Meet the Staff

Dolphin Room (Pre-K)

Lead Teacher

Ms. Alexis

My name is Alexis! I am orignially from Long Island, NY, but moved to Illinois in January 2016 and started working at Little Jewels shortly after. Before moving here I spent 8 months living in, and working at, the most magical place on Earth...Walt Disney World. The only thing I love more than working at The Frozen Sing-Along in Hollywood Studios is working with children, which I have been doing since I was 14. I am currently working towards obtaining my CDA and I am looking foward to many more years with Little Jewels.

Assistant 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. Krista


Bio coming soon!


Assistant Teacher

Ms. Avri


My name is Avri and I am an Elementary Education student at Illinois State University. I have a background working with children as I was a summer day camp counselor, after school program helper, gymnastics coach and an assistant teacher at my daycare back home. In my free time, I really enjoy hanging with my friends, working out, watching Netflix, or going home to visit my family. My favorite place to travel is up to Wisconsin to our lakehouse but I hope to travel more as I get older. I'm very excited to be working at Little Jewels!

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.