Meet the Staff

Leadership Staff

Our professional staff includes qualified teachers and other individuals who are eager to provide safe, enjoyable learning opportunities. We offer the structure, care and love of learning you want your child to experience.
Use the lefthand navigation to meet the rest of the center's staff.

Owner/Operator
Ms. Julie D.

Julie Dobski has been in business for over 35 years and recently retired as Franchise owner of the McDonald's of Bloomington/Normal, along with her husband Bob,
Julie has 4 children and 3 grandkids that attend Little Jewels.

Julie opened her first Little Jewels Learning Center in 2004 and has enjoyed getting to know the children.  
She owes her success to her great staff.  


Director of Operations
Ms. Mary Beth
Mary Beth is originally from Macomb, IL. where she attended Western Illinois University. She is married to Jake, and they have 2 boys. She attended Western Illinois University where she has credit hours toward a B.S. in Elementary Education. MaryBeth has been involved in child care since 2002.

Director of Curriculum
Ms. April
I was born and raised in Bloomington. I am a graduate of Eastern Illinois University with a BS in Elementary Education with a concentration in Psychology. I have been working in childcare since 2000, and have 4 years of classroom experience and over 10 years of experience in management.I am proud to say I have been working with Little Jewels since we opened our doors in 2004. I have been married since 2001 and I am the very proud mother of 2 busy boys. Thank you for sharing your child with us!

Director
Ms. Tara

Tara graduated from Illinois State University with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She has worked for Little Jewels since 2004 when we opened our doors. Tara is married to Brian and is a mom to her step daughter and 2 girls of her own. She enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as volunteering in the community in her spare time. Tara loves working with children because of their joy for learning!

Assistant Director
Ms. Emily
Emily graduated from Lincoln Christian University in 2000 with a degree in Early Childhood. She has worked for Little Jewels since 2004! She is married to Jordan and they have three children, two boys and a girl. She loves spending time with family as well as travel and photography. She has worked in the early childhood field since 1998.

Building Manager
Mr. Mike

Mike was born and raised in Bloomington. He is the youngest of ten children in his family. He served six years in the Marine Corp. Mike previously worked 20 years in specialty foods, then McDonalds before coming to Little Jewels. Mike is the proud father of two children and six grandchildren that he enjoys spending time with. In his free time Mike enjoys fishing!

 

Administrative Assistant


Ms. Dawn

I was born and raised in Orland Park, IL. I married my husband Neal, just this past April. We don't have any children yet but look forward to it in the future. We have 2 cats who are basically our children. I studied business at Fox College and graduated in 2007. I also just recenlty got a diploma for medical billing and coding.