Teachers/Staff

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Kathy Poss  “Miss Kathy”

Kathy@WeeCareLearningCenter.com

Director

Wee Care team member since June, 2004

All About Me: "Kathy holds two teaching certifications in early childhood education.  She was nationally recognized in 1995 as the recipient of the Ralph B. Rogers Award given for her curriculum design and implementation working with families in crisis.

Prior to joining Wee Care Learning Center, she held the positions of Director of Jefferson College Child Development Center in Arnold, MO; Preschool Education Program Coordinator for Sesame Street for PBS/KETC, Channel 9, St. Louis, Missouri; and Director of Cable in the Classroom Coordinator/Divisional Trainer for Charter Communication, United States Midwest Division.

She is married to Paul, and they have two children and five grandchildren.  Her entire family has been bitten with the travel bug, and if she is not at Wee Care, you can find her going to a vacation destination with her family."



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Donna Ames “Miss Donna”

Donna@weecarelearningcenter.com

Assistant Director

WeeCare team member since 1985

All About Me:  “I am the mother of two grown children and seven wonderful grandchildren, and I am Nana to many.

I have been in childcare for over 40 years, the last 30+ years at Wee Care Learning Center.  The first eighteen years, I taught two year olds; that’s where my heart is.  Since then, I have been the Assistant Director.  I enjoy working at Wee Care - it’s like a second family.  I always enjoy getting to know parents, grandparents, and most of all the children. There’s no better way to start the day than with a smile or hug from a child! I plan to stay at Wee Care until they push me out the door!!”



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Nancy Anderson “Miss Nancy”

Nancy@WeeCareLearningCenter.com

Associate Director

Wee Care team member since 2001

All About Me: “I have been in childcare for 20 years.  I operated my own in-home daycare when we lived in Japan.  I have been happily married to Steve for 20+  years.  We have two boys who attended Wee Care; my youngest son is a Wee Care Kindergarten graduate! 

I am CPR qualified, emergency response certified, and I maintain 12 ongoing early childhood education hours.

I enjoy working at Wee Care, meeting all the new families, and saying “Good Morning” to everyone.  I loved working in the 2 year old division; that is where I started out.  It is amazing how they are so much like little sponges, absorbing all the information you can give them.  It truly is an area with unlimited possibilities.”



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Deanna Henry “Miss Deanna”

Infants, I/T1  Li’l Stinkers

Wee Care team member since 1997

All About Me:  “I have worked in early childhood for over 30 years.  The past 20 years have been with Wee Care.  I have three daughters and six grandkids.  I’ve always enjoyed spending time with children.

On the weekends, my husband and I enjoy having the family over or try to get a little time away on the motorcycle."



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Marissa Deckard  “Miss Marissa”

Infants, I/T1  Li’l Stinkers

Wee Care team member since 2017

All About Me:  “Hi, I’m Marissa.  I graduated from Seckman High School in 2013.  I currently attend Mineral Area College where I am pursuing a degree in the medical field.

I have a son who is my world!  I am glad we found Wee Care because we both love it!  I plan to add to my family in the future.

My family and I like to go swimming at the lake during the summer, and we like to cuddle up with popcorn and watch movies in the winter.”



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Angie Jackson  “Miss Angie”

Toddlers, I/T2  Li’l Pups

Wee Care team member since 2015

All About Me: “I have been in childcare for over 26 years, and I very much enjoy working with young chldren and watching them grow and learn. 

I have two daughters. My oldest is in the U.S. Navy and is stationed overseas. My youngest is in college studying to be a nurse.  I also have a dog named Lulu.

I enjoy sports, reading, painting, and cooking.”




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Connie Edwards  “Miss Connie”

Toddlers, I/T2  Li’l Pups

Wee Care team member since 1998

All About Me: “I am a mother of two, Kelsey and Molly, and a “graw ma” of one, Asher James.  I love kids of all ages.  I enjoy reading, taking walks, and alone time; and I love to crochet baby afghans.  I like to listen to music, watch movies, and work in my yard.  I can’t forget to mention my best friend, Maggie, my 5 lb. Yorkie.”




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Amanda Hickman “Miss Amanda”

Toddlers, I/T3  Li’l Monsters

Wee Care team member since 2014

All About Me:  "When my little sister was born, I knew that I wanted to work with children.  Watching them grow and learn new things is so rewarding!  Knowing that the skills we teach them today can be used for the rest of their lives is simply amazing!

I am currently attending college to receive a degree in Early Childhood Education.

When I am not at Wee Care, I like to spend my time with my wonderful husband and our cat and dog.  We like to go camping and watch Netflix.”



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Jamie Edwards “Miss Jamie”

Toddlers, I/T3  Li’l Monsters

Wee Care team member since April 2012

All About Me:  “I have been working in child care since 2006 and have received my CDA in Early Childhood Education.  I have worked with all different age groups but found my true place with the infants and toddlers.  To be able to share their first steps or first words with them and their families is such a great feeling.

