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
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 M.
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. 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
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. 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!”
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!”