Staff & Board of Directors

Our Staff

Miss Jenn

Jenn Reynolds has been involved with the Morrison Community Daycare since May of 2013 and became a Director on October 4th 2021. She is a busy Mom of two girls Jacie and Leala Rose. She has her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Ed. and has been working in Daycare settings since 1997. She enjoys being creative and likes to make people happy! 

Miss Brooke

Brooke resides in Sterling with her husband, John, and their dog, Gunner. They have a daughter, Amanda, who lives in Japan with her husband, Jamie, and their daughter, Aubrey. Brooke attended Sauk Valley College and was enrolled in the early childhood program. She didn’t start right out of college with children, but instead worked at Sterling Kmart for 26 1/2 years before it closed in 2014. Brooke then started working at Morrison Daycare.

Miss Nicole

Nicole has been working for Morrison Daycare since 2015 and has her associate’s degree in early childhood education. Nicole has two sons, Cameron and Reece, and she enjoys going fishing and getting her nails done, as well as spending time with her family.

Miss Mackenzie

Mackenzie has been working at the Morrison Daycare since 2018. She is a floater, going from room to room wherever she is needed. She is working on her associate’s degree at Sauk Valley Community College and plans to transfer to Western Illinois University Quad Cities campus to finish her degree in early childhood education. Originally from Morrison, Mackenzie lives in Albany with her boyfriend, Michael, and their dog, Leena.

Miss Theresa

Theresa has been at Morrison Daycare since 2018, and she loves it. “Your children ROCK!” Theresa has a bachelor’s degree in education and it’s her life’s passion to teach kids. Her life outside the daycare is fairly quiet, except for when her cat decides she wants something. Theresa loves theater, the arts and music. When she gets inspiration, she loves to paint. She is allergic to strawberries and kiwis (even though she likes to eat them both). Challenges do not phase her; they make her try harder. Theresa always tries to be the reason someone smiles every day.

Miss Karen

Karen lives in Morrison. She has six amazing kids and two spectacular grandkids. In her spare time, she loves to hang out with the kids and grandbabies. She also has tons of critters, including donkeys, sheep, dogs and horses that she love taking care of. Karen loves her coffee; her favorite kind is from Starbucks. Chocolate is definitely her go-to; it’s one of her favorite food groups! She absolutely adores working with children, and currently works in the 3s, 4s & 5s room getting them ready to be successful in kindergarten.

Miss Emily

Miss Emily lives in Morrison and has 2 girls both who attend our center. She has been with her significant other for 14 years and has an indoor/outdoor cat named Arlo. She has ran her own Daycare from the start of 2021 till the start of 2024 when she decided she wanted to come here and work in a center setting. Miss Emily is great with the little ones, she has lots of BIG ideas and is always looking to find ways to make the day to day run more smoothly. In her spare time she loves to spend time with her girls, nieces and nephews playing outside. She is a football fan and her favorite team is the KC Chiefs and she loves anything the color pink!

Miss Gerale (Rae)

Miss Rae comes to us from Clinton, IA but she is originally from the Chicago Area and loves the small town life too and everything that goes with it. She has 2 boys that are older so she misses the younger ages and loves working with the Toddlers. She is very active with the kids in her classroom, she has a lot of tricks up her sleeves to keep the Toddlers engaged and busy in a good way. She is currently finishing up her Early Childhood Education Degree and hopes to continue to work with daycare kids in the future as she has always done work with kids in some form and really enjoys it. When she is not chasing after Toddlers she likes to do arts and crafts, sewing projects and watch Spongebob! She likes the colors purple and orange and collects gym shoes!

Board of Directors

The board of directors for Morrison Community Daycare Center governs our daycare center, a not-for-profit organization licensed by the State of Illinois and the Department of Children and Family Services.

 

The board is made up of interested people who want to provide the best daycare possible for your children. The board members are from all walks of life – mothers, fathers, grandparents and professional people who want to help our children.

 

The board meets the second Monday of January, March, May, July, September and November at the center at 4pm. The public is welcome at these meetings. Board members welcome your comments and suggestions. 

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