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About Us

The Shaping Academy has served the Miami-Dade community for 15 years. With inclusion as our backbone, we aim to bridge the learning gap between our neurodiverse and neurotypical children. Our vision is a community where all children feel loved, respected and encouraged to develop to their full potential.

Our Vision

Resilience is an important trait for success, and an essential one for our children to develop. Teaching students how to get back up once knocked down will help create an independent mindset. Working as a team, we will model resilience and independence by showing your children coping, problem-solving, and life-skills to  help them build a strong self-esteem.

Safe
Environment

A safe environment is essential for learning as it creates a foundation that allows children to thrive, explore, and develop to their full potential.

Welcoming Atmosphere

Creating a welcoming atmosphere requires intentional effort, empathy, and a genuine commitment to meeting the needs of each child. By prioritizing their well-being, fostering inclusivity, and providing engaging experiences, we can create an environment where children feel seen, heard, and eager to learn.

Sense Of Belonging

We encourage respect for individual differences and promote an atmosphere of acceptance and understanding. We have a commitment to nurturing positive relationships while providing a supportive environment.

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Shaping  Academy 
Core Values

Strength

Happiness

Ambition

Perseverance

Individuality

Nobility

Graciousness

Our Staff

Head of Schools

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Yanivis Machado-Gonzalez
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Laura Cabrera

Director

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Gaby Torres

Head Administrator

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Bianka Obrien

Teacher

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Ariana Torres

Teacher

Elisabetta Fella

Teacher

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Dustee Roberts

Teacher

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Isa Riera

Teacher

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Andrea Arias

Teacher

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Emilie Saba

Teacher

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Jennifer Rowe

Teacher A ssistant

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Luis Maldonado

Teacher

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Erika Chang

Teacher A ssistant

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Juliana Cogorno

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Kaitlyn Ortega

Teacher A ssistant

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Rachel Montenegro

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Our Curriculum

Following standards for each content area, students explore and practice skills to gain fluency in order to tackle problems in mathematics, literacy, social studies, and science.

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What's next

Schedule a visit to Shaping Academy

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