Our Staff

Kimberly Brink 
Center Director

Hello, my name is Kimberly Brink and I am the Director at St. Vincent De Paul Day Care Center. I grew up in a quiet neighborhood right outside of Syracuse called Fremont. I lived in the same house my entire life until I ventured out as a young adult, and now I live in the small town of Chittenango. In my free time, I enjoy capturing photography, crafting, antiquing, and attending classic car shows. I attended Onondaga Community College and LeMoyne College for Early Childhood Education/Special Education & Sociology. I began working at St. Vincent’s when I was 18 years old in the before & after school program and have now been here for 23 years. I was mentored for 20 years by one of the most inspiring individuals, Helen O’Malley, as I advanced in my career at St. Vincent De Paul.  I have a 20-year-old son and a 17-year-old daughter, both who have attended St. Vincent De Paul since the age of 6 weeks old.   St. Vincent De Paul is not just a career to me, but it is a family. Some of the most rewarding experiences in my time at St. Vincent DePaul, were seeing students that I had as young children come back as young adults to enroll their own children here or apply for jobs. The feeling of encouragement when hearing the stories of fond memories that these individuals have had with us, is something that will always be a part of me. I cannot ask for anything more than that. I have dedicated my career to enhancing the social emotional development of children and strive to provide a quality program for youth.

Amber Crossman-Oliver
Assistant Director
School Age Program Director

My name is Amber Crossman- Oliver.  I am the assistant director of St. Vincent DePaul Daycare Center, as well as the director of our school-age program.  I grew up in the same neighborhood our center is located and attended the local schools.  I attended LeMoyne college where I studied Education and Psychology.  In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband, daughter and dogs, shopping at Target and watching/attending as many sports games as I can! I am an avid fan of Syracuse sports, the NY Jets and the NY Mets!

Shea Days
Co-Assistant Director

My name is Shea Days, I am a co-assistant director.  I was born and raised in Syracuse, NY.  I have two older brothers which makes me the only girl and the youngest.  I have three sons and a GrandPup.  I graduated from Henninger High School and went to Cazenovia College for Early Childhood Education.  I got my associates degree at Bryant and Stratton College.  I love the Dallas Cowboys football team, Florida State Seminoles College football team, Yankees Baseball, and of course the Syracuse Orangeman college basketball team.  I enjoy spending time with my family and friend.  In my spare time I enjoy reading, doing crosswords puzzles, and shopping. 

Miss. Marisa 
Infant Room Teacher

Hi, I am Miss Marissa, and I am the head teacher in the infant room.  I attended all the local schools and graduated from Henninger High School.  I then went on to Onondaga Community College.  I have been at the center since 1997.  I enjoy working and spending time with my son.

Miss. Pam
Infant Assistant Teacher

My name is Miss. Pam!  I was born in Syracuse, Ny and I have been working at St. Vincent DePaul Daycare since 1995, but left in 2013 to move to North Carolina, and returned here in 2014.  I generally started working with children at the age of 14, summer hires, that is when I really knew that I wanted to work with children.  I have two children and six grandchildren, the joys of my life.  Traveling, shopping, and spending time with my family are my favorites.

Miss. Naveah
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Infant Room Teacher

Hello, I am Naveah, I am an infant room teacher.  I love working with kids.  I play 3 sports and major in sports management and coaching at Mohawk Valley College. 

Miss. Tanisha 
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Older Infant Teacher Assistant

I am Ms. Nisha, and I am the OI teacher assistant. I grew up in NC but have been here in Syracuse since 2004. I am a mother of 5 my oldest is 20 and my youngest is 9. I have an old English bulldog I really adore, and I enjoy going to shows, shopping and traveling in my free time. I hope to go to many places around the world one day.

Miss. Jamie
Younger Toddler Head Teacher

I am Ms. Jamie, and I am the Younger Toddler Head Teacher.  I have worked here at St. Vincent DePaul Daycare for 13 years and have 15+ years of childcare experience.  I was born and raised in Syracuse, go SU! I attended Henninger High School and then went to earn my associates degree from Onondaga Community College.  In my free time I enjoy hanging out with my daughter, family and friends, shopping, taking road trips, watching movies, and trying new restaurants!

Miss. Kelly
Older Toddler Head Teacher

I am Miss. Kelly, and I am the head teacher of the Older Toddler Classroom.  I grew up in Cicero, NY and earned my associates degree from Onondaga Community College and took education classes at Oswego State University.  I have been in childcare 20+ years.  I am a foster mom and I enjoy drawing, painting, and cooking.  In our class we enjoy learning, science and playing especially with dinosaurs!

Miss. Michelle 
Threes Head Teacher

Hi, I am Miss. Michelle, I am the head teacher in the three-year-old room.  I have worked as a preschool teacher for 10 years but have been in childcare for 24 years.  I have my CDA in preschool and I am MAT trained.  I enjoy spending time with my daughter and shopping.  I love trying new restaurants and relaxing watching movies.

Miss. Maiha
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Preschool Float

I am Maiha, the teacher’s assistant for preschool I was born and raised in Syracuse, I graduated from ITC high school. I enjoy shopping, cooking, and playing basketball and one day I would love to open my own daycare. 

Miss. Allison
Fours Head Teacher

I am Miss. Allison; I am the head teacher in the 4-Year-Old classroom.  I am from Weedsport, NY and I moved to Syracuse about 4 years ago.  I graduated form Weedsport Central High School and took some classes at Onondaga Community College.  I am currently enrolled at SUNY Empire State and am working on my bachelor’s degree for Early Childhood Education with a concentration in special education. I have been at the center since 2015.  I have a very active 4-year-old son who keeps me very busy.  In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.  I am an avid crafter and enjoy creating new things!

Miss. Veronica
Younger School Age Teacher

Hello, I am Miss Veronica, or Ronnie as the kids call me.  I was born in Syracuse and have been in childcare for 13 years.  I love working with children. I am a positive role model who focuses on supporting development.  My hobbies include going out of town with friends and being around my family!

Miss. Tajanay
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Younger School Age II Teacher

Hello, My Name is Tajanay Ross   I am The Younger School Age II Teacher at St.Vincent   Daycare. I am currently in school right now to be a special education teacher.  I was born and raised in Syracuse Ny.  I’ve never worked in a daycare before but, this has been a great experience for me. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

Miss. Esmeralda
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Older School Age Teacher

Hello, my name is Esmeralda Gomez I am a school age teacher at the daycare center. I was raised in Brooklyn New York. I moved to Syracuse 3 years ago & currently attending Onondaga Community College to get my associates degree with human services and social work. I love working with children and enjoy writing on my free time and listening to music!

Miss. Megan
Center Float

Hi, my name is Miss. Megan, I am a float at the center.  I have been working at the center for 8 years. I attended Henninger High School and went to SU and OCC.  I like doing crafts.   I enjoy spending time withy my family and traveling. 

Miss. Essence
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Center Float/ Lunch Aide 

My name is Miss Essence , I am a local resident of the Eastwood area of Syracuse New York ,a mother of three with over 15 years of experience with working with children of all ages . I've been working at the center since 2006 seasonal . I was a head school age teacher for several years and now I'm a float and the children's lunch aid . In my spare time I enjoy cleaning , cooking , and catering to my dogs ! I also love to travel and absolutely love sports and very family oriented!

Miss. Jamirah
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Center Float

Hello, I am Ms. Jamirah and I am a float here at the daycare. I've worked for the Syracuse City School district for 5 years along with another center here in the city for a couple years.