Naples, FL – 5/13/16 – Fun Time Early Childhood Academy, a nonprofit school providing safe, quality, affordable education and care for children of low-income working families in Collier County for 55 years, is pleased to announce the 2016-2017 Board of Directors.

The officers and directors for the 2016-2017 Fun Time Early Childhood Academy Board, effective May 12, 2016, include the following:


Chair: Rusty Troth
Secretary: Jinny Johnson
Treasurer: Ann Olson
Past Chair: Connie Messner
Executive Director: Barbara Tyrrell


Jennifer Auray
Ron Ciesla
Maureen Denman
Kim Dillion
Jim Frey
Craig Jilk
Christine Kruman
Robin Larkin
Lynn Nolan
Bob Polizzotto
Gary Root
Heidi Varsames


Jim Derham
Mary Frey
Janet Gable
Otto Immel
Mary Beth Johns
Peter Manion
Susan Manion
Dick Munro
Marsha Murphy
Maureen O’Gorman
Val Trotman
Michael Watkins
Skip Zink

Volunteers play key roles in the organization’s mission – to provide safe, quality, affordable education and care for children of low-income working families and to prepare the children for kindergarten, ready to read and ready to learn – including serving on the Board and:

Tutoring children in our Early Literacy and Learning Model program
Chaperoning and assisting with field trips
Constructing and/or repairing classroom equipment
Serving on event committees
Photographing Fun Time activities and events
Assisting with outside activities and information booths

For more information about volunteering with Fun Time, as well as the school’s life-transforming programs and services, please visit, or call 239.261.8284.


Fun Time Early Childhood Academy empowers children ages two to five years of age, preparing them for kindergarten, through a comprehensive, research-based Creative Curriculum that features play as a key component. Guided by the Florida School Readiness Performance Standards and Head Start Performance Standards, teachers and volunteers provide an evolving/emergent curriculum and care to 84 children from low-income working families in Collier County. For more information, please call 239.261.8284, or visit