Administration & Staff

LHLCA Teachers

 

  • The professional staff of the Little Hands Learning Center Academy promotes the physical, intellectual, communicative, social, cultural and emotional well being of each child. Our staff of lead teachers and teachers are carefully recruited and screened. All are qualified by education and experience.

 

  • Substitute teachers are carefully supervised additions to the staff of the center. All substitute teachers, are screened and subject to the same DCFS requirements as are permanent staff members.

 

 

 

Administrative Staff & Support Personnel

 

  • The directors of LHLCA are responsible for all aspects of the management of each center, including: children’s health and safety, staffing, program and counsel for parents. The director’s paramount responsibility at all times is the physical, emotional and psychological safety and welfare of the children enrolled in each center. In addition, the directors work with all staff members to coordinate and integrate educational activities into the full program and work together to foster an atmosphere of goodwill, open communication and teamwork.

For full bio of teachers and staff, Please download the Little Hands Learning Center mobile app!

Catherine Griffin

Executive Director

LHLCA Team Member Since 2001

Mily Quintana, Lead Teacher | Clever Crickets

LHLCA Team Member Since 2017

Michelle Brent 

Executive Director

LHLCA Team Member Since 2001

Claudia Escamilla

Lead Teacher | Infant Baby Bugs

LHLCA Team Member Since 2017

Cachet (Shay) Burns

Assistant Director | Operations Manager

LHLCA Team Member Since 2008

Vanessa Pole

Lead Teacher | Cuddle Bugs

LHLCA Team Member Since 2016

Twana Hamblet

Lead Teacher - Curious Caterpillars LHLCA Team Member Since 2008

Bobby Johnson

Lead Teacher | Blossoming Butterflies

LHLCA Team Member Since 2008

Martha Hernandez

Teacher Assistant | Clever Crickets

LHLCA Team Member - Since 2017

Irene Geno

Auxiliary Support / Floating Teacher Assistant

LHLCA Team Member - Since 2015

Estefenia Marquez

Lead Teacher | Wiggle Worms

LHLCA Team Member Since 2016

Mrs. Krystle Riley

Lead Teacher | Cuddle Bugs

LHLCA Team Member Since 2016

Maricela Guevara

Lead Teacher | Growing Grasshopper

LHLC Staff Member Since 2017

Angelica "Angel" Guevara

Teacher Assistant | LHLC

LHLCA Team Member Since 2015

Claudia Brent-Oosthuizen

Music & Performing Arts Director & Private Piano Lessons Instructor

LHLCA Team Member Since 2002

Melissa Ferriño

Teacher Assistant | Clever Crickets

LHLCA Team Member Since 2017

Jessenia Gomez

Teacher Assistant | Toddler, Early Two Year Olds - LHLCA Staff Member Since 2017

FaChica Austin-Alderson

Dance Teacher & Pre-Fit Instructor

LHLCA Team Member Since 2011

Kimberly Camper

Teacher Assistant | Toddler, Early Two Year Olds - LHLCA Staff Member - Since 2018

Samantha Gonzalez

Co-Teacher/Teacher Assistant | Infant and Toddler Classroom - LHLCA Staff Member Since 2018

Haili Wang

Mandarin Teacher | Contracted Through LANGO Language Company

Lauren Paluch

Teacher Assistant | LHLC 

LHLC Staff Member - Since 2016

Al Haywood

LHLC's Website and Mobile App Developer

Haywood SBS (Small Business Solutions) LLC.

www.haywoodsbs.com

LHLC Contracted Team Member Since 2016

Levern A. Danley III

LHLCA's Official Photographer & Videographer

www.LeVernDanley.com

LHLC Contracted Team Member Since 2011

For full bio of teachers and staff, Please download the Little Hands Learning Center mobile app!

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Little Hands Learning Center Academy

10126 South Western Avenue

Chicago, IL 60643
Tel:  (773) 445.1900
Fax: (773) 445.4820
M – F:  7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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2324 West 111th Street

Chicago, IL 60643
Tel:  (773) 445.9000
Fax: (773) 445.4820
M – F:  7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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