Arielle Ignacio

Arielle Ignacio

Ms. Arielle Ignacio

Red Robins Teacher

Hello! Im Ms. Arielle, I have been working at the Children’s Center as the Red Robin’s Teacher since 2015 but I have been in the field of early childhood education since 2012. I graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelor's in Psychology. I found my passion for working with kids through interning at a psychiatry clinic that had a program for children. Working with this age group is so much fun and it's so special to be a part of their learning and growing. My hope for every class that I work with is for them to feel inspired to learn by providing them with a fun, engaging environment and ultimately help them grow happier and healthier. Outside of work, my hobbies lie more in the artsy category. I love arts and crafts as well as playing music. I enjoy playing the guitar and piano! One interesting fact about me is that I was actually named after the little mermaid by my older brother. He loved the movie so much that he asked my mom to name me after Ariel. As it turns out, I grew up loving The Little Mermaid too!

Jessica Redford

Jessica Redford

BlueJay Teacher

Julie Steed

Julie Steed

Ms. Julie Steed

Sunbeams Teacher

 


 

I live here in Edmonds with my husband, Chris, and three kiddos (Kiana-22, Devon-20, and Cooper-18), two dogs and two chickens. I LOVE the Seattle Sounders and play in a women's’ soccer league year-round. I also enjoy doing artsy things in my spare time. My educational background is a BA from UC Santa Barbara with degrees in Environmental Studies and Geography.  Before coming to the Childrens Center in 2015 I worked for five years at a cooperative preschool.

 


 

One of the things I love most about my job is that every day is different. “My Little Peeps”, as I call them, keep me on my toes and encourage me to think outside the box every day. I strive to provide an environment where they can expand their thinking and explore their world in ways that make sense to them and see my role as that of a facilitator rather than a director.

 

Lacey Snyder

Lacey Snyder

Lacey Snyder

Cook &  Center Assistant

Hi! I am Lacey Snyder and I have  been at the Children’s Center since 2004... during all this time I have had held many different positions! These days  I am with the school agers in the morning and drive them to school before starting my day in the kitchen.  I love being the cook and providing nutritious family-style lunches and snacks for the children to enjoy. I work with the teachers to incorporate fresh, seasonal, local foods and create menus that balance what we know children like with introducing new foods for them to try! I also do all of the shopping for the center as well as take care of many details to  ensure that everything runs smoothly.

My husband, Cameron and I have a son who attends the preschool here. Outside of my work at the Children’s Center I enjoy spending time with my family, gardening, chasing my 3 year old son (!) and taking trips. Hawaii is one of my favorite places to go! I also enjoy baking yummy treats...and sometimes I bring them in for the staff!

Ronni Hyde

Ronni Hyde

Ms. Ronni Hyde

Assistant teacher, Substitute teacher

I happily joined The Children’s Center 9.5 years ago when my own children were “leaving the nest”.I have a BS in marketing and an MBA in finance from Southern Methodist University. While at The Children’s Center, I have taken numerous continuing education classes with an emphasis on early childhood literacy. My early education philosophy is that preschool should provide an environment where children are happy, successful and can develop a love of learning and exploration.I live in Lynnwood with my husband, Scott, I am the proud mother of two amazing human beings Elizabeth and Cameron. In my spare time I enjoy traveling, hiking, cooking, and reading.

tresa

tresa

 

Ms. Tresa Thistle

Sprouts teacher

My name is Tresa. I’ve worked at the Children's Center since July of 2012 and altogether I have over 12 years experience working with children. I graduated from Edmonds Community College with an Associate's of Science Transfer degree in Early Childhood Education. I recently returned to EdCC to begin my Bachelors of Applied Science in Child, Youth and Family Studies.

I have a beautiful daughter named Jazmyne who attends Mariner High School. She plays volleyball, basketball and track and field; I am her biggest fan! So between work, school and raising an amazing human being, I run on coffee and very little sleep but i wouldn’t change it for a thing! Even with this busy schedule, i always have an open door for my Sprouts and their families!