Amslee’s 30+ adjunct faculty members are subject matter experts in their respective fields with advanced degrees and experience combined with a passion for childcare.
Amslee course instructors are child psychologists, lawyers, physician assistants, dietitians, musicians, literary authors, nutritionists, teachers, fitness coaches, nurses, artists, career coaches, veterinarians, and professional nannies.
Kerri Beisner earned a Master of Education in Moderate Learning Disabilities K-8 from Endicott College, a Bachelor of Art in English from the University of Connecticut. Licensure in Moderate Learning Disabilities K-8, English 5-8, ESL K-12, and certification in Orton Gillingham Phonics Instruction. She is a published author with The National Association of Special Education Teachers and a children’s book, The Nightluns Stone.
Dr. Tali Berkovitch
Dr. Tali Berkovitch earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Teaching and Learning from New York University, a Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education from New York University, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from City University of New York, Brooklyn College. She is a Lead Nursery Teacher, Coach, and Curriculum Designer.
Elena Borrelli earned a Masters of Science in Physician Studies from the University of Detroit Mercy and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Oakland University. She is a Licensed Physician Assistant (PA), Online Academic Medical Advisor, and Founder of Family Branches a non-profit for underprivileged children.
Sereniti Bradley earned an Educational Specialist in Educational Leadership for Teaching and Learning from Walden University, a Master of Business Administration from Baker College, and a Bachelor of Science in Education from Bethune-Cookman University. She is a Florida teacher in Elementary Education (K-6), Biology (6-12), and ESOL.
Shaundra Boyd earned a Master of Art in Early Childhood Education from the University of Phoenix, a Master of Art in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Phoenix, and a Bachelor in Business Administration from Fort Valley State University. She is a Georgia Teacher and Start Certified Trainer.
Gregory Cassiere earned a Master of Art in Early Childhood Education from Mercy College and Bachelor of Art in Political Science from Fordham University. He has a Certificate in Special Education K-6. He’s a New York City public and private teacher with TEFL and TESOL Certifications and has taught High School English and Career Services Teacher as well as English to non-English speakers in Southeast Asia.
Dr. Alaina Desjardin
Dr. Alaina Desjardin earned a Doctorate of Business Administration from Northcentral University, a Masters of Public Administration from Ashford University, a Masters of Arts in Teaching in Special Education from New Jersey City University, a Masters of Urban Education with specialization in Leadership from New Jersey City University. Her licenses include New Jersey Certified Educational Principal, New Jersey Certified Educational Supervisor, New Jersey Certified Teacher of Students with Disabilities, and New Jersey Certified K-6 Generalist Teacher.
Michelle Dragalin earned an Educational Specialist in Educational Technology from Walden University, a Master of Education from the University of Phoenix, a Bachelor of Art in Special Education from Old Dominion University, and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Bemidji State University. She is a Texas elementary school teacher (PK-8) and a Colorado elementary and special education teacher.
Christine Ducz earned a Master of Arts in Education and Curriculum Instruction from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Centenary University. She is a New Jersey English teacher and reading specialist.
Dr. Lauren Formy-Duval
Dr. Lauren Formy-Duval earned a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University, a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from North Carolina State University. She is a Licensed Psychologist with a private clinical practice.
Kathryn Gonsalves earned a Master of Art in Psychology from Humboldt State University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Campbell University. She is a Virginia teacher and psychology instructor.
Annemarie Guertin earned a Master of Arts in Elementary Education from Fitchburg State University and a Bachelor of Art in Early Childhood Education from Wheelock College. She is a public school teacher in Massachusetts and children’s book author, “How the Finch Got His Colors.”
Chelsea Herndon earned a Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education and Educational Specialist in Elementary Education from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is a certified teacher in grades pre-school through 6th grade, a previous elementary teacher in Alabama and Washington, DC and currently a doctoral student at Auburn University.