My two young sons and daughter keep me very busy.  We like to spend time with my large, close-knit family, especially doing outdoor activities.  Wee Care has provided wonderful care for my children, and now I have the opportunity to provide that same care for your children!”



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Joline Alexander  “Miss Joline”

Toddlers, room 102  The Caterpillars

Wee Care team member since 2001

All About Me:  “My husband, Todd, and I have 3 adult sons:  Todd, Shawn, and Jordan.  We have one grandchild, Abel.

I have a degree in Early Childhood Education and Office Management.  I have been teaching for over thirty years and am starting to see second generation students.  If diaper changing was an olympic sport, I would hold the world record for gold medals!”



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Lesley Eichhorn  “Miss Lesley”

Toddlers, room 102  The Caterpillars

Wee Care team member since 2017

All About Me:  “I have two beautiful daughters (ages 11 and 14), and I was a stay at home mom for almost 3 years before deciding I needed a change.  I chose to enter the childcare field because I enjoy working with children.

I love the beach and got married on the beach in Florida in 2015."



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Bobbie Wilkin  “Miss Bobbie

Toddlers, room 101  The Monkeys

Wee Care team member since 2016

All About Me:  “Before joining Wee Care, I taught art education in public schools for 32 years.  After retiring, I realized how much I missed working with children and was blessed with a position at Wee Care.

I have one child of my own, Patrick, who is serving in the United States Army.




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Kailey Ellis  “Miss Kailey”

2 year olds, room 104  The Little Guppies

Wee Care team member since 2016

All About Me:  “My name is Kailey Ellis.  I graduated from DeSoto High School in 2015.  My interests are photography and journalism.  I’m the middle child of many siblings, and I am excited to take on the adventure of working at Wee Care.”





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Allison Morrison  “Miss Allison”

2 year olds, room 103  The Ladybugs

Wee Care team member since 2016

All About Me:  "I am originally from Omaha, Nebraska, and I graduated from Bellevue West High School.  In my spare time, I enjoy exploring and going on fun “adventures” with my three-year-old son.  We also love football!

Before joining Wee Care, I worked in retail.  I have now fallen in love with watching children grow, learn, and explore.  I am truly blessed to be a part of the Wee Care family."



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Brittany Norden  “Miss Brittany”

2 year olds, room 103  The Ladybugs

Wee Care team member since 2017

All About Me:  “I am the mother of one beautiful little girl.  I graduated from Sainte Genevieve High School in 2009, and I am currently reenrolled at Jefferson College to finish my degree in Early Childhood Education.

In my spare time, I love to travel and be outdoors with my family."




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Erin Schultz  “Miss Erin"

2 year olds, room 105  The Bumblebees

Wee Care team member since 2017

All About Me:  “I’m Ms Erin.  I’m 21 years old, and I have been in childcare for almost two years.  I’m currently enrolled at Jefferson College pursuing a degree in Elementary Education and Special Education.  I plan to finish my education at UMSL.  I am CPR and first aid certified, and I have attended various childcare training courses."




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Karen Fuchs  “Miss Karen”

3 & 4 year olds, room 106  The Mighty Dinos

Wee Care team member since 2005

All About Me: “When I was a little girl, my first big dream was to grow up and drive the ice cream truck...then I started school and fell in love with learning!  I started my first part-time job in the nursery at the bowling alley at the age of sixteen and quickly discovered that I loved working with young children.  I graduated from Festus High School in 2000 and went on to begin a full-time position as a private nanny while attending night classes in education at Jefferson College.  After two years at JeffCo and my first semester of student teaching, I changed my major to Early Childhood Education and headed back to the classroom as a full-time preschool teacher.  I started at Wee Care in March of 2005 and graduated from Jefferson College with my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education in May 2008.  I have worked in childcare for over 20 years, and I can honestly say that children are my passion.  While they can be crazy, quirky, and sometimes downright challenging, their loving personalities are starting to shine.   I tell people that I have the greatest job in the world because my worth is not measured in dollars and cents but in a million laughs a day.

When I am not at Wee Care, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, working with the youth at my church, and going on both local and international mission trips.”



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Nikita Shores  "Miss Nikita"

3 & 4 year olds, room 108  The Flamingos

Wee Care team member since 2013

All About Me:  “I graduated from Herculaneum High School and went to Mineral Area College to receive my CDA in addition to having my cosmetology license.   I come from a large family; my grandmother had 10 children, and I am one of 29 grandchildren.  I believe that children are a gift from above and we should do our part to earn their respect.  I have two children of my own whom I love with all my heart.  They are what motivates me to be a good mom and a good person."




