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Meet the Team
The FKS Family
Ms. Sandi began at FKS in October of 2003 with a BA in Psychology and Elementary Education from the University of Richmond and received her Master of Education degree in 2010 from Cabrini College. Her three children, Abigail, Jake, and Grant, all attended and graduated from FKS. Abigail even comes back to work and volunteer at FKS when she is home.
Sandi’s favorite part of the job is meeting all
the new families and watching their children grow from infants through Kindergarten graduation and beyond.
Ms. Julie started as a parent at FKS when she brought her son, Anthony to us in early 2012 and became the Assistant Director in November, 2013. Julie holds a BS in Human Services from Chestnut Hill and a Master of Professional Studies in Human Resources from Penn State University. Julie’s sons, Anthony and Enzo, are both part of the FKS Family. All the morning hugs when she walks into each room and listening to the silly things the kids say are Ms. Julie’s favorite part of her job.
Ericka Van Buren
Ms. Ericka joined the FKS team in December
of 2014 with her four children, Leidan, Jordan, Eden, & Jaiden who have now all graduated FKS. Ms. Ericka brought several years of experience both owning an in-home child care center and working in early learning centers. Ms. Ericka has also volunteered her time working with a non-profit organization focused on empowering local teens who are parenting
or expecting children. Ms. Ericka finds the
most joy in celebrating each new milestone
with her infants.
Ms. Tonisha has been part of the FKS Family since February of 2015. She came to us with a degree in Early Childhood Education, more than 10 years of experience in the early learning field, and a passion to teach. Tonisha’s children, Jenna and Tyler, have both graduated from FKS. The part of her job she enjoys the most is having the opportunity to recreate some of
her favorite childhood memories with
Infant & Toddler Teacher
Ms. Liz came to us in January 2010 at the recommendation of her grandmother, Ms. Doris, a beloved teacher at FKS from 2000 until late 2017. Ms. Liz may have started as a volunteer, but she quickly fell in love with the children and began working here full time in July of that year. Ms. Liz splits her time between the Infant and Toddler classrooms and her favorite part of the job is snuggling with the babies.
Ms. Shameka was one of the very first employees of For Kids’ Sake when we opened in May of 2000. Ms. Shameka has grown her family at FKS and now brings her sons, Chase and Mason with her. Just spending time with each child and having a part in watching them all grow and learn is Ms. Meka’s favorite part of her job.
Ms. Irshad began working at For Kids’ Sake in October of 2004 after working in early learning in New York for more than 15 years. Ms. Irshad has a grown son, Basit, and spends some of her time outside of school cooking delicious meals
for her friends and lucky coworkers. Ms. Irshad’s favorite part of working at FKS is watching all of the children of different races and cultures laugh and play together from such an early age.
Ms. Natalie joined our team in May of 2022. With plenty of younger cousins, she started babysitting at an early age and then moved on to become a nanny. Ms.. Natalie has several hobbies including pottery, sewing and really anything crafty. Her favorite part of working with little ones is watching them learn new things and get excited when they have figured out something new.
Ms. Tanaya began working at For Kids' Sake in December of 2022 bringing with her several years of child care experience. Ms. Tanaya is the mother of 5 who enjoys every moment of it. Ms. Tanaya loves watching children grow and learn. S he takes pleasure in working at FKS where she can have an active role in students' lives and help guide them into the next stage of development.
Ms. Shareace came to the FKS Family in December of 2022 with more than 12 years of experience in early learning. Ms. Shareace has 6 children of her own and loves spending time with children of all ages. The most rewarding part of working at FKS is seeing every stage of the children's development as a new adventure and watching them reach each new milestone.
Toddler Teacher/Pre-K Teacher
Ms. Delzayah joined the FKS teaching staff in September of 2018 with more than five years of experience working with children. Ms. Delzayah completed her Associates in Early Childhood Education and is now working while attending Chestnut Hill College to complete her BA in Education. Ms. Delzayah loves that no two days at FKS are the same and she enjoys watching how quickly children develop and learn new skills.
Ms. Alice began working at FKS in May of 2019. She holds a BS in Elementary Education from Chestnut Hill College and came here with more than 30 years of working with children. Ms. Alice has 2 grown children and loves spending time with her grandchildren. Ms. Alice loves to hear the children laugh when she reads in silly voices.
Ms. Sarah joined the FKS Family in September of 2021. She moved to this area from California and comes with several years of experience with young children both in individual care and in early learning centers. Ms. Sarah's loves watching how each of the children develop a unique personality. No two children are the same and there is always something new to experience.
Ms. Taghred became a part of the FKS teaching team in September of 2021 after moving to King of Prussia from Florida with her husband and children. She brings with her years of experience in early childhood education working with all ages. Ms. Taghred believes that it is a joy and a privilege to watch children grow, play and achieve each new milestone.
After several years of bringing her daughter to For Kids’ Sake, Ms. Kelly became part of our teaching team in May of 2005. Ms. Kelly holds a BS in Education from Millersville University and a PA State Teaching Certificate in Elementary Education. Ms. Kelly’s children Haley and Tyler are both proud graduates of FKS. Ms. Kelly’s favorite part of her day is making the children laugh.
Mary Kate Ryan
Ms. Mary Kate became a part of the FKS team in January of 2012 when she was still a senior at Upper Merion High School. She has since graduated and come a full-time member of our teaching staff. At home, Ms. Mary Kate enjoys spending time with her step-daughter, Julianna. Watching the children learn and grow every day is Ms. Mary Kate’s favorite part of her position at FKS.
Ms. Lyann began working at For Kids' Sake in September of 2022 while pursuing her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education at Montgomery County Community College. She is completing her student teaching experience in our Preschool program and plans to complete her BA in Education at Cabrini University. Ms. Lyann enjoys teaching through play and seeing the children engaged and excited with the activities she plans.
Ms. Malone began working at FKS in August of 2022 after teaching in a charter elementary school in Philadelphia. She graduated with honors from Temple University with a BS in Early Childhood Education and holds a PA teaching certificate Pre-K-4th grade. When she's not teaching, Ms. Malone enjoys making pottery and spending time with family and friends. Her favorite part of teaching is watching her students gain confidence in themselves and seeing them take pride in their work. She also loves talking and playing together during morning meeting.