of Barker Cypress
10740 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX 77433 • (281) 304-6004

Our Staff

We are extremely proud of our excellent staff of teachers and directors! Our staff is part of the consistent care provided by Kids ‘R’ Kids.

All Kids ‘R’ Kids faculty and personnel are required to follow state regulations that apply to training. Our staff is trained in First Aid/CPR, Infectious Disease Control, Injury Prevention, and Child Abuse Awareness. Additional training in curriculum, child development, classroom arrangement, classroom management, age-appropriate activities, nutrition, field trip planning and OSHA regulations provide the staff with skills needed to create a quality learning environment. The staff are encouraged to further their education through CDA and CCP programs and are given opportunities to attend professional training conferences.

Take a look below to get a glimpse of our staff members:

Staff Team

Mrs. Cherry Wilkins, Director

Mrs. Cherry has been a part of our family since 2005. She has over 15 years of experience in the Early Childhood field, and her desire is to mentor, and educate teachers on the changes that are taking place in the Early Childhood Industry.

She and her husband of 17 years have a wonderful 14-year-old son. Her hobbies include, reading, dancing, relaxing, and spending quality time with her family. 

Mrs. Cherry is a graduate from Jersey Village High School. Cherry holds her Master’s Degree in Education, a Bachelors in Management, and her Associates Degree in Elementary Education. Mrs. Cherry is also a Master Registered trainer for the state of Texas. She is also a PDS specialist for the Council of Professional recognition, and is currently pursuing her second master’s degree in counseling at Prairie View A&M University.

Mrs. Valerie, Curriculum Coordinator 

Mrs. Valerie has been a part of our family since we opened in 2003. Valerie’s love and passion for what she does is evident in her work. Mrs. Valerie is married and has 2 fantastic young athletic boys who keep her running. Mrs. Valerie has her Child Development Associates and Director License. She is currently spearheading our new Literacy program for Fall 2017. 

Mrs. Lynn, Assistant Director 

Mrs. Lynn has been part of our family since we’ve opened in 2003. She has two sons and a daughter and has been married for 20 years. Mrs. Lynn’s older son is in the reserves for the National Guard and has done a tour in Kuwait. Mrs. Lynn loves to spend time with her family and watch her daughter play softball on the weekends.

Ms. Sam, School Age GYM Manager

Ms. Sam has joined our family in 2012, working her way up from a classroom to gym management! Ms. Sam loves spending time with her beautiful 9-year-old son, Ben, reading, camping, going to the park and any outdoor activities. She has a two dogs, Dr. Sheldon Cooper and Smurfette. Ms. Sam also has her Child Development Associate (CDA).

Mr. Trey, Manager in Training

Mr. Darold Frederick III (aka Trey) is our newest recruit! Mr. Trey is the oldest son of the owners Wendy and Darold Frederick Jr., and has worked with us during the summers for 3 years before graduating. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology, specializing in the early development of the brain. Mr. Trey enjoys studying history and theological doctrines/practices in his spare time.

Ms. Debbie, Private Kindergarten Teacher

Ms. Debbie is new to our Kids R Kids family. She has over 18 years of teaching experiences, and she finds inspiration in everything she comes across. Ms. Debbie is so excited to be part of the family because she loves having a personal relationship with children and leading them through the learning stages. In her own words, “music makes me tick, food makes me happy, shopping robs me, and children nurture me!” Ms. Debbie has her CDA.

Ms. Teresa, Classroom Manager

Ms. Teresa has been part of our family since 2011 and has 14 years of experience working with children. Ms. Teresa has 4 children and loves to jog, cook and play piano. She was born in Kentucky and is not a true Texan but she loves living here! She holds her Child Development Associates and an Associates Degree in Business.

Classroom Team

Mrs. Cris, Suite 100, Lead Teacher

Mrs. Cris has been with our family at Kids R Kids Barker Cypress since we opened February 2003. She has cared for children for over 20 years. Her passion for caring for these babies is evident as you feel the warmth when you enter her classroom. Mrs. Cris and her husband of 34 yrs. have three handsome sons, two beautiful daughters and 9 grandchildren. Mrs. Cris holds her Child Development Associates.

Ms. Patricia, Suite 150, Lead Teacher

Ms. Patricia is another of our original family members. She began in February 2003 teaching and loving our Infant II babies. Ms. Patricia had over 12 years of experience prior to joining our team. Most of her 20 plus years have been caring for infants. Ms. Patricia holds her Child Development Associates.

