MEET THE STAFF

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MARCIA ST. HILAIRE FINN

Managing Owner

Education:
– Bachelor of Science in Nursing/Director Certificate

Work Experience:
– Registered Nurse for 25+ years
– Managing Owner of Bright Start Bilingual Center for 17+ years

Motto:Embrace every child and foster their uniqueness

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VERONICA WRIGHT

Education Director

Education:

– Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
– MS classes in Early Childhood Education

Work Experience:

– 40+ years as Preschool Director/Assistant Director
– Taught in DC Public Schools and Early Childcare

Motto:

If I can help somebody along the way, then my living shall not be in vain
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LIBERTY AQUINO

Program and Website Coordinator

Education:

– Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education
– MA  in Literature

Work Experience:

– 8 years Program Director
– 24 years  Private and Public High School Teacher and Online Teacher

Motto:
To teach is to touch lives forever

JOSELYN CASTELLANOS

Lead Teacher

Education:
– Child Development Associate (CDA)
– CPR/ First Aid Certificate
– Associates of Arts in Early Childhood (AA) 

Work Experience:
– Early Childhood Teacher for 8 years

CHERYL ST. HILAIRE

Associate Teacher

Education:
– Child Development Associate (CDA)
– CPR/ First Aid Certificate

Work Experience:
– Early Childhood for over 4 years

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Josephine

Associate Teacher

Education:
– Child Development Associate (CDA)
– Certified Home and Health Aid

Work Experience:
– Early Childhood Teacher for 6 years

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FATOUMATA SYLLA

Teacher

Education:
– AA units (in school at present)
– CPR/First Aid Certificate

Work Experience:
– Early Childhood Teacher for 4 years

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WALIME KONTOU DJERI

Associate Teacher

Education:
– Child Development Associate (CDA)
– Certified Home and Health Aid

Work Experience:
– Early Childhood Teacher for 6 years

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RONNECE MARTIN

Teacher

Education:
– Child Development Associate (CDA)
– CPR/ First Aid Certificate

Work Experience:
– Early Childhood for over 4 years

ILEANA TORRES

Associate Teacher

Education:
– Child Development Associate
– CPR/ First Aid Certificate

Work Experience:
– Early Childhood Teacher for 12 years

KIRTLEY LUANNE SANSANO

Preschool Teacher, Innovators 1 Class , Pre-K

Education:
– Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood

Work Experience:
– Early Childhood for 3 years

Motto: “Every child is special.”

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EVELYN GARCIA

Lead Teacher Discovery

Education:

– Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education
– Master of Science in Educational Management

Work Experience:
– Early Childhood Teacher for 7 Years
– Secondary Education for 20 years

Betelhem Vesili

Associate Teacher

Education:

– Associate of Arts in Early Childhood (AA)
– Child Development Associate (CDA)

Work Experience:
– Early childhood teacher for 11 years 

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NICANORA ODILAO

Lead Teacher Explorers

Education:
– Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education
– Master of Professional Studies in Educational
– Management; Licensed Teacher

Work Experience:
– Early Childhood Teacher for 6 years
– Secondary Teacher for 27 years

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FATOUMATA SYLLA

Teacher

Education:
– AA units (in school at present)
– CPR/First Aid Certificate

Work Experience:
– Early Childhood Teacher for 4 years

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JACQUELINE NELSON

Lead Teacher Explorers

Education:
– Child Development Associate
– Interior Decorating Design

Work Experience:

– Early Childhood Teacher for 35 years

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ARLENE CAPERS

Associate Teacher

Education:
– Child Development Associate
– CPR/ First Aid Certificate

Work Experience:
– Early Childhood Teacher for 35 years

JACQUELINE NELSON

Lead Teacher Explorers

Education:
– Child Development Associate
– Interior Decorating Design

Work Experience:

– Early Childhood Teacher for 35 years

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FATOUMATA SYLLA

Teacher

Education:
– AA units (in school at present)
– CPR/First Aid Certificate

Work Experience:
– Early Childhood Teacher for 4 years

ELMER SISON

Preschool Teacher, Innovators 1 Class , Pre-K

Education:
– Bachelor in Psychology
– Master of Arts in Special Education 39 Units

– CDA

Work Experience:
– Early Childhood for 22 yrs.

Motto: “Dream Big and Go for it!”

LAURENCE SANSANO

Preschool Teacher, Innovators 2 CLASS, Pre-K

Education:
– Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
– Master of Arts in Teaching English and Math
Licensed Teacher
– Certificate in Special Education

Work Experience:
– Preschool teacher 9 years
– Elementary Grades 20 years

Motto: “Children must be taught HOW TO THINK,
Not what to think.

LIBERTY AQUINO

Support for Discovery & Explorers

Education:

– Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education
– MA  in Literature

Work Experience:

– 8 years Program Director
– 24 years  Private and Public High School Teacher and Online Teacher

Motto:
To teach is to touch lives forever

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Ana

Support for Pooh & Wobblers

Education:
– Child Development Associate (CDA)
– CPR/ First Aid Certificate

Work Experience:
– Early Childhood Teacher for 6 years

ANNIE AARON

Head Chef

Education:
– Certified Food Manager
– CPR/First Aid Certificate

Work Experience:
– Early Childhood Teacher for 5 years
– Chef for 5 years

Ablavi Guedou

Sous-Chef

Education:
– Food Handlers Certificate

– CPR certification

Work Experience:
– 5 years

Infant

Pooh Nursery

0 - 12 Months

Younger Toddler

Wobbler

13 - 18 months

older Toddler

Discovery

2-3 year olds
– 19-24 months

Preschool

Innovators

2-3 year olds
– 19-24 months

YOUNG
preschool

Explorers

24-35 months

Before & After School

3-8 years

Summer Camp

3-12 years