The Child Development Center provides care for children in their infancy through 5 years (or Kindergarten age).
The School Age Center provides a variety of programs for students Kindergarten through 6th Grade.
Registered students in 7th-12th grade can come and go at the Teen Center.
Find out more about youth sports for children from 3 years to 6th grade.
Stephanie and her husband, Josh, arrived in January 2018 from the mainland where they were living and traveling in a 1985 VW Vanagon. They are excited to be back on Kwajalein Atoll as they met in 2010 on Roi and feel that coming back to the RMI is like coming home. Originally from California, Stephanie loves the beach and enjoys all outdoor activities. She seeks new activities and adventures and is learning to kite board and dive.
Stephanie has a B.S. in Physics from University of La Verne, an M.A. in Education from Claremont Graduate University, and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Kansas State University. Stephanie's background is very diverse spanning teaching, curriculum development, policy, and research. She has over 10 years of experience in various tutoring, mentoring, teaching, and supervising positions with students from primary to graduate level.
Curriculum and Training Specialist/School Liaison Officer
Nikki arrived here from Georgia in December 2018 with 2 of her 3 boys and her husband, Don. Nikki is originally from Connecticut and has been searching for a warm place to live, without snow, where she can enjoy the sun and water year round. Nikki enjoys the beach and trying new outdoor activities and sports.
Nikki has a B.S in Special Education from the University of Georgia and an M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction from Western Governors University. She has 12 years experience working with students in grades K-8. In those 12 years she has had many roles working with students in the general education, resource, and special education self contained settings. Nikki has taught, co-taught, mentored, supervised, and was a founding teacher at her previous school. She has a passion for helping others to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all students in a classroom.
Director of Child Development Center
Chelsea is originally from Minnesota, but spent two years teaching first grade in an American School in Mexico before moving to Kwajalein in July 2017. In her free time, Chelsea enjoys yoga, pilates, books, and beach days.
Chelsea has a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Nortwestern St. Paul and a master's degree in Early Childhood Education from Capella University. Chelsea also has a Manager ServSafe Certification as well as a National Director Credential.As the Director of the Child Development Center, Chelsea's job is to make sure everything is running smoothly with staff, children, and families. You will meet Chelsea when you come in for your orientation, and she will be available once your child is enrolled to answer any questions. Chelsea enjoys being in the classroom and getting to know our children and their families.
School Aged Children, Sports, and Youth Center Director
Linda arrived on Kwajalein in February of 2019. She is a Kwaj Kid having spent her youth on the island and is thrilled to be back on island.
She has a Bachelor's in Education from the University of Hawaii. For over 20 years she was the director of an afterschool program on O'ahu and taught softball, racquetball, and robotics during the summer programs.
An ocean lover, Linda is enjoying all the water activities the island has to offer.
Registrar/Parent Central Director
Ashley and her family have lived on Kwajalein for just over two years. Her two boys are often seen running around with friends and climbing trees. Ashley can usually be found enjoying the Kwaj sunsets but she also enjoys a good Netflix binge watching session! She is an expert at collecting new recipes but never actually trying them out.
Ashley has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Bridgewater State University and has worked with children in many different capacities over the past several years. The best part of her job as the Registrar is getting to greet all the kids and families every day! She also loves to help new families get involved in the many programs and activities offered on Kwajalein.