Teaching Teams

Strengthening the Home to School Connection

Fay Miller Center - Room 1

With a passion for educating children and learning, LULAC’s highly qualified teachers welcome you to their classrooms!

Romaris Centeno
Head Teacher

Hello!!! I have been working in the Early Childhood field since 2000. I’ve been a Head Teacher at LULAC Head Start since November 2017. One of the things I love to do in the classroom is sing to the children. In my personal time, I like to travel to see new places and restaurants as well as visit my family in Puerto Rico.

Kashonda Lawrence

I am Kashonda Lawrence Bowles and I am a Preschool Teacher at Fay Miller Center in Room 1. I have been employed at LULAC for 17 years. I am a recipient of the "Terri Lynne Lokoff Children's Tylenol National Childcare Teacher Award" among other accolades. I am devoted and passionate about guiding children to be successful through learning, exploration, music and fun! I value the importance of making a difference by teaching tomorrow’s decision makers or as I call it, "helping to grow brains". In the classroom, I make children smile and help them reach their goals. I take pride in spending time with my family outside of work. I am the proud Mother of two boys Anthony and Davian Jay. I live by the motto: "Guide their thoughts, and advise their faults. Instill in them that "they matter!”

Jason Peoples-Blackwell
Jason Peoples-Blackwell
Classroom Assistant

Hello, my name is Jason Peoples-Blackwell. As a result of strong women such as my grandmother, mother, and stepmother, I have developed an interest in education and nurturing our children. Having a playful and effervescent nature makes me a pleasure to work with as well as a valuable member of the teaching team.