Meet Our Staff


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Tara Rogers
Director, West Main Street- 2003

Hi, my name is Tara and I am the Director of Operations and co-owner of Skribbles Learning Center. I have been in the Early Childhood field for over 24 years and I still enjoy my job. I started my career working in a group daycare center as an assistant teacher before starting Skribbles Family Daycare in 1992. During my time at home, I continued to take classes to obtain the DEEC certifications to become an Infant, Toddler, and Preschool Lead Teacher as well as hold a position of Director II. After many years of working in my home, my sister, Juliane and I thought it would be perfect to join our talents and open a large child care center together. And so, Skribbles Learning Center was formed in 2003. I truly enjoy my job, working alongside my family and an amazingly talented staff. Together, we bring your children exciting programs, a stimulating curriculum and loads of fun. Children are so important to me and I take every chance I can to make a difference in the life of a child. I have been both a Cub Scout Leader and a Fresh Air host for several years and give back to the community whenever I can. Additionally, I started a program called the Jesse Jason Project where we help children in need throughout the year and especially at Christmas time to help those in need.

I currently live in Shrewsbury, MA with my husband, Jim, and our two boys; Jesse, who is 14 and in the 8th grade and Jason, who is 11 and in the 6th grade. I am a proud Mom to my boys who have each earned the rank of Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. In addition, both boys are active with the Boy Scouts and also play Youth Ice Hockey for the Junior Crusaders League.

Animal Rescue Leagues are important to my family and we have rescued our two dogs from organizations; Tanner, a Chocolate Labrador from Arkansas and Parker, a Golden Retriever from Tennessee. We also live with a Ball Python snake, Two Guinea Pigs, Frogs and a Reef Aquarium. Needless to say, living in a home full of boys (and animals!) is very busy! When I'm not working, you'll find me at the nearest hockey rink or spending quality time with my family. Also, traveling is a must!

Returning to a large setting, I have learned that working in a Center is very different from being in a home environment. There are many more families and children to learn about. However, I am giving the same promise here that I did in my family daycare; to see that your children are given the utmost love and care possible, while having a fun experience away from home. I look forward to meeting each and every one of you and welcoming you to Skribbles Learning Center.

E-Mail: trogers@skribbles.com



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Juliane Blackmore
Business Director- 2003

Hello, my name is Juliane. I am the Business Director and co- owner of Skribbles Learning Center, LLC. I graduated from Suffolk University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. Since then, I have worked at large corporations including Hasbro, Inc. and Staples, Inc., but I always longed for owning a business of my own. After years of tossing the idea back and forth, my sister, Tara, and I thought it was time to bring our talents together. We both had the experience and a love for children. We opened Skribbles Learning Center on February 3, 2003.

I currently live in Shrewsbury with my son, Nicholas, and two German Shepherds Reggie and Leo. In our spare time, we love to travel and hang out with family and friends.

If given the opportunity, we promise to make your stay at Skribbles a memorable one.

E-Mail: jblackmore@skribbles.com



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Rosa S.
Infant Teacher, West Main Street- 2003

Hello, my name is Rosa. I am the Lead Infant teacher at Skribbles Learning Center. I have been working in the Early Childhood field for 15 years. All of my experience has been with infants and young toddlers. I am certified by the Department of Early Education and Care to work in both infant and toddler classrooms.

I am currently attending Becker College to obtain my Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education.

I was born in Puerto Rico and moved to the United States when I was 7 years old. I am bilingual, speaking Spanish and English. I currently live in Shrewsbury with my three children; Carlos, 17 years, Kiara, 10 years old and Destiny 2 years old. Carlos and Kiara attend Shrewsbury Public School and Destiny is enrolled in the Transition classroom here at Skribbles.

I have a strong passion for children, probably from growing up in a large family where I was one of the oldest. I have a lot of patience, which is needed in this field!

When I'm not at Skribbles, I enjoy spending time with my family, going to the movies and bowling. I really look forward to establishing a relationship with you and your children.


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Laura W.
Transition Teacher, West Main Street- 2004

Hello, my name is Laura and I am the Lead Toddler teacher at the West Main Street location. I attended Tahanto Regional Middle/High School and obtained my teacher certification after 4 years of dedicated, hard work to their on-site preschool. After high school I knew the Early Childhood Education field was for me.

In September 2004 I joined the Skribbles family, working in the Preschool classroom. Soon after, a position opened in the toddler room and I have been there ever since. It is my goal to provide a well rounded, safe, nurturing and developmentally appropriate environment for the children in my care. One of my favorite activities to do with the toddlers are art projects. The messier the better!!! The process is more important than the product. If the kids get messy, have learned something new and had a great time doing it then I have done my job.

