Meet Our Teachers

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Ms. Sara


Ms. Sara has been our infant teacher since December 2019. She is a mother of 2, one of which has graduated from our 
Pre-K program. 

Ms. Sara has attained her TECTA certification. She loves coming up with cute art ideas to do with the babies. Ms. Sara enjoys spending time with her children, lake days and hanging out with friends. 

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Ms. Teree

Toddler 1

Ms. Teree has been our Toddler 1 teacher at Sunrise since  May 2019. She is a mother of 2 and was a parent at Sunrise before becoming a member of our team.  Ms. Teree has goals of continuing her education and attaining her degree. 

When she is not working Ms. Teree enjoys decorating her home and  spending time with her children and fiance. 

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Ms. Jess

Toddler 2

Ms. Jess recently moved to TN from Ohio. She has 7 years of experience teaching toddlers and preschool. She is excellent with our Toddler 2 class and is great at potty training!

Ms. Jess also has completed her preschool CDA and plans to attain her toddler CDA. She loves spending time with her family, baking and doing crafts. 

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Ms. Debbie

Pre-K 1
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Ms. Jessica

Pre-K 2

Ms. Jessica lives at home with her husband and son in Vonore. Some of her favorite pastimes are hiking, watching movies, and playing games with her family. Ms. Jessica is an avid reader and will most likely be found with a book when she’s at home.

Ms. Jessica has worked in child care for six (6) years. She has worked with all age groups in the early childhood setting. Ms. Jessica recently obtained her Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Roane State. She also earned her TECTA certification in 2013.

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 push and expand the limits of 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.

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Ms Michele


Ms. Michele is originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her husband, Jeff, is retired from the US Airforce where they proudly served for 22 years. Ms. Michele has been married for 22 years and has 2 children, Chris & Melissa. She moved to Sevierville, TN from Wylie, TX to be near family. Ms. Michele is excited for this new adventure for her family and to watch your children learn and grow.

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 which had been a goal of hers for many years.  Ms. Michele is a natural with babies and children and all of our students love her.

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Ms. Wendy


Wendy has 4 grown children and a total of 7 grandchildren. 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.