Toddler Teachers

Toddler A, FT Teacher

Miss Melina Mineti

Joined JLU: August 2018

Degree: HS diploma;  currently enrolled at Brockport College

Experience prior to JLU: professional experience as a florist; five years of working with children at VBS, church nursery and babysitting

Personal life: loves cats, tea and Christmas and is a member of the Brockport Free Methodist Church

Toddler A, FT Teacher

Miss Kimberly Slaughter

Joined JLU: August 2020

Degree:  Currently enrolled in Child Development Associate's in Infant & Toddler Care; High School Diploma
Experience prior to JLU: four years of childcare experience as a private nanny and as a babysitter; volunteered for Shine Catholic Work Camp and the Livingston County Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation
Personal life: enjoys singing, gardening and cooking

Toddler B, FT Teacher

Ms. Kate Schied-Deckert

Joined JLU: May 2021

Degree: Master’s degree in Creative Arts Therapy from Nazareth College; Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from Alfred University
Experience prior to JLU: over 10 years of combined childcare experience at the YMCA and Pea Pods Child Care; over 10 years of providing in-home respite care through DePaul Developmental Services, People, Inc. and Happiness House
Personal life: married, enjoys spending time with her family, decorating her home and spending time outside in nature

Toddler B, FT Teacher

Miss Rena Rodwell

Joined JLU: December 2020

Degree: AA in Culinary Arts from Niagara CC

Experience prior to JLU: two years of experience as a line and sauté cook at Brickyard Brewing Co.; one year of customer service experience as a supervisor at Barnes & Noble; five years of leading youth group for 2nd to 5th grade at Mother of Sorrows church
Personal life: loves music, cooking, and spending time with family

Toddler C, FT Teacher

Miss Kathrine Aiosa

Joined JLU: September 2018

Degree: BA in Educational Studies from West Virginia Wesleyan College
Experience prior to JLU: one year of childcare experience as an infant and toddler teacher; two years of college observations in elementary schools; two years teaching preschool physical education; over eight years of experience teaching VBS and Sunday school 
Personal life: enjoys ultimate Frisbee, member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority

Toddler C, FT Teacher

Miss Amelia Lundberg


Joined JLU: November 2017

Degree: HS diploma

Experience prior to JLU: personal nanny for four years; volunteer in her church nursery for over ten years; babysitting for over ten years

Personal life: enjoys reading, watching movies and sewing


Toddler C, FT Teacher

Mrs. Katherine DeChane

Joined JLU: August 2020

Degree: Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Sociomedical Sciences from SUNY Geneseo
Experience prior to JLU: two years of customer service experience at SUNY Geneseo Student Life; Counselor at a summer camp for three years; five years of restaurant experience 
Personal life: married, enjoys remodeling and fixing up her home

Infant/Toddler Substitute

Miss Corina Ferro

Joined JLU: August 2017

Degree: BFA in Dance and a BS in Interdisciplinary Arts for Children

Experience prior to JLU: worked with children as a dance instructor for four years at two studios; substitute teacher in the Brockport CSD; five years of experience as a camp counselor at Casowasco Camp; volunteer for church nursery

Personal life: enjoys dancing


for the 2021-22 School Year



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