, and Fundamental Math.

Kindergarten-1st Grade

Our Kindergarten-1st Grade Curriculum is designed to instill a strong foundation in reading and math. This will lay the groundwork for the students to be successful in the 2nd and 3rd Grade.

Our Kindergarten-1st Grade Class will receive instruction in English Language Arts, Science, Math, and social studies taught through a thematic unit. The students are taught at a developmentally appropriate pace through a hands-on approach.

1st-2nd Grade

Our 1st-2nd Grade Curriculum is aligned with the Florida State Standards. Classes receive high quality instruction in English Language Arts, Math, Science, International Studies, Technology and Media, and Music Appreciation.

Our 1st-2nd grade class has developmentally appropriate lessons and activities through a hands-on approach. The students receive instruction through differentiation and small class size, which is linked to high student achievement.

2nd-3rd Grade

Our 2nd – 3rd Grade Curriculum is aligned with the Florida State Standards. Students receive high quality instruction in English Language Arts, Math, Science, International Studies, Technology and Media, and Music Appreciation.

Our 2nd – 3rd grade classes have developmentally appropriate lessons and activities with a hands-on approach to learning. The students are grouped based on their ability through difference and smaller class size. With highly effective instruction, active learning and critical thinking practices students will be prepared for the upper elementary level.

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