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 DIRECTOR

 

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 as the School Director for the children and families at Dar-Lings.

 

                                                                   

MEET MS. LEATRICE

Toddler Teacher & Curriculum Director

 

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. MYKAYLA

Infant Teacher

 

I am MyKayla Sanchez from Tucson, AZ. I am a mother of two handsome boys that I am so proud of. I come to Dar-Lings with over 5 years of experience babysitting and loving children. I love working with and learning about children. I believe that every child deserves to be and feel loved. I have a passion to continue my education, experiences, and knowledge in Early Childhood Education. I am still a big kid at heart and find it easy to get along with children!

 

                                                                     

                                                                    

MEET MS. KASHIRA

Lead Infant Teacher

 

I am KaShira Watts from Temple, Texas. I am married with three amazing children. We are a fun, outgoing, sporty, outdoor, close knit family. I have been taking care of children since I was ten years old and I love kids and they love me. I will always treat your child as if he/she is my own. My background is more than five years with early childhood education. I believe that early childhood education is the core to where you start a good foundation on who each child will grow up to be and how they act in our society. In my class I love to teach children right from wrong, ABC’s, colors, words, manners, respect, and handwashing.

 

MEET MS. KIMBERLY

Lead Infant Teacher

 

Hi! My name is Kimberly Ontiveros, wife and mother of three children. I am from Dallas, Texas and attended Brookhaven College for higher education. I am passionate about teaching children to succeed in life. I have worked with elementary children in an afterschool program and have cared for many young children. One of my strongest gifts is patience, which allows me to be an exceptional teacher.

 

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. DONNA

Infant/Toddler Teacher

 

Hi! I am Donna Daniel. Born in Cisco, Texas. I am a mother of two daughters and have grand-children! Attended TCJC for two years and I received my Child Development Associate specialized in Infant and Toddlers. I began my career in Early Childhood Education in 1981. I believe that every child is unique and should be taught and cared for as an individual. In my classroom I always strive to keep it clean, safe, and a happy place for the children to learn and grow.

                                                                

MEET MS. JASMINE

Preschool I Teacher

 

Hello, I’m Jasmine Green from Dallas, Texas. I am newly married with three beautiful children. I began bringing my children to Dar-Lings and fell in love with the teachers and their passion for the little ones. I am excited to share that equal love for children each day in my classroom. I want to make sure I have a positive impact on the children and make learning fun!

                                                                    

MEET MS. TARA

School-Aged Teacher & Food Manager

 

Hi, my name is Tara Bunch. I am originally from West Palm Beach, Florida and moved to Dallas, TX 10 years ago. I am excited to start my journey with Dar-Lings Learning Center. I have a 13 year old daughter, a 3 year old son, a cat Timmy, and my dog Daisey. I am currently finishing my degree at College of HealthCare Professionals. I have experience working with the infants, toddlers, and 2’s. My goals for my classroom is to teach, let the infants experience their surroundings through love and fun activities, and provide exceptional care.  When I’m not teaching I love spending time with my family, cooking, and reading.

 

                                                                    

 

MEET MS. WARISHA

Floater Teacher

 

I am Warisha, born in Pakistan. I moved to Dallas, Texas when I was eleven years old. I have a passion to make a difference in the lives of children and adults. I’m currently in school studying Health Care and one day hope to become a dietician. My goal is to inspire children to attain whatever goals they may have. In my class I love having circle-time with the children. We “popcorn” read in a circle and I enjoy discovering the stories in books. For fun I love to workout.

 

MEET MS. ZEE

Pre-Kinder & Kindergarten Teacher

 

My name is Zeenat Jeewani and I am from London England. I attended London Metropolitan University. I am the mother of four children and the wife of my lovely husband of 10 years. I started my career in Early Childhood Education back in 2005. My philosophy on Early Childhood Education is the earlier children are exposed to learning the better they will be able to solve problems. In my classroom I create a loving atmosphere full of children smiling and learning among fun & laughter.

My name is Abby Kizziar. I’ve been babysitting since I was young, and have also been working as a camp counselor at Brookhill Ranch for four years. I’ve also had experience as a substitute teacher for Founders Classical Academy in Mesquite, Texas. I have a passion for incorporating fun with learning, and my goal is always to make every child to feel included and excited about what we are doing.

About the Director and 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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