Our teachers are the greatest asset to our program.
Each member of our teaching team is here because they LOVE this work. This is more than a job for our teachers. It’s an opportunity for them to live their passion, share, inspire, engage, and awaken the sense of wonder and discovery inside of each and every child.
Plus Our Teachers Complete Over 100 Training Hours Each Year on Average! (That’s over FIVE TIMES the minimum required by the State each year.)
Voted Best Daycare and Preschool in 2019 and 2020 in Northern Virginia Magazine!
Voted Alexandria’s Best Daycare of 2019 in Zebra Newspaper Reader’s Choice!
Ms. Mayra joined Discovery Time August 2014, as an Assistant Teacher in the infants non-mobile room. She loves her job, and taking care of the babies. Ms. Mayra used to teach children how to speak Spanish, on Saturday’s at this place called “Escuela Bolivia.” Ms. Mayra loves teaching the babies in her classroom spanish, she sings them songs and reads them stories. During her free time
Ms. Mayra spends time with her family.
Ms. Andrea joined Discovery Time October 2018. She has been working with infants and toddlers since she was 15 years old. One of Ms. Andrea’s main goals is to keep studying and become a Special Education teacher. Outside of work she likes to spend time with her family.
Ms. Biancka joined DTLC in March 2018. She has 2 years of experience working with children. Ms. Biancka loves working with children, watching them grow and learning new things. Her favorite thing to do with her Mobile Infant class is sensory activities. In her free time, she enjoys visiting new places and playing tennis with her brothers.
Ms. Adriane joined Discovery Time in August 2017 as an Assistant Teacher, she is now the Lead Teacher for the Toddler One class. Ms. Adriane enjoys dancing and spending time with her daughter outside of work. Her favorite thing about working with children is watching them dance and learn new words.
Ms. Myesha joined Discovery Time in October 2019. She graduated from high school in 2014 and attended cosmetology school at Paul Mitchell in 2017. Ms. Myesha loves working with kids and has worked with kids since she was a teenager until now in her church. In her free time she likes to do hair, makeup, and spend time with friends and family.
Ms. Kevonia has over 5 years of child care experience. She started working for Discovery Time as an assistant teacher in 2017 and became a Lead teacher for Junior Preschool in 2018. During her free time she enjoys spending time with her nieces, nephews and her God son at the park. She also likes to take them on mini vacations.
Ms. Alisha joined Discovery Time team in June 2019, she’s the assistant teacher for the preschool class. She has been teaching for 3 years, and she loves children. She enjoys reading and teaching the children new songs. During her free time she enjoys listening to music and shopping.
Ms. Shirleeta joined the Discovery Time family in July 2014 with more than 15 years of experience. After spending any amount of time in her classroom, you’ll know that she was BORN to do this work! Ms. Shirleeta has received recognition for both Teacher and Classroom of the Month and also serves as a manager for our program as an adminstrative lead. Outside of work, Ms. Shirleeta enjoys speding time with family and she is known to attend Birthday Parties for our 4s and 5s from time to time!
Ms. Nusrat joined Discovery Time team in 2018 as an assistant teacher, with over 2 years of experience in childcare. She has worked with children ranging from 2-5 year olds. Outside of work Ms. Nusrat enjoys spending time with her family and spoiling her niece.