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Our Team

At Camelean Academy, your child will be taught by licensed teachers who have genuine and heartfelt concern for your child’s success. Most of our wonderful staff has been with us for several years and we value them for their daily commitment to serve children and families.

As Camelean teachers, we make your child’s early learning effective and enjoyable. We do this by continuously enriching ourselves with new trends in the industry. We conduct Teacher Enhancement programs done every semester to further the teachers’ knowledge in early childhood and we stay true to our belief that children learn more because we ourselves learn more.

We want your child to feel safe and secure under our care because when they do, they become better learners and we make their transition to formal schooling easier.

We are your partners in raising your children well. And we hold your child by the hand and guide him through the experience of learning.

Teachers 16-17

our team


Maria Denise Cruz-Zara

Teacher Denise has been in the early childhood industry for more than ten years. She is a licensed Professional Teacher, a Philippine National Representative for the World Forum on Early Care and Education, a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and of the Southern Early Childhood Association (SECA) in the United States. She earned her Masters in Basic Education Teaching from the Ateneo de Manila Unversity and Masters in Early Childhood Administration from National Louis University in Chicago, IL.

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Lourdes M. Cruz
Administrator & Financial Officer

During school hours, Ms. Lulu, as she is fondly called, assists classes and attends to the students’ needs. She oversees quality of the program and makes sure an appropriate learning facility is maintained. She keeps the coordination and the smooth organization of the day-to-day operations. She handles all financial matters as well. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from St. Paul University and has worked in the Banking industry for more than 10 years.


Marissa M. Almiranez-Nadres
Assistant Director, Head Teacher, Pre-Nursery Teacher

Teacher Mai is a licensed Professional Teacher by the Board of Professional Teachers, Professional Regulation Commission. She is Camelean Academy’s go-to person who  oversees and manages daily operations together with Teacher Denise, the school Director. She earned her Bachelor of Elementary Education Major in Preschool Education degree from the University of Santo Tomas. A dedicated and passionate teacher, Teacher Mai is that one person families can rely on to ensure success of their child.



Rona Ina Ann O. Mulat
Kinder Teacher, School Nurse, Head of Extra Curricular Activities

Teacher Rona is an experienced early childhood education and is a licensed Professional Nurse. She is Camelean Academy’s resident first-aid expert. She goes over and beyond what is expected of her and truly puts her students’ needs first. She has a Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Perpetual Help System-Delta. A planner and a very organized teacher, families can surely rely on her when it comes to their children’s education.



Angela Tarroza
Pre-K Teacher

Teacher Angela is a graduate of St. Scholastica’s College, Manila and has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education major in Special Education. She is dedicated to her students, likes things organized, is approachable and can work very well with young families. A young mom herself, she is able to understand young parents and their usual concerns for their own child.


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Martha Santos
Nursery Teacher

Teacher Martha is a licensed Professional Teacher by the Board of Professional Teachers, Professional Regulation Commission. She is a planner and gets everything organized and done not only because she needs to, but also because she wants to. Teacher Martha is reliable, passionate and hardworking and all these translate to how she works with every child that comes her way.


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Noime Asistio
Head Teacher Aid

Ate Noime is the school’s hardworking assistant whose dedication to her job, the children and their parents is beyond compare.




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Edna Labrada
Teacher Aid & Maintenance

Ate Edna is our teacher aid for the Nursery class. She is Ate Noime’s partner in ensuring the children’s well being and cleanliness of the school.



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Jasper Salazar

Kuya Jasper is the school’s gatekeeper who ensures the smooth entry upon children’s arrival and an organized dismissal upon pick-up time. He also assists the team in any way he can.