Birthday: April 9th
Drink: Vanilla Latte, Cherry Coke, Dry White
Restaurant: Cheddar's, Mt. Jacks, Red
Snack: Cheese & crackers, Chips & Dip,
Meal: Italian, Mexican, Sushi, Japanese
Store: Meijer, Cato, Amazon, Fresh Thyme,
Book: Soap Opera Magazines
Pet: Rescue Dogs
Hobby: Crafts/Painting with a Twist
Collections: Wine/Dog Decor
About Me: I have been with Grace since 2012. I have my Child Development Associate and a Business Management degree from the University of Phoenix. I also have a Master's Teacher Certificate from Ball State. I have worked in child care since 1988. I have worked in various positions in child care over the years, from being a teacher’s assistant, lead teacher and as administrator. My husband and I have a pack of rescue dogs. I enjoy spending time with family and friends doing actives such as swimming, fishing, and boating. My husband and I enjoy hockey, baseball, football games and visiting wineries.
Birthday: March 2nd
Drink: Sugar-Free Vanilla Latte, Coke Zero
Restaurant: Texas Roadhouse, Longhorn,
Moe's, Red Lobster, Subway
Meal: Tacos, Stir Fry, Pizza
Store: Hobby Lobby, Maurice's, Meijer
Book: Romance Novels
Pet: I Love cats and dogs!
Hobby: Hiking, Traveling, Video Games
About Me: I have been working at Grace since 2014! I started as the cook, then was the toddler teacher, and now I’m the assistant director. When I have free time I love to travel, hike, play video games, and read.
GEM Program Specialist
Birthday: July 2nd
Drink: Coke/ Caramel Frappe
Restaurant: No preference I love food Snack: Chocolate covered pretzels
Book: Romance novels ( I love happy endings)
Pet: None but I love Giraffes
Hobby: Making memories with family
Collections: Disney movies on VHS tapes
About Me: I have been at GEM since June 2015. I love watching young children grow and learn something new each day. I am currently in school to earn my Associates degree in Early Childhood Education. When I am not working, I switch from my teacher's hat to my chaos coordinator hat and enjoy spending time with my tribe of 4 daughters
Readiness Preschool Director
Birthday: December 16th
Drink: Unsweet Tea/Vanilla Coke/ Starbucks
Meal: Pasta or Mexican
Store: Hobby Lobby/ Kohls/Target/Bennett's
Book: “To Kill A Mockingbird”
Pet: Buddy (Dog)
Hobby: Scrapbooking /crafts/reading/gardening
Collections: Angels/ Snowman
About Me: I hold degrees in both Education and Theater from Purdue. I have been in the classroom for 23 years! I love the joy and liveliness that the children bring to class every day. I am a lifelong resident of Lafayette and love to spend time outside the classroom with my husband and daughter. I also enjoy reading, scrapbooking, cooking and gardening.
Readiness Assistant Teacher
Birthday: August 28th
Holiday: Valentine’s Day
Drink: Sweet Tea
Restaurant: McAlister’s, Chuey’s
Snack: Anything Chocolate
Meal: Pizza, Mexican
Store: Hobby Lobby, Target
Book: Country Sampler Magazine
Pet: A dog named Louie
Hobby: Shopping, Crafting
About Me: My name is Mrs. Baker. I have a husband named Eric , 3 daughters, and a dog named Louie. All 3 of my girls went to GEM Readiness. I have been a sub for the past few years. I love to craft and shop in my spare time. I am excited to start at Readiness with Mrs. Black.
Birthday: February 13th
Holiday: Advent/ Christmas
Restaurant: Noodles & Co./Panera
Snack: Chocolate/ Cheese Its
Meal: Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup
Book: Historical Fiction/Non-Fiction/Classic
Pet: 2 Cats
Hobby: Cross Stitch/Piano/Reading
About Me: I am from Brookston, In. I am studying Elementary Education. When I’m not at work, I like to read, play piano, and bake cookies.