In my free time I am taking online classes towards my Bachelor's degree in ECE. I also enjoy spending time with my family and boyfriend, reading, movies, and photography. I feel that being able to capture moments that the children have at school, and being able to send those moments home to the parents is priceless.

I look forward to meeting you and welcoming you into the Skribbles family.



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Brenda W.
After School Teacher, Main Street- 2007

Hello, my name is Brenda and I'm the afternoon Kindergarten teacher at the Main Street Skribbles. I've spent the last 20 years working with preschool, Pre-K, and Kindergarten age children and loved every minute of it.

I draw on children's natural curiosity, energy and willingness to learn through enjoyable stories, fun songs and a variety of projects and activities.

In addition to teaching skills and having fun, I also focus on increasing social skills that will be beneficial for future school experiences and forming positive friendships for years to come. Thank you for sharing your child with me, feel free to stop in and "play" anytime!


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Judi P.
Preschool Teacher, Main Street- 2007

Hi, my name is Judi. I am one of the Preschool teachers at Skribbles Learning Center at the Main St. location. For the past fifteen years I have been teaching Preschool-aged children. I find it is the most rewarding vocation I have had the pleasure to be a part of.

I graduated from the Medical Training Center of Ft. Lauderdale, FL with a certification in respiratory therapy. Several years later I moved to Southborough, MA and was asked by a friend to help out at her daycare. I quickly realized that teaching young children is the most rewarding occupation for me.

I enjoy spending time with my husband Lou and my son Lou Jr. I love to travel and garden as well as decorative painting.

Your child will enjoy our Preschool program, as our curriculum is based on learning through play. See you in the classroom!


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Lisbeth M..
Infant Teacher, West Main Street-2007

Hello, my name is Lisbeth and I am an Infant Teacher at Skribbles. I started my career in Early Childhood at age 16 as an assistant and have been here ever since.

While I have worked in all classrooms and children of all ages, spending my days with the babies is my favorite. I love children. I find it extremely rewarding to make an impact in a child's life.

My philosophy on Early Education is that every child deserves to be treated with love, care and respect.

My family is from Mexico, and I was born in Worcester, MA. I did reside in Mexico for 3 years before returning to the USA. I am bilingual, speaking both Spanish and English. I currently live in Westborough with my parents, brother, sister and my Yorkie-Poo, Leo.

When I'm not working, I enjoy hanging out with close friends and having a great time just talking and laughing.

Come see me in the Infant Room!


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Charlene C.
Preschool Teacher, Main Street- 2010

Hi, I am Charlene. I live in Leicester, MA. with my two daughters. I graduated from Quinsigamond College in 2001 and have now returned to school to complete my Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood. I will be graduating with my Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Eastern Nazarene College in January, 2015.

I have been teaching children for over 35 years. I enjoy making the children laugh while learning new and exciting adventures and look forward to sharing my days with your child.


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Anna O.
Infant Teacher, Main Street- 2011

Hello, my name is Anna and I am one of the Infant teachers at Main Street. I have had experience working with children for 25 years in child care. Additionally, I am a professional ballet teacher and have been working in dance schools for 30 years. I love my job because I truly enjoy working with children.

I have two grown children of my own. My daughter is a surgeon and my son is a supervisor to a large corporation in Boston. I was born and educated in Armenia. I pursued my graduate studies at the College of Arts and Professional Dance and Music in Moscow, Russia. The highlight of my career was starring as a ballerina in a Russian Ballet Company, which allowed me to tour Europe, The Middle East and South America.

Since being in America, I have studied education at QCC and Becker College. I want to welcome you to the Skribbles Family. Come in and hello!



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Casey M.
Pre-K Teacher, Main Street- 2011

Hello my name is Casey. I have been working in child care since 2002. I am Lead Teacher certified in infants through preschool and have worked with all ages over time. However, I have found that preschool is my favorite age group. Watching the children learn and grow everyday is one of the most amazing things to see. I feel we are here to mold and nurture the children of the future.

I am currently taking night classes through Eastern Nazarene College to obtain my Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education.

I have been married for 13 years and we have a 5 year old son, Danny who has just started in Kindergarten this year.

In my spare time, I love spending time with family. I still see my parents every weekend as they love spending time with their gradson, Danny. Together, Danny and I love playing outside, riding bikes, playing sports and taking walks through the woods.

I am very excited to get to know all of the families here at Skribbles. Welcome to my classroom.



