Caughlin Club Kidz

Meet Our 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 and Neglect

Obesity and 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 3 boys, Dillon and Danny Jr and Miles. Rhonda is fostering to adopt Miles and hopes to finish the process soon. Rhonda is working towards her AA in Early Childhood Education at Truckee Meadows Community College and will graduate in May 2021. 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. 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 children.

Melanie Mazza

Administrative Assistant

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 is attending UNR to obtain her bachelors in Human Development and Family Studies and will graduate in May 2021. She is a mom of two little boys; Connor and Daniel. 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 trainings 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 infant to 2 years old. She helps to coach and guide our infant/toddler teachers in best quality care for children.

Ms. Danielle

Co-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.

Sea Lions Classroom (12 Months-2 Years)

Ms. Keshia

Lead 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 in 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.

Ms. Macknzie

Co Teacher

Ms. Macknzie joined our facility in August 2021. She has a few years of experience working in child care. Macknzie is excited to join our facility and grow with us.

Sea Turtle Classroom (2 Years - 3 Years)

Ms. Jessica

Lead Teacher

Ms. Jessica started working with Caughlin Club Kidz in June 2018. She has worked in several classrooms and also ran our Adventure Camp program for school-aged kids. Jessica has over 15 years of experience working with children. She has three children, Caiden, Kilee-Jo and Giovanni. She also has a dog named Leo, a macaw named Sidney and a loop eared bunny named Addie. She loves to do things with her family outdoors and enjoys crafting. She likes to relax by lighting an nature scented candle and reading a book, or turning on an action packed movie with a cup of coffee or tea.

Ms. Cheyenne

Assistant Teacher

Ms. Cheyenne is new to the child care field. She joined Caughlin Club Kidz in April 2021. She has always had a passion for working with young children and is excited to grow in the field and learn new things.

Jellyfish Classroom (3 Years - 4 Years)

Ms. Kailyn

Co-Lead Teacher

Kailyn joined Caughlin Club Kidz in September 2020 in our Whales classroom. She graduated from Cal State Fullerton in May 2020 with a major in Human Services with a track in Special Education and a minor in Child and Adolescent Development. Kailyn is dedicated to the kiddos and loves watching them gain skills socially, emotionally, and academically. Ms. Kailyn is patient, and a good listener. She likes to explore new places, taking walks, and water coloring. She is new to Reno so she would love to hear about your favorite spots around town!

Ms. Amanda

Co Teacher

Ms. Amanda moved to Reno when she was 17 from Indiana. She has been in child care since 2007 and enjoys seeing and meeting new friends (children). Ms. Amanda joined us here at Caughlin Club Kidz in February 2021. She is a mom to a son name Kasen, who has some special needs of his own. This has taught her to be patient with children. She is working on getting her CDA (Child Development Associate’s).

Whales Classroom (4.5 Years- 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 of each of them. Kathy has 40+ years of experience in childcare. Kathy loves her dogs and really enjoys traveling.


Ms. Kearstyn


Ms. Kearstyn joined Caughlin Club Kidz in August 2021. She will be wearing many hats while working with our facility. She will be helping to provide healthy snacks to our kiddos, making sure that their toys are cleaned and sanitized regularly. Ms. Kearstyn also works with the youngest clients in our Starfish classroom with infants from 6 weeks to 14 months.

Ms. May


May joined Caughlin Club Kidz in July 2021. She is brand new to the field but is excited to work with young children. She will be attending college to work on a degree in Early Childhood Education as well.