My name is Bob Kelch and I am 69 years old. I am widowed and have 3 children, 12 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren. I have worked in childcare for 25 years. I have some college education. I enjoy working with children and their families. My goal for the future is to retire.
My name is Jessica Bowman and I am the director of Kiddie Kingdom I. I am 35 years old. I am married to a wonderful man named Chris and the mother of 12-year-old twin girls and a 4 year old little girl. I graduated Bandys High School in Catawba, North Carolina in 2000. I received my Tennessee Early Childhood Program Administrator Credential through TECTA and Tennessee State University and became a Child Development Associate in December 2010 through Roane State Community College. I have also received my Technical Certificate at Roane State Community College in 2014. My goal for the future is to receive my Associate degree in Early Childhood Education. I have been working at Kiddie Kingdom since March 2002. I love working in childcare because I realize that learning is very important even before children reach school age. I love knowing that I play a huge role in laying a foundation of skills for these children that they will carry through life. I love doing what I do and I have the most rewarding job in the world.
My name is Reva Neese. I am 47 years old and have been married for 22 years. I have 18-year-old twins (a boy and a girl). I graduated from Holston High School in Damascus, Virginia in 1990. I have been taking care of children for 21 years, but have only been working at Kiddie Kingdom since February 2010. I earned my Child Development Associate in 2011. I would like to go for an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education in the future. I am very excited about the role in which I am playing in the development of our children. This has been the most rewarding job I have ever had.
My name is Tina Macuga. I am 35 years old and I have worked at Kiddie Kingdom since 2002. I have worked with all the different ages over the years but I am a preschool teacher right now. I have been married for 10 plus years and met my husband at Kiddie Kingdom.
My name is Heather Duncan and I am 41 years old.I am the School-age teacher at Kiddie Kingdom I & I also am the main driver of the Kiddie Kingdom I Bus. I am engaged to a wonderful man and am the mother of a 14-year-old little girl. I graduated Vonore High School in Vonore, Tennessee in 1994. I received my Nursing Degree from Tennessee Technology Center in 1997. I began School-age Classes to work towards my CDA in May of 2012 through Roane State Community College. I have been working at Kiddie Kingdom since August 2006. I love working in childcare because everyday is a new challenge and a new reward.
My name is Areil Curbow. I am 26 years old and married with 3 kids and have 2 step children. I have worked here at Kiddie Kingdom as our Little pre-school teacher (ages 2-4) since January of 2017. I have started classes to earn my Child Development Associate through Tennessee Early Child Training Alliance and Roane State Community College. I love working in childcare because I love watching them grow and learn. I find it very rewarding to be blessed to be a part of these children's lives at this stage of their life.
My name is Tiffany Patterson. I am 24 years old and I have 2 kids ages 1 and 6 years. I graduated from Hiwassee in 2015 with an Associate degree in Early Childhood Education. I love children and I love working with children because I love watching them learn and grow and making a difference in their lives. I joined the Kiddie Kingdom team in 2015.
My name is Kayla Howard. I am 21 years old. I am majoring in Elementary Education at Roane State Community College. I started working in childcare since spring of 2017. Even before I worked in childcare I watched children at home. I have always had a passion for teaching since I was a little kid being around inspires me.
My name is Kristen Hunt. I am 26 years old. I have a 6 year old son and I am getting married in 2018. I graduated from Sweetwater High School in 2009 and I have completed TECTA orientation. I have been at Kiddie Kingdom since 2016. I love working in childcare because I love watching them learn and I love all their different personalities.
Hey there! My name is Crisanne Dotson and I am super excited to have joined the Kiddie Kingdom team as an assistant teacher. I live here locally in Philadelphia and my family and I have a small chicken farm. My husband and I have been happily married for several years and together we have 3 children whom are 21, 19 and 11. I am also a part of a large family with several younger siblings ages 7 thru 16 and am very active in their lives. I have been teaching kids k-5 bible studies on Wednesdays and Sundays at my local church here in Philadelphia for the past 4 years and the love of children brought me to Kiddie Kingdom's door. I have recently obtained state certifications and am currently enrolled in TECTA to further my education so that I can better teach and be the best I can be for your children.
My name is Amber Miller. I have been married for 6 years and I have two boys, ages 4 and 2. I have completed TECTA and am currently working towards getting my CDA. I am currently the lead infant teacher. I have been working in child care for about 5 years and I have been at Kiddie KIngdom for 3 years. I love working in childcare because I love to watch kids learn new things and see the pure joy when they master a new skill.