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About Our Staff

A Bright Horizons teacher is a nurturer as well as an educator, someone who encourages learning through exploration, and who understands the balance between what a child needs to feel safe and what she requires to reach her potential. Your child’s teacher is your partner. At Bright Horizons, families and teachers work together --celebrating successes, navigating challenges, and communicating daily about your child’s achievements and goals.

Meet Our Teachers

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  • Name: Natalie
  • I Teach: Infant - Lead Teacher
  • Teaching Since: 2013
  • I love teaching children because: It's wonderful to witness all the small ways children evolve as humans every day.
  • Favorite Children's Book: Good Night Moon by Margarte Wise Brown
  • Name: Karla
  • I Teach: Infants
  • Teaching Since: 2012
  • I love teaching children because: I enjoy helping them grow and learn in all aspects; socially, emotionally, physically and cognitively. Children are beautiful beings that deserve a great start to become successful and great contributors to society.
  • Favorite Children's Book: The Witches by Roald Dahl
  • Name: Djamila B.
  • I Teach: Infants
  • Teaching Since: 2016
  • I love teaching children because: of their children’s honesty and how awesome it is to watch how much fun they can have doing something.” I love how curious they are. This helps me learn new things every day. I really love watching them progress and I feel honored to be a part of their growth.
  • Favorite Children's Book: Ocean Babies by Aimee Jackson
  • Name: Djamila
  • I Teach: Infants
  • Teaching Since: 2013
  • I love teaching children because: I love being around children and watching them grow. The developmental stages are amazing to witness.
  • Favorite Children's Book: A Good Day by Kevin Henkes
  • Name: Valerie
  • I Teach: Toddlers
  • Teaching Since: 1997
  • I love teaching children because: they are curious, wonderful, funny, intelligent and always with a wonderment of the world. They make you and keep you asking "why" and exploring!
  • Favorite Children's Book: The Napping House by Audrey Wood and the Sneetches by Dr. Seuss
  • Name: Fatiha
  • I Teach: Toddlers
  • Teaching Since: 2014
  • I love teaching children because: "of the curiosity and excitement that the young children have. Also, I like helping them grow developmentally and socially and seeing them grow every day. With children every day is different."
  • Favorite Children's Book: The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper
  • Name: Nicole
  • I Teach: Toddlers
  • Teaching Since: 2015
  • I love teaching children because: I love watching them learn and love watching them discover something new. I love being in the moment with them as they reach their milestones.
  • Favorite Children's Book: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
  • Name: Jackie C.
  • I Teach: Twos - Lead Teacher
  • Teaching Since: 1993
  • I love teaching children because: They are always so loving and exciting.
  • Favorite Children's Book: Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus
  • Name: Janet
  • I Teach: Twos
  • Teaching Since: 1994
  • I love teaching children because: they bring me joy, laughter and smiles. I love teaching because I was taught well and with love. I want to make a difference I do not want to leave any children behind.
  • Favorite Children's Book: Dr. Seuss Collection, Curious George Collection and Little Golden Books Collection
  • Name: Jasmine
  • I Teach: Twos
  • Teaching Since: 1999
  • I love teaching children because: children are like sponges, ready to absorb the world head on. It brings me great joy to know that I have a hand at shaping the world , one child at a time.
  • Favorite Children's Book: Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
  • Name: Jackie B.
  • I Teach: Preschool/Kindergarten Prep Lead Teacher
  • Teaching Since: 2009
  • I love teaching children because: There is "magic" everywhere and a surprise around every corner.
  • Favorite Children's Book: Zeralda's Ogre by Tomi Ungerer
  • Name: Analyn
  • I Teach: Preschool
  • Teaching Since: 2000
  • I love teaching children because: It is a unique privilege to be a part of their lives. Teaching is a noble profession and I feel rewarded and inspired when you help them achieve their best.
  • Favorite Children's Book: Abiyoyo by Pete Seeger and The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  • Name: Rebecca
  • I Teach: Preschool
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  • Name: Sarah
  • I Teach: Kindergarten Prep
  • Teaching Since: 2014
  • I love teaching children because: I enjoy helping them cultivate a lifelong love of learning. My goal is to support their development into confident, empathetic citizens of the world.
  • Favorite Children's Book: The Lorax by Dr. Seuss

Administration

  • Name: Greta M Shelby-Davis

    Position: Director

    In Education Since: 1990

    I love working for Bright Horizons because: I am able to witness the joy in the children’s eyes as they learn and grow daily. I also love connecting with all of the wonderful parents, families, and awesome staff.

    Favorite Children's Book: Amazing Grace by Mark Hoffman

  • Name: Gabriela Valencia

    Position: Director

    In Education Since: 2005

    I love working for Bright Horizons because: it's rewarding to know that my work today will positively impact our world tomorrow and that I can do it along with a company that shares the same philosophy. At Bright Horizons I have been given every opportunity to grow in my career. I started as a substitute 10 years ago and am now a director. As a director I am fully committed to providing the same opportunities to my team.

    Favorite Children's Book: Chicka, Chicka, Boom, Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault

  • Name: Kari

    Position: Two's, Preschool, K-Prep Education Coordinator

    In Education Since: 1999

    I love working for Bright Horizons because: I believe that their philosophy is what is best for children. Bright Horizons really provides quality care for children with their well educated staff who have a passion for teaching young children. Bright Horizons also understands the importance of having a balanced work and personal life, and I appreciate that. Bright Horizons ALSO believes in personal growth and they give their employees much support and opportunities to grow within.

    Favorite Children's Book: The Red Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear

  • Name: Molly

    Position: Infant/Toddler Education Coordinator

    In Education Since: 2012

    I love working for Bright Horizons because: I can work with children who are full of potential and am an essential part of our future. Children have so much to teach us with their curious minds and loving nature.

    Favorite Children's Book: Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss