Meet Our Staff

We are all about community and ensuring Quality over Quantity!

 

If you ever have any questions please feel free to reach out to any of our management staff with your concerns. Thank you!

 

It is an honor and privilege to serve our families! We greatly appreciate the kind reviews and notes we receive from our parents and students. We wouldn't be here without YOU!

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Ms. Emily

Facilitator/Program Coordinator,

Music instructor

Emily has been teaching students ages six to adult since 2005. She was head of the Music Maker's program at the Boys and Girls Club Western Slope in Placerville for four years. She has taught music lessons at music stores in Placerville, Roseville and Rocklin. She loves working with children and considers it a privilege to share her love of music with them. 

Piano - Guitar - Flute - Clarinet -Keyboarding - Worship Music & Improvisation - Theory & Technique

Mr. Kyle

Afterschool/Summer Camp Lead,

Martial Arts Lead, PE Teacher

I have been working with children in many different roles for over 16 years now. I love challenging and supporting children along their journey to reach their full potential. I believe in todays world it is important to empower children from a young age with the tools to face and overcome adversity. I believe one of the best ways to do this is through activities such as Martial Arts, Music, Dance and Athletic training. The situations and life lessons learned on the mat, playing field or piano, can be directly applied to everyday life with amazing results. 

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Miss Danielle

Music Instructor

Danielle has been teaching with us for over two years. She has been a part of the music education community for many years, teaching all ages and levels. She is currently the Marching Band Director at Whitney High School and has been teaching at the high school level since 2017. Danielle strives to instill musical independency within her students, molding musicians who enjoy the process of improvement and crave creating music! She is currently obtaining her Bachelor’s of Music in Music Education at California State University, Sacramento, with her emphasis in Piano.

Piano - Guitar - Flute - Clarinet -Keyboarding - Voice - Worship Music & Improvisation - Theory & Technique

Ms. Shalon

Site Supervisor

I am an Early Childhood Educator who has experience in many aspects of the field from Teacher's Aide to administrator and program consultant to development facilitator. I have been working in the field of ECE since 2007 and have been involved in various fields of education since 2004. I hold a BA in Psychology with a minor in Women's Studies, a Certificate for Early Childhood Education, and a MA in Human Development with a specialization in Leadership in Education and Human Services, and a hold a Child Development Permit for Program Director from the CA Department of Education. I am an activist and advocate with a vision of seeing the field of ECE develop into a well respected contingent in America's national education system through the rise and establishment of professionalism in the field of ECE.

 

I'm married, have no biological children but am a doting God mother and Aunt to 22 nieces and nephews. I have a cat named Inari, who is my fur baby. My hobbies include travel, hiking, camping, scuba diving, and artistic endeavors. 

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Mr. Kenny

Music Department Lead

Kenny began playing music in the fifth grade on the drums- which he has played for over fifteen years now in a diverse range of settings: Jazz bands, Pit Orchestras, and various Rock/Pop acts. Since embarking on his musical journey, Kenny extended his experience beyond the realm of percussion into the land of saxophones, strings, and piano- performing as a member of the woodwind section in various wind and jazz ensembles. He as played guitar and keyboard instruments as an accompanist for recordings as well as live performances. He is currently pursuing his undergraduate degree in music theory and composition from Sacramento State. He stays busy performing as a multi-instrumentalist in various ensembles in and outside of school. He enjoys assisting students in setting specific goals according to their personal musical interests and helping them cultivate the passion and tools necessary to reach them. The substance, purpose, and meaning that his own musical journey has added to his life is immeasurable, and he looks forward to helping you start your own!

 

Piano - Drums - Guitar - Ukulele - Theory & Technique

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Ms. Michelle

Preschool Master Teacher

I began working in early education when my children were in HeadStart in 2003.  I was the parent that helped in the classroom, went on field trips, and was part of Parent Policy Council.  I stayed so much that the teachers suggested that I get on sub list so I took some classes from the community college and was hired to sub.  That lead to more classes and a permanent position with Head Start in Tuolumne County.  I continued with my education and worked my way up from a parent volunteer to Site Supervisor. I have a BA in early education and a program director permit from the state of California.  I recently moved to Placer county (2019) and returned to the classroom as a master teacher in preschool.
I have 4 grown children-Daniel, Andrew, Brittany and Jessica. 

