Mission Statement


Cherish sets a new standard in early learning education offering a wholistic approach that deeply considers each childs mind, heart, culture & interests. With an emphasis on relationships, we engage a village model, we consider ALL of life and nature. We hope to inspire children to be life-long learners, stewards of the environment & each other, creating a better world for future generations. 

Our Village Leaders

Infinite Thomas

Director, Educator, Philanthropist, Life Coach

Infinite is the Founder of Cherish Academy. She is a social change maker & educator dedicated to creating equitable systems, bridging communities and inspiring and uplifting people through impactful experiences. Her legacy is tethered to her love & dedication to children and her community engagement work.

In 2010, after a decade of adult & youth Education & Mentoring, Infinite was hired as a stand in Director for a Preschool but fell in love with the classroom & her work with young children in early learning began. Infinite Spent 5years as a Montessori Teacher, & also earned certification as a Child Yoga Instructor. Her aim is to create the world she wants to see inside the classroom.


Raymond Williams

Educator, Master Farmer, Science


Andrea Berry

Educator, Artist, Wilderness Trainer

Andrea Rubalcaba-Berry is a heart-centered educator dedicated to connecting students of all ages to the wonders of the natural world.  Supporting kids’ empowerment through their discovery of their relationship with animals, plants, elements and seasonal cycles is her advocation.  She believes the creativity, joy and confidence that result ignites a life-long love for learning.

Andrea’s experience includes teaching art and reading in community organizations, schools and through independent ventures, as well as wilderness education training through Alderleaf Wilderness School in Monroe, WA. 

Ephesia Williams
Educator, Mindfulness Practitioner

My name is Ephesia and I am so honored to be apart of this community. I started in child care about 6 years ago when I was in high school working as a nanny. I moved in with a family and they had a home school curriculum they had me teach their kids. I fell in love with the teaching and got a strong start as a teachers aid.  I started running my own class but I wanted a more creative environment.

My friend connected me with Infinite and Im really excited to teach at school that shares my values. 




















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