About the Teachers...

We believe that all children have the potential to do great 
things.  As their teachers, it is our pleasure to provide my students with 
a myriad of opportunities in order to bring out their full potential.

Maria Easterling 
I am a product of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, having gone to John G. 
DuPuis Elementary and Palm Springs Junior High.  I graduated from Hialeah-
Miami Lakes Senior High in 1991.  I completed a Bachelor's Degree in 
Elementary Education with a concentration in Early Childhood from Florida 
International University in 1994.  I earned a Master's Degree in 
Professional Studies in Teaching and Learning from the University of Miami 
in 2000.  I am also an Early Childhood- Generalist National Board 
Certified Teacher, having originally achieved certification in 2002 and 
recertification in 2012.  This is my ninth year teaching in the Extended 
Foreign Language Program. 

This is my twenty-third year as a Miami-Dade County Public 
School teacher.  I have taught Pre-K, Kindergarten, First, Second and 
Third Grade.

My husband and I have three sons.  Our two older sons are students at Miami 
Lakes Educational Center's Cambridge Engineering Magnet Program.  Our youngest son is 
starting fifth grade this year at the Main Campus!

I am still amazed at how your children will blossom throughout their years 
in school.  As parents, I am sure that you marvel daily at your child's 
developmental milestones.  Together, we will give your child the world.

You can email me at measterling@dadeschools.net.


Jenifer Soler-Batchelder
Teaching has been a rewarding and challenging experience.  
Each day, I look forward to interacting with my students and learning as 
much from them as they do from me.

I was born and raised in South Florida.  I graduated from 
Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High in 1996 and earned my Bachelor’s Degree in 
Elementary Education from FIU in 2000.  In 2003, I earned a Master’s 
Degree in Reading Education. In 2004, I became certified by the National 
Board of Professional Teaching Standards in Literacy: Reading/Language 
Arts. I have worked for the National Board during the summers and assisted 
in training teachers from across the country. In 2009, I also coauthored 
two teacher resource books for Carson-Dellosa Publishing, Inc. - Step Up 
to Writing:Primary and Step Up to Writing:Intermediate. 

This is my seventeenth year teaching in Miami-Dade County.  I 
began my career at Palm Springs North Elementary and was part of the 
inaugural faculty at BGEC.  I have taught second, third, and fourth grade.

My husband and I are the proud parents of a beautiful little 
girl and handsome young boy.

I look forward to working with you and your child!  Together 
we will make this a successful and productive school year.

You may reach me at jmsoler@dadeschools.net.

Mission For The Class

To provide a caring nurturing and stimulating environment enabling all 
students to reach their greatest potential.