 In my free time I like to visit Glass beach in Fort Bragg, take care of my 3 beagles, fix up the front and back yard of my house, read -especially biographies,  go bowling, crochet, work on jigsaw puzzles, bike rides. This summer I want to explore the mountains and towns of Placer county.

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Miss Maddi

I have over 10 years or experience working with children of all ages from newborns to middle schoolers. I have my Associates degree in Elementary Education but, I am currently getting my Bachelors degree as well, at Sacramento State. I have always had a passion for working with Elementary aged students, I have worked in two different afterschool programs and summer camp programs for about 3 years. I have also been volunteering in Elementary classrooms for the past 6 years! I love seeing the kids smiley faces everyday and watching them grow throughout the years, I am so excited to watch and help your child grow and learn at TNT Kidz!

Miss Amy

Dance Program Director/Instructor

Amy earned her Bachelors of Dance and minor in business at San Jose State University. While she was a student, she was cast in Company One; the resident musical theater troupe, and University Dance Theater; the resident contemporary company. Upon graduation she moved to New York City to pursue the dance! With her time in NYC she was cast with the Emma Elliot Dance Company, Hillsong Church dance team, and The Ovation Television Network. With Hillsong she performed in venues such as Madison Square Garden, The Manhattan Center, and the Barkley’s Center. She had the opportunity to teach dance with an amazing team at Greenhouse Arts Center located in Harlem. Also, in those years her heart was developed for dance missions and she had the opportunity to travel to Cuba, and Mexico City; teaching and performing dance. Amy currently teaches and choreographs with Thrive Arts Academy, Christian Youth Theater and is excited to direct TNT-Kidz dance program! She currently dances professionally with Jacob Gutierrez-Montoya’s Sacramento Contemporary Dance Theater. Amy has a deep love for the art of dance, and for teaching and engaging her students to love the art as well! She is excited to start at TNT- Kidz!

Miss Erica

 After School Teacher

I have been around children almost my whole life. Growing up in a big family as one of the oldest gave me many opportunities to babysit, take care of, and teach, which I am incredibly grateful for. My passion for children’s education flourished through college, where I obtained my Child Development Associates at Sierra. I wanted to further my education through Sacramento State, where I am currently working towards my Bachelors in Elementary Education. Children are our future, and I believe it is so important for them to have a solid foundation they can build on. It is our job as teachers/educators to offer ways that each child can explore the world through their own creative lens, which is one of the main reasons I believe in TNT Kidz so much. 

 

When it comes to my personal life, I enjoy dancing/choreographing, which I have been doing since I started in 2012. I also enjoy things like hiking, working out, traveling, and cuddling my two cats, Leon and Baku.

Ms. Yuko

Homeschool Japanese and Art Instructor /

Owner of Creativity Alive Arts

I have been teaching school age children for over 20 years.It has been my pleasure to work with children who are full of imagination and creativity.  During art lessons students learn to orchestrate colors, illuminations, depth of field and other techniques as they express their thoughts and images. These wonderful paintings and art work have their own stories and have become a form of speech to them and to us. 

Ms. Sam

Toddler Teacher

I have been involved with educating and caring for children for about 6 years now. I have wanted to be a preschool teacher from the time I was little. Now I'm finishing up my degree and living my dream of teaching and helping students find their first steps in education. You will always remember me because I am the teacher with the medical alert service dog. Gypsy has been such a gift and has helped me able to do my job the the best of my abilities. I hope to be able to not only educate my students but my parents as well about service dogs and how helpful they can be!

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Ms. Gypsy

Ms. Sam's Service Dog

Hi my name is Gypsy. I am Miss Sam's Medical Alert Service Dog. I have trained around many children to prepare me for the amazing job we have as preschool teachers now. My job is to keep Miss Sam safe while she teaches. I can't wait to get to play with the kids on my off time!

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Miss

Music Instructor

Bio coming soon.

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Miss 

Music Instructor

Bio coming soon.

Mrs. Ashley

Toddler Teacher

My name is Mrs.Ashley I have been working with kids for a long time. I am currently a student finishing my AA to eventually become a site director or a elementary school teacher. I enjoy every part of teaching the littles and seeing them smile. I look forward to meeting all of you and enjoy teaching your special little treasure

Preschool Teacher

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