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Laura A.
Kindergarten Teacher, Main Street- 2011

Hi my name is Laura. I am the Kindergarten teacher at Skribbles Learning Center on Main Street! I have over 15 years of teaching experience most of which is in the Pre K and Kindergarten classrooms.

I live in Worcester with my 2 sons, Nicholas and Jacob, and enjoy spending most of my time with them! I look forward to getting to know the children in my class through our every day experiences at school.


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Gillian K.
Preschool Teacher, West Main Street- 2011

Hi! Iím Gillian and I am one of the Preschool Teachers at Skribbles Learning Center. I absolutely adore working with children and I make sure that their time with me is always fun and educational. I have lots of energy and love coming up with creative, age- appropriate activities to promote skill development.

I graduated from Framingham State in 2006 with a Bachelorís Degree in Psychology and a Concentration in Learning and Development. I have over 18 years of experience working with and caring for children, such as babysitting and nannying for multiple families, working in preschool classrooms in public schools, providing ABA/Behavior Therapy for children with autism and other special needs and working as a Toddler Teacher at another center. I am Infant, Toddler and Preschool Teacher Certified by the DEEC.

I live in Grafton with my husband, Ryan, our son, Nolan, 4 years old, our daughter Reese born this year, and our American Bulldog, Duncan.




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Arlinda B..
Preschool Teacher, Main Street- 2012

I graduated from the University Aleksander Xhuveni in 1996 as an elementary school teacher. I have worked as a teacher for 3 years and earned a principal job at the middle school in Albania from 1998-2005.

After moving to the United States in 2005 I took time off to get married and have my daughter, Darleene. I have dedicated the following two years to my family before returning to the teaching field.

I am Infant, Toddler and Preschool certified, and joined the Skribbles Learning Center team in 2012. I am now working in the Preschool class and love it.

I currently live in Worcester with my husband Bledar and the joy of my life Darleene!


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Kathy A.
Pre-K Teacher, Main Street- 2012

I'm Kathy and I am proud to say that I have been an Early Childhood Educator for over 20 years. I am certified to teach Infant-Kindergarten age children. I have taken many courses pertaining to this field and I am always up for taking additional workshops and courses to advance my teaching quality and techniques. This is my life-long career and I am very passionate in my work ethic.

I have many interests. One of my strong points is getting children interested in music through song and dance. I enjoy children's literature and I encourage children to be creative and use their imaginations through open-ended art and hands-on learning.

love poetry, gardening, cooking, hiking in the mountains, and spending time at the ocean in Maine and down the Cape. Additionally, I have written a children's book.

I believe every child deserves a chance to be heard and is special in his or her own way. I know that if we take a moment to listen and show compassion for generations to come, this can only be a better world for our future.


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Mallory S.
Transition Teacher, Main Street- 2012

Hi there I'm Miss Mallory! I have worked for Skribbles prior to my move to Arizona and am thrilled to have returned. I moved back from Arizona in 2013 and resumed my position in the Transition class. I have been working with children for 10 years now and love every minute of it. It amazes me the amount that I learn from the kids!

My plan is to continue my career and education in the Early Childhood field for years to come.

When you come to Skribbles, you can find me in the Transition room, usually dancing or singing along to some silly song. I look forward to meeting you.


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Betty G.
Infant Teacher, Main Street- 2013

My name is Betty and I started at Skribbles Learning Center in March 2013 but have been working in the childcare field for over 20 years! I am lead teacher certified for Infants, Toddlers and Preschool. I most enjoy working with the infants and watching them grow each day.

I currently live in Worcester with my husband, Ed, son John, daughter Meaghan and grandsons Caleb and Eli.


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Tyler P.
Pre-K Teacher, West Main Street- 2013

Hello, I'm Tyler and I am a teacher in the Preschool Classroom. I started out part time to try it out. My younger brother, Dakota is best friends with the owner (Tara's), son and she gave me the opportunity. I'm so happy that she did. I have been in the field for over year now and have taken the class at Becker College to become teacher certified. It didn't with the one class though as I am now enrolled in the degree program to further my education in Early Childhood.

I really enjoy working with children. I feel that I connect well with them and it's so rewarding to have them run up to me each day. I love coming to work each day. I've never felt like this in any other job.

I graduated from Assabet Valley High School with a focus on carpentry.

When I am not working, I love fishing, playing baseball and watching hockey. In the winter, you'll find me snowboarding, hiking in the woods and spending time with my family.

I am extremely dedicated and reliable and will put my all into my work. Stop by and say hello to me in Pre-K.


