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OUR TEACHERS

Our staff is truly the foundation of our program. Each member receives In-Service Training to continually provide an updated and professional atmosphere for the care of our children. Staff members plan activities that enhance various areas of learning and children’s self-esteem.

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Mrs. Michelle

Owner & Operator

Michelle started her childcare career during her college years. Even working at this very center for three of those years. When she left to raise her family in the 1990’s she opened an in-home day care program which she ran until the arrival of her 3rd son. Michelle spent most of her time volunteering while raising her three boys. As Secretary of the Bodkin Elementary PTA and later President of the PTA, Michelle has a strong background in supporting and working with children. She is also an active member of her local church.

Once a Sunday School Teacher, she’s now a lead welcome center volunteer greeting members and supporting fellow volunteers. Professionally Michelle has been working side by side supporting her husband in his marketing agency for the past 10 years. As a child, Michelle’s mother would ask her what she wanted to be when she grew up. Her response was always the same “a mom”. Michelle is beyond excited to return to the Wesley team now as owner & operator.

Miss Jessica

Co-Director

Jessica is a proud mom of 2 incredible children. One is currently serving as a US Marine (thank you for your service)! As a very active member of her local church, Jessica developed and ran a successful children’s ministry as the ministry director for 10 years. Jessica’s love for children has always been a part of her. She is currently pursuing an early childhood education degree. Jessica has been a proud part of the Wesley team for an amazing 25 years!

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Mrs. Krystal

Co-Director

Krystal is a loving mother of two beautiful daughters, Oliva, and Kylee. Krystal grew up in a big family which fostered a love for children from the very beginning. Krystal attends Anne Arundel Community College where she is pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education. She started her professional career working in a gym “Kids Club” before joining the Wesley Day Care Center team. We’ve been lucky to have her for the past 12 years! When
Krystal isn’t working, she loves to go camping, play BINGO and bowling on her bowling league.

Miss Mariely

Teacher

We are delighted to have Ms. Mariely as part of our team since September. Hailing from Puerto Rico, she embarked on a new chapter by moving to the US at the age of 5. Ms. Mariely's journey in working with children began at a young age of 10, laying the foundation for her deep-rooted passion for teaching that she continues to cultivate here at Wesley.

In her pursuit of fulfilling her teaching dreams, Mariely brings a blend of experience, dedication, and a warm-hearted approach to her interactions with students. Outside of her professional endeavors, she finds joy in the simple pleasures of cooking, baking, and cherishing moments with her three beloved canine companions. These activities not only reflect her nurturing nature but also provide a well-deserved break filled with creativity and happiness.

With her rich background, unwavering commitment to education, and zest for life evident in her hobbies, Ms. Mariely is an invaluable asset to our Wesley community, enriching the lives of students and colleagues alike with her warmth and dedication.

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Mr. Alex

Teacher

Allow me to introduce Alex, a valued senior staff member known for his dedication and commitment to our organization. Alex's engaging storytelling, organized activities, and readiness to assist students underscore his passion for fostering a positive learning environment. Outside of work, Alex can be found pursuing his interests in fitness at the gym, spending quality time with friends, and indulging in his love for Starbucks beverages.

In line with his passion for Early Childhood Education, Alex is currently balancing his college studies while working towards obtaining his degree in the field. His proactive approach to professional development and academic pursuits reflects his determination to enhance his skills and knowledge, ultimately aiming to make a meaningful difference in the lives of the children he works with.

Miss Maelea

Teacher Assistant

Introducing Maelea, a valued member of our team with a strong lineage of educators, including teachers in her family such as aunts and even her sister. Maelea's passion for teaching and learning is deeply ingrained in her background, paving the way for her own journey in the field of education.

In addition to her teaching pursuits, Maelea recently achieved her esthetician license earlier this year, showcasing her diverse skill set and dedication to personal and professional growth. Her multifaceted talents and interests extend to her role at Wesley, where she enjoys working with our students and is currently striving to attain her senior staff qualification to contribute even more to our community.

Outside of her work and educational endeavors, Maelea finds joy in various activities such as shopping, painting, hiking, and exploring the world of beauty. These hobbies not only reflect her creative flair and love for aesthetics but also provide a well-rounded outlet for self-expression and relaxation.

With her rich background in education, newfound expertise in esthetics, and unwavering dedication to our Wesley community, Maelea is poised to make a lasting impact as she continues her journey towards becoming a teacher at Wesley.

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Miss Amira

Teacher Assistant

Ms. Amira's passion for working with children shines through in her interactions with students. Her dedication to helping them learn and grow is evident in the way she engages them through storytelling and games. Outside of work, her interests extend to shopping and spending quality time with her nieces, who undoubtedly adore her playful and caring nature. An avid fan of the color purple, Ms. Amira's vibrant personality adds a joyful touch to her surroundings.

As she pursues her dreams of higher education, Ms. Amira's focus on obtaining an Early Childhood Education degree showcases her commitment to improving her skills and knowledge in the field. Her proactive approach to personal and professional growth highlights her ambition and drive to make a positive impact in the lives of the children she works with.

Miss Madison

Teacher Assistant

Meet our dedicated team member, Miss Madison (Maddy), who brings a unique perspective as the oldest of four siblings. She discovered her passion for child development early on, taking courses in the subject during high school. Maddy aspires to work with children as a counselor in the future, utilizing her knowledge and expertise to make a positive impact on young lives.

Outside of her professional endeavors, Maddy finds joy in simple pleasures such as leisurely walks in the park, embarking on road trips to explore new destinations, and savoring her favorite Starbucks beverages. These moments of tranquility and adventure provide her with the balance needed to excel in her work with children.

With her compassionate nature and strong foundation in child development, Maddy is well-positioned to fulfill her aspirations of becoming a counselor and contributing to the growth and well-being of the children she will serve.

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Miss Nadya

Teacher Assistant

Meet Nadya, a valuable member of our team with a special connection to our daycare as she used to attend with her sister. As she prepares to graduate from high school, Nadya has her sights set on Clark Atlanta University, where she plans to pursue a major in child social work and a minor in child psychology. Her commitment to understanding and helping children thrive shines through in her academic ambitions.

Beyond her academic pursuits, Nadya finds solace and joy in playing the piano, immersing herself in various genres of music, and actively participating in clubs and social events. These interests not only showcase her creativity and sociability but also offer her a well-rounded balance to her work and studies.

With her dedication to making a difference in the lives of children, coupled with her versatile skill set and love for music and social engagement, Nadya is well-equipped to embark on her journey towards a fulfilling career in child social work and child psychology at Clark Atlanta University.

Miss Jennifer

Substitute

Jennifer is a mom to one sweet boy, Elias. She graduated from high school in Montgomery County before moving to Anne Arundel County several years ago. Jennifer spends a lot of time playing with her son and they love painting together. She has strong family roots in Mexico and loves to visit as often as she can. Her favorite place to visit while in Mexico is the beaches of Acapulco.

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Miss Nicole

Substitute

Ms. Nicole come to us with a background in special education. She worked temporarily at Ruth Eason Elementary School primarily in the 3–4-year-old class but also often with the middle school aged students as well. Ms Nicole chose the education field because she feels it’s important to teach students to be kind, learn their surrounds and always ask questions. Fun fact about Ms. Nicole is that she is bilingual, fluent in English and Spanish. Ms. Nicole attends Mount St Mary’s University where she is working on a history major and a possible philosophy major. We are honored to have her on our team!

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