Jule Dobski
Ms. Julie
Julie is the co-owner of McDonald's franchise restaurants in Bloomington-Normal and McLean, Illinois. She is also the 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.

Ms. Mary Beth
Director of Operations
Mary Beth has worked at Little Jewels since it’s opening in 2004. She has been a teacher in both the two-year-old room and three-year-old room, as well as a director. Mary Beth loves her position now as Director of Operations because she gets to visit all the teachers and “little jewels” at all three centers. She is originally from Macomb, Illinois, where she attended Western Illinois University. She enjoys spending time with her two sons and husband. Mary Beth loves to spend outside and crafting in her spare time.

Ms. April
Director of Curriculum
April has been working at Little Jewels since 2004. She studied Elementary Education at Eastern Illinois and is the proud mother of two boys: Parker and Noah.

Ms. Betsy
Director - Oakland Avenue
Betsy has been with Little Jewels since 2012 and has been a teacher in both the two-year-old room and three-year-old rooms. She attended Eastern Illinois University and majored in Family Consumer Science. Betsy loves spending time with her son, Mackson, and her family!

Mareka Larimer
Assistant Director - Oakland Avenue
Mareka is excited to be a part of the Little Jewels family!! Mareka has a degree in Early Childhood Education and has several years of experience working with children. She's a mother to two daughters and a son. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her children, watching her children play sports, walking, reading and hiking.

Select a room below to view the staff at our Oakland location.