Our Team 


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Our Staff at

Wee Care Academy are

-Caring and committed

- CPR/First Aid certified

- Fully background checked

- Receiving annual continuous training in: Child Development, Curriculum Development, Classroom and Behavior Management and more.

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Deirdre Whitaker

 Academy Director  


After growing up in Los Angeles, CA, Deirdre is excited to be spending time in the PNW and all it has to offer. She has a Bachelor’s in Education with a WA State teaching credential (K-12) and a Masters in Early Childhood Education. Deirdre began her work in public schools before becoming a preschool teacher and realizing her love for the age group. Deirdre has been at Wee Care Academy since its inception in April 2012, working her way to being the Assistant Director and is now our Director. Her favorite part of being the Academy Director is creating a bond with new families and helping to welcome them into the WCA community. 

Sarah Ayers 

Assistant Director


Sarah grew up in Washington state and attended Eastern Washington University before moving back to Everett where she began with Wee Care Academy as a lead teacher. Sarah spent many years running the 2-year-old toddler classroom before transitioning to the Assistant Director position. Sarah works directly with staff and teachers to train and oversee quality interactions in the classrooms. Her skills with organization and detail orientation helps her to manage everything from annual paperwork, to curriculum, to menu planning to ensure our school is the best it can be! Sarah’s favorite part of working in early childhood is seeing the children have their “ah-ha” moments, and inspiring teachers to reach the same goal.

Kristy Dykes

 Program Supervisor 


Growing up in the PNW Kristy is passionate about the outdoors and connecting children to it. She has an AA degree in both accounting and Early Childhood Education. Kristy started working at Wee Care Academy in 2013 as an assistant teacher before becoming a lead teacher in our Pre-K classroom, and eventually our Assistant Director then finally the Program Supervisor. She loves spending as much time in the garden and on the nature pathways as possible. Her favorite part of being the Program Supervisor is inspiring excitement for learning in our teachers and children.

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