meet our team


Ashten Dorris

[preschool director & early childhood minister]


I am thrilled to be part of the team here at Sprouts, and I could not imagine doing anything else with my life. I hold my certification in teaching early childhood through 6th grade, but my passion is working with the younger children in a ministry based program. I have just completed my third year teaching Pre-K at Little Leopards Child Development Center in Lovejoy ISD. I previously taught Kindergarten at Puster Elementary in Lovejoy ISD for four years. I look forward to providing an opportunity to instill a love of learning at school and in everyday experiences. I am excited to be able to build a foundation for each child’s relationship with Christ. Learning in Early Childhood is especially rewarding because it paves the way for their learning in the years to come! 

Thank you for trusting me with your child this year. Please know my door is always open to you.  


Ashten Dorris

Birthday: November 9th

Her Favorites:

Sonic Drink: vanilla Dr. Pepper easy ice

Starbucks Drink: pumpkin spice latte or white mocha

Sweet Treat: brownies

Salty Treat: cheez-it snack mix

Fast Food: Panda Express

Sit Down Food: Christina's

Shopping: Target, Stitch Fix

Flowers: gerber daisies

Hobby: reading

Scent: tropical/beachy


Mary Wells

[assistant director]


Birthday: February 23rd

Her Favorites:

Sonic Drink: iced tea w/ lemon

Starbucks Drink: anything seasonal or flat white w/ oat milk

Sweet Treat: nothing bundt cakes, peanut butter m&ms

Salty Treat: popcorn, dill pickles

Fast Food: Chick Fil A or Mexican

Sit Down Food: --

Shopping: TJ Maxx, Target, Hobby Lobby

Flowers: any!

Hobby: plants & jewelry

Scent: essential oils and fall scents






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Miss Melanie

[fourth years teacher]


Birthday: August 10th

Her Favorites:

Sonic Drink: Cherry Limeade

Starbucks Drink: almond milk honey flat white

Sweet Treat: chocolate (allergic to nuts)

Salty Treat: popcorn

Fast Food: Chick Fil A, McAlister's

Sit Down Food: Chuy's & Haywire

Flowers: hydrangea

Hobby: baking, cooking, crafting

Scent: capri blue volcano




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Miss Lea Ann

[fourth years teacher]



Birthday: September 5th

Her Favorites:

Sonic Drink: Coke Zero

Starbucks Drink: Vanilla Latte w/ Almond Milk

Sweet Treat: dark chocolate almonds

Salty Treat: pretzels & popcorn

Fast Food: Chick Fil A, Chipotle, Panera, Torchy's

Sit Down Food: Any Mexican or Chili's

Flowers: Any!

Hobby: movies, mani/pedi, walking & reading

Scent: beachy, coconut, fall, not strong floral



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Miss Krista

[fourth years teacher]

Birthday: July 10th

Her Favorites:

Sonic Drink: cherry limeade

Starbucks Drink: white mocha w/ almond milk

Sweet Treat: rice crispy treats, nothing bundt cake (lemon)

Salty Treat: popcorn, chips & salsa, pistachios

Fast Food: Panera, Torchy's, Chick Fil A

Sit Down Food: Glorias, Texas Roadhouse, Olive Garden

Shopping: Target, DSW, Ulta

Flowers: Tulips

Hobby: decor magazines, health & Wellness, spa, Netflix

Scent:YL essential oils

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Miss Vanessa

[fourth years teacher]

Birthday: Aug 29th

Her Favorites:

Sonic Drink: Coke Zero

Starbucks Drink: caramel latte

Sweet Treat: cookies, caramel, lemon heads

Salty Treat: popcorn, choc covered pretzels

Fast Food: chick fil a, crush taco, panera

Sit Down Food: papa gallos, Texas Roadhouse

Shopping: Target, Homegoods, B&B Works, Amazon

Flowers: sunflowers

Hobby: walking, pilates, FC Dallas

Scent: any!

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Miss Sara

[fourth years teacher]



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Miss Alicia

[fourth years teacher]


Birthday: April 23rd

Her Favorites:

Sonic Drink: rootbeer

Starbucks Drink: pink drink or white mocha

Sweet Treat: Reeses, peanut m&ms

Salty Treat: salt + vinegar

Fast Food: Chick Fil A, Cane's

Sit Down Food: Outback & Chili's

Shopping: Target, Amazon

Flowers: Lillies

Hobby: movies, mani/pedis

Scent:seasonal & vanilla


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Miss Melissa

[fourth years teacher]


Birthday: Dec 29th

Her Favorites:

Sonic Drink: cherry limeade

Starbucks Drink: white mocha

Sweet Treat: mike & ikes

Salty Treat: choc covered pretzels

Fast Food: Chick Fil A

Sit Down Food: tx roadhouse, mi cocina

Shopping: target, home goods, craft stores

Flowers: lillies & tulips

Hobby: decorating & crafting

Scent:tyler candle co- diva or capri blue volcano


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Miss Johanna

[third years teacher]


Birthday: Feb 17th

Her Favorites:

Sonic Drink: cherry limeade

Starbucks Drink: soy milk latte

Sweet Treat: dark chocolate, skittles, starburst

Salty Treat: salt + vinegar chips, Ruffles

Fast Food: Chick Fil A, Whataburger

Sit Down Food: Chuy's Texas Roadhouse

Shopping: Target, Hobby Lobby, Amazon

Flowers: Tulips

Hobby: reading, online shopping

Scent: apple



Miss Kelly

[third years teacher]


