Meet Our Team!
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, 25 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. Ann
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, Masters Degree in Special Education. 23 years of teaching experience in Special Education, 24 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. 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. 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. Priscilla
Education: BS Elementary Education from Green Mountain College; BA History from Green Mountain College; MS Education from Sage
What Priscilla likes about being a teacher: "What I love most are our students and their families. I love seeing the growth and progress of the students throughout the school year both as individuals and our classroom community. My favorite is when a child has been working on a specific skill and they master it and generalize it and the pride they have for themselves just lights up the room."
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!”
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!”
Preschool Teacher: Ms Marlene
Education: Early Childhood
What Marlene likes about her job: I love being a teacher for the past 25 years.
Seeing the children come to school brings a smile to my face, knowing that I
can teach them new things and have an impact on their lives means so much to
IEP Coordinator: Ms Jessica
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and Special Education (Grade 1-Grade 6), Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education (Birth-Grade 2), with over 10 years of teaching experience and Administrative Certification in NYS School Building Leader and actively seeking NYS School District Leader certification.
What Jessica likes about her job: My favorite part about my job is building connections and seeing the growth in students, families and staff. I love the dynamic program that Achievements has to offer with students and families as our priority. I also love how our staff are continuously learning and growing with our students in a developmentally appropriate and authentic learning environment. When we work as a unit with families we see the positive changes and growth in our students and that is the most rewarding experience. When parents choose our program for their child, they are choosing us as a part of their family and that is something that I value and respect. Welcome to the Achievements/Kids Express family!