Write Start Learning Center

Quality Care Since 1981

Meet Our Teachers

Ranita Laramee

Ranita Laramee has been at Write Start since 2014. She holds a The Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™. She works primarily with the twos and threes age groups.

Natalia Manuele

Natalia Manuele has been at Write Start since 2015.She has an Associates Degree with Specialization in Early Childhood Education. She works primarily in the one’s age group.

Elissavet Makris

Elissavet Makris has been at Write Start since 2002. She holds a The Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™, and an Associate Degree in Advanced School of Business Management. She is a VPK lead teacher.

Maria Feliciano

Maria Feliciano has an Associates in Arts Degree with specialization in The Bilingual Child. She is a VPK lead teacher and has been at Write Start since 2006.

Tina Giordano

Tina Giordano has been at Write Start since 2011. She holds a The Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™ and a Diploma from Teachers Training School. Tina works primarily in the infant room.

Barbara Stanton

Barbara Stanton has been at Write Start since 2009. She has an Associates in Science Degree in Early Childhood Education. She is a Staff Member in Charge.

Leigha Barela

Leigha Barela has been at Write Start since 2010. She has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Educational and Interdisciplinary Studies. She holds The Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™ with Level II Director Credential. She has a CDL license to drive our Buses for Before and After School and Summer Camp. She is a VPK lead teacher.

Crystal Kiefer

Crystal Kiefer has been at Write Start since 2009. She holds The Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™ with Level II Director Credential. She also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanization of Harvest and Transportation. She is a Staff Member in Charge and the Infant/Toddler Specialist.

Lishuang Zhou

Lishuang Zhou has been at Write Start since 2000. She holds a The Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™. She is a specialist in the two’s age group.

Brooke Smith

Brooke Smith has been at Write Start since 2013. She holds a The Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™. She works primarily in the infant room.