Mike
Mr. Mike
Building Manager - Evergreen Boulevard
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 McDonald’s before coming to Little Jewels. Mike is the proud father of two children and six grandchildren who he enjoys spending time with. In his free time, Mike enjoys fishing!

Dawn
Ms. Dawn
Administrative Assistant
Dawn was born and raised in Orland Park, Illinois. She married Neal, in April of 2020. They do not have any children yet but look forward to it in the future. Dawn and Neal have two cats, who are basically their children. She studied business at Fox College and graduated in 2007. Dawn also has a diploma for medical billing and coding.

Ms. Rebecca
Ms. Rebecca
Substitute Teacher
Rebecca is studying early childhood education at ISU and is so excited to be working with your kids every day! She enjoys spending time with her friends and family. She loves kids and is passionate about teaching. She is looking forward to meeting everyone!

Ms. Connie W.
Lead Cook
I am married to Michael, and we will be married 45 years in May. We have two children and six grandchildren. We also have two dogs and four grand dogs. I enjoy spending time with my family. I like to sew, embroidery and quilt. Even though I am in the kitchen I enjoy seeing and talking to the children. I am very happy to be part of the Little Jewels family.

Ryley
Ms. Ryley
Substitute Teacher
I am currently a student at Heartland Community Education. After Heartland I will transfer to ISU to further my education. I hope to some day have my own classroom.

Ms. Rylie
Ms. Rylie
Substitute Teacher / Gator Room Assistant Teacher
My name is Rylie and I am currently a student at Illinois State University majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders. In the future, I plan to become a speech-language pathologist working in schools with children from all age groups. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and dog, traveling with my friends, and going to concerts. I cannot wait to meet all your children and help them learn every day!

Ms. Rylie
Sara H.
Substitute Teacher
Sara is a graduate student at Illinois State University studying speech-language pathology. She hopes to one day be a speech pathologist in a school setting. Sara’s favorite part about working with children is seeing how much they change and develop over time. In her free time, Sara loves reading, traveling, and spending time with her family. She is looking forward to meeting you and your children!

Grace B2
Grace B.
Front Desk

Ms. Rylie
Tori H.
Substitute Teacher

Ashley M
Ashley M.
Substitute Teacher

Ms. Rylie
Ashley E.
Substitute Teacher
Ashley is a student at Illinois State University studying Elementary Education. She loves working with kids and looks forward to creating fun crafts and positive memories with your child. Providing an uplifting and nurturing environment is very important to her. You can count on her to put a smile on your child’s face and help them grow each and every day!

Ms. Rylie
Haley F.
Substitute Teacher
My name is Haley Fisher. I am a sophomore at Illinois State University, and I am majoring in elementary education. In my free time I love being outdoors and being adventurous.

Ms. Rylie
Alicia S.
Substitute Teacher

Ms. Rylie
Achaia
Assistant Teacher
Hello, I’m so excited to start working at Little Jewels! I’m new to the Bloomington area and I’m happy to start a new journey. Glad to be part of the family.

Ms. Emily B
Alexis A.
Assistant Teacher

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Grace M.
Substitute Teacher
My name is Grace Magana and I’m a junior at Illinois State University. I am majoring in Early Childhood Education and am currently in my first semester of clinical’s. I spend most of my time listening to music or hanging out with friends and I love to exercise!

Ms. Emily B
Alexis B.
Substitute Teacher

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Elena L.
Substitute Teacher

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Chloe P.
Substitute Teacher

Ms. Emily B
Hailey W.
Substitute Teacher

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Sarah T.
Substitute Teacher

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Emma P.
Substitute Teacher

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Grace P.
Substitute

Roy
Mr. Roy
Bus Driver
Roy was born in Bloomington at St. Joseph’s Hospital. He is a graduate from Bloomington High School and enjoyed working at Steven’s Bakery and Merle Pharmacy while in high school. After high school, Roy attended keyboarding school and some programming and accounting classes at ISU. He then moved on to work for Carbery & O’Roake for 13 years after graduating as their computer operator. In 1963 he married Sue, and they have been married for 34 years. They have five children: Jan, Angie, Beth, Stephanie, and Steven. Together they also have eight grandchildren. Roy worked for Calvary Baptist Church in Normal for 36 years before he retired. He loves his current adventure as a bus driver for Little Jewels!