Venecia Lashé Mackens was born in Miami, FL and has been an educator at Coral Reef Montessori Academy since 2003. She has her Montessori training in ages 6-9 from Summit Montessori and is currently enrolled at Miami-Dade College pursuing her degree in Early Education. Although she has no children of her own, she has always loved them, and is the Sunday School Superintendent at her church. Ms. Mackens enjoys spending time with family and friends and shopping. Her favorite color is purple and her favorite foods are shrimp and French fries.