Krista Adedamola

Educational Director

Brooklyn, NY

What I Bring to The Table:

I have a degree in International Multicultural Studies with a minor in Art, and am halfway through a Masters in Early Childhood Education. Through 17 years of experience working with children, I recognize the importance of social emotional development, and believe that the foundation to all learning is confidence in oneself.

Kristie Giarraputo

Teaching Education Director,

White Owlets Lead Teacher

Brooklyn, NY

What I Bring to The Table:

I worked for many years at my mother’s preschool. That’s where I discovered my love for working with children. I adore how children are always eager and ready to learn and explore. This school year, I am looking forward to getting to know all of your children, and helping them to succeed in learning, growing, and exploring! I can’t wait to see their bright, smiling faces every day, and to see them flourish throughout the school year.

Fatima Traore

Red Kits Lead Teacher

Brooklyn, NY

What I Bring to The Table:

I’m a visual artist and teacher. I enjoy working with children and helping them learn, grow, create and explore the world around them. This school year I look forward to doing all of these things. We will play, laugh, and learn together. I look forward to sharing new experiences and memories that shape and enrich the minds of my preschool friends.

 

Ms. Frances

White Owlets Teacher’s Assistant

Brooklyn, NY

What I Bring to The Table:

My passion and desire is to utilize my dedication to children’s educational needs and development. I want to encourage creativity and increase student performance this school year. I am very patient, caring and have a kind personality. I am excited to engage with new friends in a learning environment this year.

Ms. Nerlande

Red Kits Teacher’s Assistant Brooklyn, NY

What I Bring to The Table:

What I love about working with children is watching them grow throughout the year. Working with children allows me to tap into my inner child and creativity. It’s such an honor to see them evolve into their amazing selves every day. Every day is a learning experience with children, I never stop being amazed when I am around them. I am truly grateful to be a part of their journey and yours!

Ms. Dawa

Floater

Brooklyn, NY

What I Bring to The Table:

I love working with children of all ages, especially the most young ones in preschool. I can see their character growth through time, and they teach me so much more than anyone can imagine. This school year, I hope we can all have fun and explore so many new things together. I cannot wait to meet everyone!!

Ms. Kim

Floater

Brooklyn, NY

What I Bring to The Table:

I have been working with children for about 16 years now. Working with children has always been my passion since I was a child. I love helping children with different tasks in school. I am looking forward to seeing familiar faces and interacting with parents. I also look forward to meeting new students and parents!

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Ms. Simone

Floater

Brooklyn, NY

What I Bring to The Table:

I have been working in childcare for ten years and have loved every moment of it.  I enjoy watching students explore, grow and flex their learning muscles throughout the school year.

Joey Demita

Program Director

Brooklyn, NY

What I Bring to The Table:

I have always been told that I have a calm, patient energy - which has proven to be very useful when working with small children. I am also very passionate about exposing children to new experiences and new ideas!  

Tahirah White

Program Director

Brooklyn, NY

What I Bring to The Table:

I bring 4 years of teaching experience, organization, resourcefulness, leadership as well as creative and innovative ideas.

Court Jack

Camp Counselor 

Brooklyn, NY

What I Bring to The Table:

I bring positive energy around the rest of the staff and , and a smile that can never be erased. I also bring my kid-like creativity when interacting with the children.

 
Jonathan Kilpatrick

Program Director

Greenville, SC

What I Bring to The Table:

I bring fun energy, a love for educating the next generation, and theatrical and musical artistic excitement!

Katie Halstensgard

Program Director

Spartanburg, SC

What I Bring to The Table:

I bring a love of storytelling and a commitment to compassion and empathy for all people to the table.

Caitlin Weeke

Operations Manager

Greenville & Spartanburg, SC

What I Bring to The Table:

I bring a heart for service, a Fred Rogers philosophy of childcare (and life in general), a mother's love, and 20 years experience in taking excellent care of customers, guests, and friends. 

 

Contact us

Explorers Headquarters

36 St. Felix St. Brooklyn, NY 1121 

Tel./Fax: + 1 (855) 687-6923 

E: brooklyn@explorerkids.us

Business Hours: MON-FRI  | 8AM - 6PM

World Explorers, Greenville

The Children’s Museum Of the Upstate 

300 College St, Greenville, SC 29601

Tel./Fax: + 1 (855) 687-6923 

E: greenville@explorerkids.us

Business Hours: MON-FRI  | 8AM - 6PM

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