Meet the Staff

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Ms. Hailey

 

I'm the youngest of 3. I go to Normal Community High School and will be a junior. Last summer I helped out at the YWCA. I also help out at the Boys and Girls Club. I love working with kids of all ages. When I'm older, I would love to be a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist.

 

Assistant Teacher

Ms. Kelli

 

Hi! I am a junior at ISU studying Special Education. I grew up babysitting for many families in my community. I have also coached cheerleading from Kindergarten all the way to seniors in high school. I enjoy making people smile and getting to know them. In my free time I enjoy hanging out with my family and friends and doing activities outside!

Assistant Teacher

Ms. Kelsey

 

My name is Kelsey, and I am originally from Minooka, IL. I have experience working with children of all ages. I am currently working towards my degree in Elementary Education at Illinois State University. I am so happy and lucky to be a part of Little Jewels!

 

Assistant Teacher

Ms. Kylie

 

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. Renee

 

Hi, I’m Renee! I’m a junior at Illinois State University, majoring in Early Childhood Education and also getting an endorsement in Special Education. Back at home, I am a nanny and have been working with kids since I was 13. I’m super excited to be working at Little Jewels to be able to work with kids while I’m here at school. I’m looking forward to what this year has in store for me!

Assistant Teacher

Ms. Alyssa

 

Hi! I'm Alyssa! I am a junior at ISU studying early childhood education. I just transferred here from the Dekalb area. At home, I worked as a nanny and for an afterschool care program. I have a dog named Lily and a kitten named Merideth. I am the oldest of 4 kids and value my family more than anything. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, watching Netflix, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.

Assistant Teacher
Ms. Shelley

I have worked with children since I was 16 years old. I love children and mountain biking with my family. I have 2 children, 2 step sons and 2 grandchildren. My family is very important to me.  I am very much looking forward to meeting and getting to know your family as well.

 

Assistant Teacher

Ms. Linna

 

My name is Linna and I am currently at Illinois State University pursuing a degree in Special Education (Go Redbirds!) When I am not studying, I enjoy baking for my friends and family. I balance my love for sweet treats with my hobby of running.

Assistant Teacher

Ms. Shawn

 

I am a graduate of Illinois State University with a degree in Special Education. I am originally from Peoria where I worked in a daycare for many years. I am currently a teacher in Clinton, Illinois and work at Little Jewels during school holidays and breaks. In my free time I like to just relax at home and hang out with friends and family.

Assistant Teacher

Ms. Julea

 

Bio coming soon

Substitute Teacher

Ms. Jill

 

Hey! I'm Jil and I'm currently a sophomore at Illinois State University. I'm majoring in Special Education and love working with children. During my free time, I am involved in greek life on my campus and help with lots of philanthropies.

Substitute Teacher

Ms. Gianna

 

My name is Gianna and I am currently a junior at Illinois State University. I am studying Early Childhood Education and receiving an endorsement in Special Education. I am very passionate about education and my goal is to be a kindergarten teacher come graduation in May 2020!

Substitute Teacher

Ms. Karlie

 

I’m originally from Decatur, IL but now live full-time here in Bloomington.  I’m currently a junior at Illinois State University pursuing a degree in Biology with a minor in East Asian Studies.  Even though I’m not studying childcare, I love my job and absolutely adore the kids and families here at Little Jewels! When I’m not studying or working, you’ll catch me watching Netflix back home while spoiling my fur baby, Ammo. 

 

Substitute Teacher

Ms. Amina

 

My name is Amina. I am 19 years young, and I have 1 beautiful boy. I grew up here in Bloomington with my close family. I have my Pharmacist Technician license and I plan to go back and get my Pharmacist license very soon. Although, I do of course love being apart of the Little Jewels family and connecting with all of our wonderful children.

Substitute Teacher

Ms. Dione

 

I am a native of Chicago, IL. I am a wife and mother to four. I enjoy writing, reading, and shopping. My favorite past time is spent watching HGTV and crime shows. I have previously worked as a eacher assistant and I have served as a Teen sponsor for a local service organization. I have also een a Girl Scout troop leader. I am currently working at State Farm but continue to seek opportunities to work with youth. It's important to me to provide activities and experiences that help develop our next generation.