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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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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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Cindy Young

Cindy has been working in Childcare for over 12 years and she can’t imagine doing anything else. The responsibility of helping shape young minds is very important and it gives her such a sense of accomplishment knowing she has a part in doing that. Cindy has been married since 2008 and has three boys: Bryce,  Austin…

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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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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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Stacey Okwo

Stacey Okwo was born and raised in Atlanta.  She has three beautiful children and a granddaughter. Stacey’s began working in childcare in 2002.  Stacey loves working with children and she is looking forward to helping the children learn and watching them grow!

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Chasity Robinson

Chasity has received training for her Child Development Associate credential and has worked with children since 2014.

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