Philosophy & Leadership
Renae Plant, Director
Australian native Renae Plant rescued Camelot from closure on February 14, 2008, along with her husband Livinio, and a handful of parents who believed that Camelot Kids should remain a community preschool. Over the years Camelot Kids has flourished under her leadership. In 2014 the school won the “Best For Your Kids” designation from the Silver Lake Chamber of Commerce and in 2016 was honored by Red Tricycle Totally Awesome Award as Best Preschool in Los Angeles.
Renae oversees the day-to-day running of Camelot year round. She enjoys a full life with her husband, Livinio, and their three children, Ilan, Mateo and Deklan, all of whom attended Camelot. Their children now attend Marshall High, Thomas Starr King Middle School, and Franklin Avenue Elementary.
Renae and Livinio served on the ‘Friends of King’ Board of Directors at Thomas Starr King Middle School for 2 years and spearheaded a campus-wide beautification project in 2014. This lead to the entire school being painted inside and out in the summer of 2015. Renae also runs [bump]™, her maternity clothing line.
Camelot Kids Child Development Center staff + teachers.
At Camelot Kids Child Development Center
we are very fortunate to have the best
early childhood educators in all the land!
Their combined experience and talents bring forth a quality learning environment that supports young students, preparing them for a lifetime love of learning.
Livinio takes care of daily operations at Camelot Kids, including the computer network, building maintenance and construction projects. As a Spain native he is proud to have lived + worked in three continents, and happy to now be in LA w/ his beautiful wife + business partner, Renae and their children, Ilan, Mateo and Deklan. He cherishes Camelot Kids alumni that attend John Marshall High School + Thomas Starr King Middle School where Livinio serves on the Friends of King board.
With a love for learning, her classroom and her family, Katherine (Katie) has 8 years in education management and classroom experience. Katie loves being part of a school community that gives back to those around them. She has directed and designed programs, been a classroom teacher, and has continually developed a close bond with her kids + their families. She is an animal lover, and spends her weekends out hiking, exploring Southern California, cooking or looking for new plants!
Originally from Oakland CA, Ms Mi Mi has resided in Los Angeles for 5 yrs and has spent 10 yrs in education. During her transition from the Bay Area to LA, she worked at multiple summer camps where she created outdoor education curriculum w/ inspiration from all her experiences with children. Born in Seoul, South Korea, she taught English during her undergraduate at University of California, Riverside. She holds a
BA in Child Development. Always in search of: Good Food!
Ms Angee is Camelot’s bookkeeper as well as Human Resource personnel. Angee comes to us with extensive experience in the field having spent 15 years at her previous position as a school admin. She has experience within a school setting and loves working around children and interacting with families and teachers. Angee enjoys listening to audio books during her car rides, loves spending time with her two dogs Abby and Ellie, her husband Steve and her five wonderful grand kids.
Ms Dorina helps keep the school beautified- everyday! She has an amazing energy and everyone loves and appreciates all she does at Camelot Kids.