Meet the Staff

Snail Room (8 to 15 months old)

Lead Teacher


Ms. Sara
Hi, my name is Sara! I was born and raised in Bloomington, IL. I love to read, spend time with friends, and my two cats. I am currently pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education at Heartland Community College. I have been interested in working with children since I began babysitting and volunteering at a daycare throughout high school. I have taken courses in psychology and nursing before deciding Early Childhood Education was the right path for me. I am very excited for the opportunity to work with Little Jewels and your family!

Lead Teacher
Ms. DeNysha

Hi, my name is DeNysha. I am from Kankakee, Illinois. I moved to Bloomington to further my education. I currently attend Heartland Community College. Before college, I worked at day care centers, and volunteered with Little League baseball and middle school volleyball teams. In my free time, I love to visit friends and family. I am excited to be a part of the Little Jewels family!


Assistant Teacher

Ms. KeyKey


My name is Alishakye, but I like to go by KeyKey for short. I am originally from Rockford, IL. I have been working in childcare for over 2 years now. I have experience working with all ages of kids, but I love working with infants and school age kids the most!

Assistant Teacher

Ms. Katie


Hi! I am Katie and I am from Chatham, IL. I currently attend Illinois State University and am planning on becoming a Speech Language Pathologist. I have been working with children the past 5 years and am so happy to be a part of Little Jewels!