Clarissa joined the Foundation in May of 2022 as an Early Literacy Coach. Born in Orlando Florida, she has lived all over the state and currently resides in the Lake Nona area. She graduated from the University of Central Florida with a degree in Elementary Education where she focused her studies in elementary grade levels, reading instruction, and English-Language Learners.
Wendy has worked with children and families for over 7 years and enjoys supporting early learners as well as parents and caregivers. She is passionate about meeting children and families right where they are and walking alongside them working towards their own individual growth and success. Prior to joining the Foundation, she was an elementary school teacher teaching a variety of grades (K-6). Clarissa also has experience working as a private in-home tutor for students and families in the Lake Nona area.
When she is not working, Clarissa enjoys spending time with her family and two nieces, shopping, traveling, and playing guitar and piano.