Having grown up in WNY, I am so excited to be a part of the resurgence of the Buffalo region with you. It is an honor for me as Managing Director, to be leading and collaborating with role models who are upbeat, ambitious and confident as they work toward our purpose of Building Stronger Families here in WNY. Our team strives to leave our community better every day. My experience in the counseling and human resource fields, supported by my education, a BA in Psychology from the University of Buffalo and a Master's Degree in Education from St Bonaventure University, all serve to help our team understand your needs and provide support to maintain health, strength and balance within your home. As a mother of two children ages 9 & 11, I too am experiencing many of the challenges and opportunities family life presents us with. Being a part of the College Nannies and Tutors experience is a wonderful opportunity for me to provide a reliable service for families and help make a difference for families in our community.
I am a Tonawanda native, graduated from Kenmore East High School at age 16, and proceeded to Buffalo State College where my interest in education grew. I graduated with a Bachelors in Social Studies Education cum laude, with a Minor in Spanish at age 20. Soon after graduating, I began substitute teaching, making connections with both students and staff in several school districts. Ever wanting to expand my knowledge, I obtained a Master’s Degree in History with a concentration in Asian studies by the age of 22 while still substitute teaching.
I am from a small town in Syracuse, NY and am currently a senior in the Cognitive Science program at the University at Buffalo. I am the oldest of four kids in my family. I enjoyed playing soccer and basketball throughout high school and continued to stay active throughout college. I have been working with kids since I was in high school, first babysitting my siblings and then my job at the YMCA, and most recently working with children at the JCC in Amherst, Buffalo. I am excited to begin her CNT journey with the role of Role Model Coordinator!
DiTaya Butler is currently a freshman at Canisius College studying Criminal Justice, Psychology and Forensic Psychology. In the past, DiTaya has worked at a local daycare in her hometown of Niagara Falls, NY where she would work with primarily young children. In her free time, DiTaya enjoys cheering, playing soccer and hanging out with her friends.
Taryn is new to Buffalo and is currently a student at Canisius College. At Canisius, she majors in Animal Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation.. Additionally, she holds a professional certificate in General Music Studies from Berklee College of Music Online. Taryn is passionate about music and animals of all kinds and loves to have the opportunity to share those interests as a role model and to encourage others to explore their own passions.
McChesney Matro is from a small town in Syracuse, NY. She currently is a senior in the Cognitive Science program at the University at Buffalo. McChesney is the oldest of four kids in my family. She enjoyed playing soccer and basketball throughout high school and continues to stay active throughout college. McChesney has been working with kids since she was in high school, first babysitting my siblings and then my job at the YMCA. Her most recent job working with kids is at the JCC in Amherst, Buffalo. Work mostly with kids in the age range there from 1 1/2 - 3 year olds in a preschool setting. She is excited to begin her CNT journey!
Elizabeth is currently attending Buffalo State College in the elementary education program. She strives to one day become a successful teacher who will be able to make a difference in her students' lives. Currently, Elizabeth is student teaching in a 2nd grade classroom in the Buffalo Public School district. Working in a co-taught, flexible seated classroom that has a class set of iPads, Elizabeth is learning more than she anticipated and continues to be excited about teaching. Her past experiences include working as a tutor through the Homework Helpers program at the Town of Cheektowaga. There she has worked for four years assisting students grades 1-11 in all four main subjects, specializing particularly in math and English. She has also been a supervisor for various activities and programs offered for children at the Town. In her spare time, Elizabeth enjoys reading, spending time with her family and being outdoors.