Meet Our Grace Family

Infant One Teachers

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My name is Jenny Waits and I love working at GLC! I grew up in Bryant, AR and graduated from Bryant High School in 2012. I then moved to Conway, attended UCA and graduated in April 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in communication sciences and disorders. I absolutely love working with children and especially have a heart for infants. I love getting to watch and help little ones reach milestones and important goals. I am so thankful for God providing this opportunity for me to take care of and love on the sweet babies at GLC.

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My name is Kelsey Moring. I am a student at UCA majoring in Communication Sciences & Disorders. I was born and raised in Jonesboro, AR where I graduated from Valley View High School in 2014. I have worked with children most of my life either babysitting or working with them in my church. Loving on babies has always been one of my favorite hobbies. My most favorite part of life is being a big sister to my 17 year old brother, Tyler. In my spare time, I am usually spending time with friends, doing Bible studies, or eating Chick-fil-A. I am extremely blessed to get to spend my afternoons with the sweet little ones at GLC and see them grow each day!

Infant Two Teachers

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Hello, My name is Jordan Burrow. I’m the morning teacher in the Autumn Room. I grew up in St. Francisville, Il and moved to Arkansas in 2005. My husband, Stephen,  and I have 2 boys, Brayden age 12 and Hunter age 7. I love spending time with my husband and boys, cooking out and watching 80’s movies. I am a member of Grace UMC and am so excited to be a part of GLC!

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 Hello, everyone! My name is Jenny Matthews, and I am Mrs. Jordan’s aftercare. I am currently a sophomore at UCA studying elementary education. I am originally from Mountain Home, where I enjoy cuddling my bassett, Huckleberry and spending time with my family. In my free time from school, I like to read, binge watch various Netflix series, and hang out with my friends. I am so very very blessed to be able to work at Grace Learning Center, and I look forward everyday to loving on your little nuggets!

Infant Three Teachers

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Hello! My name is Whitney Kilgore, I am the Older Infant classroom teacher here at Grace Learning Center. I grew up in Mountain Home where I received my Associate of Arts in Teaching and have lived in Central Arkansas for the past four years. I have several years of experience working in childcare and have loved every second of being able to invest in the lives of infants and children of all ages! My hobbies include spending time with my family and friends, camping with my husband and our sweet puppy, and being on the lake! I love being a part of Grace Learning Center and I can’t wait to love on your sweet babies and see what this year has in store!

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Hi! My name is Jamie Tipton and I’m from Fort Smith Arkansas. I am currently a Senior at the University of Central Arkansas, hoping to get into Occupational Therapy school next fall. Some of my hobbies are spending time with my friends and family and doing anything outside. I love kids and want to be a pediatric Occupational Therapist when I finish school.

Toddler Teachers

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Hey parents! I’m Maddie McDonald; the Toddler teacher here at GLC. I run our coffee bar here at Grace UMC and work with our children’s ministries whenever I can. Teaching toddlers and preschoolers is my dream job, and I am so blessed to be able to teach here at Grace! I’ve always believed that childcare is one of the most rewarding jobs there is. Nothing makes me happier than spending my days getting to know your babies and learning with them. I try my hardest to go through every day with my class doing everything I can to take care of your prized possessions to the very best of my abilities. Thank you so much for letting me be a part of your babies lives!

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Hi! My name is Lauren McCauley, I’m 20 and I am from Benton, Arkansas. I am the second oldest child out of 5 (including a precious 2-year-old sister that has made me LOVE this age group!) I’m a junior at UCA pursuing a Bachelors of Science in Political Science with a minor in criminology along with a Bachelors of Business Administration; I’m hoping to begin a career in law one day! In my free time I love being outdoors, getting involved on campus, hanging out with my Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority sisters, and binge watching new Netflix series.  I am so very excited to get to love on these sweet kiddos every day, this age group has really shown me what it looks like to give and receive unconditional love and acceptance. This season of life that I am in is a wild one, but so rewarding and I cannot wait to see what God has in store!

Pre-K 2 Teachers

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Hi! My name is Terri Bryant. I begin working at GLC in February 2016. I relocated here from Mountain Home to help take care of my grandson while my daughter finishes up her business degree at UCA. I have 10 years experience in childcare. I am a very dedicated teacher and take it very seriously. Even though state only requires 15 training hours a year, last year I received 90 hours. A child learns the most in the 0-3 age span, so these younger years effects the rest of their life.

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My name is Michelle, I am originally from Chicago, I moved to Arkansas in 2008 with my family. I started as a teacher in the Grace United Methodist KDO program in 2011. I became the cook for the GLC program when it started. I now work both kitchen in the morning, and teacher for the two’s in the afternoon. I have been married for 21 years and have three teenage children of my own.

Pre-K 3 Teachers

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Hello, my name is Kathie. I was born and raised in Waukesha, Wisconsin and lived there until November of 1992 when we relocated to Arkansas for my husbands position at work. I went to school at Waukesha County Technical College for Early Childhood Education and graduated with my diploma. I have been married to my husband Mike for 35 years. We have 7 children and 7 grandchildren. I love working at GLC with your children and I am excited to teach them and watch them grow throughout the year.

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My name is Kelsie Campbell Forte. I am 26 years old and a recent graduate of the University of Central Arkansas. I have a two year old daughter named Jennie-Austin and I am happily married to my husband, Scott. In my spare time I read, enjoy live music, and attend the UCA football games.

Pre-K 4 Teachers

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My name is Brittany Moragne-Middleton. I am so excited to be joining the Grace Learning Center crew. I was born and raised in North Little rock, Ar. I have been working in childcare for almost 7 years and I absolutely love it! I have been married to my husband Bobby for 4 years. We have a spunky, sassy and beautiful razorback loving 6 year old little girl named Wendy. I went to school at the University of Arkansas at Monticello for Social Work and finished 3 years . My last year I decided I wanted to move back home and pursue my passion in Early Childhood at Pulaski Tech. I will be finishing up in Spring of ”2017” . I  am so excited that God blessed me to work yet again in another Christian environment! I absolutely cannot wait to get to know the church and their families.

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My name is Mrs. Lilly! I am the afternoon teacher for Mrs. Brittany’s class! Here’s a little bit about me: I LOVE my job and look forward to coming in and spending time with the kiddos everyday! Though I enjoy caring for children, I also LOVE animals and hope to become a Veterinary Technician someday! I’m a big nerd and PROUD of it! My favorite animal is the Red Panda! I have a few hobbies such as reading comics, gaming, singing, and drawing cartoons! I enjoy Disney and musicals! My favorite holiday is Halloween of course! Chinese food is the best! My favorite colors are purple, turquoise, and silver! Even more so if they’re all together on the same thing! I’ve been told that I am very worldly and mature for my age, but I’ve also been known to regularly join in and play the kiddie games! My lucky number is 8 and my favorite person in the entire world is my Granny!

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My name is Chelsea Harrell. I was born February 23, 1993 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, but raised in Dumas, AR. I moved to Conway, AR my senior year in high school. I graduated high school in 2011. I have really grown to love Conway. I enjoy spending time with my family, going out to eat and just having good fun with my friends. I have a 3 year old son name Jordan. He is the joy of my life and brings out the best in me. I have been working here at GLC since of May 2015. I’m so glad to be a part of GLC!

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