Bright & Smart, LLC was created on the premise that all children deserve a STEM education, and therefore we dedicate ourselves to preparing girls and boys in our surrounding communities for a technological future.
We offer them instruction and practice towards creating computer-programming skills while acquainting them with design and robot building skills in a teamwork environment carefully designed for them.
Miss Lucy holds a B.S. in Physics Engineering and has dedicated most of her professional life to middle and high school physics education. For five years, she was Head of the Department of Sciences while as an educator in Mexico.
The fifteen years since she founded Bright & Smart, LLC, she has devoted her time to research, data gathering, software-licenses procurement, curriculum structure, modeling and field-testing of all materials, techniques, and tools for the portfolios that now make up our courses. This includes materials from the MIT Media Lab, Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute, Tufts Center for Engineering, Education, and Outreach.
We believe that these skills, techniques, and materials, alongside our mission to bring solid STEM education to all children, will enrich and complement a better-suited program that will allow them to able to deal with newer and ever-changing technologies.
Founder, CEO, & Managing Director
Alba Ferraro began her career in education with the Florida Council of Parent Cooperative Preschools and also worked for Miami Dade Public Schools. She began working at Bright & Smart because of her passion for quality education. Alba wanted to be part of a program that uses critical and creative thinking skills, problem-solving, and whole learning. She has a BA degree in Psychology, spent fifteen years as a member of Toastmasters and ten years a volunteer at Catholic Hospice.
Associate Degree: Child Psychologist.
Over six years experience as a Preschool Teacher
Enjoys working with kids of different ages and cultures, helping them stand out in wide-ranging subject areas, and encouraging students to actively plan and participate in learning.
Teaching students using Robotics Program's tools has been a very enjoyable experience, as the program allows students to use the advances of technology and engineering to reinforce their basic math and science skills, and encourages the students to learn and have fun with the program, while strongly promoting creativity and teamwork.
Hi, my name is Blair! I’ve been working with Bright & Smart for over a year and I enjoy every bit of it!
I am an alumna of Georgia Southern University’s Fall 2017 graduating class where I received my Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering. As a college student, I was a member of IEEE, Society of Women Engineers and I also served as an International Ambassador for Georgia Southern University. As far back as I can remember I have always been passionate about STEM.
Since commencing work with Bright & Smart I have also grown a love for teaching. Watching the kids engage in STEM activities brightens my day. The joy the students have for coding and robotics is remarkable and I am so very proud to be one of the educators making way for the new generation of geniuses!
Bill Gates said, “Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is most important”. My name is Folarinle. I am one of the STEM Instructors with Bright & Smart. I have recently graduated with my Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling. For the past two years, I have been working with Bright & Smart training students in coding, engineering, and robotics. I have loved every moment of it. The joy I get from teaching children comes from watching them solve problems and develop their skills in the field of engineering.
I have a Bachelor degree in Computer graphics, a Bachelor in Science degree in General Studies, and I minored in Psychology, Music and Substance abuse. I have been working with children teaching equestrian activities for over 10 years and love the interaction of children and animals. Bright & Smart is a new tool for interaction with children on the technological path, and I am proud to be a part of it.
Jessica is an Alumni of Florida Atlantic University and graduated with a Bachelor in English and a minor in education. She is a former Broward County teacher where she taught elementary school. Jessica has been with Bright and Smart Robotics for two years and loves working with kids. “I love the lessons Bright and Smart teaches the kids. Not only do they get to learn about Robotics, programming, and coding, they also learn the importance of working with others and what it means to be part of a team.”
Olivia is currently a mathematics educator in the Broward County School District. Creating the ideal environment for fun and learning is the perfect setting to develop every child’s higher cognitive skills. Her goal is to make this connection as she enjoys stimulating the imaginative and innovative experiences of any child to develop an appreciation for robotics and to cover all aspects of STEM. With a Civil Engineering background, it is no doubt that Olivia loves the great outdoors where she finds robotics as a great way to explore new projects.
I love teaching the Bright & Smart curriculum! I believe that technology is rapidly changing the world we live in and today’s kids will probably have jobs that haven’t been invented yet. The team building, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills that are incorporated into the enrichment programs are essential for success in school and beyond. Bright & Smart birthday parties are awesome and the summer camps are great places to make friends and have fun! What could be better than teaching math, science and engineering, and computing skills with LEGOS?
"When you are passionate about what you do, you do it well." My name is Shana, and I truly enjoy helping people. Life has been amazing to me. I graduated with my Associates degree studying Psychology. To stay in tune with my community, I participate as a member of a community service team. Through Outreach, I get the chance to see the lives of adults and children become changed, frowns ripen into smiles. I joined the Bright & Smart team to expose myself to others who love to live, learn, and grow. It is so refreshing to be a part of a Robotics and Engineering program that puts "children" first!
Welcome to Bright & Smart: Engineering Skills for Kids