Meet Our Teachers

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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.

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Ms. Cyndi

Toddler 1

Ms. Cyndi has over 10 years of teaching experince. She loves working with our young toddlers and teaching them new things.  

Ms. Cyndi has been with Sunrise as our Toddler 1 teacher since August 2022.

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Ms. Amaya

Toddler 2

Ms. Amaya has just joined our team as our Toddler 2 teacher. She is currently studying Early Childhood Education through Tennessee Technological University and working towards her Bachelor's degree.

Ms. Amaya loves children and has a bright and bubbly personality!

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Ms. Taylor

Pre-K 1

Ms. Taylor joined our team in May of 2023 after she moved to Tennessee from California. She started out in our Toddler 2 class and is now our Pre-K 1 Teacher. 

Ms. Taylor is great at teaching the kids and keeping them engaged in fun activites!

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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.

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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.

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Ms. Caity + Ms. Wendy

Afternoon Floaters

Ms. Caity has recently joined our team as an afternoon floater. She is a parent of a child in one of our Pre-K classes and has previously worked in child care. She loves coming to play and teach our students in the afternoon. Her favorite place to be is with the infants but you can find her in any classroom having fun with the kids!


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 an afternoon floater and substitutes as needed.