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Team 1-3yo

TEACHERS (1-3 year olds)


Shaketia

Shaketia

Shaketia

My name is Shaketia Simpson.  I was born and raised in Asheville North Carolina. I attended and graduated from A.C. Reynolds High School and  continued my education in Early Childhood at A-B Technical Community College. I have 3 children, 2 boys and 1 girl, who attend Haw Creek Elementary School. My mom had me volunteer at the age of 13 at the Boys and Girls  club. From that point on I worked two jobs serving as a facility aide at Aston Park Health Care Center and from there I went to work with Asheville parks and rec. I have over 21 credit hours in childcare and have worked with kids for over 10 years. My hobbies are spending time with my kids, art, fashion and cooking.

 

Caridad

Caridad

Caridad

Hello – my name is Caridad. I was born in Puerto Rico but have lived most of my life in Massachusetts. I received my associate degree in Early Childhood from Quinsigamond Community College in 1991. I have been working with children since 2007, starting from preschool all the way to high school students. I have recently received certificates from AB Tech for substitute/assistant teaching.
I have lived in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina for several years now, with my two beautiful daughters. I enjoy reading, and spending time with my family.

 

 

Petra

Petra

My name is Petra Tompkins.  I have been working here at Discovery since August 2015 teaching two year olds.  I was born in Czech Republic and finished a five year Business school in 1997.  I worked as a Secretary for Social Services in Czech for almost three years when I decided to pursue my dreams of studying English.  I left in 2001 for England where I spent almost two years learning English and also worked for the Sue Ryder Care Charity organization.  After my return from England, I decided to leave for America in 2003 as an Au-Pair and that’s when my passion for children began . I obtained my Early Childhood Credentials in 2007 at AB Tech Community College and many other classes followed including Playground Safety Training, English Class, First Aid and CPR classes, etc.  I have a Lead Teacher Status in the state of NC  and have been working with children ages 0-5 since 2006.  I am married with two beautiful children, Dillon and Delilah.  My passions are children, travel ,reading, hiking, singing and music.   This country is my new home now – I became an American Citizen in 2011.