JACCI GOODEN


Director

Hi, my name is Jacci. I am from Colorado Springs. . I have always loved children & entertaining them as long as I can remember. Since the age of 12, I knew I wanted to teach young children.

I started at Princeton Academy in November, 2013 as the director. I enjoyed working with high-risk children who wouldn’t otherwise have had the opportunity of a preschool experience to help them prepare for kindergarten. My philosophy is to make your child’s first learning experiences the best part of their lives, knowing that learning can be fun & that they can come to a place where they can have some control in their decisions in selecting activities that they can choose. My job as the director is to make sure that Princeton Academy is a safe, loving & nurturing environment, and that they learn to treat each other with respect.

With a solid background in teaching, I am dedicated to my profession with thirty one years of experience in curriculum development amd strong interpersonal & communication skills with parents.

Jay Canty


Early Childhood Teacher – “The Lorax” Classroom

My name is Jay Canty. I’ve been with Princeton Academy for 11 years, and I enjoy working with children. I am the teacher for the 3 year old preschool  classroom and hold a Level III Early Childhood Credential.

Vanessa Limonez


Office Assistant and Early Childhood Teacher

My name is Vanessa. I have been with Princeton Academy for 9 years. I hold a Level III Early Childhood Credential.

Simona Backes


Early Childhood Teacher – “One Fish Two Fish” Classroom 

Hello, my name is Miss Simona and I work with the little ones in the two year old room. I have been working here at Princeton Academy for 4 years. I am an Early Childhood Teacher and hold a Level II Credential.

Jessica Wood


Early Childhood Teacher – “Horton Hears a Who” Classroom 

Hi, I’m Miss Jessica and I am the lead teacher in the toddler classroom.  I work with children from 18 months to 2 years old.  I’ve worked at Princeton Academy for 2 years. I have a Level II Early Childhood Crendentail.

Michelle Johnson


Early Childhood Teacher – “The Cat in the Hat” Classroom

My name is Michelle Johnson, and I am the lead teacher in the young toddler classroom.  I have been with Princeton Academy for 10 years and I have been in the child care industry for 15 years. I have a Level III Early Childhood Credential. I enjoy working with children, especially the toddlers. I am a caring energetic person who enjoys working at Princeton Academy.

Tiffany McKnight


Infant Room Supervisor – Dr. Seuss Classroom 

My name is Tiffany McKnight, I am the Infant Room Supervisor and hold a Level III Early Childhood Credential. I have had the privilege of working at Princeton Academy going on 19 years. I have  my Child Development Associates Certificate and Pyramid Plus Certification.  I have completed ECE 103 and E.Q.U.I.T.  I adore the infants and look forward to taking care of yours.

Amanda Oates


Co-Lead Teacher – Dr. Seuss Classroom 

My name is Amanda, and I am a co-lead teacher in the infant room.  I have been in child care for over 14 years and have been a part of Princeton’s team since 2016.  I hold a Level III Early Childhood Credential and I am currently working on a degree in Early Childhood Education.

Lejla Becirovic


Assistant Teacher – Dr. Seuss Classroom

Hello, my name is Lejla and I am the assistant teacher in the infant room.  I am currently working on my E.Q.U.I.T. training.

Dash Martinez


Pre-K Teacher – Dr Seuss “ABC’S Classroom 

My name is Dasha Martinez and I am the lead teacher in the Pre-K Classroom.

 

Sue Drysdale


Early Childhood Teacher

My name is Miss Sue and I have been with Princeton Academy for 27 years. I work with the preschool age children, and I have my Childhood Development Associate Certificate, and I also hold a Level II Early Childhood Credential.

 

 

 

Mary Reich 


Hi I am Miss Mary and I am a lead  teacher in the school age room in the morning.  I have been in the field for 45 years and have worked at Princeton Academy for 10 years.