Our Staff

Ms. Warden

Position: Director
Hometown: Gause, TX
Favorite Children’s Quote: “A person is a person no matter how big or small”
Education: CDA, Associate, and working on my bachelor’s degree.
Years of Experience: 20+ years
Why I wanted to be a teacher at Little Academy of Humble: I love working with children and I feel like I’m a real people’s person. So this way I get to do the two things I love. Talk to adults and be around little people all day.

 

Ms. Ward

Classroom: Assistant Director
Hometown: Lafayette, LA
Favorite Children’s Quote: “Sometimes the smallest things take the most room in your heart”
Education: Currently attending Liberty University – BS. Associate Degree – Court Reporting. Early Childhool Education
Years of Experience: 25
Why I wanted to be a teacher at Little Academy of Humble: I believe in nurturing and educating young children in a positive environment.

 

Ms. Porche

Classroom: Executive Assistant
Hometown: Houston, TX
Favorite Children’s Quote: When it rains, look for rainbows. When it’s dark, look for stars.
Education: Nimitz High School. 2 years of college at Prairie View A&M University
Years of Experience: I’ve been in child care for almost 6 years
Why I wanted to be a teacher at Little Academy of Humble: I wanted to be a teacher because I wanted to be a positive influence on children’s lives. It’s amazing to see children grow academically.

 

Ms. McGuire

Classroom: Infant II
Hometown:Croby, Texas
Favorite Children’s Quote: “Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen”
Education: I received my diploma in 1979. I went to North Harris County College for two years, 1979-1981. I also attended Houston Community College from 1981-1983
Years of Experience: Experience since I was 16 yrs old
Why I wanted to be a teacher at Little Academy of Humble: I love working and taking care of infants. It’s my passion to be able to give TLC.

 

Ms. Williams

Position: Kitchen – “Ms. Miriam’s Cafe” (a student came up with this name)
Hometown: Houston
Favorite Children’s Quote: “Not I” – The Little Red Hen
Education: Westfield High School 2004. Culinary Institute of Alain and Marie LeNotre 2005
Years of Experience: 2
Why I wanted to be a teacher at Little Academy of Humble: When looking for child care for my own child, I began to see that menus were full of processed food and empty calories. I wanted to find a place that would allow me to take control of what the kids ate and trusted me to always bring something to broaden the children’s pallets. With fresh fruits and veggies, I hope to eliminate the picky eaters one plate at a time.

 

Ms. Bent

Classroom: Pelicans
Hometown: Humble, TX
Favorite Children’s Quote: “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” Dr Suess – Oh, the Places You’ll Go.
Education: High School Honors. 3 years Elementary Ed
Years of Experience: 23
Why I wanted to be a teacher at Little Academy of Humble: I saw this as an opportunity to start fresh and continue to grow young minds.

 

Ms. Velasco

Classroom: Swordfish
Hometown: Houston, TX
Favorite Children’s Book: Where The Wild Things Are
Education: Sam Houston High School and Texas A&M online
Years of Experience: 30+ years. I have taught from infants to after school aged children. I have also taught Spanish for Pre K, 3 and 4 yrs old
Why I wanted to be a teacher at Little Academy of Humble: I want to grow the children and share my teaching. I enjoy teaching, and I am fun and energetic.

 

Ms. Collins

Classroom: Stingrays
Hometown: Houston, TX
Favorite Children’s Quote: “Mistakes are proof that you are trying”
Education: Kashmere Senior High. Continuing Education, Early Childhood – 120 clock hours in CDA Modules 1-13
Years of Experience: 23
Why I wanted to be a teacher at Little Academy of Humble: I wanted to be a teacher at Little Academy of Humble because they are a new school with new goals. I am just in time to be a part of this transition and new growth within the school. I was also intrigued with the STEAM educational approach to learning. Because of my years of experience, I feel that I can enhance this learing method. I have always had a passion for early childhool education, and love teaching my little darlings.

 

Ms. Olecki

Classroom: Tadpoles
Hometown: Dayton, TX
Favorite Children’s Quote: Please don’t go. I’ll eat you up. I love you so. From Where the Wild Things Are
Education: Graduated from Lee College with an Associates Degree
Years of Experience: 20+
Why I wanted to be a teacher at Little Academy of Humble: I believe that setting a good learning foundation for children should start from day one and is very important. Working in the infant room, I get to help them learn and develop the skills they need that will follow them not only through school but life. I love watching them reach each new milestone in my class.

 

Ms. Bogan

Classroom: Goldfish
Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
Favorite Children’s Quote: There’s no place like home – The Wizard of Oz
Education: One year of college
Years of Experience: 15
Why I wanted to be a teacher at Little Academy of Humble: To make a difference in the lives of toddlers, which is a crucial stage in their lives.

 

Ms. Warnsley

Classroom: Swordfish
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Favorite Children’s Quote: “Every child is a different kind of flower, and all together, make a beautiful garden
Education: CDA
Years of Experience: 6.5
Why I wanted to be a teacher at Little Academy of Humble: I love watching little minds grow and being a part of that growth is so rewarding. At Little Academy, I am able to implement my experience and education in a great learning environment.

 

Ms. Toscano

Classroom: Spanish
Hometown: Houston
Favorite Children’s Quote: “Play is the highest form of research”
Education: High School Diploma
Years of Experience: 1 year
Why I wanted to be a teacher at Little Academy of Humble: I love being able to introduce a new culture to the children and being a positive role model.

 

Ms. Lazare

Classroom: Starfish
Hometown: Houston, TX
Favorite Children’s Quote: “Time teaching a child is never wasted”
Education: CDA, Director
Years of Experience: 14
Why I wanted to be a teacher at Little Academy of Humble: Fresh opportunities brighten young minds.

 

Ms. Lesher

Classroom: Starfish
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Favorite Children’s Quote: “Readers are leaders”
Education: International School of Ministries BA, Kaplan University BS, Early Childhood Education
Years of Experience: 20+ years
Why I wanted to be a teacher at Little Academy of Humble: As soon as I interviewed at Little Academy, I knew it was a great school and a family environment. The staff truly cares about each other. The curriculum is educational. The teachers get to write our curriculum. We get to help the children learn and grow in a warm, loving environment.