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Beth M.
Pre-K Teacher, Main Street- 2013

Hello, My name is Beth and I am one of the Pre-K teachers at the Main Street location. I have been working in the Early Childhood field for the past 8 years. I worked with Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers and am certified for all age groups through the Department of Early Education and Care.

I graduated High School in 2007 and am continuing my studies at Quinsigamond Community College. I currently live in Worcester, MA.

I have always had a passion for building positive friendships and bonds with children and their families. I enjoy making children laugh while learning new and exciting adventures. I can't wait to meet you and welcome you to the Skribbles Family!


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Victoria P.
Infant Teacher, West Main Street- 2013

Hi, I'm Victoria and I work in the Infant Classroom. I graduated Douglas High School and am now a student at QCC for Early Childhood Education. I chose this field because I love to see a child's face light up when they learn something new. I feel that every child is an individual and they each learn differently. I'm happy to lead the way.

I have been a dancer for the past 7 years. Additionally, I teach Sunday School to 1st-3rd graders and attend classes for women's self-defense.

I currently live in Douglas with my Mom while attending school and working. I can't wait to meet you at Skribbles.


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Amanda V.
Toddler Teacher, West Main Street- 2013

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Brittany K.
Pre-K Teacher, West Main Street- 2014

Hello there! My name is Brittany and I am one of the Pre-K teachers at Skribbles Learning Center. I have been in the Early Childhood field for 5 years now, starting off my journey with a few classes in high school interning in daycare facilities, camp counseling,and being a nanny.

I am currently enrolled at Becker college to receive my degree in early childhood development. I am excited to loearn more and grow in the field.

I love children. My proudest role is being a Mom. My son Jadrian is 2 years old and currently enrolled in the Transition Class at Skribbles. We couldn't be happier to be a part of the Skribbles family. In our free time we enjoy spending time with our loved ones, going to the beach and exploring the outdoors!

I look forward to meeting each and everyone of you in hopes you will also join the Skribbles family.


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Maria K.
Pre-K Teacher, West Main Street- 2014

Hi everyone. My name is Maria and I am one of the Pre-K teachers at Skribbles. I am the proud mother of 3 boys; Antonio, age 10, Jovoni, age 9 and Frankie, age 2, who is a student here at Skribbles.

I have been in the childcare field since 1999 and enjoy my job. Additionally, I am a licensed esthetician.

When I am not in a classroom, I love spending time with my sons on the football and baseball fields. I love watching their games and practices. We also enjoy going to SkyZone, Pump it Up, Fun and Games and Chuck E Cheese to name a few. You name and we're there!

I can't wait to meet you and your little one!


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Angelica D.
Preschool Teacher, West Main Street- 2014

Hello, My name is Angelica, but everyone calls me Angie. I absolutely love being around children and have always wanted to be a teacher. When I was younger, you could always find me playing school.

I have always loved school and learning new things. I graduated high school in 2009 on the National Honors Society. In 2013, I graduated Fitchburg State University with a dual major of Special Education Moderate Difficulties and Elementary Education. I was honored to receive my degree and on graduation night with Cum Laude Honors.

I have experience as a nanny to children on the Autism Spectrum and nonverbal as well as experience with twins. Each family was a delight to work with.

I am now here at Skribbles in the Preschool classroom to continue learning and growing as an educator. I am grateful for this opportunity. I know I will love the hands-on experiences with this age group, as most of my previous work experience has been with school age children.

I am so excited about this journey and look forward to embarking on it with you as I work, learn and grow alongside your children.


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Justine T.
Toddler Teacher, Main Street- 2014

Hi there! I'm Justine and I just joined the Skribbles team in 2014. Prior to Skribbles, I have been in the field for 10 years. I love kids and really enjoy teaching. In my classroom, I will provide many hands-on experiences to children. I feel they learn best through playing.

I graduated from Minuteman Technical High School with a focus on drafting. I then earned my Associate's Degree from Dean College. I also earned my 2nd Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do.

I am happy to be a part of the Skribbles team. My son Kelvin, is also a student in the Toddler 2 classroom. We both look forward to meeting you and spending time with your kids.


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Romy K.
Center Director, Main Street- 2014

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Rena B.
Transition Teacher, West Main Street- 2014

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Kellyn P.
Toddler Teacher, West Main Street- 2014

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Kristie D.
Transition Teacher, Main Street- 2014

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Kristen M.
Preschool Teacher, West Main Street- 2014

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Christine L.
Infant Teacher, West Main Street- 2014

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Ashley F.
Toddler Teacher, Main Street- 2014

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