Childcare Staff

Meet Our Team

Administration
Infants
Toddlers
Preschool

Administration

Casey Goodwin

Casey Goodwin
Director

Education:
A.A.S. in Early Childhood Education
B.S. in Childhood Education; minor in English
M.S. in Education; concentration in Elementary Reading and Literacy

Professional Experiences:
Tompkins Cortland Community College; Childcare Director (2018-current)
Cornell University; Aquatics (2015-2018)
D11 Carver Elementary School; Kindergarten teacher (2014-2015)
CAPCO Head start; UPK Teacher (2010-2014)
Lansing Central School; Aquatics (2009-2010)
Groton Elementary School; Academic Intervention Services (2006-2009)

 

Lisa Bowman

Lisa Bowman
Office Coordinator

Education:
CDA Preschool
Microcredential Early Childhood Education
A.A.S. Early Childhood Education

Professional Experience:
Tompkins Cortland Community College; Office Coordinator (2019-present)
Cortland County Head Start; Teacher Assistant (Lead Teacher) (2004-19)
Broome County Head Start; Teacher Assistant (1998-2004)

 

Sharon Stevens

Sharon Stevens
Kitchen Assistant

Education: 
Cortland Madison BOCES Cosmetology (1981)
Registered Family Daycare Training
NYS Teaching Assistant Certification

Professional Experience:
TA Homer Central School District (2018-19)
Substitute TA- Homer Central School District
                            McGraw School District
                            Truxton Charter Academy
Meal Coordinator/Daycare Aide-Here We Grow  (2017-18)
NYS Registered Family Daycare Provider (1995-2014)

 

Infants

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Michelle Sweeney 
Teacher Assistant 

Education:
Tompkins Cortland Community College, Early Childhood Teacher Assistant Credential (2021)

Professional Experience:
FSA Daycare- Teacher Assistant (2019-present)
Cortland Child Development Center- Lead Teacher (2012-19)

 

Yadira Torres

Yadira Torres Ocotitla
Teacher Assistant 

Education:
High School Diploma
Tompkins Cortland Community College, Teacher Assistant Microcredential

Professional Experience:
Tompkins Cortland Community College; Childcare Teacher Assistant (2020- current)
FSA Child Care Center, Teacher Aide (2020-21)
CAPCO, Sub-aide (2018-2020)

 

Rachel Carpenter

Rachel Carpenter
Teaching Aid

Education:
Dryden Central School District, Advanced Regents DiplomaProfessional Experience:
Tompkins Cortland Community College Childcare Center (2021-current)
Joann Fabrics, Part-time Manager (2020-21)

 

Toddlers

Abby Landon

Abby Landon
Head Teacher, Toddler

Education:
A.A.S. Early Childhood Development (2001)
High School Diploma (1998)

Professional Experiences:
Head Toddler Teacher, TC3 Childcare Center (2019-present)
Special Education Aide, Groton Central School (2013-19)
Substitute Teacher for Capco (2011)
Substitute Teacher for Cortland State Child Care Center (2011)
Nanny (2010-2018)
Home Daycare provider (2000-10)
Substitute Teacher for Happy Way Childcare Center (1998-2000)

 

Sam Root

Samantha Root
Head Teacher, Toddler

Education:
Tompkins Cortland Community College. A.A.S., Early Childhood

Professional Experience:
FSA Childcare, Head Toddler Teacher (2022-Present) 
CAPCO Early Head Start, Infant/Toddler Teacher (2019-21)
YMCA of Ithaca and Tompkins County, Childcare Worker (2018-19)
Summer Camp Counselor in Buffalo N.Y. (2017)

 

Meghan Bouck

Meghan Bouck
Head Teacher, Toddler

Education:
Child Development Associate Certification (2016)
Eastern Gateway, A.A., Teacher Education Early Childhood (2019)
Post University, Early Childhood, (in progress towards B.S.)

Professional Experience:
Tompkins Cortland Community College, Childcare Toddler Teacher (2019- Current)
Franziska Racker Center, Direct Care (2007- 2020)
Groton Central School, 1:1 Special Education Aide (2017- 2018)
Cortland Community Action Program, Sub, Assistant Teacher in three-year-old room (2013- 2017)

 

Lisa Lynch

Lisa Lynch
Teacher Assistant

Education:
Tompkins Cortland Community College, Teacher Assistant Microcredential 
McGraw High School

Professional Experience:
Tompkins Cortland Community College, Teacher Assistant (2019-current)
Cortland Child Development Center, Lead Teacher (2016-19)
Cortland Racker Center, Personal Advocate (2015-16)
Cortland City School District, One-on-One Aide (2009-12)

 

Alex Lynch

Alexzandrea Lynch
Teacher Aide

Education:
Cortland Jr-Sr High School

Professional Experience:
Tompkins Cortland Community College; Teacher Aide (2019-current)
Cortland Child Development Center; Teacher Assistant (2018-19)
Cortland Child Development Center; Before- and After-School/Summer Camp Childcare Provider (2017-19)

 

Preschool

Heidi Cochran

Heidi Cochran 
Head Teacher, Preschool

Education:
AAS in Early Childhood Education 
BS in Community and Human Services; concentration in Child and Family Services (Anticipation Graduation Date in Fall 2022)

Professional Experiences: 
Tompkins Cortland Community College, Preschool Head Teacher (2002-current)
Coddington Road Community Center, Assistant Teacher (1999-2002) 

 

Brooke Sweeney

Brooke Sweeney
Head Teacher, Preschool  

Education:
A.A.S., Liberal Arts and Sciences: General Studies
A.A.S., Early Childhood Education 

Professional Experience: 
FSA Childcare Center (2021-current)

 

Ally Morgan

Alexandreah Morgan
Assistant Teacher

Education:
CDA in Preschool

Professional Experience:
Tompkins Cortland Community College, Assistant Teacher (2021-current)
Tully After School Program, Lead Teacher (2020-21)
Learning Adventures, Assistant Teacher (2019-20)
Lourdes Camp, Counselor (2008-13)

Ashley Shaben

Ashley Shaben
Teacher Aide

Education: 
Lansing High School (2012)

Professional Experience:
TC3 Childcare Center (2020-current)
Holiday Inn Housekeeper (2017-19)
Coddington Road Community Center (2015-17)
Ithaca YMCA Child Care (2013-15)