Birthday: May 13th

Her Favorites:

Sonic Drink: coke

Starbucks Drink: dragon drink

Sweet Treat: milk chocolate

Salty Treat: salt & vinegar chips

Fast Food: Chick Fil A

Sit Down Food: Mellow Mushroom

Shopping: Target, Amazon

Flowers: daffodils

Hobby: horseback riding

Scent: fall scents


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Miss Casey

[two years teacher]


Birthday:Feb 7th

Her Favorites:

Sonic Drink: Coke Zero

Starbucks Drink: cold brew sugar-free vanilla

Sweet Treat: crumble cookies

Salty Treat: pretzels "dots"

Fast Food: Chick Fil A

Sit Down Food: Whiskey Cake, Mexican Sugar

Shopping: TJ Maxx & Home Goods

Flowers: love flowers!

Hobby: hiking & painting

Scent:essential oils


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Miss Angela

[two years teacher]


Birthday: Nov 20

Her Favorites:

Sonic Drink: coke

Starbucks Drink: caramel macchiato

Sweet Treat: cupcakes

Salty Treat: crackers

Fast Food: Chick Fil A

Sit Down Food: Chilis

Shopping: Bath & Body Works

Flowers: Lantana

Hobby: movies & crafts 

Scent: pine


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Miss Andrea

[two years teacher]


Birthday: Aug 6th

Her Favorites:

Sonic Drink: Strawberry limelade

Starbucks Drink: nitro cold brew w/ sweet cream

Sweet Treat: dark choc almonds, caramel

Salty Treat: Gardettos

Fast Food: Jimmy John's, Whataburger

Sit Down Food: Toasted Walnut, Cotton Gin

Shopping: Old Navy, Target

Flowers: sunflower, hibiscus

Hobby: traveling, exercise, reading, gardening, movies

Scent: lavender, eucalyptus, fall scents


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Miss Haley

[first years teacher]


Birthday:Nov 15th

Her Favorites:

Sonic Drink: Coke Zero

Starbucks Drink: sweet cream vanilla cold brew

Sweet Treat: Nerds clusters, chocolate covered gummy bears

Salty Treat: kettle corn

Fast Food: chick fil a, chipotle

Sit Down Food: Gloria's

Shopping: Homegoods

Flowers: sunflowers


Scent: lavender & Christmas tree


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Miss Heather

[first years teacher]


Birthday:January 16th

Her Favorites:

Sonic Drink: ocean water

Starbucks Drink: white chocolate mocha

Sweet Treat: dark chocolate & Coke Zero

Salty Treat: nuts

Fast Food: Wendy's & Chick Fil A

Sit Down Food: Texas Road House

Shopping: TJ Maxx

Flowers: magnolias

Hobby: shopping, decorating, family time

Scent: amber romance (Victoria's Secret)


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Miss Ashley

[first years teacher]


Birthday: Nov 20th

Her Favorites:

Sonic Drink: sweet tea

Starbucks Drink: iced salted caramel mocha

Sweet Treat: peanut m&ms

Salty Treat: cashews, peanuts, Chex mix

Fast Food: Chick fil a, Rosa's, Braum's, Dutch Bros

Sit Down Food: Texas Road House, Italian Garden, Chilis

Shopping: Amazon, Target, Old Navy, TJ Maxx

Flowers: any!

Hobby: mani/pedi, all things monogrammed

Scent: caramel, pumpkin, cookies, vanilla


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Miss Susan

[first years teacher]


Birthday: Oct 26th

Her Favorites:

Sonic Drink: unsweet tea

Starbucks Drink: pink drink

Sweet Treat: dark chocolate

Salty Treat: almonds, chips & salsa

Fast Food: Chick Fil A, Whataburger

Sit Down Food: Salsa's, Texas Road House

Shopping: Target, TJ Maxx, Amazon

Flowers: any

Hobby: cooking, family time

Scent: lavender & vanilla


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Miss Dani



Birthday: June 10th

Her Favorites:

Sonic Drink: Sprite Zero w/ blackberry

Starbucks Drink: cinnamon dulce latte

Sweet Treat: choc covered pretzels

Salty Treat: choc covered pretzels

Fast Food: chick fil a, panera

Sit Down Food: didi's

Shopping: old navy, target, amazon, b&b works

Flowers: sunflowers

Hobby: reading & art

Scent: eucalyptus or lavender (NOT vanilla)



Miss Stevee

[classroom aide]


Birthday: March 14th

Her Favorites:

Sonic Drink: cherry limeade

Starbucks Drink: DECAF brown sugar oat milk

Sweet Treat: rice krispy treat

Salty Treat: praline pecans

Fast Food: Taco Bell, chick fil a, sonic

Sit Down Food: Lucy's or Chili's

Shopping:  target, hobby lobby, lowe's

Flowers: all!

Hobby: decorating, Green Bay packers

Scent: light or fall



Miss Robyn

[classroom aide]


Birthday: Jan 9th

Her Favorites:

Sonic Drink: cookie dough blast

Starbucks Drink: mocha

Sweet Treat: peanut m&m

Salty Treat: cheese popcorn

Fast Food: Popeyes, in & out

Sit Down Food: Ernesto's

Shopping: thrifting

Flowers: roses

Hobby: bargain hunting & event planning

Scent: fall or anything with "water" in the name