Meet our Preschool Educators
Jennifer Wroblos, School Director
My name is Jen. I am a person of strong faith and I have been working in daycare since my daughter was 2 yrs old. After serving 4 years in the United States Air Force, I had my daughter and became a stay at home mom. I wanted to make some extra money and decided that I was interested in child care. I started my first in home child care center in Jan of 1999 on McChord AFB. Then I found out that I was pregnant with my son. I closed my center in November of 1999 due to a condition with my unborn son. My son was born with a heart condition and had to have open heart surgery and many Doctors appointments so I had no choice to close. I started babysitting for friends and realized that I had a passion for Early Childhood Development. I started volunteering at the Preschool that my daughter was attending and started working in the childcare industry. I worked at Kindercare and Happy Days Day Care and Preschool, then I opened a center in my home for 4 years and worked with children ages 4 weeks to 12 years old. I also coached volleyball for a club team in University Place for 5 years. After the economy took a dive in 2013, I closed my home daycare and began to work at ABC Children's center from 2013-2015. I realized that I wanted to do more than just teach children and wanted to become part of management and to help and support teachers with their desires as Early Childhood Educators. I am so excited to be a part of the Cadence Academy team and working with such amazing people. I am going to make sure that all the teachers get recognition for all that they do and support from me in anyway I can give it to them. I truly have respect for what they do. It is not an easy job and because they love children so much, they do it without complaint and work hard every day to support each other and give the children a happy and safe place to grow.
Debbie Zajac, Assistant Director
Hello, my name is Debbie. I have been working in Child care since 1995. My training has been in Early Childhood Education. I have a passion for working with children and believe that they need love and nurturing in order to succeed in their developmental growth. I am a wife of 29 years, a mother and a grandmother. I have 3 daughters and grandson and granddaughter. When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family and going to church activities. After a year and a half as a teacher here at Cadence Academy, an opportunity for me to grow with the company came along. I am happy to say that now I am a member of the management team and looking forward to all the new and exciting things to come.
Brittany Hastings, Teacher
Hi, my name is Brittany! I was born in North Carolina. My father is in the military and I have spent a lot of my time moving from one place to the next but I always find myself back in Gig Harbor. I have worked in childcare since 2010 and love every moment of it. I attended West Sound Tech while I was a junior in High School. I have two sisters and one brother. I enjoy working here at Cadence Academy and can't wait to see what it to come.
Alex MacAuley, Teacher
Hello, I am Alex and I have been working in early childhood education for over eight years. My first experience in childcare was my junior year at Gig Harbor High School where I began working after school in another center here in town. Only a short amount of time had passed when I knew that this was the field that was meant for me. After graduating high school, I moved to Oahu and began studying Early Childhood education and worked as an assistant teacher at the locally renowned Seagulls Schools. This experience has diversified my outlook on exactly what it meant to be an educator for not only the children, but their families as well. I will be forever grateful for the opportunities I've had working in the Early Childhood education field. I moved back to Gig Harbor in 2011 and after a summer of traveling and reconnecting with friends, I am ready to begin the next chapter of my career and look forward to what is to come at Cadence Academy.