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Marley

Lead Teacher, Koalas

Marley started at ELDC in 2018. Her experience includes working as a Nanny and an After School Teacher. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from The University of Montana.

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Nancy

Lead Teacher, Koalas

Nancy joined ELDC in 2019. She is currently pursuing her degree in Elementary Education. Besides babysitting her cousins and friends Nancy volunteered at the Washoe School District and worked at the Boys and Girls club. 

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Betiel

Lead Teacher, Kangaroos

Betiel began working at ELDC in 2018. She started her career in the childcare field by volunteering at a youth tutoring center, since then she has worked with toddlers to teenagers. She is attending college to earn a teaching degree.  

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Byanu

Lead Teacher, Kangaroos

Byanu joined ELDC in 2020. She has a BAS in Early Childhood Education from North Seattle College. She has been a teacher for over 17 years, working mainly with infants to two year olds. 

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Cathy

Lead Teacher, Kookaburras

Cathy started at ELDC in 2005 and has 19 years’ experience working with young children. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in both Art and Early Childhood Education, plus has attended numerous trainings on childcare topics.

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Jackie

Lead Teacher, Kookaburras

​Jackie began teaching at ELDC in 2020. She earned an Associate Degree from North Seattle College, with a focus on math and science. In the past she babysat and taught at vacation bible school. 

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Demi

Lead Teacher, Wombats

Demi started with ELDC in 2015. Her early childhood education began in high school and an internship program working in kindergarten and 2nd grade classrooms. She is currently studying ECE at North Seattle College.

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Victoria

Lead Teacher, Wombats

Victoria started working at ELDC in January 2020. She earned an Associate’s Degree in Child Development and Early Childhood Education. Her experience includes working with children of various ages.

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Mitch

Assistant Teacher

Mitch started ELDC in 2018. His passion for Early Childhood Development started while caring for his niece and nephew, plus his genuine nature to be a positive role model. He is currently taking Early Childhood classes.

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Ivy

Assistant Teacher

Ivy began working at ELDC in 2020. She worked as an elementary after school counselor for four years. Plus at a culturally inclusive based program for children of color. She has completed her Childcare Basics training. 

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Neshomah

Assistant Teacher

Neshomah began working at ELDC in February 2021. She taught after school programs at Greenlake Elementary and Seattle Girls School. She also has volunteer experience at MMSC Day School. Neshomah has a passion for art and is currently finishing illustrations for her first children's book.

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Magumi

Assistant Teacher

Magumi started working at ELDC in 2020. She has a degree in Education from the University of Washington. Her background includes a teaching ballet and tumbling to children of various ages.

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Carly

Assistant Teacher

Carly joined us in 2020. She spent 5 years doing outdoor environmental education with school-aged youth. She received her B.S. in Environmental Science with a minor in Science Education from the University of Florida.

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Marissa

Assistant Teacher

Marissa returned to ELDC in 2020 after earning a BA in Anthropology and Communication Studies from WWU. Previously she worked as a float teacher here at the center, plus at a nonprofit working with foster children and their families.  

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Glorie

Center Chef

Glorie has been at ELDC since 2000. She has worked in every classroom in several positions, including being a lead teacher. She has an AAS from NSCC. Glorie has worked in the ELDC kitchen before, cooking up some yummy meals for the children.

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Photo Credit: Misty Acacio, Elsa Johnson, and Talia Wynne