Thomas and Keri Fryer embarked on the ownership of Blue Bird Kids Academy in February 2013. Thomas received his Bachelor Degree of Science in Electrical Engineering in May 2005. Thomas then went on to work for CPS Energy in Substation Engineering for ten years. Thomas currently works for KBS Electrical Distributor Inc. as an Engineer and in Sales. Keri received her Associates degree in Business Management in 2006. Keri then went on to work in Real Estate for NBCLAR for 7 years and then took a new career path in the medical field at Estes Audiology Hearing Center for 6 years. Now Keri currently works for Blue Bird Kids Academy full time, so feel free to stop by and say "Hi."
In their spare time, Thomas and Keri enjoy spending time with their son Wade, who you just might see at BBKA. They also enjoy spending time with their families, love traveling, and enjoy boating and water activities and pretty much anything else that keeps them busy! BBKA has been a long awaited dream come true for Thomas and Keri! They enjoy every opportunity they get to meet with the staff, parent’s and BBKA children!
Kimberly Chavis is the Director of Blue Bird Kids Academy. In her past life, Kimberly worked for St. Judes Ranch for Children for 13 years, with the last six years as the Program Director. SJRC is emergency shelter and pregnant and parenting teen home for children ages 0-23 who are in custody of the state. While at SJRC she obtained her Degree in Child Development and Licensed Child Care Administrator certification. Kimberly has over 14 years of experience working with children and six years experience in customer service. Kimberly embarked on the BBKA experience with her sister Keri Fryer and Brother in law Thomas Fryer in February 2013.
In her spare time, Kimberly enjoys spending time with her husband Willie Chavis and two children Madison age 13 and Mason age 9. She also enjoys arts and crafts, shopping, going to concerts, cooking and just relaxing on the couch!!
Kayla Esparza is the Lead Teacher in the 2.5 year old room. Kayla has been babysitting since she was 15 yrs. old. This is Kayla’s first time working in childcare professionally. Kayla started with BBKA in March 2015. Kayla enjoys teaching the children new things and loves doing artwork with them. She is always looking to find new and cool activities to do with her class. Kayla is currently go to college and is majoring in Criminal Justice.
When Kayla is not working at BBKA, she enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and family having BBQ’s.
Elizabeth Nunez, aka Liz, is the Supervisor of Building #1 at BBKA. Which means that Liz will be anywhere at anytime throughout the day. Liz has been with BBKA since March 2014. Liz is a very charismatic teacher who is full of energy and enjoys teaching and doing artwork with children. Liz is a bilingual teacher and loves to talk to the kids in Spanish and English alike. This is her first time in a professional childcare setting but has been babysitting since she was 15 years old. Liz is currently going to school to be an Elementary Teacher.
When Liz is not working hard at BBKA, she enjoys going to Schlitterbahn and Fiesta Texas with her husband Jorge. She also enjoys going to the movies and shopping.
Veronica Regino is a Teacher in the younger toddler class at building #1. Ms. Veronica has been working with BBKA from time to time through the summers during high school and has rejoined BBKA in February 2017. Veronica enjoys making the children laugh, being goofy with the children and helping out other staff when they need it. While this is Veronica’s first time in the professional childcare setting, she has been babysitting, with her sister Liz, since she was 13 yrs young.
When Ms. Veronica is not working at BBKA, she enjoys her time with her friends. She loves to shop and go out for a run to clear her mind. She also loves being with her family.
Molly Mollenkopf, joined the BBKA team in September 2016 as a Floater Teacher at building #1 and is now the Assistant Teacher in the Infant room. Molly has been working with children for over 10 years, including babysitting, nursery work at her local church, and working at an early learning academy. Molly has experience with children with Autism, Down Syndrome, as well as children with food allergies. Molly enjoys helping the kids with crafts, making them laugh, and helping them learn new things!
Along with working at BBKA, Molly is a licensed Realtor and loves to help families find the home of their dreams! Molly enjoys spending her spare time with her family and boyfriend Mike. She also enjoys spending time outside with her two dogs, Stitch and Stetson, she loves crafting, as well as decorating.
Destiny Guerra is the Lead Teacher in the 3 year old class. Destiny previously worked for BBKA in 2013 for 2 years with the older infants until her husband’s job moved them to another town and has now rejoined the BBKA Team in February 2017. She has several years of experience working with children of all ages. Destiny loves to teach children social skills and good hygiene!! Destiny has 3 children of her own, ages 10, 12 and 13 that keep her very busy. Destiny is very compassionate and caring, children love to be around her. We are very glad to have her back with us.
When Destiny is not at BBKA she enjoys reading, shopping, going to the movies, swimming and hanging out with her family.
Ms. Ashley joined BBKA in September of 2014 and is The Lead Teacher for the Infant Room, ages 6 weeks to 7/8 months old. Ashley brings with her over 9 years of childcare experience. She earned her Child Development Associate Certificate in November 2016. Ashley loves learning new techniques to teach her young babies. Ashley was born in Texas and is a NB local, Go Canyon!
