K5 Section A Assistant Teacher – Mrs. Neri comes from Venezuela, where she earned a Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education (preschool through kindergarten) and worked in her field for some years before immigrating to the United States. She first lived in New York and then moved to Charleston. Initially, she came to CBA seeking a preschool education for her youngest daughter and then, seeing other Latinas working here as teachers, filled out her application and completed CBA’s extensive teacher review process. She joined the team last year in time to support and then replace one of our preschool teachers who went on maternity leave last year. This year, she gets to work on another area of her expertise by joining the K5 team. Mrs. Neri lights up around children and feels that this is not just her profession, but a vocation.