Our Admin Team

Ms. Martha

Ms. Martha

CEO/ Founder

Hi, I’m Martha the CEO/ Founder of Whiz Kidz Preschools.

Thank you for considering our school for your families needs. It is my life’s work and calling to work with children and teachers alike.  I always knew I wanted to be a teacher but I never dreamt I’d be so lucky to be a teacher to so many!  I feel so blessed that as a mother of 3 and wife, I can do what I love every day while also raising my family.  Together with my husband Tom and our amazing team, we have worked to build Whiz Kidz for families like yours.  We truly understand the challenges and blessings it is to raise a family.  When I’m not at a soccer game or driving around town for work or mom taxi, I enjoy reading, cooking, hiking and traveling!

Preschool Mesa Teachers

MS. Taylor

Director of Operations

My name is Taylor and I feel very blessed to be part of the Whiz Kidz Leadership Team. I moved to Arizona in 2017, met my husband and had a beautiful baby girl and we have our baby boy on the way. I graduated from Grand Canyon University in 2019 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. I love to read, explore the city with my husband and toddler, and enjoy the beautiful Arizona sunsets. I am proud to represent Whiz Kidz Preschool and I am committed to helping our team and our children succeed every day!

Nicole

MS. Nicole

Program Manager

Hello, My Name is Ms. Nicole! I am the Program Manager here at Whiz Kidz Preschools. I am married to my sweet husband Daniel, and we have 2 amazing children. I have been with Whiz Kidz since 2018 and have worked as both a Teacher and Administrator. I have 10 years of experience in Early Childhood and Youth Development. I started my career as a Pre-K Teacher for 2 years and then moved into non-profit and youth development work for 6 years. My son inspired me to get back into Early Childhood and I am so glad I did!

Edyth

Ms. Edyth

Human Resources Manager

Hello, I’m Ms. Edyth, the HR Manager for Whiz Kidz. My background is in Administration, and I’ve always enjoyed supporting others and keeping things organized and running in the background. I have two young children of my own and watching them grow has been the biggest blessing in my life. As a parent, I want to be involved with my children’s education and confident they’re receiving the best care. I was drawn to Whiz Kidz with their play-based approach to Early Childhood Care and Education, and believe their mission and vision is truly in line with my own.

Rico

Ms. Rico

Safety & Compliance Director

My name is Raegina Rico, you can call me Rico! I am the operator and owner of Title 9, LLC. A company that helps Investors and Child Care Owners start and monitor their businesses. Title 9 also aids in bringing healthy, safe and great quality childcare centers to the communities in Arizona. I am an author, and I am publishing my second book this summer. My daughter was the Editor-in-Chief at Boise State and has helped with the edits and my other talented girls illustrated my books. I have worked in the childcare profession for over 30 years. As a childcare owner/center director and a student-teacher at Mesa Community College Evelyn H. Warren NAEYC Child Development Laboratory, I received my undergraduate work in Child Development.

Whiz Kidz Preschool Staff

MS. Kassandra

Phoenix Campus Director

Hello, my name is Kassandra and I am the Phoenix Campus Director. I started my journey with WK a Preschool Teacher and was promoted to Assistant Director and then Director. I have been working in childcare since 2016 and it has been the most rewarding experience! I am currently furthering my education in a Bachelor of Science of Psychology of Forensics and a Minor in Business Analytics at GCU! Working with kids has taught me strong values of patience, compassion and most importantly understanding. Working in a company whose mission is to create a safe and joyful environment is such a blessing.

Preschool Mesa Teachers

MS. Susan

Scottsdale Campus Director

Hi my name is Susan I am fortunate enough to be the Director of our Scottsdale location. I have been in the Early Childhood field for 25 years. I started as a toddler teacher which I did for 14 years before becoming an Assistant Director then Director. After raising our son in Michigan for 23 years we moved here to Arizona in 2018 along with our son Logan and our dog Molly.We love it here, especially the “winters”. I started out at WK in 2018 as the Assistant Director. I love working with families and giving their children a home away from home!

Jennifer

Ms. Jennifer

Mesa Campus Director

Hello, my name is Ms. Jennifer. I’ve been in the Early Childhood Education field for 16 years. I have experience in a wide variety of programs from Montessori schools to traditional preschool programs.A little bit about me, I’m a proud mama of two children that keep me busy.  Avianna is 14 and Bentley is 4. I love Mexican food andin my down time my family and I enjoy cooking, thrifting, and any outdoor adventures. I look forward to meeting all the Mesa Families and I am excited to be apart of the Whiz Kidz Family!

