Meet the FCSAP Team

Meet our Program Director, Quentara!


Hello Everyone,


I am pleased to announce, that I am the NEW Program Director for the Fall Creek School Age Program. I am originally from Atlanta, GA and I have over 8 years of experience working with nonprofits and school age children. I have a Bachelors Degree in International Affairs and Masters in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from the University of Georgia. GO DAWGS!!! I genuinely enjoy working with children and serving my community because I believe it takes a village to help each child reach their full potential. Furthermore, when I am not actively serving my community, I enjoy traveling, hiking, and cooking.


As the new Program Director of the FCSAP I hope to continue the work of the previous Program Directors, by developing more inclusive, fun, and diverse after-school programming that all Fall Creek students and families can enjoy. It is my goal with the help of the Fall Creek School Age Program Assistant Director, Izzy, and the FCSAP staff to provide each family with the best quality after school care that your family can trust.


Warmest Regards,

Quentara Johnson



Meet our Assistant Director, Izzy!


Hi! My name is Izzy, and I am the Assistant Director of FCSAP. I have been in the program for almost 5 years. I was in the program as a counselor and then shifted into the Assistant Director role. I was born in Ithaca and attended Fall Creek and FCSAP as a child. After living out in the Pacific Northwest for 3 years, I earned my degree in Early Childhood Education and returned back to the Fall Creek community. In my free time, I like to hike and garden.


Meet Dave!

(4th-5th Grade Cohort Counselor)


(Bio and picture coming soon)


Meet John!

(2nd-3rd Grade Cohort Counselor)


Who am I? I am a cat loving baseball fanatic who loves canoeing on Cayuga Lake and kayaking in the Adirondacks with a friend, surrounded by all nature and no people.


At After School I love playing chess, checkers, cards (poker and casino), and telling riddles that must be solved with yes or no questions, and I don't tell answers. I also love modeling and imparting a sense of caring about everyone else's feelings as much as our own. Your kids are great at this. It is so gratifying working with people who really get this and practice it daily.


Personal and professional aspirations? Unless I could be the center fielder for the Chicago Cubs, I never knew what I wanted to be when I grew up. I solved that problem by not growing up. I am exactly where I want to be.


Meet Mike!

(Kindergarten-1st Grade Cohort Counselor)


(Bio and picture coming soon)


Meet Carole!

(4th-5th Grade Cohort Counselor)


Hi, my name is Carole and this is my 3rd year as an after school counselor at Fall Creek School. Originally from Rochester, I have degrees in Business and Cultural Anthropology/Native American Studies. I have worked with students in K-8th grades at the Maxwell Museum in Albuquerque, New Mexico and was employed at the University of Oklahoma in several Native American programs. In Austin, Texas I conducted free lance classes in local history and art for several private elementary schools. Most recently I was the 8 Square Schoolhouse and Youth Education Director at the History Center in Tompkins County for 17 years. I engaged with 4th grade students and teachers in Tompkins County in facilitating the living history program at the historic 1892 schoolhouse in Dryden as part of the Kids Discover the Trail initiative. Currently I work with Dave as the cohort for the exhuberant 4th and 5th graders where I also hope to inspire their creative side with weekly art projects.


Meet Asma!

(2nd-3rd Grade Cohort Counselor)


Hi, i'm Asma. I have my M.A in Education and Language from Punjab. I have a Certificate in teaching and spent 15 years as a Vice Principal, Principal and as a Teacher of grades 6 and 10. I love to work with kids.


Meet Tiffany!

(4th-5th Grade Cohort Counselor)


Hello! My name is Tiffany and I am the counselor for the K-1 and 4-5 cohorts. I am from New York City, and I am an undergraduate at Cornell University. I am planning on studying Biology and Society and would like to work in pediatric healthcare in the future. In afterschool, I love talking and playing with the kids while keeping them safe and healthy. When I’m not busy studying, I like spending time with close friends and playing games.


Meet Laura!

(2nd-3rd Grade Cohort Counselor)


Hi All! My name is Laura Cooper or Ms. Laura. I’m originally from the Midwest, spent 12 years in Venice, California working in film, television, music and commercials as a wardrobe designer. I came back East to Ithaca, in the midst of Covid, where I found my new home with the children and community of Fall Creek. I’m an avid traveler, a non-committed yogi, nature wanderer, and surfer when I revisit the West Coast.

“Change is the end result of all true learning." – Leo Buscaglia


Meet Nicole!

(Kindergarten-1st Grade Cohort Counselor)


(Bio and picture coming soon)


Meet Shanalee!

(Program Aide)

(Bio and picture coming soon)


Meet Raquel!

(Program Aide)

(Bio and picture coming soon)


Meet Allison!

(Subsitute Counselor)

Hi! I'm Allison. I have lived in Ithaca for over 10 years spending much of it working in the local art scene. Since 2010 I Have put together numerous exhibits and events with local businesses and festivals. I also teach art history at SUNY Cortland as well as art workshops for school-aged students in the Finger Lakes.