Lead Teacher, Koalas
Michelle started at ELDC in May 2023. She is originally from Oakland, CA and has worked with kids of all ages and loves to teach them the importance of being themselves. Michelle is a culinary graduate and even has her own start-up bakery that she runs from home. She delivers cakes for all events and occassions.
Lead Teacher, Kangaroos
Andrea began working at ELDC in April 2021. She was born and raised in Lima, Peru where she was in the hospitality industry for 10 years. She and her husband moved to Seattle from New Orleans and is now pursuing her passion as a caretaker and excited to work with young children.
Lead Teacher, Dingos
Torin began at ELDC in August 2021. He has a BA in Psychology from the University of Washington. His inspiration to pursue ECE came from some of his classes and from his girlfriend who works at Seattle Public Schools. Torin loves to cook, camp, and watch silent movies. He also spends time riding his bike and has done the Seattle to Portland bike ride 3 times.
Halie started at ELDC in February 2022. Throughout high school, in California, she helped out in several programs for foster children and enjoyed making them happy and bringing smiles to their faces. Halie loves the ocean and is fascinated by the thought of the many sea creatures that we have not yet discovered.
Kayla has been at ELDC since August 2022. She worked for several years at the The Associated Students of the University of Montana (ASUM) childcare Center with both the toddlers and preschoolers. She is originally from Montana and loves reading, seeing plays, music, and new and challenging things!
Ashley began at ELDC in February 2023. She grew up in Houston, TX and moved around a lot growing up. Ashley has worked mainly in food service for several years, but loves being around children. She has babysat for my nieces, nephews, and children of varying ages and loved being able to help out families that needed care.
KaraLee began at ELDC in August 2022. She graduated from Kent State University in Ohio and majored in Psychology. KaraLee took a few child development courses and became interested in learning more about the learning processes of children. KaraLee recently moved here from Ohio and is enjoying exploring Seattle.
Destinee began at ELDC in May 2023. In high school she took a child development course and was also a teacher's assistant for kids between 2-8 years old. Destinee helped with name writing practice, color and letter recognition, and even some sign language. She loves being outside, going on walks and hikes, and spending time with her stepdaughter.
Nora started at ELDC in August of 2023. She has a Bachelors Degree in Family and Human Services with a minor in Spanish. She has worked with toddlers as a registered behavioral analyst interventionist. Nora interned at Eugene Adaptive Recreation as a teachers assistant. She enjoys camping, hiking, being outdoors, sewing and producing music.
Cris started at ELDC in September 2023. She has her Bachelors in Education and taught at Jardim Escola Stockler and Colegio Santa Inacio in Brazil For over 10 years, she worked with children from infant to 6 years old. Her native language is Portuguese and can understand a bit of Spanish. Cris enjoys reading, traveling, dancing, and doing outdoor activities.
Hailey began at ELDC in September 2023. She was born and raised in California where she found her love for children while babysitting for family members. She moved to Seattle with some friends in 2021. Her hobbies include baking, cooking, video games, art, playing board games with friends, and has developed an interest in nature and life science.
Jasmina started at ELDC in October 2023. She graduated at the University of Washington and studied studio art. She worked at the Theater of Possibility, which is an organization that provides acting classes for children, teens, and adults on the autism spectrum. She enjoys drawing, painting, photography, yoga, and skiing.