Dr. Ken James
Dr. Ken James earned a Doctorate and Education Specialist in Teaching and Learning from Liberty University, a Master of Art in School Counseling from Valdosta State University, and a Bachelor Degree in General Studies from Valdosta State University. He is a Teacher in Georgia.
Jessica Lofton earned a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Grand Canyon University, a Graduate Certificate in Business from Cameron University, and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems and Business Administration from North Carolina Wesleyan College. She is a business, technology, and education adjunct instructor in North Carolina.
Elizabeth Malson earned a Master of Science in Pharmaceuticals from the University of Southern California, a Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina, and a Bachelor of Science from North Carolina State University. She is a PADI certified Emergency First Responder Instructor and Master Scuba Diver Trainer.
Marlene Malson earned a Master of Science in Operations Management from the University of Arkansas, is a Graduate of the United States Air Force Air War College, and earned a Bachelor of Arts from West Virginia University. She is a retired USAF Financial Management and Cost Analyst.
Dr. Alexandra Murr
Dr. Alexandra Murr earned a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from University of Toledo, a Master of Science in Nursing from University of Phoenix, and a Bachelor of Art in Art from Buffalo State College. She is a Board Certified Nurse Executive in New York.
Sarah Olson earned a Master of Science in Counseling and Psychology from Troy University and a Bachelor of Art in Criminal Justice from Mercyhurst College. She is a Global Career Development Facilitator Certification from National Career Development Association and a Community College Career Center Specialist, Adjunct Professor, and Career Coach.
Karli Ortmann earned a Master of Art in Counseling from Chicago Professional School of Psychology (expected in 2020) and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from St. Xavier University. She has been a Professional Nanny for over 10 years.
Jena Paulo earned Master of Science in Education from California State University and a Bachelor of Art in Human Development from California State University. She is a Head Preschool teacher, Preschool Director, and Online College Instructor.
Darrin Prince earned a Master of Arts in Christian Education from Faith Bible College and a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts and Science/Business Administration. He has a USATF (USA Track & Field) Level 1 Coaching Certification, NASE (National Association of Speed & Explosion) Level II Speed and is an Explosion Specialist. He is a Collegiate Coach of more than 700 athletes, spent 17 years in the US Army, and is a licensed and ordained Minister of the Gospel.
Denise Richardson earned a Master of Education in Leadership of Educational Organizations from American InterContinental University and a Bachelor of Art in Elementary Education from Trinity International University of Florida. She is the Program Director of Children Services for a Learning Center in Florida.
Dr. Jennifer Rodriquez-Bosque
Dr. Jennifer Rodriquez-Bosque earned a Doctor of Health Science from Nova Southeastern University, a Master of Science in Nutrition and Wellness from Benedictine University, and a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from University of Puerto Rico. She has been a Licensed Dietitian for ten years working with children in clinical and community settings.
Andrea Sammons earned a Master of Art in Teaching from Georgia College and State University and a Bachelor of Art in Studio Art-Ceramics from Georgia College and State University. She is a Georgia Professional Educator Certificate and Art Teacher.
Dr. Beth Stutzmann
Dr. Beth Stutzmann earned a Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Education from Shenandoah University, a Master of Music in Horn Performance from Oklahoma City University, and a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from The Boston Conservatory of Music. She is a college curriculum content developer in Georgia.
Sara Townley. Master of Science in Applied Nutrition – Sport & Fitness from Canisius College and a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from the University of Texas – Arlington. High School Teacher in the state of Texas. ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, CISSN Certified Sports Nutritionist, and Certified Barre Fitness Instructor.
Allison Winkelmann earned a Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine from the University of Western States and a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Texas. She is certified by the Nutritional Therapy from the Health Sciences Academy. She is a youth soccer coach, youth and adult fitness trainer, and wellness coach.
Dr. Patricia Ziefle
Dr. Patricia Ziefle earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Louisiana State University and Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Louisiana State University. She is an equine and small animal veterinary specialist.
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