Our Accredited Pre-school Teachers

A model learning community built on the principle of multiple intelligences - Infants through age 5.Our teachers are the heart and soul of Avalon Academy.

Executive Director

LaTonya Crawley was born in Shreveport, La in 1975. Her family moved to Houston, where she was raised, in 1979. Her mother worked at Avalon Academy for 18 years before she passed away in 2002. Her Father is currently a Minister in Bowie, Maryland. LaTonya has 2 brothers and 3 sisters. She started coming to work with her mom when she was 12 years old, this is when she found her love for taking care of children. LaTonya graduated from Lamar High School in 1993. She attended Houston Community College where she received child care development courses. LaTonya has 1 daughter, Makiya, that she adopted in 2013. LaTonya has a 29-year history with Avalon, she was a Teacher at Avalon Academy for 23 years, she was the Assistance Director for 5 years. LaTonya is currently the Director of Avalon Academy.

Assistant Director

Ms. Niya (2002) ” I love to watch the Hallmark Channel!”

Our teachers and staff

One of the key statistics parents are told to look for when selecting a preschool or infant care facility is low staff turn-over. With an average of twelve years working at Avalon Academy, our pre-school teaching staff is among the most stable and experienced in Houston.

Each Avalon Academy teacher receives on-going in-service training through staff meetings and at early childhood conferences and workshops held throughout the year. All of our teachers and staff members are trained in pediatric CPR, first aid and are screened with background checks.

Your child will remain with the same teachers throughout most of the day to develop a close and loving relationship.

Our teachers are available to share information each day. We also encourage you to speak to your child’s teachers or the Executive Director at any time with any concerns you have.