The ODLC staff are dedicated to the field of early
childhood education and inclusive practices. Each of our staff
are professionally trained and experienced in group childcare,
implementing educational programs, and applying the principles of
applied behavior analysis for the management of behavior. For
our teachers and aides, your child's education is their passion!
Christine Favréaux, Administrative Director
Christine Favréaux has
been working in the preschool education field for the past nine
years. During this time she has had the privilege to be a Lead
Teacher for children ages 2-6 years old, and held the position of
Center Administrator at a previous preschool for seven years. As
the parent of a 16 year old son with autism, she understands the
importance of early intervention and the considerable need for a
local preschool that benefits typically developing children as well
as special needs or at-risk children. It's for this reason Ms.
Tine welcomed the challenge to assist with the operational
development and launch of such an innovative program as ODLC.
She is delighted and honored to be a part of the incredible team of
educators who are dedicated to your child's success.
Eunjoo Lee, Consulting Teacher
Eunjoo Lee is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and
licensed primary educator (PREK-3) in VA. She has completed her
Master’s degree in Special Education with a specialty in early
children unified at the University of Kansas. Ms. EJ began to implement
principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in teaching children
with autism in 2006 as a therapist and has continued to develop her
ABA knowledge into teaching reading comprehension, developing social
skills, implementing comprehensive early intervention, classroom
management, and managing maladaptive behaviors. She has always
enjoyed discovering children’s interests and empowering children at
their early ages by providing high quality early education.
Korinna Sheppard, Lead Kindergarten
Sheppard received her Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree from George Mason University in May
Since then, she has been working at the
Aurora School as an ABA Therapist, implementing behavior plans and
IEP’s for students who are on the autism spectrum or have other
intellectual or disabilities.
Ms. Kori also works part-time at the
Russell School of Ballet teaching ballet, modern dance and adapted
movement to children ages 5-pre professional.
She is super excited to join the ODLC
team and help develop and lead the new ODLC Kindergarten program.
Amanda Butler, Lead 4/5 year old
Butler has worked with typically developed and children with special
needs for the past 12 years.
In 2000, Ms. Amanda started working at
Grafton School as an Academic Specialist implementing educational
programs and behavior plans.
In 2006, with extensive training in ABA
(such as verbal behavior), she started working as an ABA Therapist
at the Aurora School, working 1:1 with students with disabilities
and developmental delays.
Ms. Amanda currently holds the position
of Lead Teacher at ODLC since it opened and plans to continue her
education in early childhood education.
Rena Bates, Lead 2/3 year old Teacher
Bates has worked with adults, adolescents and children with
intellectual, physical and developmental disabilities and special
needs since 1998.
After several college courses, Ms. Rena
began working at Allegheny Valley School in Coraopolis, PA as a
Direct Support Professional/Vocational Support Trainer, implementing
therapeutic and functional skills to improve the quality of life for
In 2004, Ms. Rena joined the Aurora
School team and trained to implement the principles of ABA, to teach
children with autism and developmental delays.
She started her position at ODLC in
2011, leading the 2/3’s class.
Ms. Rena strives to improve the
achievements and accomplishments of each individual at school and in