Staff

Danielle Dorman-Chapa / Corporate Director

Danielle has been involved with Mudpies since the pre-development stage early in 2006. She earned a Bachelor's degree from Texas Tech University in 1995 and has always had a passion for education. Additionally, she holds a CDA in preschool development. She has 4 children who have all attended Mudpies. Her grandson is currently enrolled in our program.

Leslie Hass / Melissa Campus Director

Leslie has been a part of the Mudpies school family since December 2008. She is a graduate of Southeastern Oklahoma State with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management. She is also a past valedictorian of Melissa High School. Leslie is happily married and has a son.

Amanda McEuen / Celina Campus Director

Amanda has worked at the Melissa Campus as a teacher and made the move to manage the Anna campus in the Spring of 2014. She currently serves as the director at our Celina Campus. Amanda's commitment to the children of Mudpies and Lullabies has been valuable, long term and very much appreciated. She resides in Van Alstyne with her husband and three children.

Alissa Hollin / Anna Campus Director

Alissa joined the Mudpies team in August 2015. Originally, she started as a toddler teacher at our Melissa campus before joining the management team in Anna and later, Melissa. In January 2019, she took the role of campus director in Anna. She has a CDA in preschool education and is always pursuing additional early childhood management training. Mrs. Alissa is married and has three amazing daughters who have all attended our program.

Alyssa Smith / Corporate Assistant

Alyssa has been a part of the Mudpies school family since February 2007. She started her career as a teacher in the two year old classroom. She has worn many hats at Mudpies including, office manager, assistant director and campus director. Alyssa holds a CDA in Preschool education. She is married and has three boys.

Melissa Belanger / Anna Campus Office Manager

Melissa has been with Mudpies since day one! Since the beginning she has worn many hats and has proved herself time and time again to be an irreplaceable member of this team. If you have had a student go through our Melissa Campus they know who Mrs. Melissa is. She is excellent at developing relationships with families and making sure teachers get what they need. She has a CDA in Preschool Education and continues to serve our teachers and parents. Melissa is married and has a daughter attending college.

Brandy Few / Melissa Campus Office Manager

Brandy joined our school in April of 2019. She started out working in the two year old classroom and then became an Office Manager in December of 2019. She is working to complete her CDA in Infant/Toddler education. She is married with two daughters who attend our program.

Tina Berrios / Melissa Campus Team Lead

Tina joined our school family in May 2017. She became a member of the management team in January 2019. She holds a CDA in preschool education. Mrs. Tina is married and is the proud momma of twin boys who attend our program.

Amber Shrum / Anna Campus Team Lead

Amber has been with Mudpies since September 2017 as a Preschool Teacher. She was promoted to Team Lead in April of this year and is currently pursuing her CDA in Preschool Education. She is married and caregiver of her younger brother along with their two dogs.

Amanda Inge / Mudpies' NAC/Conscious Disciple Trainer

Mrs. Amanda has been with us since August 2008. She has her CDA in Preschool Education, has taught every age group and served as a teacher at both Anna and Melissa campuses. She was promoted to our NAC Coordinator and Trainer in May of 2020 and is always willing and eager to offer our staff training. She is married with three children, one working as a Mudpies teacher and two in Melissa ISD schools.

Amber Wagner / Celina Campus Office Manager

Amber started with the Mudpies family July 2017. She quickly earned her Child Development Associates in Preschool Education. She has worked with every age group and develops strong connections with each child through play. She has two amazing daughters who have attended our program.

 

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Teachers, management and support staff at Mudpies & Lullabies are required to participate in annual training through college course work or staff development provided throughout the program year. Additionally, teachers are encouraged to obtain certifications and advanced degrees in child development.

We are a college-friendly employer and offer incentives to teachers who successfully complete coursework. All staff at Mudpies must maintain current CPR and First Aid certification. Additionally, every employee is required to submit to a State of Texas and FBI background check prior to employment at our school.

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