Birthday: May 30th
Drink: Water, Iced coffee
Restaurant: Chipotle, Qdoba
Snack: Chips, candy
Meal: Pasta, rice bowls
Store: Meijer, 5 Below
Book: Harry Potter
Pet: Dog- Beau
Hobby: Games, reading, painting
Collections: Candles, lights, board games
About Me: I have been with Grace since 2016. I have my Child Development Associate Credential (CDA). I graduated from Benton Central High School. I enjoy spending time with friends/ family, traveling, and watching movies.
Birthday: October 12th
Drink: Hot Chocolate
Restaurant: Chinese or Mexican
Collections: Good memories with Eliseo
Pet: A dog someday
Meal: Chicken & noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans and rolls.
Store: H&M/Old Navy
Book: History/ Biography's/ current Events
Hobby: Traveling/Politics/Extreme Outdoor Sports
About Me: I ‘m mom to Eliseo, my precious son. He brings much joy to my life! I have worked with young children and babies for over 10 years. I love listening to music, reading books, playing games, and watching movies with my son. My favorite season is spring. I love watching the world come alive again, the trees getting green leaves and flowers blooming.
Birthday: December 9
Drink: Pumpkin Coffee, Cherry Coke
Restaurant: Texas Roadhouse
Snack: Cheese & Crackers, anything pumpkin!
Store: Meijer, Rural King, Walmart, Pet Stores
Pet: Cat/ Dog
Collections: Cat Kitchen Items
About Me: I love my children more then anything. I enjoy spending time with children and animals. I'm kind and easygoing. I really like pumpkin smells, food, drinks of any kind. I hate spiders, and snakes..
Birthday: February 20th
Drink: Iced Coffee
Restaurant: Cheddars or any Mexican
Snack: Candy or chips
Meal: Steak & potatoes, Mexican food
Store: Meijer, Starbucks, Walmart
Book: Poetry Books
Pet: Millie my doggie
Hobby: Painting, decorating
About Me: I have been with Grace since 2016. Working in childcare has always been my dream job. I plan on furthering my education in childcare. I love spending time with family and friends. I also enjoy traveling, listening to music, and photography. I love working with children, and I love helping them expand their knowledge
Birthday: March 28th
Holiday: Easter/ Christmas/ Halloween
Drink: Water/ Cherry vanilla coke/ Dr.
Restaurant: Olive Garden & Texas
Snack: Chips & Salsa, Fruit
Meal: Anything pasta or Mexican
Store: Home Décor Stores/ Target
Pet: 2 Dogs
Hobby: Spending time with friends & family
Collections: Candles, wax melts
About Me: I have been working with children since 2011. My goal is to go back to school and study special education. I love working with children. I enjoy watching them grow & learn. In my free time, I love to spend time with my family and friends.
Birthday: May 8th
Drink: Dr. Pepper/Sprite
Restaurant: Chick Fil A/ Buffalo Wild Wings
Snack: Zesty Ranch Veggie Straws, soft
pretzels with cheese
Meal: Alfredo/Pizza/ Mac & Cheese
Store: Target/ TJ Maxx/ Walmart
Book: Colleen Hoover books
Pet: Two Dogs (Maggie & Lucy) and a cat (Bentley)
Hobby: Spending time with friends, Cleaning/organizing
Collections: fuzzy blankets, candles
About Me: My name is Rileigh! I have worked in Childcare since 2012. I graduated in December 2019 with my degree in Early Childhood Education. In my free time, I like to spend time with my friends, their kids & my dogs Maggie/Lucy, and my cat Bentley.
Birthday: May 26th
Drink: Mountain Dew, Coke
Restaurant: Sonic, Olive Garden
Meal: Breakfast food
Store: Dollar General, Walmart, Target
Pet: Cat -Piper
Hobby: Working out/ Watching TV
About Me: I have been at Grace for over a year now working in the young infant room. I have my Associate in Early Childhood Education from Vincennes University. I grew up in South Bend. I love to travel to different places. I have a cat named Piper and I like to wear mismatched socks.
