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Re’Dyshia Chapman

Re’Dyshia Chapman was born and raised in Decatur. She discovered a love for working with children when she helped care for her autistic baby brother. She intends to return to college and focus on special-needs education. When she’s not working Dyshia enjoys experimenting with makeup trends.

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Takiyah Dickerson

Takiyah Dickerson grew up on a farm in South Georgia, but enjoys city life now. She discovered her love for working with children when she volunteered in the childcare facility at her church. She holds the CDA certification and plans to pursue a degree in psychology.

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Chinatte Denard

Chinatte Denard is an Atlanta native who discovered a love for working with children as a young woman. She is currently pursuing her Child Development Associate credential and enjoys watching children learn. When not working, she enjoys community service and gathering with friends.

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Makilah Wells

Makilah Wells was born and raised right here in Atlanta. As a teenager she was the cousin every family member called to babysit, and her love for children started there. She is currently enrolled at Georgia State and loves spending her spare time with family and friends.

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Paula Providence

Paula Providence was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, then moved to Atlanta in 2002 to join other family members. She holds a degree in education from St. Francis College and loves putting it to use at SoulShine. When she’s not working, you’ll find her enjoying weekend road trips with her husband and daughter,…

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Patricia Tuck

Patricia Tuck hails from Alabama but moved to Georgia after she got married. She discovered a love for child care as a teenager and is a certified Child Development Associate. When not working with children at SoulShine, you’ll find her spending time with her own grandchildren.

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Polly Goolsby

Polly Goolsby was born in Beaufort, SC, and moved to Atlanta when she was just three years old. She’s a graduate of Decatur High School and is passionate about caring for children.

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Michaela Davis

Michaela Davis was born and raised in Decatur Georgia and is pursuing her degree in early childhood education at Georgia State. In her spare time she enjoys shopping and traveling and is personally passionate about chicken alfredo.

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Paola Villafane

Paola Villafañe is a local nutritionist, chef, and farmer. She obtained her Bachelors of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics at Georgia State University. Paola enjoys being outside in nature, baking sweets for family and friends, and spending time with her pets.

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Elsie Cooley

Elsie has been working with children since 2015 and is known for being a good listener, a jokester, easy going and full of excitement.  In her free time she enjoys doing hair and make-up.

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