Mrs. Latona known as Miss Debbie to the students, staff and parents is a graduate of William Paterson College. She has a degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education and is certified to teach Pre K through 8th grade.
Miss Debbie began her teaching career as the Pre-K4 teacher at the Playmate School in Honolulu, Hi. She later worked in several schools in the area as head teacher and director while raising two children of her own.
In 1989 she opened Playmate Too Child Care Center in Lodi where she taught Pre-K4 and still is the Director.
She became the Director of Nursery Rhymes School in 2002 when it was purchased from the previous owners.