Meet our teachers

Get to know our devoted and experienced staff. All of our staff is committed to working with your child in all areas of development.You can rest easy knowing your child is in the best hands with us.

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Barbara Smith Worley Director

Hello, my name is Barbara Smith Worley and I am the Education Director of Blake & Milford DCC. I have a dual Master in Special Education /Early Childhood Education, and I am New York State Certified. I have been working with children for the last 12 years and I have been a director for 5 years. I believe all children deserve to have a safe educational environment to learn and grow in. My staff and I strive every day to provide an educational foundation in each child that comes through our center. I believe that each child who comes to our school will develop a love to explorer, where learning becomes fun.

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Michelle Jackson Family Coordinator

My name is Michelle Jackson; I have a Bachelor Degree in Psychology and minor in Education. I am currently pursing my graduate degree in Early Childhood and Occupational therapy. I enjoy working with the Families at Blake & Milford and the staff.

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Laniah Hollis UPK

My name is Laniah Hollis; I have completed my undergraduate degree at Marist College and currently pursing my Master in Early Childhood with dual certification in General and Special Education. I am dedicated to impacting the future by invest in one child at a time.

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Ana Minaya Infant-Toddler

I have 10 years of experience working with infants, toddlers and preschoolers. I have my CDA certification and I am working towards my associated degree in Early Childhood Education. I enjoys working with children learn to help them reach their greatest potential. My hobbies include painting, drawing and decorating.

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Valerie Delgado Infant-Toddler

My name is Ms. Valerie; the children call me Ms. V. I am currently finishing my undergraduate in Early Childhood Education at Touro College. I love children and I enjoy spending time with them.

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Marcia Kittson Toddler-Preschool

My name is Marcia Kittson; I have been working with preschoolers for 6 plus years. I have my CDA Certification in preschool, and I am currently pursing my under graduate degree in Education. I enjoy watching the process of learning from birth to five.

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Alejandra Castillo Toddler-Preschool

My name is Mrs. Alejandra Castillo; however everyone calls me Mrs. Tita. I enjoy working with young children. I currently have my CDA Certification and I am pursuing my undergraduate in Education and Occupational therapy. My teaching style is very hands on, I love creating an environment that provides children to explore and where children can be creative.

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Nikeisha Williams Preschool 3K

My name is Ms. Nikeisha;I truly love working with children of all ages. I feel lucky to be in a profession where I am allowed to guide and observe children at such a fun and important developmental stage in their lives. I have several years experience in Early Childhood. I have worked closely with children from age 2to 5 years old. I have my Associate Degree in Early Childhood and my Bachelor Degree in Human Services. I am currently pursuing my Masters in Early Childhood at Mercy College.

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Kristen Russell

My name is Miss Kris and I got my Bachelor’s degree in English at SUNY Old Westbury in 2017 and have been in education since! I have been working in childcare for the past 7 years and have spent the past 3 years as a lead teacher. In my spare time I’m a cat mom who loves to craft and spend time outdoors. In the future, I will be pursuing a career in early childhood education and speech therapy. I love being an educator and I am so happy to be able to spend my days teaching and having fun!

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Mrs. Tassia Kitson

My name is Tassia Kitson, I completed my graduate degree at Grand Canyon University in Elementary Education. I have been a lead teacher for an Early Childhood center for toddler’s and Pre-Kindergarten classrooms. I am passionate about helping children to become holistic individuals.

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Ms. Sara Uwakwe

My name is Sara Uwakwe, I have worked in an Early Childhood for the past five years. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Community health education and currently seeking my master’s degree in Early childhood education.