Jami was originally from North Carolina before moving to Marion with her family. After graduating she went on to study fine arts at MCC and minored in psychology with a focus on early childhood development. Coming from a large family, Jami is the oldest of four children and was raised closely with her 17 younger cousins which has helped form her love of children.
Jami knew her love of children, combined with her knowledge of early childhood psychology would go far in helping her achieve her goal of having a career in childcare. She also knows that her knowledge and love of fine arts can be shared with the school-agers in her care. Jami has always wanted to work with children and knows her formal education as well as her experience as a mother will aid her in running a successful program.
Since her time here, she has truly enjoyed seeing the children in her care grow both creatively and artistically. They just needed a spark to ignite their interest, which was easy for Jami to do. She simply makes art and music a large part of their daily routines. Jami wants all of her students to feel confident in their abilities, to have the self esteem needed to take pride in themselves and to embrace their uniqueness.
When not at work, Jami is spending time with her son Jayden, visiting with family and friends or taking time to work on her art or music. Jami is also bi-lingual (German) and is a huge Disney and Harry Potter fan.