Monica Encinas was born in Caracas, Venezuela, and has been living in Miami since the age of 12. She has worked at CRMA since 2001 as a VPK teacher and Assistant. Monica has an AA and AS in Early Childhood Education and graduated from Miami Dade College in May 2010 with a BS in Exceptional Education, with endorsements in both ESOL and Reading. In August 2010, she became the lead teacher in a preK-K classroom for ages 3-6. She has been married since 1990 and has three boys and one princess (two are CRMA Montessori preK-8 graduates who are now in college) and two grandchildren. As an active parent, she has always held a PTA officer position, and served as President of the PTA for 2 years.