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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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Anna Bobo

I enjoy playing a vital role in the developmental stages of my students. I am just as eager to teach as they are to learn. I have a Bacherlor's degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Auburn University. I have worked with children since 2011.

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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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Ashia Carroll

I have a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. I have been in the classroom since 2015. As teachers, we give the tools children need to succeed. I believe that the early years are the most important to a child's development. Teaching is so rewarding. Every day I am blessed to be surrounded by honest, loving, enthusiastic young minds.

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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 have been teaching at Harris since 2016.

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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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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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Marvera Goymer

I am an Auburn University graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and minors in Family and Child Development and Psychology. I am currently pursuing a Master's in Early Childhood Special Education at UAB. I have been employed at Harris Early Learning Center since September 2016.

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Karyn Greer

I have an Associate's degree in Early Childhood Development. I have been teaching preschool since 2010. I love the look on a child's face when he/she learns something new. I enjoy watching children grow, learn, and achieve their goals. Each child learns in their own unique way so it is my goal to help them learn in a way that will allow them to be successful.

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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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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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Brittany Long

I love working with children because there is never a dull moment. They are always learning and growing right before your eyes. I have a Bachelor's of Science in Human Environmental Science with a concentration in Early Childhood Development. I have been working with children since 2012.

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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 and daughter. 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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Amari Newton

I have been working with children since 2010. I have a Bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Auburn University. I love being able to see kids grow and develop in so many different aspects. It makes my heart smile every time a child "gets it". I feel so blessed to have the responsibility and opportunity to help mold so many young minds.

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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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Danielle Reeves

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Leah Reeves

The first five years on life are the most important. I love helping young children start on their best journey. I enjoy loving and teaching them in the this fun season of their lives. I have an Associate's Degree from Jefferson State Community College. I have been working with children since I was 16 years old.

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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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Leigh Ann Sharp

My favorite part of working with children is seeing the way their face lights up when they learn something new or when they can do things on their own. I am currently working towards a Master's degree in Early Childhood Special Education. I have been working with children since 2007.

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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

I have been working with children since 1969 when my own child began to go to school. I have a CDA and continue my education with classes at Childcare Resources. I have been with Harris since 1997.

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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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Cherika Watford

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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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