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. Leah


Leah is an undergrad at ISU studying middle level education. She loves babysitting, teaching, and any activity that allows her to work with children and their families. In the past, she has studied abroad in Florence, Italy, which is still one of her favorite destinations. She is so happy to be a part of the Little Jewels community and is looking forward to getting to know all the bright faces.


Assistant Teacher
Ms. McKayla


McKayla is attending Illinois State University, majoring in Communication sciences and disorders. A little about McKayla personally; she loves working with kids and seeing the different things they bring to the table, she is a people person, she loves meeting and socializing with all different people. These are just some of the reasons McKayla chose her career path and Little Jewels is a big part of that.