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Carolyn Snidle  “Miss Carolyn”

3 & 4 year olds, room 107  The Jungle Cats

Wee Care team member since 2007

All About Me: “I started as Wee Care’s cook and kitchen manager.  I enjoy the children so much I  requested a move to a classroom as a teacher.  I am enjoying teaching children manners, healthy eating habits, colors, numbers and other educational items.  I am working on socialization also.  

I have three adult children and three granddaughters who I enjoy a close relationship with.  I thoroughly enjoy my work and the children, and I hope to have a small part in helping them grow into great and kind adults."



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Diane Russo  “Miss Diane”

Pre-Kindergarten, room WW3   The Shooting Stars

Wee Care team member since 1985

All About Me: “I live in Arnold, Missouri with my husband, Tony.  I enjoy reading, swimming, and bike riding.  I have a daughter, Amber, who is in Medical School at University of Pikeville - College of Osteopathic Medicine and is getting married in May 2018.  As a family, we love adventures and going on small trips.  I also enjoy going to church where I greet in Children’s Ministry and hand out bulletins.

I have worked at Wee Care since the day it opened - over 30 years ago!  I teach Pre-K and enjoy getting the children ready for kindergarten and preparing them for the “big world”.

My mission statement:  “I went outside to find a friend and couldn’t find one anywhere.  I went outside to be a friend and found friends everywhere.’ ”



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Liz Stedelin  “Miss Liz”

Pre-Kindergarten, room WW3   The Shooting Stars

Wee Care team member since 2002

All About Me: “Before joining Wee Care, I worked at Theodoro’s Restaurant in Festus and at Dunklin and Crystal City School Districts as a dietary consultant and cook.  

My husband, Tim, and I have two grown children, Bryttany and Joseph.  Bryttany is married, and I have a great son in law, Derek.  I am proud of Joseph’s art and what he has accomplished in his life!!  I love to travel and shop, and I’m really looking forward to the title ‘Grandma’ in the future.”



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Paige Mills “Miss Paige”

Kitchen/School-Age

Wee Care team member since 2017

All About Me:  “Hi!  My name is Miss Paige.  I worked at Wee Care previously but had to say “Goodbye” when my family moved out of state.  Now that I’m back in the area, I’m thrilled to be back at Wee Care Learning Center!

I have a son and three dogs.  When I’m not at Wee Care, I enjoy art, exercise, and road trips.”




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Linda Bowman  “Miss Linda”

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Wee Care team member since 1987

All About Me:  “My husband Dean and I have three children, ten grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.  I love to garage sale and bargain shop.  I’m always on the look-out for great items for our school.  I love Wee Care and I’m very proud to work here.”





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Kaylynn Doyel  “Miss Kaylynn”

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Wee Care team member since 2017

All About Me:  "I graduated from Festus High School in 2017.  I am currently attending Jefferson College, and I plan to major in Elementary Education.

I attended Wee Care as a child, and I enjoyed it so much that I decided to work here.  I enjoy working with children and making them smile.”




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Morgan Martin  “Miss Morgan”   

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Wee Care team member since 2012

All About Me: “Hi, my name is Morgan.  I graduated from Festus High School and attended the Early Childhood Education class at Jefferson College.  After I started coming to Wee Care for lab hours, I realized how much I enjoy being around kids so I applied to work here.  

I recently bought a house in Cyrstal City, and I have two kittens.  In my free time, I love making crafts and DIY projects.  I also love shopping!”



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Carol Baisch  “Miss Carol”

Cook

Wee Care team member since 2017

All About Me:  “Hi, my name is Carol Baisch.  I was born and raised in DeSoto.  I have a wonderful husband, Bruce; two sons, Jacob and Jeremy; and two beautiful granddaughters, Claira and Maris.

I worked in healthcare for 36 years and am starting a new chapter in my life.  However, during the time since I started at Wee Care, I have found myself falling in love with the job, the staff, and the children!

In my spare time, I enjoy camping, lounging by the pool, and riding motorcycles with my husband.  I especially enjoy spending time with my grandkids and my dog, Charlie.”



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Carly Tierney  “Miss Carly”

Wee Care team member since 2018

All About Me:  “Hi, my name is Carly Tierney.  I graduated from Potosi High School, and I am currently enrolled at Jefferson College.  I am working towards a degree in Elementary Education.  

In my spare time, I enjoy going on adventures and drawing.”




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Grace Nall  “Miss Grace”

Wee Care team member since 2018

All About Me:  “Hello, my name is Grace Nall.  I graduated from Festus High School, and I am currently enrolled in the Elementary Education program at Jefferson College.

I enjoy hanging out with my friends and going on road trips.

I grew up with seven siblings, three older and four younger, so helping with younger children has always come quite naturally to me.  

Working at Wee Care is hands down the best job I’ve ever had, and I cannot wait to see what these kids grow up to be!"  

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