Meet Our Team! 

Preschool Teacher: Ms. Cathy

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, Master's Degree in Childhood/Special Education.

What Cathy likes about being a teacher: “I love teaching at the preschool level. I feel it offers a teacher endless opportunities to empower students.  Teaching children the joy of learning by celebrating each and every milestone allows for the building of a solid academic foundation, and future success in any school environment."


Preschool Teacher: Ms. Kayla

Education: Master's Degree (MSED) in Special Education

What Kayla likes about being a teacher: "I enjoy singing and dancing with the kids! I also love listening to their stories."


Preschool Teacher: Ms. Ruth

Education: Master's Degree in Special Education, 20 years teaching with our agency!

What Ruth likes about being a teacher: “I enjoy seeing the children eager to learn and becoming excited about learning new things. I love hearing the children’s conversations, which are triggered by something they have learned, and how it relates to their lives!“


Preschool Teacher: Ms. Emily D.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Concentration in Special Education and General Education (B-9), Master's Degree in Literacy.

What Emily likes about being a teacher: “ I enjoy being a part of children’s lives and watching them learn and grow. Every day is a new experience and each moment in our classroom presents a new opportunity for learning!”


Preschool Teacher: Ms. Tammy

Education: Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education, Bachelor’s Degree in Childhood Education and Psychology

What Tammy likes about being a teacher: “I enjoy working with preschool aged children, and discovering/adapting to each child’s unique style of learning!”


Preschool Teacher: Ms. Ann

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, Masters Degree in Special Education. 23 years of teaching experience in Special Education, 17 years with our agency!

What Ann likes about being a teacher: “It is so rewarding to know that I can make a difference in a students life both inside and outside the classroom. It is exciting to watch children learn new things and grow!”


Preschool Teacher: Ms. Megan

Education: Associate's Degree from Hudson Valley Community College in Early Childhood.

What Megan likes about being a teacher: “Since I was little, I knew I wanted to be a teacher.  I have been teaching for 14 years and I absolutely love what I do.  I’ve always enjoyed helping others, encouraging the love of learning, building positive relationships with families, and having the opportunity to watch children grow.”

Preschool Teacher: Ms. Casey

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Special Education.

What Casey likes about being a teacher: “I really love watching students grow and learn throughout the school year!”


Preschool Teacher: Ms. Kristen

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Childhood Education, Master’s Degree in Literacy

What Kristen likes about being a teacher: “I enjoy watching my students learn and grow throughout the year. I love guiding students in their exploration of the world around them, and helping them become lifelong learners!”

Preschool Teacher: Ms. Kerri

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Childhood Education, Master’s Degree in Literacy, Students with Disabilities and Early Childhood Education.

What Kerri likes about her job: “I love how children see everything as a new, exciting experience. I feel like it’s an honor to be a person in a child’s life to help him/her see the world for its potential and beauty.”


Preschool Teacher: Ms. Katrina

Education: Master’s Degree in Special Education and Early Childhood Education

What Katrina likes about being a teacher: "The best part of my job is seeing the smiling faces of the kids every day. I enjoy seeing the expressions on their faces when they learn something new or master a skill they have worked so hard on. Working with young children brings fun, exciting, and new memories every day!"


Preschool Teacher: Ms. Aleisha

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education (B-2), Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education Literacy (B-2)

What Aleisha likes about being a teacher: "I have always loved working with kids. I love to see their excitement for learning each morning and for it to continue throughout the day in our activities."


Preschool Teacher: Ms. Barbara

Education: Early Childhood Education (Birth-2) Professional Teaching Certification Childhood Education (Grades 1-6) Professional Teaching CertificationK-6 Literacy Certification. Master's of Science in Education

What Barbara likes about being a teacher: "Not only do I get to help my students develop academically and socially, but I am also able to encourage their personalities and bring out their unique traits. I get to be a part of the messy, amazing learning process and see smiles all day long.  I love working with preschoolers because they don't judge you, love you as you are, make you smile every day, have the ability to make you laugh and cry all in the same breath and let you remember how to have mindless fun."

