Administrative and Support Staff

Teddy Bear Room Staff

 Kathy Rodriguez

Kathy Rodriguez is the lead teacher for the Teddy Bear Room and a child development supervisor. She has worked at the Center since 1990. Kathy has a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from Northeastern Illinois University.

 Debbie Tims

Debbie Tims is a child development associate in our Teddy Bear Room. She has worked at the Center since 1989. Debbie has a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from Northeastern Illinois University.

 Tanisha Philips 

Tanisha Philips is a childcare assistant in our Teddy Bear Room. She has worked at the Center since 2004. Tanisha has a CDA in Professional Childcare from the Professional Career Development Institute.

Dolphin Room Staff

 Christina Hidaka

Christina Hidaka is the lead teacher in Dolphin Room and a child development supervisor. She has worked at the Center since 1993. Chris has a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from Northeastern Illinois University.

Boriana "Bobbie" Tzanova 

Boriana "Bobbie" Tzanova is a child development associate in our Dolphin Room. She has worked at the Center since 2007. She has a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Early Childhood. Bobbie has worked with children since 1981.

Butterfly Room Staff

 Rebecca Shin 

Rebecca Shin is the lead teacher in the Butterfly Room and a child development supervisor. She has worked at the Center since 1991. Rebecca has a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and a master's degree in Early Childhood Special Education from Northeastern Illinois University. She also has a Type 4 Certification.

Rosa Arevalo 

Rosa Arevalo is a child development associate. She has a bachelor's degree in Spanish. She is looking forward to pursuing a master's in Spanish and Early Childhood Education.

Penguin Room Staff

 Ada Miranda 

Ada Miranda is the lead teacher in the Penguin Room and a child development supervisor. She has worked at the Center since 1999. Ada has a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Art from Northeastern Illinois University. She also has an endorsement in Bilingual Education from Erikson Institute of Chicago and possesses a Type 4 Certification.

Lucia Ocampo 

Lucia Ocampo is child development assistant in our Penguin Room. She has worked at the Center since 1999. Lucia has a bachelor's degree in Spanish from Northeastern Illinois University and is currently pursuing her master's degree in Early Childhood Education at Northeastern Illinois University.

Busy Bee Room Staff

 Heather Markham 

Heather Markham is the co-lead teacher in the Busy Bee Room and a child development supervisor. She has worked at the Center since 1999. Heather has a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from Northeastern Illinois University and possesses a Type 4 Certification. 

 Hee Ham 

Hee Ham is the co-lead teacher in the Busy Bee Room and a child development supervisor. She has worked at the Center since 1991. Hee has a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from Northeastern Illinois University. 

Full-Time Substitute Teaching Staff

 Mubarika Pirzada 

Mubarika Pirzada is a child development associate and school floater. She has worked at the Center since 1995. Mubarika has a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from Northeastern Illinois University.