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Get to know the dedicated individuals who make up our teaching staff.
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We at Alford & Ashe Academy have experienced teachers in our staff who are capable of guiding your kids into discovering their potential and growing into competent and independent lifelong learners. They dedicate their time and knowledge in ensuring each child in their class are taken care of and discover new things through every activity implemented in the class.


Hello, My name is Jackie Thomas.

I am delighted to be the Assistant Director at Alford & Ashe Academy. I have worked in childcare for 10 years. I look forward to getting to know each and every child and parents. We will learn and grow from each other. It will be full of learning , new adventures and memories.

I have four sons and two daughters and my dog Abby. They are my heart! I love to explore new places , crafting and spending time with my 7 grandchildren.


Hi, my name is Jessy Fernandez. I recently graduated from college and have been looking forward to caring after my young sister, later taking babysitting jobs whenever I had the time. I am very grateful to be a part of the is team at Alford and Ashe Academy.

My name is Sheily Jimenez. I’ve always enjoyed being around children because they are the people who will make our world better in the future. My goal is to become a psychologist and help everyone understand why we are the way we are on a deeper level. My hobbies consist of reading, making candles and aromatherapy. I’m very thankful for my opportunity at Alford and Ashe Academy as they welcome me with open arms.

Two’s Teacher

My name is Ashonti Patton and I have worked with children for 3 years. I enjoy playfully interacting with children whether that be through running and jumping or just playing pretend. Some of my hobbies include drawing, painting, arts and crafts and a host of other things. I am so grateful to be a part of Alford and Ashe Academy and I am excited to continue to grow.

Three’s Teacher

My name is Mrs Christina.

I graduated high school in 2017. I am married but no children. I have been wanting to work with children for a while now as I volunteered when I was 12 to work in a daycare. I plan on getting my CDA and maybe even my bachelors. I enjoy working with the kids here at Alford & Ashe Academy, and a side note, I used to go to daycare here. I love seeing the kids grow and accomplish new things.

VPK Teacher

My name is Katie LaLonde. I have been working in Early childhood education for 10 years. I have many credentials, including my FCCPC and Director’s credential. I graduated from P.S.C. with a degree in early childhood education and from W.U with a degree in educational studies. I enjoy getting to share my passion for learning with my students!

If you want to know more, you can contact us directly or set an appointment.