Ms. Lela, Suite 200, Lead Teacher

Ms. Lela joined our family in 2014 and has over 15 years of experience in childcare. She has 4 wonderful children with 5 beautiful granddaughters. Her passion is to love and nurture each and every child that comes through her room. Ms. Lela has her CDA and is currently in school for business management. 

Ms. Leassley, Suite 250, Lead Teacher

Ms. Leassley joined our family in 2014. She has 2 years of experiences before she joined the family, and has a passion for children. Family is everything to her, and that is how she views her classroom! Ms. Leassley currently has her CDA.

Mrs. Anabel, Suite 300, Lead Teacher

Mrs. Anabel joined our family in 2014. She has over 15 years of experience with children. She and her husband have been together for over 15 years, and they have 3 amazing children, Melanie, Sebastian, and Manuel. She has always had a passion to work with children, which she started in high school. Mrs. Anabel currently has her CDA.

Mrs. Rose, Suite 350, Lead Teacher

Ms. Rose joined our family in 2014, and has been teaching for over 20 years! She has 2 sons and a daughter ages 31, 22, and 20. In her free time, she is either working on curriculum or going to the movies. She loves teaching because she loves the feeling she is making a difference in a child’s life. Mrs. Rose currently has her CDA.

Mrs. Desarae, Suite 400, Lead Teacher

Mrs. Desarae joined our family in 2015, and has worked with children for 6 years. In 2014, she married her best friend, whom she has been with for 10 years! Her and her husband love to travel and be adventurous! She loves teaching because she loves to have an influence in her children’s lives, just as much as they influence hers. Mrs. Desarae currently has her CDA.

Ms. Emily, Suite 450, Lead Teacher

Ms. Emily joined our family in 2014, and has been teaching for over 5 years. She is originally from Missouri, and moved to Texas in 2012. She has a precious baby boy who was born on December 27, 2015! In her spare time, she enjoys reading and being involved in her church. She loves teaching because she finds making a difference in a child’s life truly amazing. Ms. Emily currently has her CDA.

Ms. Tai, Suite 500, Lead Teacher

Ms. Tai joined our family in 2013. Ms. Tai grew up in a large family, and would change anything! She has a sweet little daughter, Prestyn, whom she loves to spend all her free time with, along with dancing and singing. She loves teaching young minds and watching them become young men and women. Ms. Tai currently has her CDA.

Mrs. Tricia, Suite 550, Lead Teacher

Ms. Patricia joined our family in 2010. She brings over 7 years of childcare experience with her. She has been married to her husband, David, for 13 years and have 4 beautiful children together! Ms. Patricia enjoys reading and painting with her children. She currently has her CDA.

Ms. Paige, Suite 600, Lead Teacher

Ms. Paige has been working with us for almost 7 years, and has over 10 years of experiences with children, holding her CDA! She has 2 boys that keep her busy on the weekends! Paige is currently attending the Paul Mitchell School of Hair to receive her Cosmetology License. She loves teaching children because they inspire her to be the best mom she can be. 

Ms. Rachael, Suite 650, Lead Teacher

Ms. Rachel joined our family in 2007. Her enthusiasm for what she does is contagious! Ms. Rachel is truly committed to her children. She has been educating children since 1995. Ms. Rachel attended Univ. of Houston and Cy-Fair College to obtain her Degree in Education. She has also received her CDA.

Mrs. Deleana, Suite 700, Lead Teacher

Mrs. Deleana started with us originally in 2003, and then returned back to the family in 2015! Having 17 years of experience in childcare, 6 ½ have been with us! Her and her husband just celebrated their 15th anniversary, and they have 3 amazing children! In her free time, Mrs. Deleana enjoys being with her church, spending time outdoors, and doing crafts. She loves teaching to see her children become confident in themselves as they learn, accomplish, and master their skills. Mrs. Deleana currently has her CDA.

Ms. Rocio, Kids Cafe Nutritional Specialist

Ms. Rocio has been such a blessing to our team! She’s been with our team since 2011 and has worked in our Cafe’ for the past two. Ms. Rocio is married and is a big animal lover.

Mr. Dave and Ms. Eva, Gym, Bus Driver

Mr. Dave and Ms. Eva have been with us since 2010 and 2007 respectively, and they love what they do! Both of them have their CDL with Air Brakes and chauffeur our children to and from school and on field trips during the summer! Mr. Dave is married to our Ms. Eva and have been together for 30+ years! Ms. Eva has her CDA and occasionally helps in the classrooms. You can see Mr. Dave working around the building, helping out with various projects of enhancing our school!

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