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Spring Street Teaching Staff

Quyen

Quyen

  • Languages: English & Vietnamese
  • Education: AA in Early Childhood Education
  • Favorite Children’s Book: The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
  • Why KC: “I love working with kids, and each one of our babies fills me with energy and happiness. I have been at KidsCentre for a while, and it’s a place that allows me to fulfill my dream of who I want to be.”
Nada

Nada

  • Languages: English & Arabic
  • Education: Obtaining CDA
  • Favorite Children’s Book: Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? By Bill Martin Jr. & Eric Carle
  • Why KC: “Working with children is my true passion and I love KidsCentre because they really care for their employees and our happiness and wellbeing.”
Shelley

Shelley

  • Languages: English 
  • Education: Obtaining BA in Elementary Education
  • Favorite Children’s Book: Rainbow: A First Book of Pride by Michael Genhart
  • Why KC: “I have been working at KidsCentre since the summer of 2019 and just adore working with all of our amazing and diverse staff, families and children.”
Racheal

Racheal

  • Languages: English
  • Education: BA in Criminal Justice
  • Favorite Children’s Book: “Where the Sidewalk Ends” by Shel Silverstein
  • Why KC: “The children are so fun to work with and the teachers and staff are always here to brighten my day!”
Janelle

Janelle

  • Languages: English & ASL
  • Education: Obtaining BA in Early Childhood Education
  • Favorite Children’s Book: Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
  • Why KC: KidsCentre makes me feel like I have a big family away from my family. They provide so much love and support!
Sophie

Sophie

  • Languages: English, French & ASL
  • Education: BA in Art & Psychology
  • Favorite Children’s Book: Pete the Cat by Kimberly & James Dean
  • Why KC: “I love working with kids and having the opportunity to watch them discover the world. I grew up in Seattle and am thrilled to be a part of helping these kids experience the culture our city has to offer.”
Devony

Devony

  • Languages: English
  • Education: Obtaining CDA
  • Favorite Children’s Book: Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
  • Why KC: “I’ve always wanted a meaningful job and that’s exactly what I found at KidsCentre! I have a passion for early childhood education; I love that I am able to incorporate imagination and dramatic play into my teaching and curriculum.”
Betsi

Betsi

  • Languages: English & Spanish
  • Education: BA from the University of Miami, CDA
  • Favorite Children’s Book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  • Why KC: “I’ve worked at KidsCentre for 6 years now and absolutely love our community. My favorite things to teach are social and emotional skills to toddlers.”
Madel

Madel

  • Languages: English, Filipino & Visayan
  • Education: CDA, BA in Elementary Education
  • Favorite Children’s Book: Mama Do You Love Me by Barbara M. Joose
  • Why KC: “I teach because I love watching a mind blossom! KidsCentre is such a great place because we all treat each other like family, staff and students alike!”
    Hanan

    Hanan

    • Languages: English & Arabic
    • Education: Certified Montessori Teacher and AA in Early Childhood Education
    • Favorite Children’s Book: Stella Luna by Janell Cannon
    • Why KC: “Every new day at KidsCentre presents me with unique experiences and learning opportunities. It’s so great to get to watch these young children develop their own special personalities.” 
    Crystal

    Crystal

    • Languages: English & Spanish
    • Education: Obtaining CDA
    • Favorite Children’s Book: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
    • Why KC: “I teach our Pre-K class and love interacting with the older kids and watching them grow and blossom.”
    Rachel

    Rachel

    • Languages: English
    • Education: BA in Early Childhood Education
    • Favorite Children’s Book: Rainbow: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
    • Why KC: “I love how KidsCentre uses a creative curriculum allowing students to be immersed in their surrounding environment to learn and grow.”
    David

    David

    • Languages: English & Spanish
    • Education: CDA, Certificate in Audio Engineering
    • Favorite Children’s Book: A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
    • Why KC: “I always had an interest in teaching, taking part in helping the development of young minds is so rewarding. I have worked at KidsCentre for the past five years, and through that time, I have felt very fortunate to be part of an organization that shows so much love, attention, and dedication to ensuring that every kid receives the support they need to succeed.”
    Cierra

    Cierra

    • Languages: English
    • Education: Obtaining AA from Highline College
    • Favorite Children’s Book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle 
    • Why KC: I love being a support staff at KidsCentre because I get to know all the children from all of the classes. It’s such a joy to see all of their smiling faces every day. Also, I love the people that I work with!
    Kaylee

    Kaylee

    • Languages: English
    • Education: High School Diploma
    • Favorite Children’s Book: No, David! By David Shannon
    • Why KC: “I’ve worked with children for the past three years and absolutely love it! I just joined KidsCentre in 2021 and I love the children, the staff and the working environment!”
    Lynelle

    Lynelle

    • Languages: English
    • Education: Obtaining BA in Behavioral Science
    • Favorite Children’s Book: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
    • Why KC: “KidsCentre is the beginning of my journey of working with children. I aspire to become a teacher but did not know where to start. KidsCentre has provided me with a wonderful experience so far in learning and developing the skills that I need to teach children in the future.”
    Erez

    Erez

    • Languages: English & Spanish
    • Education: High School Diploma
    • Favorite Children’s Book: Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
    • Why KC: “The teachers and staff all have very positive attitudes and friendly energy which is great to be part of!”

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