Meet the Staff

Ladybug Room (8 to 15 months old)


Lead Teacher
Ms. Karen

Karen was born and raised in Arkansas. She has been involved with children since 1984. She ran a daycare in her home for 10 years, coached youth travel softball, JFL cheer leading, and is a proud life member of the Girl Scouts. Karen has a love for children that goes on forever!!! On the weekends you might find her at a local pumpkin patch, youth sports event or any place there are children having fun. She has 4 lovely Grandchildren that she spends a lot of time with and 2 grown daughters (and Son-in-Laws too)! They are all busy with cheer leading, soccer, horseback riding lessons, and whatever sport is in season!!! Karen loves the Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Steelers, Blackhawks, and her favorite of all DIRT TRACK RACES!!! 

Karen joined the Little Jewels team as an assistant teacher in November of 2008, became a lead teacher and now the Director of Treasures at Corpus Christi. Her motto... I call my students "my kids" because in our time together they aren't just kids in my class list, they become a part of my Heart!!!



Assistant Teacher
Ms. Ashleigh

Ashleigh was born and raised in Normal and lives in Colfax. She graduated from NCHS and ISU. She has been married to Glen for 22 years. She has 3 sons- Reilly, a Jr. at SIUC, and Mitch and Tate who attend Ridgeview High School. Ashleigh loves sports, animals, and reading. In her free time, she can be found at a football game.




.Assistant Teacher
Ms. Parker