About the Director

Hi! My name is Wendy Gray and I am thrilled to be the Director at Dar-Lings Learning Center! I have 30 years experience working with children and the last several years as a Director. I grew up outside Philadelphia, PA and met my husband at Lehigh University in Bethlehem while I attended Cedar Crest in Allentown. After marrying we moved to North Carolina where I received my B.A. from N.C. State in Raleigh.

I have two grown children – Tyler is a UTD graduate with a BA in History and my daughter, Kailey, is finishing her senior year at Austin College in Sherman with a double major in Religion and Psychology.

I am excited to be leading this great group of teachers in providing the exceptional quality of education and love what Dar-Lings offers to the children in their care! I look forward to joining this school family and developing strong relationships with you all!

 

                                                                                             

Our Teachers

  • Well trained, loving teachers
  • Experienced and well selected
  • First Aid and CPR certified
  • Continued certified training of childcare education
  • Thorough background screenings
  • Professional, dedicated and spiritually aware
  • Strives to make a difference in each and every child’s life

 

 

MEET THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Curriculum Coordinator & Kindergarten Teacher

 

Sheena Gordon, a native of Dallas enjoys spending time with her husband Jay & daughter Remi Jane, playing sports, dancing, eating food, and travelling the world. She comes to Dar-Lings Learning Center with a wide range of experiences in children and youth programming. Sheena received her Master’s in Church Ministries with a focus on Urban Ministry and Christian Education. She completed her undergraduate studies at Texas College and received a Bachelor’s of Science in Sociology with a minor in Social work. Sheena began her career in mentoring young people in 2008 through various capacities. Sheena has served as a director of after school programs and summer camps, lead teacher in early childhood education (toddler-kindergarten), director of children and youth programs, nursery teacher, and more. Sheena’s favorite thing about teaching is she loves being a part of a child’s life journey and seeing their face light up when they discover new things. Her favorite children’s book is Pete the Cat; because IT’S ALL GOOD! She feels blessed and is extremely thankful for the opportunity to serve the children and families at Dar-Lings.

MEET MS. SUSANA

Infant Teacher

 

Hello! My name is Susana. I am beginning my career in early childhood education and I am excited for the adventure with Dar-Lings Learning Center. I am the Infant teacher and enjoy all the love I receive from each child. One of my favorite activities is reading to the children, my favorite children’s story is Alice and Greta. For fun I play soccer and I like to craft! I am a mother of three children that I absolutely love to death.

                                                                   

MEET MS. LEATRICE

Toddler Teacher

 

Hi, my name is Leatrice Hickman and I’m very excited to be a teacher at Dar-Lings Learning Center. I have taught and worked with children for over 5 years. I always enjoyed helping others learn and grow. I studied Child Development at Brookhaven College. I have attended many trainings and courses in which I received my Child Development Associate. When I’m not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my daughters, baking & cooking, and traveling different areas of the world!

 

                                                                    

MEET MS. RUPA

Infant Teacher

 

Hi! I am Rupa. I come to Dar-Lings Learning Center with excitement to work with the Infant children. I have worked in the past as a Toddler Teacher. I hold my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and History. In India I completed a career foundation course as a pre-primary teacher and trainings in secondary education. I enjoy reading story books, singing, and playing with the children.

MEET MS. MUTKI

Preschool Teacher

 

I am Ms. Mukti the preschool teacher at Dar-Lings Learning Center. I have been here for 8 years and love this school! I am an energetic, fun loving and passionate teacher. I love to keep the kids involved in group activities and provide enhancements to our curriculum with my creativity. For fun I enjoy arts and craft, sewing, and spending time with my family. 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

MEET MS. JENNY

Cook & Nutritionist

 

My name is Jennifer! I was born and raised in Dallas, TX. I currently reside in Carrolton with my daughter. I have 15 years of experience in management. My educational background is Medical Office Specialist. In addition, I have a certification in nutrition for children and adults. For fun I love to cook, exercise, paint, and do arts & crafts with my little one. My goal as the cook and nutritionist at Dar-Lings is to guide the children to be healthy, smart, active, loving, and respectful.

 

MEET MS. MARY

PRE-KINDERGARTEN

 

My name is Mary and I am a people person! I love children and adults. Some of my favorite things to do is talk about life, travel, read, and listen to Christian music. I have my college certificate of Child Development.  I have worked with Dar-Lings for 7 years in the past and I am excited to be back on the Dar-Ling’s team of teachers. I love teaching because it expresses the talent of helping not only children, but adults. I love helping share the knowledge of learning that supports a person to learn and achieve their best. As a teacher, I inspire children oh a high academic level and personal level to achieve their goals and dreams. Children love to be in my class because I am kind and always show them love. My ears are always open to hear what they have to say.

 

About the Medical Director

Farah Naz is a board certified pediatrician in private practice in Carrollton since 2001. She is on staff at Baylor Medical Center of Carrollton (formerly Trinity Medical Center) and Presbyterian Hospital of Plano.

She did her internship at University Of Missouri-Columbia and completed her residency at Atlantic Health System, New Jersey. She worked as a Pediatrics ER physician for almost 2 years before moving to Plano. Since then she is settled in Plano with her husband and 2 children.

Her primary interest is DEVELOPMENTAL PEDIATRICS, including speech, gross and fine motor, behavior and learning disabilities. She has a courteous and qualified team who are dedicated to provide quality care to OUR little ones. We have same day appointments for any acute sickness and within 1-2 weeks for well exams. Waiting time is kept to a minimum, and we do our best to satisfy our client’s needs.

We welcome our patients from 8AM to 5PM, Mon-Thurs and 8AM until 3pm on Fridays.

Our entire team strives to provide quality and efficient pediatrics care in a loving and friendly environment.

 



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