Mrs. Lisa coordinates the curriculum and lesson plans for the Preschool and Toddler/Wobbler programs. She spends time in both classrooms and oversees staffing and the learning environment. She has a Preschool Child Development Associate credential. Ms. Lisa previously owned a successful licensed Group Home Daycare in Fairbanks for 14 years and brings a wealth of experience to the Center! Mrs. Lisa is very excited to bring new learning centers to Enep’ut, such as a dentist/toothbrushing doll practice area, magnet board and beginning reading, and more. Ms. Lisa is always collecting crafting materials – bring it in!
Ms. Bryana, Lead Preschool Teacher
Ms. Bryana is a Child Care Associate and has a Child Development Association Credential. 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 a two years ago setting up the classrooms and prepping for lessons, and has since started working directly with the children. She loves coming up with new and exciting ideas for projects, and is passionate about being involved in early childhood education.
Ms. Shannan likes taking care of kids. 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!
Ms. Candace works with the preschool children in the mornings. She has a lovely, quiet demeanor and soft voice that demands the student’s attention. They especially love to hear her read stories. She enjoys coming up with new activities and craft projects for the kids.
Ms. Connie, Infant Care Coordinator
Ms. Connie has 10 years of experience in childcare and obtained her Child Development Associate credential a few years ago for the Infant/Toddler ages. She is a long-time Alaska resident and has taught children at various daycares in Fairbanks and North Pole, and well as worked in the administrative side of childcare.
Ms. Taylor, Toddler Lead
Ms. Taylor attended Enep’ut as a toddler! She has come back to Enep’ut to help teach kids some of the most vital steps into their futures – the beginning steps of learning. Ms. Taylor has been working and volunteering in the childcare field since she was 16 years old. She is a Child Care Associate and has a Child Development Association credential. Outside of Enep’ut, she enjoys playing with her puppy at the dog park and camping. She also volunteers with the Fairbanks Roller Derby and Interior Alaska Green Star.
Mr. Alfredo is a fun, food-loving, outgoing person who wants to make a difference in the lives of our youth. He believes that the examples and things we teach them will guide their path and choices they make. Mr. Alfredo likes to teach kids in ways that are fun and easy to learn, and he loves seeing their bright, cute faces when they are excited about something new.When he is not working, Mr. Alfredo is usually at home cooking, watching TV, reading, knitting, or hanging out with friends. His passion outside of work is dancing. He has been dancing since he was very young. He also volunteers with the Fairbanks Rollergirls and Interior Alaska Green Star.
Ms. Teresa works with the infants and toddlers full time. She Enjoys visiting with family and friends in her spare time. As well as, reading and doing crafts. She’s been in this field most of her life and enjoys spending time with the children.