BSAC Summer Camp Staff 2018-04-09T18:09:58+00:00

BSAC After-School Staff

Shelby J.
Shelby J.Director of Youth Development

Education: USF – Business Marketing Major (2013), CDA (2016), Directors Credential (2016).

What is your favorite part about working at BSAC?: The family atmosphere! Each and every one of us are here for the kids and for each other!

What is your favorite part about working with kids?: They teach me something everyday.

What is your favorite quote?: “I didn’t come this far only to come this far”

Interesting Fact: I had perfect attendance throughout my school years – yes, 13 whole years! Or if we want to make it more interesting… I toured the US on a motorcycle with my granny. While on tour of the US, on a motorcycle, I was caught in two tornadoes!

Dance Move: Is car dancing considered a dance move?

Ms. AthenaAssistant Director of Youth Development

Education: Life Experience

What is your favorite part about working at BSAC?: Being able to plug into everything!

What is your favorite part about working with kids?: They have the ability to make you feel like the most important person in the world!

Interesting Fact: I have toured Africa. Stayed in a hut in the Savannah and visited one of the oldest Masai Mara Villages.

What is your favorite food?: Cajun Chicken Pasta

Hobbies: I’m an avid DIYer/Crafter. My other hobby is problem solving!

Ms. Alexis
Ms. AlexisGrade: 4th grade

Education: HCC – Nursing Student

How long have you worked at BSAC?: 3 years

What is your favorite part about working at BSAC?: Seeing the kids. You meet so many different kids from all around and all of their backgrounds are different. I love hearing about their days and what they did at school and what they’re going to do after school.

What is your favorite quote?: “You’re so flexible you need to go to flexible class!” – Taylor (4th grade student)

What is your favorite movie?: Hairspray or Safe Haven

What is your favorite activity to do with your kids?: The obstacle courses in MMA

Ms. Anna
Ms. AnnaGrade: ECP/Juniors

Education: USF – Mass Communication Student

How long have you worked at BSAC?: 1 year

What is your favorite part about working at BSAC?: Getting to hang out with the kids every day and getting to be a part of the BSAC family!

What is your favorite quote?: “throwing chicken wings in the trash is a chicken violation” – Christian A. (6th grade student) AND I COULDN’T AGREE MORE!

Interesting Fact: I hand fed sharks once!

What is your favorite song? Anything 80s!

Mr. Derek
Mr. DerekGrade: 2nd grade

Education: USF – Education Student

How long have you worked at BSAC?: 2 1/2 years

What is your favorite part about working at BSAC?: Forming relationships with the kids.

Interesting Fact: I will be the head soccer coach at a University one day!

What is your favorite movie?: The Spectacular Now

Hobbies: Soccer, Hockey, Basketball, Fishing

Mr. Alejandro
Mr. AlejandroGrade: 4th grade

Education: USF – Finance and Marketing Student

How long have you worked at BSAC?: 2 years

What is your favorite part about working at BSAC?: Interacting with the kids in the different activities we have.

What is your favorite quote?: “I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.” – Vincent Van Gogh

Interesting Fact: I play the ukulele

Hobbies: sketching and painting

Ms. Denise
Ms. DeniseGrade: 1st grade

Education: USF – Communication Sciences and Disorders

How long have you worked at BSAC?: 7 months

What is your favorite part about working at BSAC?: being around different people.

What is your favorite quote?: Danieve: “Ow, you electrocuted me.” Zoey: “Sorry, it was my powers.” (ECP students)

Interesting Fact: I also work at Busch Gardens

Dance Move: Two Step

Ms. CherylGrade: Seniors

Education: 1 year at SPJC

How long have you worked at BSAC?: 1 year

What is your favorite part about working at BSAC?: working with the kids

Interesting Fact: In High School I was a semi pro boxer.

What is your favorite movie?: Fried Green Tomatoes

Hobbies: Making bath bombs

Ms. Brianna
Ms. BriannaGrade: 2nd grade

Education: HCC – History Student

How long have you worked at BSAC?: 8 months

What is your favorite part about working at BSAC?: you get to connect with kids and be a part of their day and have the chance to make it better.

What is your favorite quote?: “I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that  you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.” – Eric Roth

Interesting Fact: I’ve touched my ankle bone before.

Dance Move: The Running Man

Mr. Jalen
Mr. JalenGrade: 3rd grade

Education: HCC – Pre Med student

How long have you worked at BSAC?: I’ve worked at BSAC for 3 years, but I’ve been here every summer for the past 10 years. I started as a camper then became a volunteer. After volunteering I was a runner who then became a counselor.

What is your favorite part about working at BSAC?: you get to be a kid again! BSAC works great with my college schedule and we are one big happy family!

Interesting Fact: I can say my alphabet faster backwards than forwards.

Hobbies: sleeping and boat loads of homework

Dance Move: Nae nae

Ms. Daisy
Ms. DaisyGrade: 3rd grade

Education: HCC, transferring to USF to study Marine Biology.

How long have you worked at BSAC?: 2 years

What is your favorite part about working at BSAC?: We are always having fun here at BSAC – so it almost never feels like work!

What is your favorite quote?: “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.” -Winnie the Pooh

Interesting Fact: I never finish my food

What is your favorite song?: “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana