SUPPORT TEACHING TEAM - Both Campuses
RONDA HOWARD - SUPPORT TEACHER (FRISKY FOXES / FLOAT) In 2002, I started my family; I began focusing on children’s events by volunteering at Chicago schools and partnering at community children’s events for twelve years. This shift in focus revealed the realization and vision of what is missing in urban children’s lives today where I have worked with Dr. Horton, Ph. D., in mentoring children with fun positive activities in Chicago’s south side communities. I believe if you raise awareness of solutions for early prevention of stress relief and anxiety with fun positive activities, that child will gain high self-esteem, strong self-control and willpower to accomplish their goals. My background was in marketing and promotion for the corporate industry, which I truly don’t miss, since I changed my career to early child development.
I truly enjoy working with children, and have returned to school to receive my degree in early child development. While working at Little Inspirations, I continue to do after school programs. I believe that children are the joy of the world and we must provide the tools of motivation that stimulate our children to develop cognitive, social, and language skills so that they can achieve their goals. When you provide a happy positive environment, like here at Little Inspirations, everyone benefits and achieves goals together. I truly appreciate being a team member at Little Inspirations and always look forward to walking in the door and receiving warm smiles from the children and teachers. There’s no better way to start the day!
CAROL NISBET - SUPPORT TEACHER (BUSY BEES / FLOAT)
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!
ISABELLA FRIEHS - SUPPORT TEACHER (CURIOUS CATERPILLARS / FLOAT)
Hi, my name is Isabella Friehs! I belong to an international family. My older brother, twin brother, and I were adopted from Colombia when we were young, but I have spent most of my life living in Hyde Park, Chicago. I am currently pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education. On the path to my degree, I shadowed at Little Inspirations and fell in love with how the center helps children grow and knew that I wanted to work here. I love to dance, sing, do art, go on nature walks, and travel. I have always loved working with children and realized that it was a passion of mine when I started to teach a dance class for young kids, so I decided to pursue a degree in Early Childhood Education to turn my passion into a career. I love to see how every child is different in their own ways. I’m excited to help children develop physically, socially, emotionally, and cognitively, but am especially excited to incorporate my passion for health and dance in the classroom by helping children develop gross motor skills and learn healthy habits.a team member!