EAST PRESCHOOL TEAM
JACQUELINE SANCHEZ - ASSISTANT TEACHER
Education: Pursuing Bachelor of Science degree
What do you love about teaching or early childhood? I enjoy working with children because they love to learn new material. I like being able to help them develop new skills, and create friendships with classmates that will prepare them for the future.
What do you love about teaching or early childhood? I enjoy working with children because they love to learn new material. I love being able to help them develop new skills, and create friendships with classmates that will prepare them for the future.
What’s your favorite area of play and why? My favorite area of play for children is the dramatic play because it gives them the ability to use their extraordinary imagination. Also, they get to interact with one another, and play different roles.
CAROL NISBET - SUPPORT TEACHER
Over the years, I have worked with children in Canada, Italy and in the United States. My background in the fine arts (dance, music, art) has enriched my work with children. Having grown up in multicultural Toronto and Montreal my outlook in life is diverse and spontaneous. I am a creative, nurturing and responsible caregiver, instructor and mentor to the children. I enjoy a full personal life and try to frequent the rich variety of art exhibitions, performances, and recitals offered by this great city! Guiding our children here at Little Inspirations through communication and creative playtime is a most rewarding experience for me!
IRIS BRANCH - MENTOR TEACHER / ALTERNATE DIRECTOR
I am excited to be a member of the Little Inspirations team. I am a mother of two and I revolve my world around them. Having experienced motherhood has opened my eyes to realize just how much of a lifelong passion I have always had for children. It thrills me to see a child smile. As an early childhood educator, my beliefs go beyond just educating children to also creating experiences that will last a lifetime. I have over ten years’ experience working with developmentally disabled children and adults. I received my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education in 2012. My vision for working at Little Inspirations is to enhance my skills as an Early Childhood Educator to positively impact children’s lives with my unique creativity. Some of my personal interest and hobbies include traveling, event planning, coordinating and decorating for parties, and just being a mom.
AUTUMN NORMAN - TEACHER
Hi, I am the PreK / Kindergarten teacher! I graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a B.A in Psychology, and that experience gave me a deeper understanding of how young children develop, think, and process through their experiences. That led me to obtain a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from National Louis University. As one of the founding teachers at Little Inspirations, I have always enjoyed watching children develop an understanding of their world through interacting with it on a daily basis. I have never thought of the classroom as just being indoors, so I am very excited about watching children interact with their world through fun community outings, field trips, and outdoor adventures. In my spare time, I enjoy sketching, coloring, and watching TV, particularly Netflix.