Our Staff

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Ms. Kseniya

Owner/Director

 

I was born and raised in Kazakhstan a country that used to be  part of USSR. I moved to the United States with my family when I was 14 years old. One of my biggest challenges moving to the US was learning a new language. I wanted to become fluent in English, but also retain my first language (Russian) and the culture that goes with it. For a teenager it is never easy to start their life from scratch. However Washington became my home. I was able to learn the language, finish high school, open a home day care and continue with my journey in my new home. Since I moved to Washington state I have always been working with children and my 23 years experience working with children in different childcare settings is a big part of my life. Now that I am a mother myself I feel closer to all the children that we care for. 

 

I owned a home daycare for over 10 years, but then I decided to go back to school and get my Bachelors degree in Child Psychology and Early Childhood Education State Wide Certificate so I can learn and grow in my field.  Now I am excited to start this new future in our new concept of Kids Foundation Academy, in Edmonds, WA

 

I love watching children grow, learn and develop in their own ways. I cannot wait to meet all our extended families and provide them with a great service. 

 

In my free time I love spending time with my family and friends as well as exploring outdoors and travel the world. 

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Ms. Maddy

Program Supervisor

 

I have worked in childcare for 7 years now.  And have been with Kids Foundation since August of 2020. I earned my degree in Early Childhood Education from Washington State University in 2019.

Soon I hope to enroll in Graduate school to get my Master's in Business Administration, as I have goals to own my own childcare center in the future.

In my free time I enjoy spending time with family and friends, working out and playing with my cat Dixie.

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Mr. Ryan

Preschool Teacher 

I was born and raised in Washington State in and around the Seattle Area. I have been working in the childcare field for the last 8 years with the ages between 2.5 to 6th grade. I have my A.A from Seattle Central and also did some training as a EMT. Some of my favorite things to do with children is art and building projects.

 

One of my favorite hobbies I do when I have free time is different types of art from pencil drawings to pyrography. Seeing how children are able to build, create and solve challenges, helps me know where they are and what they are interested in. This allows the children to grow and learn while having fun which is one of the ways I like to teach and work.  

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Ms. Beverley (Bev)

Preschool Teacher

I grew up in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Moved to the US in 2017 as an Au Pair.
Working as an Au Pair sparked my interest into Early Childhood Education. I love to see the children build their personalities, boundaries, and imagination through play. 


In my free time I enjoy playing video
games, spending time with friends and
family and being outside.

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Ms. Rel

Preschool Teacher

I have been teaching young children ages 3-5 years old for over 1.5 years. While working at Kids Foundation I am looking to get my CDA certification. I love to see children grow and that there is never a dull moment. 

 

In my spare time I love to read, write, paint and roller skate!  

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Ms. Briseyda (B)

Older Toddler Teacher

I was born in Sonora, Mexico and
raised in Washington. I have a
beautiful 4 year old boy. I have been
working in childcare for 4 years. I love
working with children to help them
grow into our future.


In my free time I enjoy walks on the
beach, reading, and spending time
with my family.

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Ms. Grace

Older Toddlers Teacher

 

I’m Grace, I am  born and raised in Seattle. While working at Kids Foundation I am also going to school to earn my Early Childhood Education.

 

When I am not in the classroom, I’m spending my time with my family and friends. I love coffee, dogs and the sun.

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Ms. Lizz

Older Toddler Teacher

I have been teaching for third years now I love it! I love the kids smiles and the surprised faces when I read to them in Spanish.

I grew up in Nicaragua and moved to Washington State in 2007. My first language is Spanish and second is English

I am a proud mother of one teenage girl.

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Ms. Maribel 

Younger Toddler Teacher 

I have been working with kids ages birth to 12 years old for over 16 years. I love teaching kids everything I know. Doing fun projects with them and teaching them Spanish, as Spanish is my first language. I am also in school working towards my Bachelors in Early Childhood Education. 

 

I have been married for 25 years. I have 3 amazing children and 2 dogs. Some of my favorite things to do is dancing and cooking, as well as drinking coffee. 

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Ms. Magnolia (Maggie)

Younger Toddler Teacher

 

I'm working with children ages 1-2 years old and I am loving it. I've been a nanny for the past seven years for kid's that are a few months old to 11 year's old and it's been an amazing time. I've loved hanging out with the kid's and helping them grow and explore new thing's.  I'm excited to teach and see how children grow and develop.

 

I'm also excited to start school to help me become a better teacher in the coming years with Kid Foundation Academy. 

Some of my favorite things to do away from classroom are being outdoor.

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Ms. Alma

Young Toddler Teacher

I have almost 2 years of experience working with children ages birth -12 years old. 

I have two children and I love taking them to the park. I enjoy baking cakes and I am fluent in Spanish.

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Ms. Fabiola

School Cook

 I love cooking and learning what the children love. I bring my knowledge of food to your child's plate. I have worked in the food industry for about  3 years and has picked up a fair share of tasty but healthy meals and snacks. I am very excited to share all these ideas with the children of KFA in hopes of expanding their horizon with foods they may not try at home! I am happy to provide a delightful yet well balanced meals for children every day.