The staff at Every Little Blessing recognize the unique challenges and joys of knowing and working with children with Down syndrome. Families can be assured that their child will be loved, supported and encouraged to try new things. In an inclusive setting, our staff understands the developmental milestones of typically developing children as well and children become the role models for the Down syndrome population. Teachers work to individualize goals for all children beginning with what their strengths are.
Ms. Jessica is the Director of ELB for her second year, after spending 3 years as the Lead Teacher for Littles class. She comes with over 16 years of teaching experience in elementary special education; she attended UTEP for her undergraduate studies and NMSU for her master’s in special education. Ms. Jessica is currently teaching a graduate course for Intro to Special Education at NMSU and is working on her Doctorate Program in Early Childhood.
Ms. Jessica has worked with children 5 years and younger in the public-school setting and is most passionate about early intervention with babies and preschool-aged children. Ms. Jessica is married to Noah and together they have a beautiful daughter named Josslyn. They are both very supportive of the Every Little Blessing program and enjoy spending time with the kids every chance they get!
Ms. Jessica is called Yaya by her loved ones, including the students. She is very dedicated to the success of ELB and providing the best support and resources to our families and children.
“Our task is to help children communicate with the world using all their potential, strengths and languages, and to overcome any obstacle presented by our culture.” Loris Malaguzzi
“Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold.” Joseph Chilton Pearce
Jackie Haines brings more than 25 years of experience in office management to Every Little Blessing. As a mother of two grown sons, Jackie appreciates the joy children add to life and truly sees each student as a blessing.
Jackie considers being a part of Every Little Blessing to be one of the greatest experiences of her career and looks forward to coming to the school every day.
Jackie’s role at Every Little Blessing extends beyond the management of all administrative needs, she is a part of every aspect of the school. You will enjoy her bright smile and positive energy when you walk in the front door! Ms. Jackie is our “Jackie of all trades” and we wouldn’t know what to do without her!!
Ms. Kim is starting her fourth year with ELB! She is SO happy to be a part of this wonderful school family. More importantly, she is THRILLED to be your teacher!
Ms. Kim attended and graduated from Texas Tech University with a BS in Education from Texas Tech University. GO TECH! She also attended Sul Ross State University where she received a MEd in School Administration.
Ms. Kim has taught early childhood, Pre-K, Kindergarten and 2nd grade in her 35 years in education. She spent 18 years at Region 19 ESC where she was Project Manager for Preschool Programs for Children with Disabilities. She holds every student she has taught so very close to her heart. She loves getting to watch her students grow and blossom throughout the year. She loves watching their personalities develop and getting to know each one of her kids for exactly who they are. She feels that being a teacher is such a blessing!
Ms. Kim is married to a wonderful man, Tim McNally, who is a teacher and Varsity Basketball Coach at Socorro High School. They have two daughters. Their oldest Erin is also an educator in San Antonio and is married to Jacob. Her youngest daughter Abigail is an Aerospace Engineer in Utah and is married to Tim, who is very supportive of ELB and often helps with technical support and security questions.
She is so excited to be your teacher and for you to be a part of this AWESOME all-star class we have lined up at Every Little Blessing Preschool. This is going to be a FANTASTIC year.
Ms. Chana is excited to begin the 2022-23 school year with you and your child. This is her first year with ELB, and her 10th year working in a school setting. Ms. Chana’s first year was working in an EPISD Preschool Programs for Children with Disabilities (PPCD) class as a paraprofessional working under a fantastic mentor (Ms. Jessica). She then went on to work as a special education teacher in the EPISD district and most recently Clint ISD as a Life Skills teacher.
She has a wonderful husband who is super supportive of her teaching career and loves to hear how her day was. Her husband has worked for Southwest Airlines for the past 25 years.
Ms. Chana has three beautiful girls and 1 grandpup. Madison, her oldest attends NMSU studying Special Education with a minor in Early Childhood and is a great mother to her grandpup. Savannah, her middle daughter attends Texas Tech University El Paso studying nursing and is extremely busy. Taylor, her baby works long hours and is still trying find her way.
While Ms. Chana stays busy outside of school, she is committed to your child and will enjoy watching the growth and progress that Every Little Blessing can offer you and your child.