Preschool Teacher: Ms. Ann

Education: Associate's Degrees in Early Childhood and Child Development. Currently working towards a Bachelor's Degree.

What Ann likes about being a teacher: “Helping my students to thrive developmentally by providing a responsive and stimulating learning environment that is safe and fun filled! As toddlers are sensory learners, I enjoy creating opportunities to explore their senses!"


Preschool Teacher: Ms. Suman

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, Master's Degree in Special Education 

What Suman likes about being a teacher: “The ability to not only teach children and expand their understanding of the world, but also learning from them to be a better teacher!"

Preschool Teacher: Ms. Sara

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Special Education, Master's Degree in Literacy Education. 

What Sara likes about being a teacher: “I love reading stories to children, engaging in meaningful discussions with them about literature, and showing children how to enjoy being at school. I also love watching them grow, learn, and change throughout the school year."

Preschool Teacher: Ms. Patty

Education: Master’s Degree in Special Education; Certified in Early Intervention.  I’ve been teaching in many different capacities for 25 years.

What Patty likes about being a teacher: “Teaching is so exciting because I get to spend a career cultivating a love of learning with children.  Everyday is different and I love the little things the children say, it always puts a smile on my face.  It’s so rewarding to inspire today's youth and make lifelong impression on countless lives.  It’s also wonderful to see the growth the students make during the year.”

Preschool Teacher: Ms. Stacey

Education: Master's Degree in Professional Special Education and have been a Preschool Special Education Teacher at Achievements for 2 years

What Stacey likes about being a teacher: "I love working with Preschool students and watching them learn and grow throughout the school year.  Preschool have great energy and are so enthusiastic about learning new things!"

Assistant Early Childhood Director: Ms. Kelly

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Master's Degree in Educational Psychology

What Kelly likes about her job: “I truly enjoy supporting families as they make one of the most important decisions for their child: deciding the first stepping stone for their child’s education. I take pride in the exceptional programs Kids Express has to offer in the early childhood field. I have the opportunity to work with highly qualified educators who see the amazing potential of each child that attends our programs!”


IEP Coordinator and Compliance Officer: Miss Lynn

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Associate's Degree in Human Services.

What Lynn likes about her job:   "There is no better reward than to hear the kids laugh and giggle because they are so enjoying themselves here at school.  I strive to make sure parents/caregivers are comfortable and feel secure leaving their child with us every day knowing we will take good care of them. I am proud to be part of a team that strives for excellence in programs and services to children."


Administrative Assistant: Ms. Liz

Education: Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education. 10 years of teaching experience and 5 years working with students with special needs.

What Liz likes about her job: “I thoroughly enjoy using the skills and techniques I have learned in the classroom and applying them to my administrative position!”


Curriculum Coordinator: Ms. Kelly

Education: Bachelor's degree in Special and Elementary Education, Master's degree in Early Childhood Education.

What Kelly likes about her job: “I love being able to work with teachers to use all of the latest research and best practices in early childhood education to create engaging learning activities that support children's love of discovery and learning. I am able to spend time in all of our classrooms and see many amazing lessons in action. Watching a child thoroughly engaged in learning through science, art, and play is one of the best parts of my day!


Behavior Intervention Specialist: Ms. Kristen

Education: Bachelor's of Early childhood/ Special education & Master's of Psychology Applied Behavior Analysis

What Kristen likes about her job: “I love my job because no day is ever the same. Each day I am presented with new challenges and situations, which really help me to stay focused and interested. I enjoy helping students gain social emotional skills and observing them in successful social situations. It fills my heart with so much joy to see a student happy after struggling moments.

Social Worker, LCSW: Ms. Bre

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Master’s Degree and Clinical License in Social Work

What Bre likes about her job: “Working with children, their families, and the staff at Achievements! I love having the opportunity to see the growth of each kiddo throughout the year, and celebrating every success, big or small!”