Meet The Teacher

Mrs. Dunigan

Mrs. Dunigan is the Director of the Academy of Excellence. She has held the position for 7 years and has also been the Area Director for well-known Preschools in the locality. 

At a young age of 18, she already received her Associates’ degree in Childcare Development. She pursued and completed a degree in Early Childhood Education and is currently finishing Psychology at UCF. 

Her 18 years of experience in childcare development enabled her to gain a theoretical and practical understanding of the best practices to ensure holistic development among young children. She believes that all children are unique, possessing skills and talents that can be honed in a safe and nurturing environment. 

She is passionate about equipping children with creativity, positive values, and the love for lifelong learning. When she is not managing the academy, she is immersed in cooking, doing yoga, working out, or spending time with her nephew. 

Mrs. Dunigan


What Parents Like You Have To Say

"The teachers REALLY care! I can't say that enough. It is everything. I HIGHLY recommend this place. They are flexible and the kids come out so advanced. I will miss them dearly when my son leaves there after kindergarten, but as soon as my daughter is old enough, she will be there!"

Adrianne M.

"This school is AMAZING. They have gone above and beyond to exceed my expectations. We miss the staff tremendously. I find comfort in knowing I have found a place for my 1 year old to experience and enjoy just as much as his big sister does. "

Christa S.

"We have had a child at Academy of Excellence for almost six years and plan on doing so for another three more at least. I’ve always said that this isn’t just a school- it’s a family. It’s more than just a school because not only is the learning top notch, but the kids acquire important life lessons and how to value all those around them."

Eliza G.

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Get In Touch

Location: 545 S Orange Blvd, Sanford, FL 32771

Telephone: (407) 537-7171


School Hours: M-F: 7am - 6:30pm

Non-Discrimination Policy

Academy of Excellence is committed to a policy of non-discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. This includes, but is not limited to, enrollment, recruitment, selection, hiring, promotion, transfers, separation, compensation, benefits, school-sponsored training, and all school events and programs.