Meet the Staff

Leadership Staff

Our professional staff includes qualified teachers and other individuals who are eager to provide safe, enjoyable learning opportunities. We offer the structure, care and love of learning you want your child to experience.
Use the lefthand navigation to meet the rest of the center's staff.

Ms. Julie D.
Julie is the co-owner of McDonald's franchise restaurants in Bloomington-Normal and McLean, Illinois. Past President of the McLean County Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Development Council. The development of a learning center for children has been a life long dream come true.

Director of Operations
Ms. Mary Beth
Mary Beth is originally from Macomb, IL. where she attended Western Illinois University. She is married to Jake, and they have 2 boys. She attended Western Illinois University where she has credit hours toward a B.S. in Elementary Education. MaryBeth has been involved in child care since 2002.

Director of Curriculum
Ms. April
I was born and raised in Bloomington. I am a graduate of Eastern Illinois University with a BS in Elementary Education with a concentration in Psychology. I have been working in childcare since 2000, and have 4 years of classroom experience and over 10 years of experience in management.I am proud to say I have been working with Little Jewels since we opened our doors in 2004. I have been married since 2001 and I am the very proud mother of 2 busy boys. Thank you for sharing your child with us!
Ms. Tara
Tara graduated from Illinois State University with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She has worked for Little Jewels since 2004! Tara enjoys spending time with her husband, Brian and step-daughter as well as volunteering in the community in her spare time. She loves working with children because of their joy for learning!
Assistant Director
Ms. Emily
Emily graduated from Lincoln Christian University in 2000 with a degree in Early Childhood. She has worked for Little Jewels since 2004! She is married to Jordan and they have three children, two boys and a girl. She loves spending time with family as well as travel and photography. She has worked in the early childhood field since 1998.

Building Manager
Mr. Steve
Steven has been with Little Jewels since the beginning in 2004. He is married with 3 children, 2 boys and 1 girl. He came to us through McDonald's where he met Julie Dobski. He worked there for 26 years. He loves children and enjoys music and trivia.


Administrative Assistant

Ms. Annette
Annette is married to Scott and has three beautiful children. She has been working at Little Jewels Evergreen since we opened in 2010. Annette is a past student from Illilnois State University where she studied Economics. In her spare time she loves to dedicate herself to a great cause by raising money or volunteering her time.