Our Teachers


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Pier Baggett

I have a degree in Early Childhood Development and Education. I am a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children and Southern Early Childhood Association. I have been teaching since 2002. Teaching is one of my greatest joys. It is an incredible blessing being part of children growing in confidence and excitement for learning.

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Belinda Bragg

I am a graduate of Booker T. Washington Business College. I have an Infant and Toddler CDA. I have been working in childcare since 1986 and have worked with children of all ages.

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Robin Bryant

I have been in the childcare field since 2005. I have an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education. I am also attending UAB to further my education. I put a tremendous amount of energy and creativity in to educating children. Teaching is not just a job to me but a gift.

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Lindsey Coleman

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Amy Cullen

I have worked with children in various capacities since 2006. I have a master's degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from UAB, and I am a certified teacher in the state of Alabama. I have taught daycare and elementary school and have also worked as a nanny and tutor. I have always loved playing, cuddling, and reading with children. I am excited to begin my first year teaching at Harris Early Learning Center!

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Kelly Duke

I have been at HELC since 2005. I love watching kids learn something new for the first time. I am a proud mother of two and enjoy laughing and having fun.

 
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Kirsten Gamble

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Natasha Garrett

I have been teaching preschool since 2003. I have an Abbreviated Certificate in Child Development, Associate’s Degree in Early Education and Administration. I am currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Elementary Education

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Kaitlin Hall

I reveived my Bachelor's Degree in 2012 in Family & Consumer Sciences with a concentration in Child Development from the University of Montvallo. I completed my internship here at Harris ELC. I am a wife and a mother of two sweet boys. I enjoy working with children and watching them grow and learn in their own unique ways.

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Lucinda Hauer

I grew up in Auburn and graduated from Auburn University in 1984. I have been a part of the Harris Early Learning Center family since 1995.

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Megan Horsley

I graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Early Childhood in 2010. My internship was here at Harris Early Learning Center in a Pre-K classroom. I have been working with children since 2007 and have been employed at Harris since 2010.

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Sonja Jones

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Sarah Kelsey

I have been teaching at Harris Early Learning Center since 2006. I have worked in Child Development for 15 years. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Alabama. I love interacting with children. I love the opportunity to coach and nurture them through developmentally appropriate activities.

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Jalice Klein

I have served in various roles in the early childhood field since 2005 and teaching is what I love the most. I graduated from the University of Alabama in 2012 with a Bachelor's degree in Human Environmental Science. In 2015, I received my Master's degree in Early Childhood Studies from Walden University. I love guiding and watching young children as they develope and grow during these formative first five years.

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Jazmine Mack

I have a Bachelor's degree in Family Studies with a concentration in Child Development Education. I have been teaching since 2013 and absolutley love it. I am married and have a beautiful son. Harris is such a wonderful place to be and I am so thankful to be a part of such a loving and nurturing organization!

 
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Lisa Miller

I am originally from Pasadena, CA. I graduated with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Alabama in 2000. I have been working at Harris Early Learning Center as a teacher since 2003.

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Chandra Mitchell

I have been working with children and their families for over 25 years. I have an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education and Administration. I have a son and granddaughter.

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Mildred Palmer

I have worked in childcare for over 30 years and have been at HELC since 2006. I have an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education and Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. I enjoy seeing the smiles on children’s faces when they have accomplished a task. I value parent-teacher relationships and feel that parents are always pleased when quality care is given to their children.

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Monica Patton

I have been in the childcare field since 1992 and I have been employed at Harris Early Learning Center since 1997. I have an Associate’s degree in Child Development; have attended the University of Alabama; and plan to continue my educational goals.

 
 
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Leah Reeves

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Lesia Rodgers

I have an Associate’s degree in Child Development Education. I previously worked in the Jefferson County and Birmingham Public School Systems. My dream is to continue my profession in Early Childhood Education, which I truly love.

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Casey Sims

I am from Montgomery, Al. I recieved a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Development from the University of Alabama. I have worked in childcare in the Birmingham area since 2010. I love working with children and watching them grow.

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Jonita Steele

I have been employed at Harris Early Learning Center since it opened in 1995. I graduated from Jefferson State College and have been teaching children since 1990. I am married and have three wonderful children. My belief is that children are a gift from God and my mission is to embrace each child with “Love, Laughter and Learning”.

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Lacy Stuart

I received a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Auburn University in 2006. I have been employed with HELC since 2008. I enjoy teaching because I love being able to watch the joy and excitement children show for new learning experiences.

 
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Jennifer Trussell

I am a graduate of Auburn University with emphasis in Human Development and Family Studies, Psychology, and Business. I am married and have a daughter.

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Michelle Tartt

I have been at HELC for 17 years. I love working with children. My extended Harris Family makes the journey worthwhile. I am the proud mother of my beautiful daughter, Clarrisa.

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Melissa Taylor

I am a UAB graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Psychology. I am a certified teacher with the State of Alabama. I have been employed at Harris Early Learning Center since November 1995. My current teaching position is a Pre-K teacher in Room 108.

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Henrietta Thompson

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Vickie Twitty

I have been employed at HELC since 2000. Working with children is rewarding for me.

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Alexis Westbrook

I am a 2012 graduate of Auburn University where I received a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Infancy and Preschool. I enjoy working with children and know that I was a part of their growing and learning experience.

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Donna Williams

I have been employed with Harris Early Learning Center since 1995. I graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education.

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Janie Yarbrough

I am married with two children and one grandchild. I have been employed at HELC since 2006. I am currently working towards my Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education. As a teacher, I believe that every child can learn when given the opportunity and resources at all ages.

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