Meet Our Team

Traci Sims

Director

I have been dedicated to the field of early childhood education for the past 10 years formally, but have always felt a passion to support young childr

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tsims@imaginationca.com

Emily Pinas

Arts Director

Emily is a graduate of the Erikson Institute and holds a M.S. in Child Development with a Specialization in Infancy and Program Administration. Prior

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epinas@imaginationca.com

Lucy Lunsford

Art Teacher

Lucy holds a BA in Liberal Arts from Sarah Lawrence College. While at Sarah Lawrence, she concentrated on child development and literature. It was dur

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Janice Brown

Kitchen Manager

Hello, my name is Janice brown. I run and operate the kitchen at Imagination Children's Academy! I've been part of the daycare environment over for 15

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Lisa Johnson

Infant Teacher

Lisa comes to ICA with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the Early Childhood field and a heart wide open with love.  Lisa began her career as a

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Tenisha Earls

Infant Teacher

My  name is Tenisha and I have been working with children since 2010. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Southern Il

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Drucilla Felton

Infant Teacher

Drucilla has been working with children for the last two decades in private schools and day care centers. She is a graduate of Grambling State Univers

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Darlena Starnes

Infant Teacher

Hi my name is Darlena Starnes. I enjoy reading books and writing short stories. I studied Child Development at Richard Daley College and plan on conti

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Paulina Ortiz

Infant/Toddler Teacher

Hi! My name is Paulina Ortiz, I completed my Fine Arts & Art Education Degree from Chicago City Colleges. I specialize in Ceramics, Silkscreening,

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Paloma Saavedra

Infant/Toddler Teacher

My name is Paloma Saavedra. I gained my passion to work with children from the YMCA, where I had attended as an child. I have experience working as

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Tiffany Mitchell

Infant/Toddler Teacher

Hello, my name is Tiffany. I was born and raised on the North side of Chicago where my love of early childhood education began. Over the years of nurt

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Antoinette Williams

Toddler Teacher

Hello Everyone! My name is Antoinette Williams.I have been a teacher/educator for six years; four years as a preschool teacher for Kids R First and

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Jeanetta Anderson

Infant Teacher

Hello, my name is Ms. Jeanetta. I have over 10 years of experience working with children of all ages. I attended Kendall College where I studied Early

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Jessica Scott

Floater Teacher

Hello, my name is Jessica. I'm new to teaching and am loving the experience. I love working with kids because it warms my heart to know I am making a

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Alejandra Yacuta

Preschool Teacher

Hello! My name is Alejandra Yacuta and I am very excited and grateful to be your children’s teacher at Imagination Children’s Academy. My mission

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