Meet the Staff

Zebra Room (Kindergarten to 5th Grade)



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


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. Katie


Katie is from McLean. IL where she was born and raised. She enjoys playing softball, hanging out with her niece and nephews, and spending time with friends. Katie has been with Little Jewels since 2009. She loves her Tigers and all the kids at Little Jewels!



Assistant Teacher
Ms. Madi G


Madi is currently studying Early Childhood at Heartland Community College. After graduating, she plans on becoming a preschool teacher. Madi has lived in Illinois her entire life. She is the middle child of three, and has two brothers. In her spare time, Madi likes to watch movies and do makeup. Madi is super excited to be a part of Little Jewels.