Parent-Child Center Staff

 

Darlene Bakes

Darlene Bakes

Director

PCC Employee Since 2008

 

Darlene has a B.A. in Art and Education, a Certificate in Early Childhood Education Management and Masters credits in Public Administration. She has worked in the ECE field since 1985. Born in Rochester, New Hampshire, she likes to go to fitness classes, take dance lessons, play outside, travel, read non-fiction, see live music and spend time with family. 

Lisa Dorgan

Lisa Dorgan

Manager

PCC Employee Since 1999

 

Lisa has an AA in Early Childhood Education from Shoreline Community College. Born in Seattle, she likes to read, watch movies, listen to music and talk radio, go camping, and spend time with her husband and three children. 

Jocelyn Ramos

Jocelyn Ramos

Program Assistant

PCC Employee Since 2000

 

Jocelyn is taking Early Childhood Education courses working towards an AA degree. Born in Manila (Philippines), she likes to spend time with her children, go shopping, hang out at the beach or Barnes & Noble, & go snowboarding when she can. 

Kay Johnansen

Kay Johansen

Cook

PCC Employee Since 2003

 

Kay likes to spend time with her family, going camping, bowling, playing bingo and watching the Seahawks. She has over 20 years of experience and a Culinary Arts degree. She was born in Seattle. 

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Jessica Owens

Infant Lead Teacher

PCC Employee Since 2008 

 

Jessica has an AA in Early Childhood Education as well as a BA in English. Born in Muncie, Indiana, she likes to do yoga, bake and cook, read novels, travel around the world and spend time with her husband..

 

Keala Ryan Keala Ryan

Waddler Lead Teacher

PCC Employee Since 2008

 


Born in Seattle, Keala has a BA in Family Studies. In her spare time she likes to go to the gym, play soccer, read, listen to music, watch movies and spend time with her family and friends.

 

Tamara Burdic

Toddler Lead Teacher

PCC Employee Since 2011

 

 

Fiel Cheever

Fiel Cheever

Preschool Lead Teacher

PCC Employee Since 2007

 

Born in Manila (Philippines), Fiel has over 25 years of experience working with children infant through school age. She likes running, skiing, biking, hiking and swimming. She also enjoys spending time hanging out with her family and camping/backpacking. 

Donna Turner

Donna Turner

Pre-K Lead teacher

PCC Employee Since 2000

 

Donna has AA degrees in Early Childhood Education and Special Education & Human Services. She also has an Education transfer degree and 30 years experience working with children. Born in Seattle, she enjoys volunteering, photography, playing with grandchildren, reading and listening to music.

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Le Mach

Infant Lead Assistant

PCC Employee Since 2011

 

 

 

 

Angela Kalustyan

Angela Kalustyan

Waddler Lead Assistant

PCC Employee Since 2002 

 

Angela was born in Azerbaijan (former USSR) and has an Accounting degree. In her spare time she likes to read, travel and spend time with friends.

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Jessica McFarlane

Preschool Lead Assistant
PCC Employee Since

Kathy Banas

Kathy Banas
Toddler Lead Assistant
PCC Employee Since 2010

 

Kathy has been teaching children since 1980. Born in Seattle, she has a AAS degree in Early Childhood Education. In her spare time she likes to travel, read and listen to music.

 

In addition, the Center employs 7-10 part-time staff.  We are also fortunate to have work study and service learning students as well as volunteers and a foster grandparent who help out in the classrooms.