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Kirstie Johnson


Kirstie earned her CDA in infant and toddler care in 2020. She loves working with young children; watching them grow and learn brings her joy each day. Kirstie has previous experience working with children in summer camps, daycares and at a pediatric daycare setting. She loves doing art, reading and singing with the children and learning about each child's families, backgrounds and cultures. The children gravitate towards Kirstie's calm demeanor and her love for them is more than evident.



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Kellie Miller

Kellie comes from a rich lineage of educators. She was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee where she graduated from Memphis Catholic High School. Kellie graduated from Xavier University with a major in Biology and double concentration in Chemistry and English. Kellie owned a tutoring business and hopes to transfer her knowledge and experience to make a bigger impact in the classroom. Kellie is passionate about early learning teaching because she knows this is the foundation to a world of future opportunities and looks forward to teaching your little ones.

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Hiroko Saeki
Assistant Teacher

Hiroko was born and raised in Japan, graduating from Kansai Gaidai University with a BA in English.

She has lived in New Orleans since 2009, earning an AD in Care and Development of Young Children at Delgado. She taught Japanese for more than 6 years at Japanese Weekend School of New Orleans. Hiroko also excels in Japanese calligraphy and possesses six-dan of it.

She is the mother to a daughter and a son who are learning French, English and Japanese in NOLA.

Hiroko's goal is to provide a happy and safe environment to all children.  She also loves baking and traveling!!


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