Wisna

Position: Firefly Teacher PM

Start Date at FCDC: September 2019

Education: Some college

My favorite activities to do with children at FCDC are reading stories

I hope to impact the children and families I work with by providing rich, cultural experiences and creating a diverse environment that is inclusive to all families and children at the center

My hobbies or special interests are dance and performing. I enjoy dancing traditional African dance, Afro-beats, bachata and kizomba. I love to bike and be politically engaged.

Molly C.

Position:  Firefly PM Aide

Start Date at FCDC: January 2021

Education:  Majoring in Communications and Marketing at Augsburg University

My favorite activities to do with children at FCDC are  playing sports with them and listening and dancing to music!

I hope to impact the children and families work with by creating a safe space for children to express themselves.

My hobbies or special interests are  playing soccer, listening to music and being outdoors.

Dani

Position:  Aide

Start Date at FCDC: December 2020

Education:  Bachelors of Arts in Sociology, working in my Masters in Counseling and Psychological Services

My favorite activities to do with children at FCDC are  arts and craft activities

I hope to impact the children and families work with by  spreading positivity and supporting each family any way I can.

My hobbies or special interests are  cooking, playing with my kitty and getting lost in a good book.

Sami

Position:  Aide

Start Date at FCDC: December 2020

Education:  Current student at the University of Minnesota getting my Elementary Education degree

My favorite activities to do with children at FCDC are  reading with them and seeing how they progress over time!

I hope to impact the children and families work with  I hope to have a positive impact on children by helping them learn and play safely and effectively.

My hobbies or special interests are  watching movies and spending time with my friends and family.

Mytsua

Position and Shift: Float Teacher

Education: Finishing A.S Degree in Child Development

Start Date: August 2020, but originally August 2013

My favorite activities to do with children are: reading books, building legos, arts and crafts

I hope to impact the children and families I work with by: creating a safe and positive environment where the children can learn and flourish and the families feel supported

My hobbies and special interests are: photography, football, building legos and watching scary movies

Desiree

Position: Honeybee Teacher

Education: Elementary Education

Start Date: October 2019

 

My Favorite activities to do with children are: Playing actively outside. I also love indoor reading and art times!

I hope to impact the children and families I work with by: Being positive in their development and valuing their interests. I love to share stories and successes with families at the end of the day and to partner with parents on their child’s development.

My hobbies or special interests are: Walking, hiking up north, or running. I am an avid coffee drinker and love checking out new coffee shops. I just got married, and my husband and I have season tickets to the Twins and Timberwolves.

 

Denise

Position and Shift: Lead Grasshopper Teacher

Education: Elementary Education

Start Date: August 2019

My favorite activites to do with children are: dance, movement, read stories, create with manipulatives (blocks, etc)

I hope to impact the children and families I work with by: being a positive, fun, and caring teacher who encourages creativity and friendships

My hobbies or special interests are: I practice yoga, and like to “power walk”! I read every free moment I have! I love to garden and listen to music!

 

 

Athena

Position and Shift: Float

 Education: Generals

Start Date: May 2019

My favorite activities to do with children are: Reading, Coloring/Painting, Playing Outside

I hope to impact the children and families I work with by: Keeping an open mind, communicating and having fun

My hobbies or special interests are: Helping, Spending time with my son (going fishing)

 

Ena

Position: PM Ladybug Teacher

Start Date at FCDC: February 2019

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Studies

My favorite activities to do with children are: Any form of art which includes singing, dancing, music, visual art

I hope to impact the children and families I work with by: Collaborating with parents to help the child’s learning experience more enjoyable and effective. Getting to know the families and each individual child and using that to plan out activities

My hobbies or special interests are: Photography, acting, cooking, dancing

Sheila

Position: AM Grasshopper Aide

Start Date at FCDC: September 2018

Education: GED

My favorite activities to do with children are: read, paint, sing

I hope to impact the children and families I work with by: helping children learn how to be respectful through learning and play

My hobbies or special interests are: cooking, reading, camping