Ms. Jalesa Reed/ Ms. Erika Chavez

Welcome to Southside Preschool!

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My name is Jalesa Reed .I am a teacher in the 4-5 year old classroom. I am married to Brandon Reed, who also works here at Southside. Brandon and I are expecting our first child this December.  I received my bachelor’s degree from Lyon College in Education and Psychology in 2012. 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 am 20 years old and I love working with these children. I went to school at Southside High and graduated in May 2011. I am now a college student at University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. My goal is to receive a degree in General Education and then continue towards a degree in Early Childhood. Right now I have worked at the preschool doing both volunteering and working with the kids since the beginning of the summer of 2012. Working for the Southside Preschool has been wonderful. I just love the children, they always make me so happy.