Hi, my name is Terri Andrews, and this will be my fifth year at ELB. I am originally from Buffalo, New York and went to school there for early childhood. I moved to El Paso 16 years ago and received the Child Development Associate Credential (CDA) in Texas. I am a member of the Southern Early Childhood Association (SECA). Also, I am a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). I worked in New York with children with special needs for 12 years. I was a lead preschool teacher for an accredited preschool in EL Paso for 10 years before I came to ELB. I have two daughters. My oldest is a speech pathologist in New York and my youngest is a social worker in El Paso. I have two grandsons that fill my heart and give me much joy! I look forward to a fun year working with all the children and supporting their social and emotional development. It’s so amazing to watch the children growing in confidence, creativity, and independence throughout the year. I feel passionate and very blessed to have the opportunity to work with your children.
ELB feels blessed to have Ms. Terri too! She is so loving and adores the children, we have to tell her she can’t take them all home! Ms. Terri works in the Toddlers class but has assisted in the Bigs class before. She gets to see your little stars shine through the years. We are thrilled that Ms. Terri is part of our family!
Hi, my name is Jocelyne Romo. I love love love makeup and music! This is my first year at ELB as a teaching assistant! This past school year I worked as a substitute at ELB. I am truly honored to get to work with your precious babies! I am starting my Early Childhood Education career in August and I am super excited! Getting to work here and experience what it is like working with children coming from different backgrounds is the best decision I have ever made! I am very excited to get to work with every single one of your little blessings!
ELB received the gift of Ms. Jocelyne when her sister (Ms. Jackie) mentioned she might be available to sub for us some times. Jocelyne started off quiet while she observed the kids and staff and quickly learned to jump in! We love that Ms. Jocelyne is beginning her career in early childhood and has chosen ELB to get experience in the Toddlers class!
Hello My name is Diana Vargas This will be my fourth year at ElB, it has been quite an adventure with our tiny little humans, I love to watch them grow and move on to the next class, this year I am blessed to move along with the toddlers to the Littles class it has been the best decision ever.
I studied early child education, my previous experience with preschoolers was at AVANCE an an amazing early parenting and child hood program.
I am happily married to Oscar Vargas, who is a barber at Oscar’s Barbershop and together we have two beautiful girls and a handsome boy. Celeste my oldest is at La Mente behavioral clinic assisting in the office, Cassey is a sub here at ElB and they are both studying psychology, my youngest, Oscar, is a middle schooler this year and wants to be a Football Player and join the Cowboys team.
I’m honored to be a part of ELB and and be able to make a positive impact in your children’s child hood career. I am confident that this year will be another great year.
Ms. Diana is such a sweet person and a very hard worker! We are so thrilled that she is with us for another great year!! She would be hard to replace!
My name is Tina Tarango and I consider myself SO blessed to be a part of the Every Little Blessing family and starting my second year as a Teaching Assistant. I was born and raised in El Paso and then moved to Alpine TX to attend Sul Ross State University in 2003. I have a background in working with children with behavioral problems between the ages of 12-18. Although I worked with older children prior to joining ELB, I truly believe I have found my passion in working with younger children with disabilities. I was brought up in a Agricultural family who farms alfalfa in Canutillo and ranches registered black Angus cattle in New Mexico. Agriculture and my family are very near and dear to my heart. I am so excited to be a part of helping our students grow and blossom!
Ms. Tina is a wonderful addition to the ELB family and we are pleased to have her strong personality and loving spirit to work with everyday. She adores our students and provides us with some of the best videos for our Facebook page.
This is my second year in the BIGS class, I’m so excited and honored to be working with our little blessings. I’m a full time student at NMSU, working on my bachelors in Elementary Education. I’ve always known that I wanted to work with young children and I’m passionate about every child’s education.
I’m happily married to Santiago Carrasco, he’s a veteran, he served his country for six years as a combat medic, together we have a beautiful 6 year old son(James). We love what ELB does and what it represents.
Excited to start a new year!
ELB has blessed by Ms. Jackie joining us as a part-time employee in the Toddler class three years ago. We immediately saw her passion for the children and were excited when she wanted to join us full time last year. Ms. Jackie doesn’t mind getting her hands dirty and looks good doing it!
