Alexis Porter - Owner & Lead Teacher

Alexis Porter

Owner & Lead Teacher

Hi! My name is Alexis and I am a mother of two beautiful boys Kai and Jackson. I've been married to my husband since 2016, but we've been together since 2011. It's hard to express in words how excited I am at the opportunity to help each and every one of the amazing kids here at Premier Kids grow, learn, and be the best they can. I've always been enthusiastic about education and it's been a passion of mine to help young minds blossom. During my time pursuing education at Boise State University, I gained experience and foresight in building curriculum and developing social skills and I'm excited to bring that knowledge and passion to life here at Premier Kids.

Anthony Calloway - Director

Anthony Calloway


Hello! My name is Anthony and I am so excited to be part of the Premier Kids team! I was born and raised in the Treasure Valley which makes working in this community very special to me. For 10 years, I worked in various roles at the Nampa Boys & Girls Club, most recently as the Program/ Operations Director. During that time, I had the opportunity to create a comfortable and healing space for education enrichment activities. During the pandemic, I led the organization into creating multiple satellite sites and a free meal program to help families find childcare in the Nampa School District during that unprecedented time. Last year I transitioned to Future Public School where I co-taught a 2nd grade class. At Future, I gained experience with mentoring, teaching, enrichment programming, and ensuring that all youth needs are met, especially those who need it the most. While studying Elementary Education at Boise State University, I gained a sense of classroom management and the ability to communicate well with our team and parents. I am blessed to have this opportunity to apply my passion to the enthusiastic families at Premier Kids. My goal is ensure that all kids have a sense of belonging and grow up to be caring and responsible citizens. I spend most of my days outside of work with my family and friends, watching blockbusters or trying out new restaurants around town and gushing over my baby niece, O'Shun!

"If you can be anything, be kind." ~Clare Pooley

Maria Behl - Lead Infant Teacher

Maria Behl

Lead Infant Teacher

Here at Premier Kids, we've given Maria the nickname of "The Baby Whisperer". Maria is exceptionally talented when it comes to caring for infants and establishes routine and structure to guide the way to their learning and growth. She's even able to get all the infants to nap at the same time! Maria is fluent in both English and Spanish and has decades of experience caring for little ones.

Madison Vuylsteke - Lead Teacer

Madison Vuylsteke

Lead Teacer

Hello my name is Madison and I have two amazing children, Deklynn and Octavia, with my husband who I've been with since 2014. I have a background in caregiving for a healthcare agency, but was a stay at home mom with my son for three years and my daughter for the beginning of her life. In doing so I have cultivated a fun environment that creates a desire to learn and be creative based on a child's unique personality that I am excited to bring to Premier Kids.

Emery Hough - Assistant Teacher

Emery Hough

Assistant Teacher

Hi! My name is Emery and I have been here from the start with Alexis, enjoying all the memories and moments I get to share with all the children. I am currently studying to be a pediatrician at the College of Western Idaho. I love working with children of all ages and love working here at Premier Kids!

Jennica Green - Assistant Teacher

Jennica Green

Assistant Teacher

Hello, my name is Jennica. I have been with Premier Kids since December of 2022 and I absolutely love working with the kids and helping them learn new skills while they grow to be successful individuals. I love arts & crafts such as painting, drawing, and embroidery. I hope to earn a degree in early childhood development and continue to put my passion working with children at the forefront.

Barbara Smith - Assistant Teacher

Barbara Smith

Assistant Teacher

Barbara is a mother of three, including both Alexis and Madison here at Premier Kids. Coming in with a multitude of skills, Barb is our swiss army knife. From child care to data entry to oganization to curriculum, she helps us to do it all when we need specific tasks done.

Madison Maggio - Assistant Teacher

Madison Maggio

Assistant Teacher

Hi I'm Madi! :) I currently attend Boise State University as a junior working towards my elementary education degree. I absolutely adore kids and love to take any opportunity I get to work with them. I was a dancer for 10 years, I love the outdoors and I river raft! I can't wait to meet everyone and get started working with your kiddos! :)

Estera (Kat) Monoran - Assistant Teacher

Estera (Kat) Monoran

Assistant Teacher

Hello! My name is Estera. I grew up in Nampa, Idaho born and raised. I helped out in elementary classrooms in high school and I got to help out with the kindergarteners for two years. It was one of the best experiences I've ever had. Being able to be a part of the growth and learning of those little ones was so rewarding it made me realize that is something I ultimately want to pursue. I am excited to be apart of Premier Kids! All the kids here are amazing and full of so much potential I am pumped to see them flourish!

Taelynne Asmundson - Assistant Teacher

Taelynne Asmundson

Assistant Teacher

Hi, I'm Taelynne! I've been working with children for several years and I absolutely love it. Being around kids brings me joy, especially when I get to see all of their unique personalities and helping them succeed. I plan to pursue a career in the medical field tailored to working with kids. In my free time I love to adventure, travel, and spend time with my family. It's a pleasure to work here at Premier Kids and witness all of the amazing things your kiddos do!