Ms. Joni is Little Lites Program Director. She has a heart for Jesus & for kids – & she works tirelessly to make sure all of our teachers & assistants are equipped to be the best they can be, so that all of our students can be academically & relationally prepared for their next steps in life. Ms. Joni oversees all of our staff, guides our weekly worship, & encourages the implementation of creative & fun centers. She is also the Founder & Owner of Little Lites, & has served as co-pastor of Hillside Church since January 2000.
Ms. Danielle is Little Lites Program Co-Director. She works each day to make sure all our teachers are supported, and all our students are loved. She graduated from the University of Nevada with her Undergrad in Social Work. She has worked with children for 30 years. She has a passion for helping children be the best they can be. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her husband and being outside.
Ms. Alyse has been apart of the Little Lites program for 10+ years. Through the years Alyse has grown to love teaching children of all ages and stages. Her teaching journey started as an afternoon float, progressed to lead teacher in the Pre-k program, and now she works as an administrator. Alyse is dedicated to equipping teachers and students with necessary tools to have a successful day. She works to bring kindness, positivity and peace wherever she goes. Outside of working at Little Lites, Alyse enjoys reading, days spent at Lake Tahoe and catching babies.
Ms. Addie is Little Lites’ Infant-Toddler Director. Her goal is for all children at Little Lites to be happy, healthy, and loved, and to have fun while learning! She finds working with children and babies so rewarding. Seeing their happiness reminds her every day of the joy God wants us to have in our lives. In her free time she enjoys serving at church, hiking, finding natural hot springs, and making memories with her husband and children.
Ms. Kathy has been married to her wonderful man for 27 years. Together, they have two adult children, a boy & girl, & one granddaughter. She loves hanging out with family & friends, being at Lake Tahoe anytime of the year, & traveling. Ms. Kathy enjoys seeing new places, reading a good book, & Bible study.
FROM MS. KATHY:
“I feel I am so blessed to be working at Little Lites. It’s such a loving environment, & getting to be with all the children each day is so fun! They make me laugh & keep me young!”