Kim

Ms. Kimberly

Ahwatukee Campus Director

My name is Kim, and I am a mother to 3 amazing kids. I am an Arizona native and 1 of 6 children. I have been working in early childhood education for 22 years now and have yet to find any other profession that is quite as meaningful. Working with children allows me to go to work driven by a sense of purpose and working at Whiz Kidz affords me the opportunity to fulfill that purpose every day. I am happy to be apart of the Whiz Kidz team and the growth at our Ahwatukee campus.

Patriza

Ms. Patrizia

East Scottsdale Campus Director

Hello, my name is Ms. Patrizia and I am excited to be the Director of the East Scottsdale Campus. I am originally from San Diegoand grew up in Sicily, Italy ages 1-5 and have been in AZ for 10 years now. I have one daughter, a freshman in college. Ihave been in Education for 20 years. I started at a High School as Dean of Students, worked my way to thePrivate School to work with younger kids, as Director of Admission/ Assistant Head of School and served ages 1 yrs old through Middle School aged children. I was a site manager for preschools around Scottsdale, helping teachers with classroom management and curriculum before joining the WK family.

Jessica

Ms. Jessica

Phoenix Campus Assistant Director

Hello! I am Jessica, the Assistant Director at our Phoenix location! I have been working with children for over 20 years. I moved back to Arizona about 12 years ago with my two wonderful sons. I am pursuing my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. I am in the process of completing my bachelor’s degree in Educational Studies. I also worked at learning centers and academies to complete my internships and get experiences with children of all ages and have worked with children with Special Needs, I am specialized in Big Behaviors. I am excited about my journey at Whiz Kidz!

Whiz Kidz Preschool Teacher

MS. Caraline

Scottsdale Campus Assistant Director

Hi! I’m Ms. Caraline!In 2020 I earned my bachelor’s degree in Child Development and Family Studies, and I am very passionate about working with children. I have spent more than five years as a lead or co-teacher in all kinds of classrooms, so my experience ranges from infant care to high school special education! I am heavily inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach to learning and believe that a child’s parents/guardians are their first and most important teachers. The sense of community I have found here at Whiz Kidz is so wonderful and I love helping our families have access to high quality care.

Ryann

Ms. Ryann

Mesa Campus Assistant Director

Hello! I’m Ms. Ryann, I have been working in early childhood education for over 10 years. I started out my journey in the early childhood world in the classrooms, I was a lead in the Infants, Ones, and Twos for about a year each. After that, I was offered the Assistant Director position and eventually ended up as their director. I am originally from Northwest Iowa and moved out to Arizona back in August of 2012. I also am a very proud Auntie of 4 nieces and 1 nephew. I have my Bachelor’s in Business Management and I am currently pursuing my second BA in Graphic Design and Media Art which will be completed in the end of 2022!

Ms. Andrea

MS. Andrea

Ahwatukee Campus Assistant Director

Hello, my name is Ms. Andrea. I joined the Whiz Kidz Preschool family back in the beginning of 2020 and over the years I have been a lead teacher/co teacher in our infant and one year old classrooms. I moved to Arizona in summer of 2014 to attend GCU and graduated with my Bachelors degree in Psychology. I have been working in childcare for 5+ years! Children’s creative minds are always teaching us something new and making the days more enjoyable. In my free time I enjoy being outdoors and taking road trips with my growing family. I will soon be expecting my first baby girl in the beginning of August 2022.

Lilli

Ms. Lilli

Scottsdale Campus Administrative Assitant

My name is Ms. Lilli and I am the administrative assistant here at Whiz Kidz Preschool Scottsdale. I have my bachelor’s degree in early childhood education and my master’s degree in curriculum and instruction. Before joining the admin team here at Whiz Kidz, I taught Pre-K at a school in north Phoenix for 10 years and coached the junior high basketball team there. I love working with children and always strive to have a positive impact on them. In my spare time I love to exercise, watch t.v. and spend time with my family.

Our team is comprised of strong leaders with over 90 years of combined experience in early childhood education.  What sets us apart is not only our team’s education and experience, but our love of working with and on behalf of children.  We are continually learning and training to be a leader in our field.  As well as we enjoy having fun as a team, we truly are better together!
We understand first hand the challenges, concerns and wishes parents have when raising their children, as many of our team members are also working mothers themselves!  We are families serving families.