Julie

Julie@ChildrensDiscoveryAcademy.com
Director, Little Canada

Educational Background:
Graduated from St. Paul College with a degree in Early Childhood Development.

Employed with Children’s Discovery Academy since 1998

“The reason I work at Children’s Discovery is because it’s one, big family! All of the teachers work together to do their very best for each child.”

~Julie

 

Roxy

Roxy@ChildrensDiscoveryAcademy.com

Assistant Director, Little Canada

Educational Background:
B.A. in Elementary Education from the University of Minnesota

Employed with Children’s Discovery Academy since 2012

“Working at Children’s Discovery Academy is so rewarding! I love getting to know all of the families and children. Everyone I encounter, from the staff to the families, are so friendly. I am so glad I found a place I truly enjoy coming to every single day!”

~Roxy

Kristi

Kristi@ChildrensDiscoveryAcademy.com
Infant Teacher, Little Canada

Educational Background:
A.A.S. in Early Childhood Development from St. Paul College.  A.A.S. Degree in Medical Assisting from Rasmussen College.  (CNA) Certified Nursing Assistant License from the American Red Cross.

Employed with Children’s Discovery Academy since 1998

“I enjoy working at Children’s Discovery Academy because the teachers here are truly a family. We all work together ensuring that every child is given every opportunity to grow and learn throughout all stages of their development.

Teaching infants is so rewarding for me. Everyday I have the opportunity of watching the proud smile on each baby’s face when he or she learns and accomplishes something new. Receiving and giving hugs and smiles is truly a priceless reward for what I do.”

~Kristi

Chelsea

Chelsea@Childrensdiscoveryacademy.com
Toddler A Teacher, Little Canada

Educational Background: Bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of MN, Morris.

Employed with Children’s Discovery Academy since 2019

Working at CDA has been such a joy- from being respected as a teacher, to having such amazing co-workers! I’ve always wanted to work with children in some way and being able to teach them has been an amazing opportunity. Not only do I get to teach children daily, but I also get take home something that they have taught me daily!

~Chelsea

Andrea

Andrea@ChildrensDiscoveryAcademy.com
Educational Director, Vadnais Heights

Educational Background:
A.A.S. Degree in Childhood Development from St. Paul College

B.A. in Child Development from Concordia University

Employed with Children’s Discovery Academy since 2000

“One of the hard parts about being a working parent can be missing out on some of the things your child learns and experiences during the day. While sometimes hard for parents, this is the best part of our job here at Children’s Discovery. We have the opportunity to be a part of each child’s life in a big way. We get to celebrate all those successes big and small and provide an environment for both children and families that we are proud of.  We nurture, educate, and provide lasting memories.  And we do it all because we love it. As a mother myself, I can’t think of anything more important than what we do here.  We get to make a difference and have a positive impact on the lives of children.”

~Andrea

Ashley

Ashley@ChildrensDiscoveryAcademy.com

Assistant Director, Vadnais Heights

Educational Background:
A.A.S. in Child Development from Saint Paul College

Employed with Children’s Discovery Academy since 2015

“I am so excited and grateful to be a part of the team at Children’s Discovery Academy!. It is such a positive and wonderful place to work!  I truly value all of the wonderful people I get to work with and families I meet.”

“Over the past 11 years, I have had the opportunity to work with many different ages of children.  I have found working with children and families to be a truly rewarding experience.”

“A child has a special way of adding joy to every day.” ~Author Unknown

~Ashley

Dawn P.

DawnP@ChildrensDiscoveryAcademy.com

Infant Teacher, Vadnais Heights

Educational Background:
Graduated 916 Vo-Tech/Lakewood Community College in Child Development Course

Employed with Children’s Discovery Academy since 2001

“All I’ve ever wanted to be is a mom and raise kids.  In my job, I have been able to help raise so many babies throughout the years.  It’s not very often that people can say they love their career.  I can honestly say that I absolutely do LOVE my career!  It gives me such great joy to watch each and every baby grow and learn everyday.  I love to encourage them, teach them and help them accomplish tasks such as sitting, crawling, walking and saying their first words!

I am calm, loving, and I have a positive attitude.  I think these attributes reflect onto the babies as well as other staff in our classroom.”

~Dawn

Amberley


Amberley@ChildrensDiscoveryAcademy.com

Preschool Teacher, Little Canada

Educational Background:
B.A. in Elementary Education with a minor in Early Childhood Education from University of Wisconsin, River Falls

Employed with Children’s Discovery Academy since 2012

“Being a part of the CDA family is such a joy.  I love how as a teacher, I get to know the families of my students so well. I am so thankful to have the opportunity to work in such a warm and welcoming environment.”

~Amberley

Casi G.

CasiG@ChildrensDiscoveryAcademy.com
Pre-Kindergarten Teacher, Little Canada

Educational Background:
A.A.S. Degree in Early Childhood Education at Rasmussen College – Eagan

Employed with Children’s Discovery Academy since 2008

“It never ceases to amaze me the things I learn from my students each and every day. Having the opportunity to get to know not only the kids, but their families as well is such a rewarding feeling! My goal as an educator has always been to make an impact, but who knew I would be the one with that experience. Children’s Discovery Academy is such a wonderful place where I not only feel safe, but loved and cared for by everyone I encounter. I started out here when I was young, and I have so many people to thank for helping me to become not only the educator, but person I am today.”

~Casi