MMCC Admin Team
Ashley has worked at MMCC since May of 2011. Prior to becoming the Director in 2016, she worked as a teacher amongst our Infant and Toddler program and has over 15 years of experience working with children in the field of Early Education. She is Director 2 certified through the Department of Early Education and Care and is currently pursuing a Bachelor Degree in Human Services with a concentration in Early Intervention through Fisher College which will be completed in March 2023. Ashley is dedicated to helping every child and family have a positive, successful, and productive experience at MMCC from infancy through Pre-K. When Ashley is not working or in class, she enjoys spending time with her daughter, husband, and friends!
Nikiya has worked at MMCC since September 2008. Prior to becoming the Director in 2010, she worked as a teacher in the Preschool Program and has over 30 years of experience working with children in the field of Early Education. She is Director 2 certified through the Department of Early Education and Care and has obtained her Associate’s Degree from Fisher College. Nikiya’s goal is to ensure that every child and family at MMCC has the best early childhood experience possible. When Nikiya is not working, she enjoys spending time with her four daughters, family and friends, and shopping.
Denise Rizzo-Ranieri, MS Ed.
President and Co-founder
RCS Learning Center, RCS Behavioral & Educational Consulting, Mini-Miracles Early Education & Childcare Center
Denise Rizzo-Ranieri, MS Ed, is President and Co-founder of Realizing Children’s Strengths (RCS), along with Louis Ranieri. Denise is also Chief of Design & Innovation and is the President of RCS Learning Center’s Board of Directors.
RCS Learning Center is a non-profit organization created to improve education for children with developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorder.
Denise started RCS Behavioral & Educational Consulting in 1997 and was later joined by Louis Ranieri. During this time, Denise consulted with public school teachers in the classroom and with parents in their homes designing special education programs. In 2006, RCS Learning Center opened with a goal of providing the highest quality of individualized behavioral and educational services for children with autism spectrum disorder and other developmental disabilities. A year later, Mini-Miracles Early Education and Child Care Center opened and in 2013 launched the Rising Stars Integrated Preschool Program.