Today's Choice for Tomorrow's Future


 Dara Newcomer

My name is Dara Newcomer, but my students
call me Mrs. Cucumber 😀. I am so thrilled to
be teaching Kindergarten here at Lake Pointe!
My husband and I moved here from Dallas,
where I taught Kindergarten for 3 years. We
have 2 fur babies Mia and Maya and are
involved at our church, The Grove Bible Chapel.
I can’t wait to start creating, growing and
learning with our little scholars.
Welcome to Kindergarten! 🥳

Cynthia Dowjotas

My name is Cindy Dowjotas. I am overjoyed to be your child’s kindergarten teacher at Lake Pointe Academy! This is my eleventh year teaching kindergarten and fourteenth year in education. Welcome to our kindergarten family! This year will be filled with fun, lots of learning, and new adventures.

 Thais Da Silva

I attended the College of Staten Island (NYC) and in 2005 earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education. In 2009 I received a Master of Science degree in both Early Childhood and Elementary Education.  I can fluently speak, read, and write in English, Portuguese and Spanish. This will be my 21st year teaching Early Childhood and 8th year teaching Kindergarten.

Sherry Hernandez

Hi! My name is Ms. Hernandez. I live in Clermont with my family and our dog, Teddy. I enjoy traveling & spending time with my family. I was born in Dominican Republic and was raised in Queens, NY. I moved to Orlando in 2004. As a senior in High School, I then attended and graduated from East Ridge High School. Once I finished H.S, I attended UCF. I graduated from UCF with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education (pre-k- 3rd grade). I am also ESOL (English for Speakers of other Languages) and Reading endorsed.

 Maggie Williams

Hello families. I am so blessed to be your child's kindergarten teacher here at Lake Pointe Academy. I have loved being an early childhood teacher for almost 30 years. I believe learning should be fun and engaging. I am so excited to be a Bluejay and teach in this beautiful school. As a kid I loved my Dad's cartoon bools. I had fun riding horses, swimming, and helping my mom bake. I have an Associates degree in Theater and a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. I also have a Masters degree in reading.