Our Preschool and Kindergarten Program Staff

Our Director – Karen Sinclair

Karen Sinclair served as the Kindergarten teacher from 1984-1990, and has been the Director of the Weekday Preschool and Kindergarten since 1991.  She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Child Development and Elementary Education from Virginia Tech, and a Master’s of Science in Education from Nova Southeastern University.

When she’s not working at the school she enjoys spending time with her 5 grandchildren, and sailing on the Gulf of Mexico with her husband Chris.

Our Assistant Program Director – Cari Rotenberger

Cari Rotenberger serves as the Assistant Program Director of First Congregational Church Preschool and  Kindergarten. An active member of First Congregational Church of Winter Park since 1990, Cari is married to Brian Rotenberger, and they have one daughter, Caroline.

Cari holds an Associate of Arts degree from Valencia College, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Organizational Communication with a minor in Education from Rollins College, and a Master of Science degree in Education with a concentration in Brain-Based Teaching from Nova Southeastern University.

In addition to her job as Assistant Director, Cari works as an Adjunct Instructor in the College of Education and Human Performance at the University of Central Florida.


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