Toddler Teachers

Toddler A, FT Teacher

Miss Zaria Thompes


Joined JLU: October 2020

Degree: Bachelor’s degree in Public Health Education from SUNY Brockport
Experience prior to JLU: three years as a camp counselor for Gates Recreational Department; one year of experience as a live-in nanny 
Personal life: enjoys cooking, baking, reading and painting


Toddler A, FT Teacher

Miss Helen Draper

Joined JLU: September 2019

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Family Studies from Houghton College

Experience prior to JLU: Intern at Hillside Children’s Center; teacher’s aide at Monroe 2 Orleans BOCES; private babysitting experience; Sunday school volunteer in her church

Personal life: enjoys cooking, drawing, vegetable gardening, singing, running, camping and being outdoors 

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 B, FT Teacher

Miss Alexia Marathe

Joined JLU: August 2019

Degree: HS diploma; currently enrolled at Monroe Community College

Experience prior to JLU: one year of experience as an assistant teacher at Park Ridge childcare

Personal life: enjoys singing and painting


Toddler B, PT Teacher

Miss Katie Kelleher

Joined JLU: August 2019
Degree: HS Diploma; currently enrolled in Child Development Associate’s program
Experience prior to JLU: over a year of professional childcare experience; additional experience in food service industry
Personal life: has two cats, enjoys writing, coloring and spending time with her friends and 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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