Teacher Spotlight: Leah-Katherine Isom

Everything we do at Day Early Learning is aimed at nurturing each child’s social, emotional and educational needs. Our ultimate goal is not only to prepare your child for kindergarten, but also to inspire a lifelong learning journey. Well-educated and trained teachers ensure your child will be in the best hands possible.

Here is your chance to get to know some of our Day Early Learning team members. This week, we highlight Leah-Katherine Isom.

Which Day Early Learning center do you work at?
Patty Jischke Early Care & Education Center.

What age group do you teach?
I float between all of the classrooms.

How long have you worked at Day Early Learning?
May 2024 will be my two-year anniversary at Day Early Learning.

When did you know you wanted to work with children?
I’ve known I wanted to work with at-risk children since high school, but I wanted to get experience and learn the importance of child education first. I also have a niece who I love dearly. She was a big reason that I wanted to work with children.

How do you like to spend your free time?
I love photography and kayaking with my family during the summer.

What is/was your favorite children’s book?
The Giving Tree is one of my favorites along with all of the Pinkalicious series. My mother used to read both of them to me when I was younger.

What was the last moment that caused you to stop and remember why you love teaching and working with children?
Witnessing children hit development milestones gives me perspective on the role we play in each of their lives. I wouldn’t trade that for anything! We should be their safe space with lots of trust between us, the children and their families.

What is your favorite thing about working at Day Early Learning?
The Day Early Learning team really tries to connect with their team members and create opportunities. My director is a great leader and makes it feel like we are a family through everything.

What other interesting facts do you want us to know about you?
I just recently purchased a home, and I have a dog and a cat.

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