Meet our Teachers
Maryann Williams:

Maryann holds a degree in elementary education from
Purdue University.  She taught for the Penn-Harris
Madison School corporation as a classroom teacher
and in community education for five years before
moving to Carmel in 1995.  While her four sons were
small, she provided daycare for neighborhood friends,
tutored, volunteered on the PTO, was president of her
neighborhood babysitting coop and eventually opened
a preschool in her home in 2003.  Looking to move
her passion for educating young children out of the
home, led her here in 2007.
Linda Johnson:

Linda has a BS degree from Northeastern University in
Boston.  She grew up in Boston and lived in Houston
and Dallas for seventeen years prior to moving to
Carmel.  She has two children.  She spent several years
teaching children with special needs and joined our
teaching team in 2007.
Tammy Kern:

Tammy received her Bachelors Degree from
Purdue University.  She worked for the Humane
Society of Indianapolis as the Education
Coordinator and was able to travel to schools all
over Indianapolis and surrounding areas to teach
children of all ages about pet responsibility and
safety.  After being a stay at home mom for several
years to her two daughters, she decided to go back
and do what she loved - teaching children.  She
joined us in 2005.  

Founder, Director and Teacher
A graduate of Butler University with a BS Degree in Education.  She grew up with
dance as a way of life.  She was a member of the Coquettes (dance squad) with the
Carmel High School Marching Band.  She performed at the football and basketball
halftime shows and was in the High School production of "Oklahoma".  She has
been involved with babysitting and daycare all through high school and college.
She has a diverse background in education and the performing arts, which she
incorporates into the preschool program.  She believes that performing helps with
the self-confidence all children need to try new things and strive to become
successful at everything.  She loves seeing the little ones "come out of their
shells" and are independent with their learning.  Diane is married with two adult
children.  She founded the preschool in 1994.
     Gwen Tucker:

Gwen is married with two children.  Before
parenthood she managed Cafe Patachou.  In
addition to being a stay at home mom she is
involved with the PTO and other various
committees at Carmel Elementary School where
her children attend.  She likes to read, run and do
crafts.  She re-joined us and helps with the 2's
and 3's classes.  She joined us in 2011.