Meet the Staff

Giraffe Room (3 years old)

Lead Teacher
Ms. Deana

Deanna has been with Little Jewels since 2006. She and her husband Dave are the proud parents of two little boys, Ian and Ben and a daughter, Adelynn. She loves working with the children in the Giraffe room.

Assistant Teacher
Ms. Megan


Megan is currently attending Illinois State University and is studying education. In her spare time she enjoys hanging out with family and friends and taking care of her two pet rabbits. Megan has worked as a nanny and enjoys working with kids. She can’t wait to help and watch your little jewels learn and grow!

Assistant Teacher
Ms. Taryn 


Taryn is currently attending ISU to receive her bachelor’s degree in social work. She hopes to one day work in the adoption field. She has always had a heart for kids, having babysat for many years and working for St. Paul’s Early learning Center, in Decatur, IL. Taryn likes to spend her free time with friends and family. She comes from a family of five, her being the middle child and only girl. Decatur was her home for nine years, but she is very excited to make Bloomington her second home for the next 2 years.




Assistant Teacher
Ms. Courtney