In Ashley’s spare time she enjoys spending time with her beautiful, smart, amazing daughter who teaches her something new every day. She enjoys long walks on the beach and eating as much Tex-Mex food as possible. Feel free to email Ms. Ashley if you have any questions for her at email@example.com
Ms. Vanna, aka Ms. Star joined BBKA in October 2014 and brings with her 6+ years of childcare experience. Ms. Vanna is the Supervisor for Building #2 with BBKA, which means she's everywhere at any given time. Ms. Vanna also will help out in the after-schooler’s building from time to time. She enjoys making the kids laugh, singing nursery rhymes and playing ball with the older kids. Ms. Vanna will brighten up anyone’s day with her fun personality and contagious smile.
When Ms. Vanna is not at BBKA, she enjoys spending quality time with her nieces and nephews. She loves to watch her nephew play basketball! She also enjoys being around her friends and family in her spare time.
Virginia Raley "Ginny" joined BBKA June 2015 and is the Lead Teacher in the Pre K classroom and the Manager for building #3, our after-school program and summer program. Ginny brings with her 12+ years of professional childcare experience. As well as, Ginny started babysitting when she was 13 years old. Ginny has worked with all different ages and really enjoys teaching Pre K. Ginny has very open communication with parents and welcomes you to stop by and visit anytime with any comments or concerns.
When Ginny is not at BBKA, she enjoys spending time with her daughter Lila and her family and friends. They love going to the lake, camping and shopping. Ginny also enjoys spending time with her friends.
Valeria Velazquez is a Teacher in the 7-14 month old class. Val joined the BBKA Team November 2016. This is Val's first time in the professional child care setting, but she brings with her several years of babysitting. Val enjoys doing art with the kids and loves playing with them outside during the day. Val is excited to watch the kid's grow and learn new things.
When Valeria is not working at BBKA, she enjoys spending her days with her boyfriend, Eduardo. They love to play soccer and spend time with their families. Val loves animals and has 3 dogs that she enjoys time with as well. Val loves to shop!
Jerica Hicks is a Teacher in the 7-14 month old class. Jerica started with BBKA in August 2015 and brings with her 6 years of professional child care experience. Jerica has been babysitting since she was 15 years old. Jerica loves doing artwork with the children and singing and dancing with them
When Jerica is not working at BBKA she enjoys spending the day with her 4 yr old daughter, Jordan and infant son, Bryan. They love taking walks or just playing an outside sport of any kind.
Jazzlyn Avalos joined BBKA in April 2016 as a Lead toddler (19-24 mths) teacher. This is Jazzlyn’s first time in a professional career setting. Jazzlyn has been babysitting since she was 14 years old and really loves working with children. Jazzlyn loves to sing with the kids, no matter what age group, she enjoys doing artwork and reading books to them as well. Jazzlyn has really enjoyed working with children and looks forward to watching them grow and learn.
When Jazzlyn is not at BBKA, she enjoys spending her days with her friend's. She loves to go shopping, laying low on the couch watching movies and really enjoys relaxing at the river.
Megan Byron joined the BBKA team in June 2016 and is a Teacher in the 3 yr old class. While this is Megan’s first time in a professional child care center, she too has been babysitting since she was 13 yrs of age. She really enjoys circle time, singing and dancing with her kids. She loves to hear them laugh, it just makes her day to know they are all happy.
When Megan is not at BBKA, she enjoys spending her days with her daughter Micaeli, family and friends. Her and Micaeli love going to the park or even just driving around town.
Ashley Sikes is a teacher in the younger toddler class, ages 15-18 mths old. Ashley has been with BBKA since April 2015. Ashley really enjoys circle time with the kids, she loves to read them new stories and teach them with flash cards. Ashley is a fun and nurturing teacher that is always eager to find new ways to teach the young minds. This is Ashley’s first time in the professional childcare setting, but has loved babysitting since she was 12 years old.
When Ashley is not at BBKA, she enjoys spending her time with her family and girlfriends. She and her little sister enjoy shopping and playing at the park.
Andi Davila is a Teacher in the 2 year old room and has been with BBKA since April 2015. Andi brings with her 6 + years of babysitting and professional childcare experience. Andi really enjoys doing arts and crafts with all ages. Andi also enjoys singing songs, dancing and being silly with her children. Andi is very nurturing and caring with all of the children in her care and loves to make them smile.
When Andi is not at BBKA she enjoys her time with her son, Aiden. Andi also enjoys working out, being outdoors and practicing her makeup skills with a glass of wine.
Kaitlin Tandy is a Floater Teacher at all 3 BBKA buildings. Kaitlin started with the BBKA TEAM June 2017. While this is Kaitlin’s first time in the professional child care setting, Kaitlin has been babysitting her niece, nephew and sister since the age of 13. Kaitlin really enjoys being around children, interacting with them and having fun teaching and playing with the babies all the way up to the after schoolers.
When Kaitlin is not working at BBKA, she enjoys her free time shopping, hanging out and playing with her niece and nephew and being with her family and friends.