Our Littlest Angels - Staff

Judy Kittridge - Director and Teacher

 Judy Kittridge, OLA Director     Judy has been with the preschool since 2000. She worked in corporate finance for 13 years, stayed home with her two sons until the youngest entered kindergarten and then came to the preschool as a teacher's aide.

     Judy moved up to Director and Teacher positions in 2002. While at the preschool, she obtained her Child Development Associate degree and renews it every three years, as required. She also has a BS in Accounting and an MBA degree.    

     Judy attends 2-3 early childhood conferences each year to stay current with developments in this field. She is also a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and is CPR and First Aid certified.  

     For questions about the Our Littlest Angels Preschool, including information on registration, email Judy at preschool@valpofumc.org or call 219-465-1661 Ext. 131.

 

Amie Branham - Teacher's Aide

Amie Branham

     Amie has been with Our Littlest Angels Preschool since 2014. She is an aide on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.. Amy's three children are graduates of our program.

 

 

 

 

Violet MacLeod - Teacher's Aide

Violet MacLeod, Teacher's Aide     Violet has been with Our Littlest Angels Preschool since 2018. She is an aide Monday through Friday. Violet worked at a local day care center prior to coming to the preschool. She has earned the Indiana Introduction to Early Childhood certificate and is also CPR and First Aid certified. Three of Violet's children are graduates of our program

 

Leann Burden - Teacher

Leann Bürden - Teacher       Leann has been with the preschool since 2002. She ran a daycare in her home for several years before hiring in as a teacher's aide when her youngest son was in the Pre-K class. She became a classroom lead teacher for the 3 year old class in 2003 and then added the    Pre-K class in 2003.

     Leann completed her Child Development Associate certification in 2011 and renews it every three years. Leann attends various conferences and seminars throughout the year to keep up with the dynamic field of Early Childhood Education. She is also a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and is CPR and First Aid certified. 

 

 

 

 

Kim Gorseski - Teacher's Aide

Cindy Webb     Kim has been with Our Littlest Angels Preschool since 2018. She is an aide on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Prior to coming to the preschool, Kim worked for Valparaiso Community Schools as an ELL aide (English-Language Learner) and a substitute teacher.