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.

Ms. Julie D.
Julie is the co-owner of McDonald's franchise restaurants in Bloomington-Normal and McLean, Illinois. Past President of the McLean County Chamber of Commerce and the Economic Development Council. The development of a learning center for children has been a life long dream come true.

Director of Operations
Ms. MaryBeth
MaryBeth is originally from Macomb, IL. where she attended Western Illinois University. She is married to Jake, and they have 2 little 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, I have 5 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!


Ms. Ashley

Ashley graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a B.S. in Family and Consumer Science. Ashley has 8 years classroom experience and is thrilled to be working with Little Jewels. She spends her free time with her husband and dog. She enjoys reading, home projects, and visiting with family and friends.


Assistant Director



Stephanie was born and raised in the Bloomington area. She studied Early Child Education at Heartland.  She has been in childcare since 2001.  During that time, she has had classroom experience as well as management  experience. She is married with 3 children. She enjoys watching her children in their activities, watching football and the Chicago Cubs.

Building Manager
Mr. Steve
Steven has been with Little Jewels since the beginning in 2004. He is married with 3 children, 2 boys and 1 girl. He came to us through McDonald's where he met Julie Dobski. He worked there for 26 years. He loves children and enjoys music and trivia.