My name is Connie Hicks. I am the lead teacher in the nursery at Kiddie
Kingdom #2. I have worked at Kiddie Kingdom for 15 years. I have 3 children and 3 grandchildren whom I love with all of my heart. I am 52 years young and have my CDA and am working towards my Technical Certificate. I have worked in childcare for over 32 years now and I will be a lifer because I love my job and I love what I do.
My name is Randall Brookshire. I am 59 years old. I am married to
Sherry and have 4 children and 6 grandchildren. I have lived in Loudon
County went graduated from Loudon High School. After receiving my B.S.
from Tennessee Wesleyan College, I taught school in Etowah. Then I went
to work in Loudon County at Fort Loudon Middle School for 26 years. I
have done any job you could possibly think of in this area during summer
when school was out . I retired from teaching in 2004 after 31 years.
I came to work at Kiddie Kingdom in 2005. I work with the school-age
children. When I retired from teaching I was not going to work with
children any more, but after a lot of prayer and things, I realized
something; God had made me to work with children. 1) To be a positive
role model, 2) Teach ethics and morals, 3) Manners and respect. I have
loved my time working here and plan to continue until God tells me not
My name is Crystal Ward. I am the Site Director for Kiddie Kingdom II
in Lenoir City. I am 34 years old and I have 3 children ages 14, 12,
and 7. I graduated high school Lenoir City High School in 2002. I
currently have a Child Development Associate and Technical Certificate
from Roane State. I have 13 years experience in childcare and 10 years
with Kiddie Kingdom Daycare. I love working in childcare because I love
that each new day brings new adventure.
My name is Hannah Selvidge. I'm 23 years old and I have a 5 year old
daughter. I live in Loudon with her and her father. I went to Roane
State through TECTA to receive my CDA. I have been working in childcare
for almost 2 years now. I love working in childcare because little
ones are so fun to be around. I am here to teach, guide, and have fun
with them. Everyday is an exciting adventure.
My name is Sierra Sartin. I am 22 years old, I've been
blessed with a boyfriend and 4 girls. I have worked at Kiddie Kingdom
since October 2014. I have some education for my CDA. I'm currently
enrolled in school to be a dental assistant. I love working with
children because they are bright and loving. It makes me feel good that
I can teach them new things, care, and love them like my own. God has
truly blessed me with the ability to work with children.
My name is Karri Jones. I am 19 years old. Currently, I am a sophomore at Tennessee Wesleyan University. I am working towards my Bachelors in Science of Nursing. After graduation, I hope to become a Neonatal Intensive Care nurse. I have been working at Kiddie Kingdom Daycare for almost 2 years. I have taken a variety of different training courses that help to prepare me for these age groups. I am in a variety of different places ranging from the big infant room to the school aged children. I have found that working in childcare is one of the most rewarding experiences and I love it so much. I love being able to teach children about life and help them grow in their personalities.
My name is Amanda Collins . I am the lead Little Pre school teacher and have worked at Kiddie Kingdom for 2 years. I have three children, 2 boys and 1 girl, who are my entire world. I am 29 years old and have worked in childcare for a little over 7 years. Children are my passion. When I graduate college, I'm hoping to be an occupational therapist in the school setting.
My name is Tina Hunt and I am 53 years old. I've been married for 14 years and have one daughter. I have only been in childcare for 5 months but my experience has came from being a foster parent, and TECTA training. I just love going to work it is so rewarding!
My name is Kim Jones, I am 46 years old. I have 2 children Tyler 23 and Karri 19. I graduated from Lenoir City High School and received my CDA from Roane State. I have been working with children since 2006. I have been on the school side. I love interacting with the kids and learning all their different personalities.
My name is Staci Silvey, I am 26 years old. I have been married for 5 years. I have 2 children, ages 5 years and 2 years. I've been in childcare total for about four years. I love working with kids because I love seeing them succeed in different milestones in their lives. I graduated from Loudon High School in 2009 and have 2 years of early childhood development. I have also done TECTA.
My name is Maria Vega and I am 23 years old. I have a 3 year old who means the world to me. I have been with Kiddie Kingdom for 6 years now. I changed my career to be a Breastfeeding Peer Counselor and work for Public Health for over 2 years. I am Bilingual and I am currently finishing school to become a Dental Assistant. I have my TECTA orientation as well. I like working in childcare because I have the opportunity to make an impact on a child's life.
My name is Crystal Johnson and I am 34 years old. I graduated from Lenoir City High School in 2002. My family and I lived in Lenoir City. I am happily married to my husband for 11 years. We have 2 beautiful children and they are 8 and 4. I started working at Kiddie Kingdom in Lenoir City, March 2016. I am also certified on first aid & CPR. I love working with kids cause they are so smart, bright and I love teaching them new things. I am in the TECTA training.
My name is Tashia Johnson. I am a 38 year old mother of 1. I am a bus driver and assistant teacher at the Kiddie Kingdom in Lenoir City. I have been working at Kiddie Kingdom since 2016. I am in the process of obtaining my CDA. I love working with children because it fives me the opportunity to inspire, motivate encourage and teach new things to them.
My name is Sena Seals and I am 35 years old. I have been at Kiddie Kingdom for 9 years. I am currently the Lead teacher in big preschool. I am engaged and have been blessed with 5 beautiful children (3 boys and 2 girls). I love working with children and having the opportunity to teach and guide them and be a positive role model. Loving them as my own and getting the opportunity to watch them grow.
My name is Maura Hess. I am 18 years old. I am a freshman at Roane State Community College. I'm studying Early Childhood Education to be a 2nd grade teacher in a public school. I've been working at Kiddie Kingdom Daycare in Lenoir City since May 2017. I love working in childcare because I love watching kids learn and make new friends. I love watching them overcome a task they may have been struggling with and succeed in things that were once challenging.
My name is Faith Hickey and I am 18 years old. My experience with children has been through babysitting until I began working at Kiddie Kingdom in September 2017. I am about to start school to become a Radiology tech. I love children and all jobs I have had have been with children. I have always wanted to work in a daycare atmosphere and was very excited when I had the opportunity come available. Working with children puts a smile on my face. Making them happy and to see them smile is a very refreshing feeling. I want to make a positive impact on their lives like they do to mine EVERY DAY!!!!