Meet the Staff

Support Staff

Ms. Danisha

My name is Danisha, Dee is wat I prefer to be called. I love cooking and children!

Kitchen Assistant

Mr. Tate

I am a graduate of Ridgeview High School and from Colfax, IL. I will be attending SIUC in the fall to study zoology and further my education.

Front Desk

Ms. Jade


Hi! My name is Jade and one of my favorite things to do is be around children. I am currently a babysitter at the Workout Company as well as working the front desk at Little Jewels. I was a cheerleader all four years of high school and also played soccer.





Substitute Teacher
Ms. Grace

My name is Grace. I have lived in Bloomington-Normal my whole life. I graduated from ISU in December 2018 with a Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education. In my free time I like to go to the movies and travel. I look forward to gettting to know all of the families and kids at Little Jewels.

Floating Teacher

Ms. Brittany

Hello, my name is Brittany. I have 5 children so being around children is something I love to say the least! I also wen to school to obtain my CNA, so helping is people is also something I'm passionate about. My plan is to return to school very soon to further my ecuation starting at Heartland. I'm geting married on July 20th to my fiance Brandon. We are a fire family, being  aprt of the Lexington fire department is someting our family really enjoys. Between baseball, soccer, being a mom and fire wife life is perfect! I'm really enjoying getting to know all of the kids here at Little Jewels!

Floating Teacher

Ms. Madison K.

Madison graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2015 before returning to school at Upper Iowa University to study Elementary Education with a specialty in Special Education strategies. Madison is a recent transplant to Normal, happily living with her new husband and two fur-babies, Lily and Gonzo.


Floating Teacher

Ms. Liz

My name is Liz and I am from Macomb, Illinois. I am a senior at Illinois State University studying Music Therapy and Flute Performance. In my free time I love to be outside and do anything involving music or crafts. I am so excited to be a part of Little Jewels!

Floating Teacher

Ms. Wynter

Hi! My name is Wynter I am a senior at Illinois State University working towards a degree in interpersonal communication. However, I still hold a vey strong passion for working with children. I am a nurturer. In my spare time I enjoy babysitting as well as reading. I love being a part of the Little Jewels family as well as getting to know each and everyone of you wile watching your babies grow!

Floating Teacher

Ms. Kayla

Hi I'm Kayla. I'm in my senior year of college majoring in social work. I enjoy movies and reading in my spare time. I am excited to get to know all the families and children at Little Jewels Learning Center!

Substitute Teacher

Ms. Kerigan

I have always enjoyed being around kids. I have 9 nieces and nephews. I am currently attending Heartland Community College. My favorite things to do are golf and spending time with family. I absolutely love working at Little Jewels and look forward to coming in every day!

Substitute Teacher
Ms. Dawn L.

My name is Dawn Leman. I graduated from Bradley University with an education degree and moved to Bloomington/Normal in 1994. I've been married 24 years to my husband Darin. We have four children: David-23, Drew-21, Rachel-19, and Becca-17. I was a stay-at-home mom to them for 13 years before I started substitute teaching for Unit 5 schools in 2006. I divide my time between Unit 5 and Little Jewels trying to make sure those classrooms are full of happy and healthy children that are ready to learn!

Substitute Teacher

Ms. Loreta

My name is Loreta. I am currently studying at Heartland Community College and plan to continue at ISU after. I come from a large family with 5 other siblings and I love working with kids, dancing, played basketball in high school and enjoy cooking in my free time.

Substitute Teacher

Ms. Maggie D.


Substitute Teacher

Ms. Diamond


Bus Driver

Mr. Roy


Roy was born in Bloomington at St. Joe Hospital. He is a graduate from Bloomington High School and enjoyed working at Steven's Bakery and Merle Pharmacy while in high school. After high school he attended keyboarding school and some prgramming and accounting classes at ISU. He then oved on to work for Carbery & O'Roake for 13 years after graduating as their computer operator. In 1963 he married Sue and they have been married for 34 years. They have five children: Jan, Angie, Beth, Stephanie and Steven. Together they also have eight grandchildren. Roy worked for Calvary Baptist Church in Normal for 36 years befire he retired. He is loving his current adventure as a bus driver for Little Jewels!