Candice Barerra (She/Her)
Primary 5 Support Guide
Hello Athena Families!
My name is Candice Barrera and I’m beyond grateful to join Athena’s team as a Support Guide! I instantly knew when I first stepped foot in the door at Athena that this was the place for me. I felt so welcomed and it was as if I knew the entire staff my whole life. It felt as if I was right at home.
Prior to Athena, in the past 10 years, I have worked in different management positions. I recently was given an opportunity to work with children from the ages of 2- to 4-years-old as an assistant teacher. From that moment on I knew being able to make an impact on children is what I was called to do. The love for children has always held a special place in my heart. Being able to teach, learn, and grow with a child is fascinating to me. The moment I was given an opportunity with Athena, I knew it was meant to be.
I was born and raised in Austin, Texas. In my free time I enjoy crafting, cooking, watching the latest movies, listening to music, dancing, trying new restaurants, spending time and making memories with my family. In the future I plan on opening my own home daycare. I look forward to learning more about the Montessori philosophy. I’m beyond excited to meet every one of you and to build a bond with each one of you and your children!