Ms. Jalesa/ Ms. Erika

Welcome to Southside Preschool!

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My name is Jalesa Reed .I am a teacher in a 4 yr old room . I am married to Brandon Reed, who also works here at Southside.  I received my bachelor’s degree from Lyon College in Education and Psychology in 2012. My husband and I have an eight month old son, Michael, who keeps us on our toes. He is such a blessing to our family. During our free time we enjoy camping, being outdoors, and spending time with our dog, Jackie!

As alumni of Southside I could not be more excited to teach at Southside. Preschool is such an important part of your children’s educational foundation. It is the perfect place to master kindergarten readiness, and the social and emotional skills that will help them throughout life.  We look forward to working with your children and helping them become life long learners!

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My name is Erika Trinidad Chavez. I went to school at Southside High and graduated in May 2011. I earned my  Child Development Associate from University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville this summer. My goal is to receive a degree in General Education and then continue towards a degree in Early Childhood. I have worked at the preschool since 2012. This will be my second year working with Ms. Jalesa. Working for the Southside Preschool has been wonderful. I love being a part of your child’s learning career.