The staff at Every Little Blessing recognizes the unique challenges and joys of knowing and working with children with Down syndrome and other abilities. 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. Jackie is thrilled to be the Toddlers Lead Teacher this year. She started working at ELB in 2021 as a teacher aide in the Toddlers and Bigs class. Currently a full time student at NMSU, she is working on a Bachelors in Elementary Education and minor in English as a Second Language (ESL). She has always believed in inclusion and equality.
I’m happily married to Santiago who served in the military for 4 years as a medic. Together we have a son named James, who loves to visit ELB any chance he gets. I’m committed to give each child the best education loving experience at ELB. Schedule a visit to see what great things are happening in our classroom!
I am so excited to be a part of the ELB family! I recently graduated from UTEP with a degree in bilingual education and I have experience in working with early childhood student in a daycare setting. ELB is so different and I love the environment created for the kids! I am married and have two beautiful children. Check us out on Facebook to see how much fun these kids have while learning and growing with each other!
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.