Staff

Our Staff

Our staff and teachers are at all times friendly, trustworthy, patient, understanding, and compassionate. We provide guidance based on sensitivity and positive reinforcement. We listen with empathy and respond with understanding to the children, their families and to each other. We offer excellent continuity of care because we believe children deserve to feel confident and secure.

Allison Chancey

School-Age & Floater/Aid

I’ve been working at DDLC for two and a half years, and am currently taking Early Childhood Education classes to get my certification. I’m passionate about helping children grow and I love to watch them learn. I love my job and whenever I have free time, or a break, I find another teacher who needs assistance. I’m constantly working to better my understanding of early childhood education and am honored to be a part of a young child’s development.

Jessica Guerrero

Assistant Director

Jessica Guerrero has been working with children for over fifteen years, and she loves being around them. She enjoys watching children grow and learn new things at such a young age. Her favorite part of the school day is circle time and crafts.

Debra Hoffman

Chef

I have 38 years of early childhood education experience and I love every second of it. Watching children grow and learn is an amazing experience. I treat all of the children as if they were my own. My favorite part of the day is playtime, where I can listen to the children interact with each other.

Erika Leon

School Age & Teacher’s Assistant

I love being around kids and watching them interact with one another. Being a part of a young child’s life is a great experience, and I love what I do.

Autumn Progess

Pre-k Three Room

I’m currently in the process of completing my certificate in early childhood education. I have a handsome baby boy, and adore children. Watching children learn and grow is my passion. My favorite part of the day is when we do our daily craft project.

Shyanne Roddy

Pre-k Four Room

I’m currently in the process of obtaining my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. I have four kids, and staying home and caring for them led to my interest in working with children. Children are our future and watching them learn and grow is my passion. My students are important to me and I’m happy I get to help pave the way for their future in a fun and loving environment. My favorite part of school is when I first arrive and am greeted by a class of enthusiastic students ready to start their day.

Angie Rodriguez

Infants’ Room

I have experience working with children of various ages, and find that all children are special in their own way. Watching children learn and grow is something I truly enjoy. My favorite activity is circle time where I can really watch the children interact and express themselves.

Nadia Rosas

Pre-k 3 Room

I have been teaching the pre-k 3 year old class for over 4 years and have enjoyed watching the children grow from toddlers to preschoolers. The children usually have a lot of growth in their educational abilities at this age and it’s fun to see. I am happily married and have 2 daughters and 2 sons.

Nichole Siegel

Director

Nichole Siegel began working in early childhood education in 2014 as a teacher, and became the Director of DDLC in 2017. She earned her Early Childhood Development and Education, Instructional Specialty certification in 2019. Siegel is passionate about watching young children grow, and providing a safe haven away from home for them to feel comfortable. She loves to talk with the children and listen to them tell stories. She enjoys sitting with them and singing, watching them dance and move around, and seeing their minds open.

Chelsea Alexander

Infants’ Room

I love every minute spent with the children in my classroom. Each child is so smart and funny, and everyday is a great new experience. I love watching them grow as they learn new things. My favorite part of the day is when the babies arrive in the morning and are so happy to see us.

Gina Beem

Chef

Ruth Brown

Teacher’s Assistant

I have 23 years of early childhood education experience, and have been working at DBLC for 14 of those years. I’m a mother of three and a nana to eight grandkids. I’ve always loved working with kids. My favorite part of the day is greeting our students and their parents when they walk through the doors every morning.

Alexis Castellion

Two Year Old Room

I’m passionate about children and started my career at a young age as a volunteer in my church nursery. I love to teach and help children grow. My favorite part of the day is circle time where I can watch the kids sing and have them answer my questions.

Diana Crocker

Teacher’s Assistant

Lillian Dugan

School Age Program

I have over five and a half years of early education experience. Knowing I have a part in helping children discover new things makes my heart swell. Seeing the look on their faces when they finally “get it” or accomplish something makes me so happy. One of my favorite parts of the day is creating edible art with the children.

Kim Fortenberry

Infants’ Room

I’ve been working at DBLC for two years and the kids and staff here are the best. Every child who comes in is unique, and while I may be the teacher, the kids teach me something new everyday. I love the connections I make with the children and their parents, and the memories that last a lifetime. Each day I love to see the children arrive with smiles on their faces.

Celia Garcia

Pre-k Three Room

I have 18 years of early childhood education experience. I love seeing children smile, and watching their reactions when they accomplish something. It makes me happy to share these moments with them. I love teaching and reading to my students.

Lezly Guzman

Floater

Carolyn Helm

Director

Carolyn Helm has over 20 years experience in childcare. She enjoys teaching children and seeing them progress from being toddlers to being ready for kindergarten. Her favorite part of the day is walking through the classrooms, seeing smiling faces, and hearing the children laugh.

Teresa Ontiveros

18 month Room

I love interacting with children, and currently volunteer to mentor kids in the fourth to sixth grade when I’m not at DBLC. I really enjoy circle time and watching each child learn something new everyday.

Angela Shoemaker

Pre-k Four Room

I have twelve years of early childhood education experience. I’m passionate about teaching children and preparing them for kindergarten. Watching them grow, and boosting their self confidence brings me great joy. I love every morning when the day begins, and knowing the possibilities are infinite.

Julia Stock

Infants’ Room

This is my first professional experience working in childcare. I love building a relationship with each child, and seeing the progress they make. My favorite part of the day is playtime.

Chevon Timms

Romper Room/ Walking Infants

Working with children has always been my dream and I’m so glad I get to do it. I love the bond I form with each child and I love spoiling them as if they were my own. My favorite part of the day is when I walk through the door in the morning and the children greet me with a big hug and a smile.