Educators

Stephanie Raleigh

Owner / Director

Stephanie Raleigh, M.A. is a Child Development Specialist who has worked with children for the past 15 years. She obtained a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology with an emphasis on Early Childhood Education from California State University, Northridge. In addition, she earned her Bachelor ‘s Degree in Child and Adolescent Development Summa Cum Laude – also from California State University, Northridge. After a fulfilling career in publishing in Germany, Stephanie moved to Cape Town, South Africa where she became involved in a charitable organization helping families and children – setting up preschools and daycare centers for abandoned children and helping women establishing an income source through arts and crafts. This ignited a passion for young children and their families and led to the opening of her own preschool in Los Angeles, CA in 2012. Since then, Stephanie continuously strives to improve the field of Early Childhood Education and has become an advocate for young children. Stephanie and her husband moved to Tennessee in December of last year to be closer to their family. Now she is opening a preschool in beautiful Spring Hill. Stephanie is an outdoor enthusiast and dog lover, spending most of her weekends hiking, cycling, rock climbing or fly fishing.

Stephanie Raleigh

Owner / Director

Stephanie Raleigh, M.A. is a Child Development Specialist who has worked with children for the past 15 years. She obtained a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology with an emphasis on Early Childhood Education from California State University, Northridge. In addition, she earned her Bachelor ‘s Degree in Child and Adolescent Development Summa Cum Laude – also from California State University, Northridge. After a fulfilling career in publishing in Germany, Stephanie moved to Cape Town, South Africa where she became involved in a charitable organization helping families and children – setting up preschools and daycare centers for abandoned children and helping women establishing an income source through arts and crafts. This ignited a passion for young children and their families and led to the opening of her own preschool in Los Angeles, CA in 2012. Since then, Stephanie continuously strives to improve the field of Early Childhood Education and has become an advocate for young children. Stephanie and her husband moved to Tennessee in December of last year to be closer to their family. Now she is opening a preschool in beautiful Spring Hill. Stephanie is an outdoor enthusiast and dog lover, spending most of her weekends hiking, cycling, rock climbing or fly fishing.

LizmarieDelValle

Lizmarie Del Valle

Lizmarie Del Valle

My name is Lizmarie Del Valle, I'm married with three children: Daniel is 15 years old, Leahmar is 7 years old, and Rajkoemar is 6 years old - and a dog Dashi. We moved from Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria in 2017. I obtained a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico in San Juan and earned my license as a Real Estate Agent here in Tennessee. I love helping others and am passionate about working with children, seeing them grow and assisting them developing new skills. I am dedicated to the field of Child Development and excited to share my knowledge and experience with the children and teachers at lilac – little learning academy.

Isis Diaz

Spanish Teacher

Isis Diaz

My name is Isis Diaz, and I was born and raised in Honduras, Central America. I have been teaching young children for over 16 years, first in my hometown in Honduras, and later in Dallas, Texas.  I have worked with children of all ages, but my favorite level is preschool children, due to their endless curiosity and pure excitement about learning. Their brains are incredibly flexible and open to absorb languages and new information so quickly. Teaching and caring for children is my true passion.  I am very excited to be on this beautiful journey with lilac – little learning academy, and to have the opportunity to teach the language I grew up with to children and families here in Spring Hill, TN.
Carmen Arredondo

Carmen Arredondo,

Spanish Teacher

Carmen Arredondo

My name is Carmen Arredondo, I was born and raised in Mexico. After getting married, my husband and I moved to Michigan where we started our beautiful family. We have 3 wonderful kids (9, 7, and 5 years old). Recently, we moved to Spring Hill, Tennessee and started to love this community. While living in Mexico, I had the opportunity to work at a Montessori school where I learned many wonderful skills and different teaching philosophies. Later in Michigan, I worked at a licensed Child Center for over 3 years and had the opportunity to work with newborns all the way to teens. Teaching my native language is important to me, and watching children grow while learning Spanish is very rewarding to me. Every child is special and unique, and I enjoy getting to know each one of them and their individual personalities. I am thankful for the opportunity to be part of this wonderful team at lilac - little learning academy.