Meet the Staff

Administration

Executive Director- Ms. Jean Casmir-Hill

Ms. Jean started our center 23 years ago and has been working tirelessly to provide a loving, affordable, and exciting place for us to work, learn, and play!

Center Director- Ms. Emily

Ms. Emily wears many hats as the captain of our ship! She can often be found in a classroom, driving a bus, or greeting families at the door. Her loving arms are always open for the staff and families of East Tenth!

Education Coordinator- Ms. Ellie

Ms. Ellie is the organizer and problem solver at our center. She is an integral part of our team, a wonderful coach, and constantly has a smile on her face!

School-Age Coordinator- Ms. Julie

Ms. Julie is a kind, caring, and creative administrator. She guides all of her loving interactions with the Conscious Discipline skills she has picked up over her 3 years with our center. She had worked hard to provide a space for our school-agers that they enjoy!

Great Families Coordinator- Ms. Jess

Ms. Jess is a member of our admin team bringing 10 years of Family Engagement experience with her. She is always looking for ways to improve East Tenth and loves being able to help the families and staff in whatever way she can.

Family Engagement Specialist- Ms. Diana

Ms. Diana joined our team in early 2018 as a grad student in IUPUI’s MSW program. She has been working closely with parents as part of our Great Families 2020 initiative to help them focus on the goals they would like to achieve.

Infant & Toddler Teachers

Infant Room 4- Ms. Leslie & Ms. Shonta

The creativity and playfulness in this Infant room is unmatched! Ms. Shonta and Ms. Leslie have a routine and they stick to it to provide a safe and nurturing environment for their infants. The friendship they have formed over the year is seen through their genuine care for eachother!

Infant Room 1- Ms. Shirley & Ms. Camille

Ms. Shirley is one of our veteran teachers having been with East Tenth for 13 years! You often hear her singing songs and I Love You Rituals to the babies! Ms. Camille is new to our center this year but has connected with all of the children in her class. Her outlook on the day is always “Peachy!”

Infant POD Teacher- Ms. Tosha

Ms. Tosha spends two days in each of our infant rooms each week. She loves all the babies and is excited to be a part of both rooms. Ms. Tosha has a kind heart and is always willing to help out where she is needed.

One’s Room- Ms. Maggie

Ms. Maggie is an energetic, creative teacher that is eager to learn, volunteering for as many new trainings as she can. Her children can be heard laughing and singing all the way down the hall!

Two’s Room- Ms. Alichia

“Ms. SheSha” as she is so lovingly referred to by our school family is a Conscious Discipline champion! The Two’s Room is a model for our center because of the love and dedication she has poured into it!

Multi-Age Room- Ms. Kelia & Ms. Aaylah

The teamwork in this room is incredible! Ms. Kelia has been with the center for 4 years and creates bonds with her children that last throughout their time with us. When Ms. Aaylah started with us she quickly formed friendships throughout the center with her kind and curious personality!

Floater- Ms. Jen

Ms. Jen has been with our center for 6 years as an Infant and Toddler teacher. She has a pair of leggings for each holiday and loves celebrating special days with our school family!

Multi-Age/Pre-K 8 POD Teacher- Ms Iris

Ms. Iris has been with East Tenth since 2003 and has worn many hats. She currently serves as our POD teacher splitting her days between the Multi-Age toddler room and the Pre-K 8 room. Everyday her beautiful voice is heard singing spanish lullabies to our littles.

Preschool & Pre K

Preschool Room 6- Ms. Edith & Ms. Jocelyn

Ms. Edith has been with East Tenth for 10 years as a Preschool teacher and Ms. Jocelyn has been with us for 2 years. Both work very hard to create fun and engaging lesson plans and projects for the children to participate in. They are excited about implementing some of the Conscious Discipline skills they are learning.

Preschool Room 7- Ms. Brigitte & Ms. Emily

This is the newest duo at the center! Emily previously worked in the Two’s room but wanted to venture up to the “big kids” room in March 2019. Ms. Brigitte is a funny, creative teacher that can often be found singing at the top of her lungs to her favorite songs!

Pre-K Room 8- Ms. Ana & Ms. Khrissy

This room was added to our school at the beginning of 2019 when we reconfigured our preschool program. All children in this room will be entering Kindergarten new school year. Ms. Ana and Ms. Khrissy build strong lesson plans and focus on critical thinking and problem solving to get these little ones ready for their next adventure!

Preschool at Thomas Gregg

Thomas Gregg Room 1- Ms. Aviana & Ms. Jessica

Ms. Aviana is a veteran preschool teacher. She started with us as a teacher at East Tenth and transitioned to the the new preschool at Thomas Gregg in 2017. She was joined by Ms. Jessica in late 2018. Together they have created an environment full of curiosity and kindness. Evidence of learning is plastered all over the walls of their room as well as in the progress of the children.

Thomas Gregg Room 2- Ms. Victoria

Ms. Victoria is a very kind hearted and intentional teacher. She is always looking for ways to celebrate the diversity of her students and is constantly introducing new and exciting ways of learning.

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