The PCS Staff

Rev. Edwin Collado
M.Div, MSW, B.A Religion/Psychology

Head Master

In 2012 Pastor Edwin, after much thought and prayer, informed the church and school board that it was time for our pre-school to take its next step forward: Elementary School. Facing an uncertain educational and financial environment with the charter schools exploding onto the school scene in Miami, the church forged ahead with a vision and mission to launch a brand new Christian School in the South Miami Community. A place where students could receive a ‘private Christian education at an affordable cost’.

Eleven years later Palmetto Christian School is now a K-8 center with a specialized parallel program (The Step Forward Academy) that services students on the spectrum. This completes this amazing first leg of our journey to offer a quality Christian private school education at the very center of the South Miami community.  It is with confidence in our God-given mission and because of God’s care over our institution that PCS forges ahead into the future in order to provide the South Miami area with a strong Christian educational experience to rival that offered by the public school system. You are invited to enroll your child in PCS and join us on this wonderful journey!

Pastor Edwin is also currently an adjunct professor at Trinity International University and also serving as a chaplain for the South Miami Police Department.



Dr. Jorge Guerra
Ph.D. in Education


Mrs. Solia Pericich

Office Admin

Ms. Isabella Velazquez

Step Forward Program Coord

Elementary School Staff

Ms. Celina Alvarez

K & 1st Grade - After Care

Mrs. Jacqueline Cisneros

2nd & 3rd Grade

Mrs. Alexys Mesa

4th & 5th Grade

Ms. Shanon Renouf


Ms. Isabella Velazquez

Step Forward Lead Teacher

Ms. Maria Fernandez

Step Forward Asst. Teacher

Mr. Richard Remus

PE Coach