Skilled and Caring

Faculty & Staff

Interested in a Career?

Some of our faculty and staff have only been with us for a year or two, while others have been with us for more than 30. Yet all are near the top of their field in terms of both skill and experience. Above all else, we pride ourselves on the commitment of our faculty and staff to not just their careers, but to our children and our cause.

Our Administrators

Front Office

Tracey Dorenbusch
Office Manager
(314) 865-5244 ext. 100

Ta’Lisha Franklin
Center Director
(314) 865-5244 ext. 118

Toni Jackson
Program Director
(314) 865-5244 ext. 119

Jordyn Miller
Administrative Assistant
(314) 865-5244 ext. 118

Markie Hempen
Facilities Manager
(314) 865-5244 ext. 117

Administrative Building

Michelle Campbell
Communications Coordinator
(314) 865-5244 ext. 133

Karen Lucy
Executive Director
(314) 865-5244 ext. 131

Carissa McCleery
Business Manager
(314) 865-5244 ext. 132
Board Member 2009-2016

Jami Melton
Development Specialist
(314) 865-5244 ext. 132

Dani Smith
Development Director
(314) 865-5244 ext. 134

Our Teachers


Jazmine Eason
Stephanie Lopez

Clarion Mason

Christina Buckley
Marian Crane


Pandas & Puffins
Adrian Brown
LaRonda Lewis
Kenya Templer

Two Year Olds

Jeanette Johnson

Teddy Bears
Caio Barbosa
Angel Booker

Junior Preschool

Shalaia Vaughn
Ranisha Young


Weston Lundy
Kathy Podor

Ta’lisha Franklin (Interim.)


Lucy Chitwood
Jennifer Watts

Classroom Facilitators

Gina DeRoy
Sharon Kennedy
Maya McGuire
Toni Moore

Our Kitchen Staff

Alice Washington, Nutrition Specialist

What our parents are saying