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After School (both locations): 678-221-4792

Tiara London

Tiara London has been working with children since her teens and is pursuing her degree in early childhood development and special education at Mercer University/Atlanta.

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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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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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Claire Miller

Claire Miller was born and raised in Atlanta, and was 7 when SoulShine was founded. She began attending the after care program the following year.  She has been working with children since she was 12.

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Pamela Arnold

Pamela Arnold was born in Detroit, Michigan. She is a seasoned professional, holding a Paraprofessional certification through Atlanta Public Schools, and a Parent Educator credential through the Parent-as-Teacher Curriculum.

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Dajah Thomas

Dajah grew up in city of Decatur and attended Decatur High School & Limestone College in Gaffney, SC. She chose the childcare profession because her grandmother owned a daycare in Los Angeles. When not at SoulShine, you’ll find Dajah working out or shopping.

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Loretta Long

Loretta Long, also known as Ms. L, started working with kids babysitting in the church nursery. Ms. Loretta enjoys church, music, dancing, reading and playing games. Her favorite sports are tennis, football, and bike riding with her loving husband. She is pursuing the Child Development Associate credential.

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Tamara Drakeford

Tamara Drakeford, also knows as Ms. Tammy, is from Waldorf, Maryland.  Ms. Tammy has been teaching since 2000. Outside SoulShine, Ms. Tammy enjoys spending time with her daughter.

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Dominique Providence

Dominique was born in Brooklyn, New York but raised in Atlanta. Before joining SoulShine, she worked as an assistant coach and a volunteer USATF Official.  Her hobbies include reading, filming, and editing videos.

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