Meet Our Staff

Meet the people who are the face of Academics First!

Our staff is hired in compliance with the New York State Office of Children and Family Services requirements and qualifications as a base minimum.

Our staff participates in orientation and ongoing training in the areas of child growth and development, healthy and safe environments, developmentally appropriate practices, guidance, family relationships, cultural and individual diversity, and professionalism.

Chelby Blackledge

Interim Ex. Director

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Maura Collea

Lead Infant Teacher

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Jordan Taylor

Lead Toddler Teacher

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Karimah Sears

Lead 3 Yr. Old Teacher

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Olivia Raynard

Lead Preschool Teacher

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Monica Robinson

Lead School Age Teacher

Kimberly Latray

Assistant Teacher

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Alice Moore

Lead Cook

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Employment Opportunities

We look forward to hearing from you concerning your interest in employment with Academics First.

Please fill out the following form and one of our staff members will be in touch with you.

You may also email your resume' to contact@academicsfirstutica.org or upload it to us directly using the button below.

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ADDRESS: 309 Genesee Street Utica, NY 13501

EMAIL: cblackledge@academicsfirstutica.org

TEL: 315-624-0272 or 315-624-0273

FAX: 315-624-0572

NON-TRADITIONAL EXTENDED HOURS:

(Currently we are offering the following hours)

Weekdays: Mon. - Fri.   |   6 AM - 6 PM

Additional hours are coming soon!

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