Meet the Teachers
I received my Associate Degree in Early Childhood Development from Post University and have worked in the early childhood field for nineteen years. I am from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I have one son who is eleven years old and in my free time I enjoy spending time with my family. There is nothing more gratifying than witnessing a young child learn something new and knowing you have been a part of that growth.
I received my Early Childhood diploma from Baton Rouge Community College and continually take courses in child development. I have been working in the early childhood field since 1990. I am single and have no children of my own but feel as if the children I take care of are like my own. I have lived all my life here in Baton Rouge. In my free time I enjoy working in my flowerbeds at home and spending time with friends and family. I also help to maintain ECELP’s Vegetable and Flower Gardens that are located within the playgrounds. During the years I have had the pleasure of watching children grow and discover the world around them. I like knowing that I played a small part in that and that this is only the beginning of a wonderful journey.
I am a graduate of Southern University with a bachelor’s degree in Family and Consumer Science with a concentration in Child Development. I have been working with young children since 2010. I am from Baton Rouge, LA. I have a 10-year-old daughter and a 6-year-old son. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I have always loved working with young children and I believe as a teacher it is my job to provide your children with a warm, positive, safe and loving environment that offers a wide variety of activities and hands-on experiences that promote learning.
I graduated with my Bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Science from the University of Louisiana Monroe in May 2019. After working in that field for a year, I decided to pursue a Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders (Speech Therapy) at LSU. Having previously worked in the early childhood field from 2015-2019 while pursuing my Bachelor’s degree, I am excited to return to this setting at ECELP. I am originally from Reserve, Louisiana, and in my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, playing with my dog, and reading. My favorite part about working with young children is watching them discover the world around them and being able to provide them with a caring and safe environment to learn and grow.
Child Development Associate
I received my Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™ from the Council for Professional Recognition in 2017 and have worked in the early childhood field since 2012. I was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I have a daughter who is 4 years old and in my free time I enjoy spending time outside with my family. Working with young children has always been a passion of mine. There are so many things I love about my job, but one thing in particular is being able to provide a warm, comforting, and loving environment where young children can thrive.
I have a Child Development Associate (CDA) degree and have worked in the early childhood field since 2016. I’m originally from St. Francisville but now live in Brusly. I have two girls (14 & 17) and a son (18). In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I also love working with children. As an Early Childhood Educator my goal is to provide your child with a positive, safe, loving environment through play.
I received my Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a concentration in Children and Adolescents in May 2020 from LSU and have been working in the early childhood field since 2011. I am from Knoxvlle, TN. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, volunteering, and shopping. I am very passionate about working with children and love seeing them learn and develop!
I received my bachelor’s degree in Family Consumer Sciences/ Child Development from Southern University and have worked in the field since 2005. I was also a Family Service Coordinator working with disabled children for 6 years. I am originally from St. Francisville, LA, but relocated to Baton Rouge in 2010. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, and I love working with children.
I received my bachelor’s degree in Family and Consumer Science with a concentration of Children Development from Southern University A&M College. I have been working with children for since 2000. I am from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I am married and have two daughters along with seven grandchildren. In my free time I enjoy listening to instrumental music and audio books. My experience working in early childhood has been one of the most incredible experiences of my life. Working with young children has created a passion to serve, to care, to help, and to love that goes to the core of my being.
I received my Early Childhood Ancillary Certificate in 2010 and have been working in the early childhood field since 2001. I am from Baton Rouge, La. I am a mother of three and my youngest is a Sophomore at University of New Orleans. I am grandmother to one very active four-year-old boy. In my free time I enjoy spending time with family. I am actively involved in my church serving as Youth Director. I have worked with all age groups and what I enjoy most about this age group is the curiosity, their ability to want to explore new things.
I have worked in early childhood for 30 years in different components. It has always been my goal to provide children with an educational journey that is challenging, creative and most of all fun. My husband and I together have seven children, which includes two sets of twins. I love spending time with my family as well as sewing, reading, cooking and listening to music. The heart of my family are my grandchildren, all nineteen. I understand the importance of caring for children in a positive environment that builds their character and promote learning opportunities. “Children are powered by their imagination, not by batteries”- H. Jackson Brown Jones. I have extremely high expectations for all children. I recognize and respect parents as their child’s first teacher. My goal is to foster and enhance the knowledge of each child daily, as well as create a partnership with their families.
I have had the pleasure of teaching, guiding, and nurturing children for more than 35 years in the field of Early Childhood Education. I am married and a mom to 3 wonderfully unique daughters and grandmother to 3 brilliant and precious grandchildren that keep me young at heart. I wake every day inspired to learn something new. I look forward to being a valuable part of your child’s learning experience. I believe children learn best when they feel comfortable and safe in their environment. This allows them to explore and initiate their very own unique learning path and in return, they flourish. In my experience, learning is progressive and every child learns and expresses themselves individually. My hope for each student begins with learning to trust and respect each other and grow from that foundational block.
