Meet The Teacher

Name: Danielle Callahan 

Role/Position: Academy Assistant Director 

Level Taught: I have taught all ages, but most of my experience is with 3 and 4-year-olds 

Educational Background: ECPC (staff credential). Directors Credential, both from Seminole State College 

Professional Background:

I have been working in childcare for a little over 14 years, and have taken on many different positions from a cook, bus driver, assistant, and lead teacher to the assistant director (2 years) 

Teaching Philosophy:

I believe that all children are unique therefore learn in different ways. It is my philosophy to create a positive learning environment where children feel safe and loved, where they can feel comfortable to express themselves and feel free to ask questions and practice making choices on their own. I believe preschool is a very important time in a child’s life, where they will develop their attitude towards school/education for the rest of their lives. It is up to us to do everything we are able, to create a positive experience that will instill in them a love for learning! 

Interests and Hobbies:

spending time with my daughter and my fur babies. All together we have 8… yes 8 cats! I love to go to the beach and try to get there as often as possible. I also love to paint or do anything crafty.

Mrs. Callahan


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 Orange Blvd, Sanford, FL 32771

Telephone: (407) 537-7171


School Hours: M-F: 7am - 6:00pm

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.