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. Jacqui

Jacqui was born in Pontiac and moved to Bloomington in 2012. She has been taking classes at Heartland, where she started working in daycare- this is where Jacqui learned she wanted to work with children. Jacqui also worked as a photo lab assistant and began her photography journey at Heartland as well. While taking photography classes, she met her boyfriend Dan and they now have their own photography business. Ms. Jacqui has two awesome dogs- Paco and Hank. Jacqui is so happy to be part of the Little Jewels family! 

Teacher's Aide

Ms. Kathy


Kathy watches sports with her boyfriend Ryan Alexander. She also has a cat named Alexander. Kathy loves to read and text with family and friends. Kathy is the editor of the Redbird Readers. Kathy attends Monday Night Literacy. Kathy would love be a lead preschool teacher, lawyer, singer, or speech therapist in language development.