Meet Our Teachers


Ms. Michele


Ms. Michele has been a child care provider for over 25 years working primarily with infants and toddlers. She received her Infant/Toddler CDA in October 2014.

Ms. Michele is a natural with children and all of our students love her. 

Ms. Michele first started working at Sunrise in November 2018.


Ms. Wendy

Toddler 1

Ms. Wendy has her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy and retired after 35 years of school-based service for children with special needs. She has extensive experience with promoting age appropriate development and enjoys working to enhance the lives of young children.

Ms. Wendy has worked several positions at Sunrise and is currently our Temp Toddler 1 teacher.. 

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Ms. Katie

Toddler 2


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Ms. Rachel

Pre-K 1

Ms. Rachel joined Sunrise as a teacher at the beginning of 2024. She has a background in Montessori preschool teaching. Ms. Rachel is a mom of two boys, one of which is a student at Sunrise as well.


Ms. Jessica

Pre-K 2

Ms. Jessica has over 10 years of preschool teaching experience. Ms. Jessica obtained her Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Roane State. She has also earned her TECTA certification.

One of Ms. Jessica’s favorite things about working with children is watching them learn & grow. She enjoys teaching children to be able to help them expand their knowledge and abilities. She loves to see the joy on a child’s face when they realize they can do something that they didn’t think they were able to do.

Ms. Jessica has been with Sunrise as our Pre-K 2 teacher since November 2018.


Ms. Emma


Ms. Emma has worked at Sunrise in multiple positions over the years. She was a Toddler Teacher, Floater and Cook. All of our students love when Ms. Emma is in their class!

Currently, Ms. Emma helps prepare lunch and provides breaks to our teachers.


Ms. Jade


Ms. Jade comes in to give our teachers lunch breaks or fill in as needed in different classes. Ms. Jade also works for the Friends program with Blount County Schools, Jade loves working with kids of all ages and they love having her in their class!