Meet the Staff
My name is Alex Renyer and I am the Director of UCD. I have been with UCD for 7 years and have experience in every classroom. I went to Washburn Tech and received my Child Care Certificate in 2013. I received my CDA (Child Development Associate Credential) in February 2016. Outside of school and in my spare time I sell Thirty-one bags!
My name is Vanessa Pennington and i am 22 years old. I've been working in childcare for 4 years, both in centers and as a nanny, I'm a huge chiefs fan and love sports of all kinds.
My name is Merika Pine. I currently work as an assistant and float teacher in all classrooms. I am a freshman at Washburn University working on pursuing a degree in elementary education. I have worked in childcare for the past 4 years and I have been with UCD since May of 2018. A fun fact about me is that not only do I love children, but I also love animals, which led me to follow a vegetarian diet.
My name is Kamryn and I go by Kam. I am a Freshman at Washburn and I am on the softball team. I am from Edmond, Oklahoma. I am undecided in my major but I am looking forward to my upcoming years at Washburn!
Infant Co TEACHER
Hi! My name is Toni Miller and I am from Valley Falls, KS. I am majoring in Early Childhood Education and have worked in childcare since 2015. I have always loved working with children and someday hope to open my own home daycare. My favorite color is pink, I love to read, go hiking and occasionally do a kickboxing class! I am looking forward to working with the toddler class.
My name is Prefreshia and I go by FeFe. I am a 21 year old entrepreneur who loves to work with children. In my free time I like to work on my business, drink lots of coffee, take care of my daughter, and spending time with my family. My favorite day of the year is November 18th because its my birthday and I love the color yellow! :)
Hello! My name is Baylee Blaufuss and I'm a freshman at Washburn University. I'm majoring in elementary education and hope to teach kindergarten or first grade someday. I started working at UCD in august and I'm excited to continue getting to know all the kids and staff! Some of my hobbies include traveling and watching my brothers play sports.
My name is Marla Foster. I am the new Assistant Director here at UCD, and couldn't be more excited to start this adventure! I have been in Kansas since 2017. I have 3 kids, a dog and a snake. In my free time I love spending time with my family, and being outside!
My name is Cassidy! I am from Rossville, KS. I have worked in childcare since 2017 and I really enjoy and love working with children. I am working towards a degree in Early Childhood Special Education. I love binge watching Netflix and eating Mexican food. I have 3 cats and 2 dogs. I am excited to be here and work with your children:)
My name is Allison Dunn. I am a Freshman at Washburn University majoring in Kinesiology. A fun fact about me is that I LOVE dogs. IN my free time i like to hang out with friends, get coffee, and binge Netflix!
My name is Aunastasia Penny. I am 16 years old and a junior at Hayden Catholic High School. I just started here at UCD not that long ago and I really do enjoy being with kids every day I’m here. I have been working with kids since I was 14 years old babysitting for my sister. Fun fact about me… I used to be a pretty good athlete playing volleyball and basketball before my injury.
My name is Josh Mitts. I am a student at Washburn University. I joined UCD as a volunteer but loved interacting with the kids so much that when I was offered a job I gladly accepted. I am a cross country runner and am majoring in Criminal Justice.
Hello! My name is Ellie and I am currently a junior at Washburn majoring in elementary special education and esol. A fun fact, I am also on the Washburn softball team! In my free time I love camping, hiking, and trying new coffee shops!
My name is Bailey Zungia and I'm a junior at Washburn University. I am a member of the Washburn softball team and I'm majoring in Elementary Education. I am the youngest child of four. I love working with little kids and helping them learn!
My name is MaryAna Barnes, I am a sophomore at Washburn University majoring in elementary education with an emphasis in high incidence special education. I have a great love for children! In addition to summer nannying, i have 8 years experience caring for children of varies ages. I have experience working with children inside school classrooms as well! I am also a member of Washburn Volleyball team!