Our Teachers



Ann Kathryn Miller

In 2020, I received a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Alabama. I love being in the classroom engaging and encouraging children as they learn, create, and grow into their unique self. I joined HELC in August of 2021.

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.

Carla Williams

Hannah Martin

Hello, my name is Hannah Martin! I am a 23-year-old middle child of 7 siblings and a proud dog mom. I have lived in Birmingham my entire life and have been a full-time nanny for the past 2 years. My biggest passion is childcare and early childhood education and I aspire to one day open my own learning center! When not looking after children, I can be found at City Walk Skatepark or the library.

Lessie Shelton





Chimeria Strong

Donna Williams

I have been employed with Harris Early Learning Center since 1995. I have a B.S. in Early Childhood Education with a double minor in Psychology from Auburn University. Teaching young children is extremely rewarding. I absolutely love seeing and being a part of all the many changes that take place in the early years. I treasure the relationships I form with each and every child and their parents over the years! I truly enjoy what I do each and every day! 

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.

Robin Turner

I graduated from Lawson State Community College with an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education/Child Development. I also graduated from the University of Montevallo with a bachelor’s degree in Human Development Studies/Family & Child Studies. I have been teaching in the classroom since 2016. I have been employed at Harris since August 2021. I really enjoyed teaching children the knowledge that they need to know and love to see them grow. I really looking forward to continuing my teaching journey here at Harris.

Vikita Waddy



Ashley Mitchell

I am a 2005 graduate of Judson College with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. I have worked with children since 2007 and enjoy being part of their learning journey. I joined Harris in May 2022 and look forward to continuing my education as a teacher.

Diane Rich

I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Auburn University I have been at HELC since 2019. I enjoy teaching and being apart of seeing a change in children's lives as well as watching the joy and excitment as children grow and develop through learning experiences.

Indigo Nash

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.




Alicia Ezell

I graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor's in Early Childhood Development. I did my internship at Harris with 3 year olds. I have worked in childcare since 2005. I began working at Harris in 2018. I believe when given the opportunity and environment, along with encouragement, children can grown and change in amazing ways.


Kelesha Stewart

I have a bachelors degree in Family & Consumer Sciences with conecentrations in Child Development from Jacksonville State University. I have been working with children since 2012. I decided to become a teacher because I love to see how the kids grow and develop. It is a joy to be apart in making a change in kids lives.

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.

Madison Newton

I am from Warrior, AL. I am currently attending Wallace State Community College and will receive my Associates Degree in Child Development in May 2023.  I plan to further my education after this degree. I have worked at an accredited Head Start program for the last three years, as an assistant teacher. I am in a family of educators and look forward to continuing our teaching legacy. I am so excited to start working at HELC!

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.

Ruthia Cullen

Sarah Kelsey

I have worked at HELC/Auburn for 16 years. I have taught Pre-K in Rooms 107 and 108. I taught in Room 111 for 2 years while I was working on my Bachelors. I have a Bachelor's of Science in Early Childhood Education from The University of Alabama, Roll Tide!! I retired from teaching in the classroom in 2017. I came back as a part-time sub. I started back full-time in 2020. I love what I do as a teacher. I love listening, interacting, nurturing, coaching, and watching children grow. I look forward to this coming school year!

Shadai Jolly




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.

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.



Brianna Godbolt

Emily Mefford

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.

Kali Calloway

Hello my name is Kali Calloway. I am a 2022 high school graduate. I have always had a passion for children and a passion for fashion design, in addition to a fascination with psychology and seeing how the mind works. I am just a big kid at heart. I still enjoy doing things I used to as a child, such as going to the McWane Center, going to Homewood Park, attending classic and muscle car shows, and watching cartoons such as Teletubbies or SpongeBob. I love watching anime, historical, and paranormal shows in my free time. I am super excited to start my new journey at Harris Early Learning Center!

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.

Victor Jones



Dorothy Ogletree

Hannah Daffin

My name is Hannah Daffin and I am a native of Mobile, Alabama. I recently graduated from Samford University in the spring of 2023, with a bachelor's in Human Development and Family Science. I have worked with children for over 5 years, and this is my second year here at Harris. I am looking forward to another exciting school year of learning and growing!

Lanette Martin

Natasha Garrett

I have been teaching preschool since 2003 and I have been working at Harris since 2009. 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 Childhood Education.