Birthday: November 5th
Holiday: Christmas/ Easter
Drink: Peach water/ Peach Tea
Pet: Dog, Cat, Bird
About Me: I have almost three adult children (2 sons and a daughter). In my free time I take care of my mother. I try to have a smile on my face everyday and live up to my name!
Birthday: December 4th
Drink: Orange Juice, Lemonade
Restaurant: Olive Garden
Store: Bath & Body Works, Target
Book: The Four Agreements
About Me: I am a junior at Purdue majoring in flight, So I fly planes!
Birthday: January 20th
Drink: Ginger ale, Peppermint Mocha,
Restaurant: Red Lobster,En Lia, South Steet
Snack: Don't snack much
Pet: Love dogs
Meal: Shrimp, Lobster, Crab Legs, french
Store: TJ Maxx, Sell It Here
Book: Dean Kountz, Stephen King
Hobby: Drawing, painting
Collections: Plants, owls, candles
About Me: I have my BA degree in Elementary Education, and I taught in California before moving back to Indiana. I have been with Grace since 1995. I have two grown children and one grandchild.
Birthday: March 20th
Drink: Marshmallow Vanilla Coke, Code
Restaurant: Olive Garden
Snack: White Cheddar Popcorn
Store: Meijer, TJ Maxx
Book: Mystery, True Crime
Pet: Dog Named Gunpowder
Hobby: Swimming, hiking, traveling,
Collections: Blankets/Candles/ Plants
About Me: I started working in childcare in 2013. I love working with children and watching them grow! In my free time I love going on hikes with my dog, going camping, and spending time with my family at the lake. I love traveling! I also enjoy snow skiing and swimming.
Birthday: January 20th
Drink: Coke Zero
Snack: Chocolate Covered Pretzels
Book: Helen Keller
Collections: Glass Porcelain Dolls
About Me: I have two children, an 11 year old daughter and a nine year old son. I'm from West Point, IN with my family.
Birthday: January 17th
Drink: Milk Tea
Snack: Banana Chips
Meal: Chicken Biryani
Book: Beauty & The Beast
About Me: I am Priyanka. I live in West Lafayette with my cute family. I have a husband and a child. I am a post-graduate in English Language & Literature. I also completed a bachelor's in Education in English. I have almost three years of teaching experience. I am so thrilled to restart my career with GEM after a small break.
Birthday: June 21st
Holiday: Halloween & Christmas
Drink: Iced Coffee, Diet Mountain
Snack: Chocolate/Sweets, Cheez-Its,
Meal: Honey BBQ Wings, GF BBQ Pizza
Store: Target, Michaels
Book: Senes- The Lunar Chronicles, To
some It's Just A Rose
Pet: Dog- Pedro
Hobby: Art and Puzzles
Collections: Movies, Scissors, Snow globes
Birthday: March 17th
Holiday: Christmas & Halloween
Drink: Sweet Tea/Dr.Pepper/Gatorade
Restaurant: Cheddars/ Chick-Fil-a/Olive
Snack: Cheeto Puffs/ Cheese it snack mix
Meal: Parmesan Chicken/ Lemon Rice
Store: Target/ Thrift Stores/ American
Book: Autobiography, Fiction
Pet: 3 Dogs- Marty, Elsa, Maya
Hobby: Crafts, Camping, Painting
Collections: Vinyl records, Books
About Me: I am from northern Indiana in a town called Hebron. I am the middle child of two sisters. I've been working with children for 4 years. I took a break from college but planning to go back soon! In my free time, I love putting on a vinyl and relaxing.
Ms.Emily is currently working hard at Ball State!
Birthday: February 22nd
Meal: Steak & Mashed Potatoes
Store: Hobby Lobby
Book: Fault in Our Stars
Collections: Snow globes
About Me: My name is Emily Galbreth. I have two sisters, one brother, and a half brother. I enjoy playing sports. I am a Junior at Ball State, studying nursing.
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