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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: Djamila B.
  • I Teach: Infant 1
  • Teaching Since: 2016
  • I love teaching children because: of children’s honesty and how awesome it is to watch how much fun they can have doing something. I love how curious they are and 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: Tanya Cook
  • I Teach: Infant 1
  • Teaching Since: 2003
  • I love teaching children because: I love watching children grow and develop right in front of my eyes knowing that I can make a difference in a child’s life.
  • Favorite Children's Book: The Bear Went Over the Mountain by Iza Trapani
  • 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: Infant 2
  • 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: Marta Ajpop
  • I Teach: Infants
  • Teaching Since: 2013
  • I love teaching children because: I love being in a child's world. I like being involved in every step of a child's development. I like helping each child with what they need to grow.
  • Favorite Children's Book: Owl Babies by Martin Waddell
  • Name: Nicole
  • I Teach: Toddler 1
  • Teaching Since: 2014
  • 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: Precious
  • I Teach: Toddler 1
  • Teaching Since: 2014
  • I love teaching children because: I get to build everlasting relationships with children and their families and making a difference in their lives.
  • Favorite Children's Book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  • Name: Sharayah
  • I Teach: Toddler 2
  • Teaching Since: 2010
  • I love teaching children because: It’s a wonderful feeling to see the ‘light bulb’ turn on in a child’s head and to be a part of the ‘aha’ moments.
  • Favorite Children's Book: Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
  • Name: Zaybrianna (Zay)
  • I Teach: Toddler 2
  • Teaching Since: 2003
  • I love teaching children because: I get to shape and sculpt the minds of energetic, young explorers
  • Favorite Children's Book: Mixed Me by Taye Diggs
  • Name: Trina
  • I Teach: Twos 1
  • Teaching Since: 2005
  • I love teaching children because: I love the way children’s minds work. They’re like little sponges ready to soak up all the information and life experiences. I enjoy, and am appreciative of, being a part of their development.
  • Favorite Children's Book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  • Name: Jennelle
  • I Teach: Twos 1
  • Teaching Since: 2012
  • I love teaching children because: I love being able to meet a child where they are. I enjoy gaining a better understanding of individual children’s likes and discoveries. I love seeing their faces light up at learning something new and I feel thankful to be immersed in these valuable moments every day
  • Favorite Children's Book: If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff and Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
  • Name: Jackie Clark
  • 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: Jasmine
  • I Teach: Twos 2
  • 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: Djamila
  • I Teach: Twos Resource
  • 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: Fatiha
  • I Teach: Twos
  • 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: Rebecca
  • I Teach: Preschool 2
  • Teaching Since: 2014
  • I love teaching children because: I get to see the children grow and learn how to solve problems on their own. They are also super fun to be around and tell really great stories.
  • Favorite Children's Book: The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
  • Name: Melissa
  • I Teach: Preschool 2
  • Teaching Since: 2015
  • I love teaching children because: I love the energy and excitement that children display. It’s a fun and very rewarding environment for me.
  • Favorite Children's Book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
  • Name: Jennifer
  • I Teach: Kindergarten Prep
  • Teaching Since: 2015
  • I love teaching children because: it’s the most rewarding feeling watching the kids succeed. in all areas of development knowing that I helped build the foundation and fundamentals to their future education.
  • Favorite Children's Book: Oh, the Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss
  • Name: Analyn
  • I Teach: Kindergarten Prep
  • 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: Janet
  • I Teach: Preschool
  • 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: Tashayla Walker
  • I Teach: Preschool
  • Teaching Since: 2011
  • I love teaching children because: I enjoy interacting with children and listening to their ideas and thoughts. I also enjoy watching their development knowing that I make a difference in their growth.
  • Favorite Children's Book: Miss Nelson Is Missing by Harry Allard
  • Name: Beatriz Munguia
  • I Teach: Resource Teacher/ Cook
  • Teaching Since: 2014
  • I love teaching children because: I like the kid's energy and being able to interact with them. I like being able to help children achieve their best.
  • Favorite Children's Book: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

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: Kari

    Position: Assistant Director

    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

  • Name: Jackie Bowers

    Position: 4

    In Education Since: 2009

    I love working for Bright Horizons because: Children are so easily able to capture and experience the ‘magic’ in the small, everyday things which we often take for granted. Working with children allows me the opportunity to see life from a whole new and fresh perspective.

    Favorite Children's Book: George’s Marvelous Medicine by Roald Dahl