Kidz Club Faculty
At Caughlin Club Kidz all of our phenomenal staff are required to obtain a Negative TB Test and Sheriff’s card through Washoe County prior to employment.
Within 90 days of employment the following classes must be taken:
- Communicable Diseases Class
- First Aid & CPR certification
- SIDs Class
- Child Abuse & Neglect
- Obesity & Nutrition Class
- Child Development/Guidance
- Building Safety
- Transportation Safety
- Emergency Preparedness
- Medication Administration
- Shaken Baby Syndrome
Thereafter and every year they must obtain 30 training hours within the Early Childhood field per year.
We’d like to take a moment to introduce our phenomenal staff here at Caughlin Club Kidz:
- Rhonda Devencenzi: Center Director
Ms. Rhonda joined Caughlin Club Kidz in March of 2015. She is a mother of 2 boys, Dillon and Danny Jr. Rhonda has 55 credits towards her AA in Early Childhood Education and is continuing her education at Truckee Meadows Community College. She has been in the early childhood filed for 20+ years. She has also been a director for two large preschools in Reno and also had the privilege of owning her own facility. Rhonda loves working with families and staff working with young children. She plans on continuing with her lifelong passion of working with young children. Rhonda has excellent training and experience in all areas of Early Childhood Education. She strives to make Caughlin Club Kidz the best quality facility in the Reno/Sparks area for young youth.
- Melanie Mazza: Assistant Director
Ms. Melanie joined our facility in June of 2017 as a co-lead teacher in our Jellyfish classroom. Melanie was promoted to Administrative Assistant in February 2018. She graduated from TMCC with an AA in Early Childhood Education in spring of 2017. She will be attending UNR in Fall 2018. She is a mom of two little boys; Connor and Daniel. She has a couple years of experience working with children. She also has experience creating and implementing the curriculum. Her goal is to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies. She enjoys working with and advocating for children. Melanie is also our ECERS coach for 3 years to grade school. She coaches and guides our preschool staff in quality care for preschool children. Melanie plans on teaching training to our staff as well once she is fully certified.
Starfish Classroom (6 weeks to 12 months)
- Ms. Maria: Lead Teacher
Ms. Maria joined Caughlin Club Kidz in February 2008 and is pursuing her education in ECE. She has 18 credits towards her associates’ degree in Early Childhood Education this far. Maria has 15 years’ experience working in childcare. She has two beautiful daughters that also attend Caughlin Adventure Camp and has been married for over 18 years. Maria goes above and beyond her job duties. She loves each of our babies as if they were her own. Maria takes pride in making our baby room the best and is a wonderful asset to our center. Maria is our ITERS coach for infants to 2 years old. She helps to coach and guide our infant/toddler teachers in the best quality care for children.
- Ms. Kristin: Co-Lead Teacher
Kristin joined Caughlin Club Kidz in April 2017. She is new to the field and our facility but feels this is her true calling. She loves being with the infants and being around children and learning new things every day. Kristen has been married to her husband for 4 years and has one son of her own who has attended our facility.
Sea Lions Classroom (12 months to 2 years)
- Ms. Danielle: Lead Teacher
Ms. Danielle has loved caring for children her whole life. She never thought she would have the opportunity to take that passion and turn it into a job. She is excited to work in a facility where she can care for children as well as learn more about the Early Childhood field. She is married and has a daughter. She loves her family and spends her time working with her daughter to further her education and ensure she is ready to be sent off to big kid school. Ms. Danielle enjoys doing crafts, visiting water parks, as well as hiking. She plans to further her education in the future.
- Ms. Keshia: Co Teacher
Ms. Keshia has been working in child care for over 15 years with the last few years venturing into different fields of work. She came to realize at that time that working in child care is her passion. She loves working with children and watching them grow and learn. She also is excited to be returning to school soon to complete a degree in Early Childhood Education. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her dog and doing yoga, and meditating.
Sea Turtle Classroom (2 years to 3 years)
- Ms. Cathy: Co Lead Teacher
Ms. Cathy has been in the early childhood field for over 20 years. She enjoys working with young children and experiencing new things with them every day. She has worked with children ranging from 6 weeks of age to 3 years old. She has been married to her husband for 21+ years, and they have two great children together. She also is an animal lover and has two great dane doggies. She loves good movies and spending time with her family.
- Ms. Lisa: Co Lead Teacher
Ms. Lisa has been teaching in preschool for almost 17 years in California. She has an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education. She moved to Reno in October 2019 and joined us here at Caughlin Club Kidz in August 2020. Ms. Lisa has two adult sons, Cody and Cole who still live in California. As a teacher, she loves to see when new children enter her classroom for the first time. She loves watching children grow and learn about themselves and their friends. She believes children are our future and with the right guidance from teachers they can do/be anything they want as they grow up.
Jellyfish Classroom (3 years to 4 years)
- Ms. Joecy: Co-Lead Teacher
Ms. Joecy joined us at Caughlin Club Kidz in October 2020, in our Jellyfish (3’s) classroom. She has over 5 years of experience working in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Joecy has a daughter named Amina who also attends Caughlin Club Kidz. She will be continuing her college education in the Early Childhood Education field and hopes to become a kindergarten teacher or school counselor in the future. Ms. Joecy loves spending time with her family and going to Disneyland. In her spare time, she loves watching her favorite movies and listening to music.
- Ms. Destini: Co Teacher
Destini started at Caughlin Club Kidz in March 2020. Destini has been working with young children for the last year. She also has a daughter, Athena who attends here at Caughlin Club Kidz also. Destini is a fast learner and a good listener. In her free time, she likes to read, garden, and play with her daughter. Destini’s goal is to get enrolled with the T.E.A.C.H program this year to attend classes at T.M.C.C. to start her Associates in Early Childhood Education. She looks forward to working at Caughlin Club Kidz.
Whales Classroom (4 years to 6 years)
- Ms. Kathy: Lead Teacher
Ms. Kathy has been with Caughlin Club Kidz since October 2012. She has her degree in Human Development Family Studies. Kathy sets clear guidelines for the children and has high expectations for each of them. Kathy has 40+ years of experience in childcare. Kathy loves her dogs and really enjoys traveling.
- Ms. Staci: Cook/Breaker
Ms. Staci aka Gramma Staci joined Caughlin Club Kidz in August of 2017. She is a mother of 4 children and has 20+ grandchildren. She has worked in the Early Childcare field for over 8 years and found that it is her passion as she grows older. Staci is helpful in many ways around the facility. Staci performs most of our oddball tasks around our facility that are crucial to running a quality program.