Cathy Jankovich, Director
Cathy has been with Patti’s Play Center since 1996 and has more than 20 years of experience working with children. She loves working with preschool-aged children. Having three grown children of her own, Cathy brings a wealth of experience and understanding. She welcomes each child with a smile, and also enjoys getting to know all of the Patti’s Play Center families. On weekends, you might find Cathy and her husband out exploring the city. They often walk from their home near the Japanese Gardens all the way to the Seattle Center … and back!
Michelle Aitken, Assistant Director
Michelle joined Patti’s for the 2014-15 school year. She brings more than 15 years of experience in early learning and child development in the USA and UK. Born in Seattle, Michelle attended Mercer Island High School and has a BA in Fine Arts from Washington State University, specializing in ceramics. Michelle recently returned from Edinburgh, Scotland and resides on Mercer Island with her husband. Michelle also is setting up her own pottery practice and studio. In her spare time — she enjoys hiking, camping and cooking.
Amber Hughes, Toddler Teacher
Amber is new to Patti’s this year and is looking forward to getting to know all the children and their families. She grew up in Yakima Washington and married her high school sweetheart. Shortly after having their first child they moved to Tennessee for her husband’s work. There she had her son and started working with children as a manager in a childcare center. After a few years they moved again to Georgia where Amber was a substitute teacher at an elementary school. When they arrived back in the Pacific Northwest she got a job as a Paraeducator working for the Tahoma school district.
Kelly Casey, Billing Coordinator
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