Enep’ut Staff

Bryana Garcia- DeLaCruz, Administrative Director

Ms. Bryana has a Child Development Associate Credential. She is currently working towards her associates in Early Childhood Education and hopes to Graduate after the Summer of 2019. She currently serves on the board for the Northern Interior Alaska Association for the Education of Young Children as the Student Representative. She enjoys working with her hands on activities to engage the children, and she often enjoys the activities as much as the children. She started volunteering at Enep’ut after hours about six years ago setting up the classrooms and prepping for lessons, and has worked directly with children since 2015. She loves coming up with new and exciting ideas for projects and is passionate about being involved in early childhood education.

Taylor Centner, Education Director

Ms. Taylor attended Enep’ut as a toddler! Taylor has been working and volunteering in the childcare field since she was 16 years old. She currently holds a Child Development Associate credential and is working towards a duel AAS in Early Childhood Education and Human Services with a concentration in Addictions Counseling. She currently serves on the board for the Northern Interior Alaska Association for the Education of Young Children as a member at large. Taylor has been working on things for Enep’ut for about 6 years now and started working directly with the children of Enep’ut in 2015. Outside of Enep’ut, she enjoys spending time with her dogs, going to the shooting range, and camping. She also volunteers with the Fairbanks Roller Derby and Interior Alaska Green Star.

PRESCHOOL

Kasi Harding, Assistant Teacher

Mrs. Kasi volunteered at a summer camp before called Camp Dreams Can Come True in Georgia and it is for cleft lip, special needs, etc., she has tutored elementary kids to which she is hoping to be an elementary teacher. She will be starting her associates soon but is working on her CDA classes. Outside of work she spends time with her husband & dog, enjoys traveling, and volunteering at dog sled races.

Shannan Turner, Assistant Teacher

Ms. Shannan likes taking care of children. She is known for her creativity; she can think of a dozen ways to use or make an item, and she encourages the children to do the same. Ms. Shannan’s background is in child care for the younger set (7 years) and also as a volunteer, Library Assistant, and literature and math lab tutor for Barnette Magnet School (2 years). In her spare time, she continues to volunteer for Barnette, Ester Library, and International Order of Rainbow Girls. As a side note, Ms. Shannan and her nieces and nephews attended Enep’ut as children. That’s full circle!

Emily Stallings, Assistant Teacher

Ms. Emily loves taking care of children. She loves to do arts and crafts with the children to see where their creativity takes them. She is currently working on her CDA classes and going back to school in the fall for her associates in Early Childhood Education and then Bachelors in Child Development and Family Studies and Psychology. Outside of work, she hangs out with her dog and her niece. 

Infants, Toddlers, & Wobblers

Chanda Peters, Lead Infant

Ms. Chanda has worked with the Infants and Toddlers and Preschoolers. In her current position, she is working primarily with the infants and wobblers. She is currently a student at UAF working towards her Associates in Early Childhood Education. She currently serves on the board for the Northern Interior Alaska Association for the Education of Young Children as a member at large. She Enjoys visiting with family and friends in her spare time. As well as, reading and watching Disney Movies.

Alfredo Quiroga, Lead Toddler

Mr. Alfredo is a fun, food-loving, outgoing person who wants to make a difference in the lives of our youth. He currently serves on the board for the Northern Interior Alaska Association for the Education of Young Children as a member at large. He believes that the examples and things we teach them will guide their path and choices they make. Mr. Alfredo likes to teach children in ways that are fun and easy to learn, and he loves seeing their bright, cute faces when they are excited about something new. He is currently going to school to pursue his associates in early childhood education than his bachelors in child development and family studies and eventually his masters in special education. When he is not working or in school, Mr. Alfredo is usually at home cooking, watching TV, reading, crocheting, hanging out with friends or dancing which is his other passion outside of work.