Meet Our Staff

Here is a little info about the people that will be helping to make your child care experience a great one! Please let us know if there is anything we can do help you, we are always open to suggestions and feedback.

Director & Owner/Operator

 

Krystal Oxbro, RECE

 
Hi, my name is Krystal and I have worked at Bayridge since 1999, less than a year after it opened, when we only had one location with 34 children. I have had the pleasure of being a part of our organization's growth at our Bayridge site, the opening of our Henderson site and the opening of our B&A program at Creekford– what a change! I am married to Susie, one of our Site Supervisors, and we have 4 children at home. I sit on a number of committees in the community for the benefit of children and youth and have taught ECE classes online as well as at St.Lawrence College here in town. In my spare time I enjoy reading and I practice yoga at a studio on Gardiners Road.

Site Supervisor - B&A Program at Creekford

 

Susie McDonald, RECE

 
Hi, my name is Susie and I have been working with our centres since 2005. I was Supervisor at our Henderson site from 2009-2013 and moved back to Bayridge to help open our infant program in July of 2013. I now work half time in program and half time doing administration for the centres. In my spare time I enjoy playing soccer on a women’s team in Kingston.

Site Supervisor - Bayridge

 

Lisa Holmes, RECE

Hi, my name is Lisa and I began working at the Preschool in 2007 after moving to Kingston from Cold Lake, Alberta. In my role as Supervisor, I provide leadership for our educators and assist with ensuring that we are meeting all of our requirements for licensing. I was a military wife for 20 years before my husband retired in 2010. I am the proud mom of two grown children and I am a strong believer in ongoing professional learning :-)

Site Supervisor - Henderson

 

Nicole Ferrusi - RECE

 
Hello, my name is Nicole Ferrusi and I am the Supervisor Henderson Child Care Centre. I graduated from the Early Childhood Education program at St. Lawrence College in 2006. I started working at our Bayridge site in the spring of 2007 in the Toddler program and took the Supervisor position at our Henderson site in 2011. I am married to a great man named Josh and we have 2 beautiful daughters. In my free time I enjoy spending time with family and reading a great book!

Classroom Educator - Katie Zarichny, RECE

 
Hi, I am Katie and I have been working at Bayridge since 2008. I was a student at the centre and was hired right after I graduated. I have worked in all of the classrooms here over the past six years and I love teaching in the Intro to French program! I am a certified dance teacher in both ballet and jazz and have been dancing for 19 years. I am also a very competitive curler and have been playing the sport for 20 years with my dad.

Classroom Educator - Jessica Gray, CYW

 
My name is Jessica. I graduated from the Child and Youth Worker program at St. Lawrence College in 2007. I first started working at our Henderson Site in 2010 doing enhanced support for children with special learning needs. I was hired for a full time teaching position in July 2012. I have three children ages 12, 11 and 9. My 9 year old Braydon actually attended Bayridge in 2009. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband and family.

Classroom Educator - Josh Audet-Smith, RECE

 
Hi, my name is Josh and I joined the centre in 2012. I did a placement in the toddler room when I was completing my ECE and was so happy to begin working here after I graduated. In the mornings I help out in the infant rooms and in the afternoons I lead the After School Program at the centre. I live with my girlfriend Miranda and we have two children and another on the way!. Being a Dad is an amazing experience!! In my spare time I am pursuing a career in music. I love bringing in my guitar and playing for the children at the centre, they love listening to live music.

Classroom Educator - Melinda O'Quinn - RECE

Hi, My name is Melinda O'Quinn. I was born in Newfoundland. I started working at our Bayridge site in 2009 when I graduated from Early Childhood Education. I am a Lead Teacher for the centre and I assist with ensuring that we are meeting all of our requirements for licensing. I am a country girl and love spending time outdoors doing a variety of activities!

Classroom Educator - Jackie Bright, ECA

 
Hello,my name is Jackie Bright. I have worked with Bayridge & Henderson Child Care Centres in a variety of roles since 2003. Currently I am one of the B&A teachers at Henderson and I am the cook as well. I have 2 daughters, Ridley and Orim, who grew up at the centres and are now venturing out on their own! In my spare time, I enjoy working out and meditating :)

Classroom Educator - Ashley Ferrusi, RECE

 

Hi, my name is Ashley and I joined the team in 2012. I have worked at both Bayridge and Henderson with the Toddlers, my favourite age group! I was born and raised in Kingston and I have a wonderful daughter who I love spending time with. In my spare time, I enjoy going for nature walks and spending time with family and friends at my cottage on Lake Kashawamac.

Classroom Educator - Jeffrey Nolan, RECE

 

Hello, my name is Jeff. I completed the Early Childhood Education Program at St. Lawrence College and I am currently working in the Before & After School Program at our Henderson site. I enjoy working with the variety of age groups and I feel good about being a positive inspiration to children. I am strong believer that our profession needs more men to be good role models for children in licensed child care. In my spare time, I enjoy staying active by exercising, juggling, walking on my tight rope, riding my unicycle and skateboarding to name a few.  

Cook / Program Support

 

Rob McDonald, B.Soc.Sc.

My name is Rob and I have been working at the centre since 2012. I design our menus, prepare all the food for the children at the centre and help out in the classrooms wherever I am needed. I live in Napanee with my wife Lori and we have 3 children. My sister Susie is one of our Site Supervisors; we both love children and have a lot of fun working together! In my spare time, I am very active in sports. I play hockey and soccer here in Kingston, and I coach my daughter's Ringette team as well as my son's soccer team.
   
   
   





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