Our Teachers

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Shannon Emmons

  My name is Shannon, and I am the Director/Owner at Building Blocks. I started in 2009 when we opened.  I enjoy working with children and have been doing so for the past 15 years. I have my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education, and am currently pursuing my Directors Credentials. My husband and I have 2 children, who also attend Building Blocks! During our free time we enjoy spending it outdoors!

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Kate DeBlaio

  

My name is Kate, and I am the Assistant Director at Building Blocks.  I have been here since we opened in 2009.  I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Education along my Teaching Certificate.  In my free time I enjoy hanging out with my husband and our 3 Golden Retrievers!

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Sabrina Rickenbach

  My name is Sabrina, and I have been working with the Infants here at Building Blocks for the past 4 years.  Watching an infant grow and watching their personality’s blossom is my passion! I currently received my teaching certificate in ECE.  During my free time I enjoy hanging out with my daughter, who also attends Building Blocks, and catching up on any new movies!

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Jessica Naranjo

 Hello, my name is Jessica and I am currently one of the Preschool teachers here at Building Blocks.  I started working with this amazing team in 2012.  I recently obtained my Child Development Associate Credential and continue my education.  In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.  I also enjoy anything involved with music! 

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Aly Yeager

 My name is Alyson and I am thrilled to be part of Building Blocks!  I have been here since 2011.  This past year I obtained my Child Development Associate Credential, and I am currently pursuing my Associates Degree! During my free time I enjoy spending time with my French bulldog and being outdoors! 

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Angela Campbell

 My name is Angela and I am a teacher in the Infant room.  I love working with Children and have been doing so for the past 20 years!  I have my Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education and am pursuing my Master’s Degree in Education.  I joined BBLC in 2017 and love it!  In my free time I enjoy hanging out with my 2 children, who also attend Building Blocks! 

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Desiree Disney

 My name is Desiree and I’ve been at Building Blocks since 2016.  I love teaching kids and am currently enrolled in a Post-Bachelors Teacher Certificate Program at Drexel University.  I have a daughter, who also attends Building Blocks and she is my best friend! We love being goofy and singing and dancing! 

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Sydney Brown

 Hello, my name is Sydney and I am currently working in the Pre Toddler room here at Building blocks.  I started working here in 2013 and have loved it ever since! In 2016 I obtained my Child Development Associate Credential and am currently furthering my education.  During my free time I enjoy spending time with my step kids and doing outdoorsy things! 

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Liz Osborn

 My name is Liz, and I have been a Preschool teacher at Building Blocks since 2016.  I received my Bachelor’s Degree in 2012 and have been teaching ever since.  In my free time I enjoy hiking, going to concerts, and spending time with my friends, family, my 2 cats and my pet snake! 

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Olivia Shaw

 Hi, I’m Olivia!  I work with the Toddlers at Building Blocks.  I have my Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education and absolutely love working with children! During my free time, I enjoy doing outdoor adventures. 

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Jennifer Dillon

 Hello, my name is Jen and I currently work in the Pre-K A class.  I love watching the children grow and learn the letter of the week and how to spell their names!  During my free time I enjoy hanging out with friends and going to the movies! 

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Jeanine McCormick

 Hi, my name is Jeanine and I work in the Pre K room at BBLC.  I have been working at Building Blocks since 2014, but have been in the Early Childhood field since 2004.  I have my Bachelor’s Degree in Education as well as an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education.  I have 2 girls that attend Building Blocks that keep me busy and full of laughter.  We spend our free time making memories and watching movies! 

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Jaclyn Castillo

 Hey, I’m Jackie! I work with the Toddlers here at BBLC! I’ve been here since 2014, and absolutely love it!  I currently received my CDA and am pursuing my Associates degree!  In my free time I am a hairstylist! I also enjoy anything involved with being active and music!  I love to sing, dance, and spend time with my loved ones! 

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Wendy Silvano

 My name is Wendy, and I am a teacher in the Toddler room, however I do enjoy floating from classroom to classroom! I received my CDA in 2016 and loved every second of it!  In my free time I enjoy spending it with my family, especially my daughter, who also attends BBLC.  I love anything involved with music and new adventures! 

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Caitlyn Thornton

  My name is Caitlyn and I currently work in the Infant room.  I started in 2017 and love every minute of it! I am currently part time due to me pursuing my Associates Degree.  In my free time I love attending concerts, and spending time with my friends and family! 

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Elisabeth Yankelits

 Hi, my name is Elisabeth! I work with the younger Toddlers.  I currently received my Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and love working with children!  In my free time, I play harp and percussion in bands and enjoy reading a good book! 

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Daniela Navedo

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Gena Berrodin

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Caity Collins

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Cynthia Astudillo

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Megan Glennan