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!!
Elizabeth Nunez, aka Liz, is the Supervisor of Building #1 at BBKA. Which means that Liz will be anywhere at any time 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.
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 Supervisor 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.
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 10+ years of childcare experience. Ashley loves learning new techniques to teach her young babies. Ashley was born in Texas and is a NB local!
Ashley leads a busy life, when she is not at BBKA changing diapers, she mixes paint for Sherwin Williams. When Ashley has down time, she spends it with her daughter, Baylee. Ashley enjoys long road trips and hiking adventures.
Feel free to email Ms. Ashley at email@example.com
Sarah Moody is an Assistant Teacher in the 2.5 year old class at building #2. Ms. Sarah, also is a floater teacher when needed, so you might just see her in your child’s class. Sarah has been working with BBKA since February 2018. While this is Sarah’s first time in the professional child care setting, she has been babysitting for years and has also volunteered for events helping with children at elementary schools and church schools. Sarah really enjoys just being around the kids and seeing all the energy and happiness that children always seem to portray.
When Ms. Sarah is not working at BBKA, she attends Texas State University with an exercise and sports science major. She also really enjoys being in the outdoors and time with friends and family.
Jazzlyn Avalos joined BBKA in April 2016 and is the Lead Teacher in the 2yr old class. 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 the Lead 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.
Samantha Davis is the Assistant Teacher in the 3 year old class. Sam joined BBKA in September 2017. Sam has worked in a church nursery and also in a Mother’s Day out program. Sam has also been babysitting her sibling since she was 13 years old. Sam enjoys doing artwork with the kids, circle time and playing outside with them. Sam is excited to be around children and enjoys watching them grow.
When Sam isn’t working at BBKA, she is a manager at Bahama Bucks. In her free time she likes to go on adventures with friends and spend time with her boyfriend, Bly. Sam loves to travel around the world and explore new places.
Kaitlin Tandy is the Lead Teacher in the 15-18 month old class. 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-schooler's.
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.
Bailey Lerch is the Lead Teacher in the 8-14 month class. Bailey started with the BBKA Team in April 2018. While this is Bailey’s first time in the professional child care setting, Bailey has been babysitting since she was 15 years old. Bailey has experience with the infant’s class as well. Bailey enjoys hearing the children laugh and loves having them sing and dance along with her.
Bailey is originally from Newman, Georgia and has been in Texas for 3 years now. When Bailey is not working at BBKA, she enjoys her time with her fiancé (soon to be hubby) and their dogs.
Iris Espinoza is an Assistant Teacher for the 2's class and a Floater Teacher in Bldg #1 & #2 and has been with BBKA since November 2017. While this is Iris’ first time in a professional child care center, she has been babysitting her sister’s since she was 15 years old. Iris enjoys to sing the ABC’s and 123’s both in English and Spanish to the kids. Iris loves to use her creative mind to come up with different types of artwork for the children to do and to teach them during circle time.
When Iris is not at BBKA, she enjoys her free time working out, going on walks with her dog, hanging out with her boyfriend and going to Mexico to visit family.
Tiffany Woodruff is the Lead Teacher in the 2.5 yr old class. Ms. Tiffany started with BBKA in March 2018 and brings with her over 10+ years of professional childcare experience. Ms. Tiffany has worked with all age groups and really enjoys working with the Pre-K age group. Ms. Tiffany really enjoys teaching the children new things and watching them get so excited to learn.
When Ms. Tiffany is not working at BBKA, she loves going to the beach and spending her days relaxing in the sun. She is from Rockport and goes back any chance she gets.
Kelsi Lafavers is an Assistant Teacher in the Infant room as well as a Floater Teacher at Bldg #1. Kelsi joined our BBKA Team in February 2018. Kelsi has never been in the professional child care setting, but was a nanny for 4 yrs and has been babysitting for several years. Kelsi enjoys being around children and being silly, teaching them new things and she is very caring.
When Kelsi is not working at BBKA, she attends Texas State University, Majoring in Exercise and Sports Science, with a Minor in Biology. Ms. Kelsi plans to be a High School Soccer Coach and Science Teacher after she graduates. When Kelsi is not at school or at BBKA, she enjoys time with friend's, playing soccer and going shopping.
Victoria Fishbeck is an Assistant Teacher in the 2 yr old room. Victoria started with BBKA in May 2018 and brings with her nanny, church VBS and babysitting experiences. Victoria has been babysitting since she was 12 yrs old, she also completed 2 summers of being a leader for Kindergarten and 2nd graders at her Church during Vacation Bible School. Victoria was a nanny for a family the summer before last. Victoria really enjoys playing music and dancing and singing with the children as well as, doing crafts with them
When Victoria is not working at BBKA, she attends Texas State University and is aspiring to be a teacher. Victoria enjoys being with her husband and anytime they get to travel. She also enjoys, watching the Astros and attending her sister’s FFA events and watching her show steers.