Rhiannon Joel is the director overseeing both Doral Pebble campuses. She has run the Aprende program for the past three years and prior to joining our team she taught Pre-K for over 15 years.

Rhiannon obtained her degree while living in Michigan with a focus in elementary education and is currently attending UNLV to secure another degree with a concentration in early childhood education. Along with maintaining a safe and nurturing environment, she is a mother to four children of her own.

Her passion is her family and her career, stating that the education of young children has always been the route she wanted to take in her career. In her free time you can typically find her cheering her children on in their academic and athletic events.




Melissa Zepeda is very excited to start her first year teaching full-time at Aprende Academy. She has been teaching for over three years and enjoys watching the children grow into the best learners they can be. Melissa was born and raised in Dallas, Texas, but has had the opportunity to travel with the military. Her husband is in the Air Force, and they have two beautiful boys. She enjoys cooking, antique shops, and most of all quality time with her family.

Mrs. Zepeda is very excited to have this opportunity to get to know you and your child. She realizes that teaching your child is a privilege as well as a tremendous responsibility. Her goal and desire is to provide a positive environment, to assist and facilitate the children to be the best learners they can be. She is looking forward to continuing to have a positive impact on the children's growth and new discoveries.

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