Meet the Team - Nido Campus

"One test of the correctness of educational procedure is the happiness of the child." -Maria Montessori

Jodi "JoJo" Hartfield
Infant Lead Teacher
Jodi "JoJo" Hartfield

Ms. Jojo's teaching philosophy is that children need to have fun in order to stay interested in learning so that they love coming to school. It is her goal to help the children learn life skills to reach their own personal goals as well as their developmental markers. Ms. Jojo graduated in June of 2020 with her associate degree in Early Childhood Education along with her CDA. She also completed her Montessori certification 0-3 in July of 2020. Ms. Jojo has been a teacher and caretaker for children for the last 8 years and has been with Kinder Haus since June of 2020. In her spare time she plays the piano, is active in her church and enjoys spending time with her husband Josh and their children.

Tammie Baughman
Infant Teacher
Tammie Baughman

Tammie Baughman has years of experience being around babies. She was a nanny for three families before working with the babies at the Nido School. Mrs Tammie worked at Kinder Haus for three years prior to joining the Nido School. She enjoyed the family friendly atmosphere and home-like environment of Kinder Haus. When she heard that the Nido School was opening she couldn't stay away! "I love seeing the babies reach new milestones!"

Carlie Rivere
Infant Teacher
Carlie Rivere
Carlie started working at Kinder Haus Nido School in 2023. Prior to that she worked at a physical therapist and at chiropractic offices. She was raised in Covington and has always spent her time outdoors around all kinds of animals. She's currently working towards her nursing degree. "I love working in childcare because watching our little friends reach all of their milestones is so rewarding. I love watching the little ones grow and learn."
Rachel Jocks
Toddler Lead Teacher
Rachel Jocks
Ms. Rachel is Montessori certified for ages birth to three, and it is at Kinder Haus where Ms. Rachel originally fell in love with the Montessori method in 2016. She started as a toddler aftercare teacher, then gained experience working in the preschool and primary environments at Main Campus. She has loved watching all of her children, Julian, now 6, and her 2 year old triplets, Melina, Ariana and Dominic, attend Kinder Haus starting as infants. Over the years she has had the opportunity to be a nido and primary guide at several Montessori schools on the north and south shore. Her favorite part of being a Montessori guide is watching each child’s love of learning/creating once they find their favorite materials. Her love of caring for children began when she previously worked in childcare, nannied, and taught in after school art programs. Ms. Rachel is a Ragin’ Cajun who earned her BFA in Visual Arts from the University of Louisiana Lafayette. When she is not in the classroom, Ms. Rachel enjoys drawing, painting, being in nature and spending time with her family and four kiddos.
Kassady (KK) Sanders
Toddler Teacher
KK Sanders

Kassady started teaching at Kinder Haus during summer camp 2019. She was a pivotal member of the Kinder Haus staff during our re-opening during the pandemic by helping to organize our drop off carline before going to her own studies for high school every morning. She just graduated and plans to attend college in the fall in Houston, TX. Her focus in college will be in education with hopes of becoming an elementary school teacher. “I love helping and working with young children, it always brightens my day.”

She has always loved to dance and was on her school's dance team. In her spare time, she loves to hang out with her family and friends.!

Grace Wilson
Nido Aftercare Teacher
Grace Wilson

Grace Wilson is currently a senior in high school at Fountainbleau high graduating in 2024. She plans to further her education at southeastern Louisiana university in hopes to be a pediatric nurse. Grace babysat for about 3 years before she started working at Kinder Haus Nido. She loves working with kids and watching them improve on their skills as they grow older! Some of her hobbies include hanging out with her friends and family!

Marissa Dufrene
Nido Aftercare Teacher
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Marissa is a senior at Fountainebleau High School. After high school she plans on attending Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond pursuing a degree in nursing and hopes to be a nurse practitioner. Her interests are working out, shopping, and spending time with friends and family.
Ellie Torman
Nido Aftercare Teacher
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Ellie began working at Kinder Haus Nido in 2023. She has taken CPR and EMR and certified in both. Also, during last school year, has been involved in in helping children with special needs. Love the outdoors especially traveling, where she has been to 20 states and one other country. When she was 13, she began going with her aunt and their therapy dog to multiple hospitals and nursing homes to brighten their day up. With the organization call “Love on a Leash.” Plans on attending college either at Ull or LSU to go into sonography. On the other hand loves to see the children begin to learn how to express themselves and have an exploring mind to help them have their own creative minds. Future goal is to always lend a helping hand when possible an helping with the future learning minds. Along with traveling to all 50 states.
Olivia Lunn
Nido Substitute Teacher
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Olivia is a hard working member of the Nido team in the Infant room. In addition to spending afternoons at the Nido School she also works for the Army National Guard, a Kids bounce house and she nannies for 2 little ones. She is going to Delgado charity school of Nursing to be a RN and plans on being a travel nurse after a few years of experience in a hospital setting. Eventually she plans on specializing in a field and working her way up to becoming a Nurse practitioner.
Brianna Loyd
Nido Substitute Teacher
Brianna Loyd

Brianna was born and raised in Abita Springs and still resides there as she and her husband raise her 2 beautiful children; Rylan and Brooks, in the same house she was raised in! They live a very country/outdoors life! They enjoy growing our own veggies and raising pigs. For fun they hunt and fish all year round. She graduated in 2017, with a BA in psychology from Southeastern.

Brianna began her love for Early Childhood Education when she began helping in her family's in-home daycare at an early age. "Kids make my heart happy! I feel all my stress melt away as I hold them! I love to put a smile on their little faces, as they put a smile on mine."