Meet the Staff

Panther Room (Pre-K)




Lead Teacher
Ms. Brooke
My name is Miss Brooke. I am from Lincoln and moved to Bloomington/Normal in 2004. I graduated from ISU with a Bachelors of Science in Family and Consumer Science with an emphasis in Nutrition in Dietetics in 2008. I decided working with children was my passion and where I belonged so I began that venture in 2009. I got married August 2010 to my husband Dusty. We are the parents of three children, Liam, Atley and Olivia. I've been a lead teacher in the 2's Monkey Room, the 3's Gator Room and now the Panther Room since the center opened in October 2010. I love working for Little Jewels!

Assistant Teacher

Ms. Kayla P.

I earned my Bachelor's in Theatre in 2013 from William Woods University in Missouri. After graduation I discovered my love of working with young people and have done so ever since! I'm passionate about using creativity and the arts to inspire and build confidence in little ones. In my free time I coach acting and serve as an asistant coach for he Bloomington High School speech team, as well as spend time with my boyfriend Vic and his incredible daughter, Olivia. I'm thrilled to be a part of the family here at Little Jewels!

Assistant Teacher

Ms. Mary Kate

I am currently working toward my degree in ECE/ Special Education teacher. I am very friendly and positive and upbeat.