Dr. Shirley Lloyd, better known as ‘Momma Shirley,’ been seasonally employed with Aspire Early Learning Academy since 2013...
Dr. Shirley Lloyd, better known as ‘Momma Shirley,’ been seasonally employed with Aspire Early Learning Academy since 2013. Dr. Lloyd is a retired high school teacher who taught Business Education courses for 16 years. Prior to teaching, she spent over 20 years in Office Management and Procurement positions. She taught at several colleges in the Lowcountry area.
When her daughter (Latorie) started her Childcare Center ten years ago, she was elated to assist her in every way possible. At Aspire Early Learning Academy, she has worked as a classroom teacher, a director, a painter, housekeeper, and currently holds the position of Benefits Coordinator.
Dr. Lloyd’s love for children of all ages is what makes her employment at Aspire Early Learning Academy enjoyable experience. Team members at all four locations are like one big family! Everyone cares for the children and treat them like family as well.
Dr. Lloyd received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Claflin University in Orangeburg, SC, Master of Arts degree from Webster University in St. Louis, MO, and Doctor of Education degree in Organizational & Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Ms. Jenni Timms has worked in childcare 20+ and has a continuous passion for what she does. Ms. Jenni is also a proud Military mom of two young men...
Ms. Jenni Timms has worked in childcare 20+ and has a continuous passion for what she does. Ms. Jenni is also a proud Military mom of two young men.
Ms. Jenni shows love and compassion to every child that comes through the doors as though they are her own. She enjoys watching children grow and accomplish their milestones. She is an advocate for celebrating children’s unique personalities and developments.
Ms. Jenni has been with Aspire Early Learning Academy since 2016, she previously served as the Academy Director of the Lexington location, for five years, a few short weeks after opening. She currently serves as the Regional Director since January of 2022.
She has been an asset to our families over the years. Ms. Jenni holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Management and is a registered trainer for the Department of Social Services.
T'Kya Green is a South Carolina native who has been in childcare for over 10+ years starting out in her church’s summer camp program and working with children ever since.
T'Kya Green is a South Carolina native who has been in childcare for over 10+ years starting out in her church’s summer camp program and working with children ever since. T’Kya is passionate about giving back to her community as she is a Girl Scout leader as well as helping with organizations such as AmeriCorps Saturday Academy and her church’s youth ministries. She believes in the importance of early childhood education and its critical role in the growth of a child’s mind and spirit.
Latorie is a native of Moncks Corner, SC, and currently resides there with her family. She began this journey to provide quality...
Latorie is a native of Moncks Corner, SC, and currently resides there with her family. She began this journey to provide quality, small-group learning environments for young children. Latorie and her team strive to ensure that all enrolled children graduate from our program fully prepared for kindergarten. Latorie and the Aspire team enjoy bonding with families to create a circle of love for every child. Latorie’s passion for teaching began early in her teenage years when she developed a love to care for and educate children. Her professional career began over twenty-five years ago when she worked in a local child care center in Charleston, SC as a part-time, after-school teacher while attending college. Since then, she has worked in every position in the Early Childhood industry. Through diligence and perseverance, Latorie worked hard in the field, attended multiple colleges, and was presented with a variety of excellent opportunities. She followed her dream and established the business on October 1, 2012. She opened the doors to her first preschool academy on July 2, 2013, in West Columbia, SC. Within five years, Latorie passion for service led her to opening two additional locations in Lexington, SC, and Columbia, SC. In 2022, Latorie extended her passion to her home town and opened the fourth location in Moncks Corner, SC Latorie’s background includes a vast array of Early Childhood experiences in which the majority has been in management and leadership. Latorie is a Certified Trainer and Certified Technical Assistance Provider for South Carolina’s Center for Child Care Career Development as well as an Early Childhood Program Consultant and Mentor throughout the State of South Carolina. She enjoys training and inspiring others in the Early Childhood, business, and leadership industries. Latorie serves her hometown as a Council Member for the Town of Moncks Corner. She extends her passion for helping families in the Lowcountry communities as a Realtor® with AgentOwned Premier Realty. She previously served as an Adjunct Professor at Trident Technical College for two years. Latorie is the author of Aspire in Your Pursuit and the co-author of The A2Z of Early Childhood Management. She has a Master of Arts Degree in Management and Leadership, a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management, an Associate of Arts Degree in Public Service with a concentration in Early Care and Education, a Child Care Management Certification, and a real estate license. Latorie continues to serve as a Notary Public for the State of South Carolina for over 20 years. Latorie's favorite scripture is: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13)