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Infant/Toddler/Twos Staff Bios

Purple Room

 Valerie Colwell, B.S. - Teacher

valerie colwellHey there, my name is Valerie and I am the Purple Room teacher.  I graduated from BYU-Idaho in December of 2015 with a Bachelor’s in Child Development and an Associates in Professional Preschool Education.  I love working with children and especially with your sweet babies.  In my spare time I love reading anything I can get my hands on; I also love writing articles that advocate for families. 

Green Room

Michelle Chestnut, M.S. - Teacher

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 Yellow Room

Jillian Speaks, B.S. - Co-Teacher

jillian speaksHi! My name is Jillian, but I also go by Jill.  I graduated from BYU with a degree in Human Development.  I love to travel, eat delicious food, and spend time with my family.  I love working with children of all ages, but especially the little ones.  I am super excited to continue to build relationships with all of the children at UKids - Presidents Circle.  I joined the team in Spring of 2016.

Allie Schults, B.S. - Co-Teacher

I've worked formally in childcare pre-K/Kindergarten for 2 years and was a personal nanny for about 10 years. I love watching children grow & my biggest passion is creating a safe and loving environment for all children. I graduated from the U in Human Development & Family Studies. I'm a wife to a medical student and love him! I love making things: art, wreaths, writing, music... 

Blue Room

Bex Kelley - Teacher

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Emily Duffin - Teacher 

My name is Emily Diffin and I have had the pleaseure of working at UKids since January of 2017. I am also a student at the University of Utah (go Utes!) studying Human Development & Family Studies with an emphasis in child life. I believe in the power of play and in giving kids, no matter how young, the opportunity to explore their abilities. In my free time I either like to curl up on the couch and watch Netflix with my husband or grab a cup of hot chocolate and read Harry Potter. 

 Red Room

Cori Robison, B.S. - Teacher

Last Updated: 10/19/17