Meet the Staff

Dolphin Room (Pre-K)

Lead Teacher

Ms. Brenda


My name is Brenda, I have been married to Bret for 35 years! We have two daughters, Brooke and Britney, a son Bryer, and a grandson Michael. I love working with children. I started babysitting when I was 13 years old. I ran a daycare in my home for 23 years while my children were growing up. I took a 3 1/2 year break from daycare and decided I missed working with children so I applied at Little Jewels. I also work with children at my church in our mid-week program and helped with youth group and mission trips. I enjoy spending time with my family and cheering on the St. Louis Cardinals! I am enjoying working at Little Jewels in the Pre-K room helping them to be ready for Kindergarten!

Assistant Teacher

Ms. Nicole


I have 3 children of my own, ages school-age to adult.  I have worked in child care settings off and on since I was 17 years old. In our spare time, as a family, we enjoy watching movies, playing board games and during the warm months, love to go swimming, hiking, bike riding and anything else was can do outside.  We have 2 cats, Penny Lane and Morrison.  I have lived in Bloomington since I was 8 years old, my family originally being from the Chicago area.  I really enjoy workind with children, watching them grow into their own personalities and people



Assistant Teacher
Ms. Olivia

Hi, I'm Olivia! I am studying Early Childhood Development at Heartland Community College. I have wanted to work with children since I was 14 years old. It all started when I went to Liberty Church back in 2006. I had the opportunity to work with little ones for the first time! I currently go to Eastview church where I have been attending for years. When I first started working with the children at Sunday school, I just fell in love with them. Since then, I have realized I enjoy being around them and love being able to help teach them about life and everything else. I enjoy reading, texting, listening to music, Michael Jackson is my favorite artist, enjoy being in plays, love to roller skate, and hot pink and purple are my favorite colors. I love going to the movies, shopping, and vegetarian restaurants, but Olive Garden is my favorite. I have a great relationship with my great-grandmother and I love that. I enjoy hanging out with my friends and have met many people through Campus Church, a college aged Christian group. Campus Church is something I look forward to doing every week. I also have a boyfriend I enjoy spending time with. I am a lucky person and I have a lot to be happy about. I also feel that my best years are in front of me. I am looking forward to all the opportunities that may come my way.