As Vice President of Quality Improvement, Anika Bugarin-Jebejian’s duty is to lead efforts in evaluating, monitoring, creating, and innovating programs and initiatives. The goal is to help ensure instructional excellence and optimal learning environments and opportunities for every staff, and in turn, every child at our centers. In collaboration with all Kidango departments, she provides training, coaching, technical assistance, and progress monitoring to ensure the company’s commitment to continuous quality improvement.
Originally from the Philippines, Anika was raised in the Bay Area by her parents and maternal grandparents. Experiencing American culture while attending school and staying connected to the Filipino dialects and customs at home; this upbringing reminds her of the families Kidango serves and the importance of preserving and celebrating each person’s culmination of experiences and abilities.
Anika has earned her Bachelor of Science in Human Development from the University of California at Davis and her Master in Education, with an emphasis in Educational Leadership from Concordia University at Portland. She has had the pleasure of traveling and speaking at international conferences, most recently at the London International Conference on Education to share her past and future research. She is currently a doctoral candidate with an emphasis on Instructional Leadership. Anika hopes to focus her research on effective instructional support practices that will inform professional development in the field of Early Childhood Education, and especially at Kidango.