Our Teachers


 
 

Pier Baggett

I have a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education degree with a concentration in Early Child Development from the University of Alabama. 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.

 

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.

 
 

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.

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.

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.

 

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.

 

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.

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.

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.

  

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.

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.

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.

Briana Tenner

I have been teaching since 2012. I have an Associate’s degree in Child Development. I completed my internship at Harris ELC. I love what I do and watching children grow is the best part of my job!

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.

Cherika Watford

I have been in childcare since 1998. I've earning my Child Development Associate Credential and am currently pursuing my Associate's Degree in Child Development from Jefferson State Community College. I am married with two children. I have been at Harris since March 2017.

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.

Breonna Graham

I am majoring in Human Developmental Family Studies and will be obtaining my bachelor's Degree in Human Environmental Sciences in August. I have always had a great passion for children, and I have always been a strong encourager of the proper growth and development of children. While observing at Harris Early Learning Center, I was taken in by the establishment. I made some great connections and really enjoyed watching the young children grow and learn. I am really excited to be able to join and learn from HELC's amazing team of early educators and to make an impact on young lives.  

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.

Robin Hargrove

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.

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!

Emily Dixon

I graduated from The University of Alabama at Birmingham with an Early Childhood Education degree, Go Blazers! I believe each child is an individual who is powerful and capable, with the ability and desire to construct their own knowledge. I am thrilled to be at HELC and to help create a learning environment for children that is equitable, compassionate, and supportive of all student learning.

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.

Lanette Martin

Chimeria Strong

Ruthia Cullen

Shadai Jolly

Indigo Nash

Carla Williams

Stephani Dysart

 

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.

Dorothy Ogletree

Emily Mefford

Jacquelyn Love

Lessie Shelton

Victor Jones

Hannah Daffin

Maddie Anderson

Nicole Macek