Ms. Alyson has lived in El Paso her entire life. She and her husband have three beautiful children and one fabulous grandchild. She worked for the El Paso ISD for over 25 years!
She loves children and welcomes the opportunity to work with our students at Every Little Blessing Preschool. She is excited and truly feels it is an honor to be a part of the great team that we have here at our school.
Ms. Alyson joined us at the tail end of last year and we are so blessed to have her with us full time this year! She is so enjoyable to be around and loves the kids dearly!
Christopher was born in El Paso, Texas in 1990. He spent his early years (for the most part) in Jubail, Saudi Arabia where he was homeschooled by his mother. Upon return to the United States he began high school in Houston, Texas. He was active in many sports including varsity football, junior varsity swimming, special Olympics swimming, special Olympics track and field, golf and baseball. He graduated from Lamar High School in Houston in 2009.
When we returned to El Paso he worked for many years at Southwest Animal Care Complex and now holds a position at Every Little Blessing. He has a passion for animals, children, food, football and fast boats. In 1996 Christopher was on the pit crew for a top fuel hydro drag boat team named Nitrocondriac which took us all over America from Arizona to Missouri and everything in between. He spends his free time now playing the drums and working out at the gym.
Mr. Chris has been a part of ELB for a second school year and we are so lucky to have him! The students enjoy seeing him every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and sometimes ask for him on the days he is not here! He is a great role model for our students to look up to and he gives our ELB family the BEST HUGS!
Hi Everybody. My name is Viviane but, I like to be called by Vivi. I was born in Brazil so I speak Portuguese. My biological Mother was French. When I was 3 I was Adopted by a family of missionaries. My Father was also in the Air Force and my Mother stayed home. She raised 1 boy and 6 girls. I know it’s a lots of kids. My Mother loved kids and this is one of many gifts she teach me. Our family travel to many different countries in South America. As a young adult I volunteer in a non profit organization and I travel to Europe, India, Africa, New Zealand and Canada working with kids, homeless and young mothers. I came to United States on September 11,2001. I know, it was a crazy day to come to US for the first time. But, I’m glad I stayed and made US my home. I have been a American Citizen for almost 15 years. I have two handsome boys. They are 20 and 18. I’m a very proud Mother. I have been working with children in the public schools in New Mexico since my boys where little. I volunteer for years and then want to do more. I work with preschoolers for one year the moved to the high for 5 years and last year I work with very fragile kids. I have a special love for all my students. I’m beyond excited for this new school year. I want to help our kids to grow, learn and become great people when they are all grown ups. I’m here to learn more and to serve. On my free time I love to cook and eat, take care of my plants and to go backpacking on the woods with my boyfriend. Life is beautiful and we all are here to enjoy.
Ms. Vivi is a fun addition to ELB and she keeps us all laughing with her great sense of humor. Ms. Vivi will take on any job to help the kids and teachers with whatever they need! If you ever want to buy some beautiful handmade cards, ask Ms. Vivi; she loves to make all kinds of greeting cards in her free time! We are pleased to have her everyday!
Hello my name is Cassey, I am 19 years old and I’m a substitute here at ELB, this is my second year and I love every second of it. I love being able to work with kids, they are so fun to be around. Something that I think is funny is how I went from graduating high school to going all the way back to preschool. This is my first job and I feel so lucky that I’m able to be a part of such a great team and around positive vibes. I am currently a sophomore in college where I’m studying psychology, I have a nail business and I am mom of two (cats) that I absolutely love, their names are Saturn and Luna. I am so excited for what this school year will bring to us all!! I hope to leave a mark in these little minds.
Ms. Cassey joined us after her mom (Ms. Diana) mentioned that Cassey might be interested in working with us; boy are we glad!!! Ms. Cassey is fantastic with our students and the kids really enjoy her playful attitude! We are so blessed to have Ms. Cassey sub whenever we need help!
I started working at ELB back in 2018 at the summer camps and continued as a substitute until the pandemic hit.
I attended UTEP and recently graduated from theater performance.
I always missed ELB so I was extremely excited to be back working with everyone as well as getting to know the kids and learning so much from them!
We are so happy to have Ms. Nikki back at ELB and willing to be a substitute teacher - they are very hard to find especially because we are picky! Ms. Nikki brings a soft, kind heart and we are very lucky to have her with us!