Our Staff

Kseniya

Owner/Director

 

I was born and raised in Kazakhstan a country that used to be a 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 20 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 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. 

Alexis

Program Supervisor/Teacher   

Hi, I'm Alexis the Lead teacher in our Leaves class (3-5 years old).

I have worked in a preschool setting for going on 4 years. I have always loved working with children and being apart of their learning experience.

In the near future I will be getting my degree in ECE. Eventually I would like to get my master and become a director.

I believe joining Kids Foundation Academy will help me achieve my goals.

In my free time I enjoy going for walks and doing yoga.

 

Maddy

Teacher

Hi, I'm Ms. Maddy, I am the lead teacher for our Branches classroom (2-3 years old).

 

I have my degree in Early Childhood Education from Washington State University. I have worked in a childcare setting with ages from 8 weeks old to elementary age children in before and after school programs. 

Soon I hope to enroll in Graduate school to get my Master's in Special Education. 

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

Maribel 

Teacher 

My name is Maribel and I have been married for 24 years. I have 3 amazing children of my own. I have been working with kids ages birth to 12 years old for over 15 years. I love teaching kids everything I know. Doing fun projects with them and teach them Spanish, as Spanish is my first language. I am also in school working towards my Bachelors in Early Childhood Education. 

Some of my favorite things are coffee, dancing and cooking. 

Bailey

Teacher 

My name is Ms. Bailey and I am very excited to start my career in childcare with Kids Foundation Academy. I have always loved childcare since I was younger, I would help the staff with different activities and take charge as a 5 year old. 

I am going to be furthering my education by attaching EVCC to grow and become a lead teacher one day. 

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