Our Teachers

Meet Our Educators
  • Meet Our Staff

    • Amanda Dennis
      Special Ed Teacher Room 12.
      Phone: (518) 280-0083
    • Nikki Sanders
      Lead Daycare Staff
      Phone: (518) 280-0083
    • Melissa Zager
      Special Ed  Teacher Room 3.
      Phone: (518) 280-0083
    • Amy Loukes
      Special Ed Teacher Room 4
      Phone: (518) 280-0083
    • Kathy Heiner
      Special Ed Teacher Room 1.
      Phone: (518) 280-0083
    • Meghan Mallory
      Special Ed Teacher Room 6
      Phone: (518) 280-0083
    • Mak Tierney
      Special Ed Teacher Room 11.
      Phone: (518) 280-0083
    • Susanna Haley
      Special Ed Teacher Room 8.
      Phone: (518) 280-0083
    • Danielle Winning
      Teacher Room 5.
      Phone: (518) 280-0083
  • Questions and Answers
    How does my child get to school?

    Daycare/Nursery School- Parents who have their child enrolled in daycare/nursery school must transport their child to and from the Center. The Center is near a public transportation route.

    Committee on Preschool Special Education/Committee on Special Education – Students who attend Crossroads Center for Children to fulfill obligations of their IEP are transported to and from the Center by their County or School District if parents are unable to provide transportation. They must be transported with the drop off time of 9:00 AM and pick-up time of 2:30. They may not be transported by the County or School District if wrap around child-care is utilized.

    School-Aged Before and After-care – Children who attend the school-aged before and after-care program are transported to the Center in the morning by their parents. The School District will pick them up, transport them to school, and drop them off at the Center after school. Their parents must pick them up from the Center at the end of the day.

    Does your facility accept daycare subsidy?

    Currently we have contracts with both Albany and Schenectady County’s Department of Social Services and we accept subsidies from those counties. If you reside in another county, please call for more information.

    Are your staff highly trained?

    Yes, each classroom has a special education teacher with a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Special Education and teacher certification through the New York State Education Department (NYSED). In addition, each teacher assistant is certified by NYSED as he or she also provides direct instruction. Staff continue to broaden their knowledge of teaching by participating in local and out of state trainings. Every new staff attends a rigorous training schedule before working one on one with the children in the classroom.

    Do you have child care options during school breaks?

    We offer the option to sign up for daycare when school is out of session at an additional cost. Please see our school calendar for dates