Our team of educators contribute to the development of our curriculum. They provide ongoing input and feedback.
Jessica Moore, M.Ed.
Jessica received her Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood from Northern Arizona University. She also holds a Master's of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from California State University, Fullerton.
She has taught preschool, 2nd grade, and is currently teaching 5th grade for the Coeur d'Alene School District. She is passionate about early childhood education, as she has two young children. When she and her family moved to North Idaho, she quickly became aware that it was difficult to find truly superior childcare that catered to the hours she needed. She is honored to be a consultant for Fireflies Day School.
Alaa Razoky, M.Ed., NBCT.
Alaa has a Master of Education in Counseling and Human Relations from Northern Arizona University. She has 13 years of experience in the educational sector, instructing math for most of those years. She has also achieved National Board Certification in Mathematics.
Alaa has taught math on both elementary and middle-school levels. She was a seventh-grade teacher in New York City, where she was the lead math teacher using differentiated instruction to cater to all levels of math and enriched students to prepare them for eighth grade. Alaa also planned and taught lessons for gifted middle-school students who had to test into the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Program.
Lana Nagata-Hart, M.Ed.
Lana has a masters degree in Early Childhood Education from Hunter College in New York City and a bachelors degree in Education from the University of British Columbia. She taught second- and third-grade in Richmond, British Columbia for four years and prekindergarten and kindergarten for nine years in New York City.
Lana's teaching philosophy is play- and center-based learning with differentiated instruction to meet the needs of all her students. She strongly believes in learning through play and the importance of hands-on activities that foster the cognitive, social emotional and physical development of her students. Her classroom in NYC was part of a pilot program showing how center-based learning and learning through play was an essential part of early childhood curriculum.
She is the recipient of the Chitose Uchida Memorial Award for academics in education and the Richmond Society for Community Living Award for Working with Special Needs Students.