I received my Degree in Early Childhood Education from Louisiana Technical College. I have worked in the early childhood field since 2004. I am from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I have two daughters and one son. In my free time I enjoy spending time with family, traveling, entertaining, and cooking I have always loved working with children and believe that as a teacher, it is my responsibility to promote the social, emotional, and academic growth of young children.
I received my Early Childhood Ancillary Certificate in 2020 and have been working in the early childhood field since 2016. I am from Grady, Arkansas. I have no children and in my free time I enjoy going out to eat, running, shopping, singing, traveling, and spending times with family and friends. I have a heart and passion for education. I have been working with children for 11 years and I enjoy seeing them learn and try new things. My goal is to prepare them for life outside and inside the classroom.
I received my Bachelors of Fine Arts from Occidental College in 2011. Throughout my four years in college I worked with theater companies teaching children’s theater workshops in Maine and California. The last decade I worked in outdoor conservation and sustainability through the National Park Service, the CCC, and working with small-medium scale farms nationally and internationally. Baton Rouge is my hometown. I’m happy to be back in Louisiana near my family who mean the world to me. I love hiking, diy projects, cooking with my family, and playing with my pup. What I love most about working with children is that they are natural explorers full of creativity. I love the enthusiasm children bring and their excitement in the everyday things.
I attended college and graduated from Louisiana State University with a Major in Communication Disorders and a Minor in Psychology. I have worked in childcare since 2008 and earned my CDA (Child Development Associate) in 2010. I was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends in my spare time. I look forward to working with the children and families to help each child reach his/her developmental milestones.
I received my bachelor’s degree from Southern University A&M College and have worked in the field of education since 2006. I am from and still reside in Zachary, Louisiana. I have a baby boy and enjoy spending time with him as he grows and develops. As a teacher my goal is to help children achieve their highest potential so they can and will become productive citizens. I enjoy watching them grow and explore the world around them. I want to ensure parents that your child will be my priority and I will strive to make this a successful year.
I received my Bachelors of Art Education in 2006 from Winthrop University in SC and have been working with young children since 2007. I was born and raised in Lexington, SC and moved to Baton Rouge in 2016. I have spent the last seven years being a full time mom with my two daughters, ages 4 and 7. I enjoy creating art, sewing, baking, reading, dancing with the Flamingeaux Krewe, playing tennis, gardening, swimming, visiting my family, and being in nature. I enjoy sharing my love of learning with young children in fun and creative ways. I believe all children deserve the opportunity to grow in a positive environment where they can play and be proud of who they are.
I have worked in the early childhood field for over twenty-five years. I have also worked in the East Baton Rouge School system as a paraprofessional for hearing impaired children where I learned sign language from the children and assisted with ELA testing for the children. I am from Addis, Louisiana. I have four girls and seven grandchildren and enjoy my free time with family and friends. I volunteer some of my free time giving back to the community, assisting with the elderly in nursing homes to help brighten up there day. I have enjoyed working with children and am glad be a part of the village that help shapes their future.
I received my bachelor’s degree in education in 2020 from Louisiana State University and have been working in the early childhood field since 2016. I am from Port Allen, Louisiana. In my free time, I enjoy reading books and doing new and interesting crafts. What I love best about working with preschool is helping children develop their social-emotional skills, which I believe are some of the most important skills people of all ages need to have. I also love how children in preschool are like sponges and are constantly learning from us at all times.
Throughout college, I have spent the summers working at camps. I have worked at Camp Dynamics, a specialized camp for children with learning, communication, and behavioral differences, and Tiger’s Den, a regular summer camp held at the LSU UREC. I have also interned in a pre-k and third grade classroom and was a student teacher in a kindergarten and second grade classroom. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, baking, taking my dog on bike rides, going to LSU football games, and spending time with my friends and family. I believe that the most significant role of the teacher is to provide each student with the tools and techniques needed in order to become critical thinkers and effective agents of change within their society. Every single student is capable of positively influencing the world and with the development of analysis and problem-solving skills, the expansion of their global awareness, and the acquisition of a cooperative, inquiring attitude, students can achieve this goal and thrive beyond the classroom. Society cannot progress without the presence of well-educated, self-motivated individuals equipped with the research skills and the desire to better humanity needed to facilitate change.
After spending three years in retail management, I started my amazing journey in Early Childhood education as a teaching assistant for four years prior to entering ECELP. I’ve always had the desire to teach since I was a little girl. Teaching my siblings during the summer break was something I looked forward to each year. I started off seeking a degree in English, but the past four years have shifted my heart towards children and helping them develop properly yet uniquely. I am currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in English/Education with a goal of completing my PhD. I understand that each child learns at their own pace and in multiple different ways. I’m prepared to shift, adjust, and adapt to the learning needs of every student. My ultimate goal is to cultivate every child’s genius. As I do my part as a teacher by learning and relearning ways to help each child grow socially, emotionally and mentally, I believe I will help shape the future because our preschoolers today are our leaders of tomorrow.