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Meet Us

Heather McClure, School Director
Heather McClure, School Director

My name is Heather and I am the Director of our Yelm 2 School. I have worked for Cadence for about 5 years now. I started my journey with Cadence Academy at the Cooper Point campus in Olympia Washington as a toddler teacher then moved into the preschool room before I transferred here to our Yelm 2 campus to be the Assistant Director and now the Director.
I was born and raised in Washington and love this beautiful state. In my free time I love taking my 3 children on adventures and just getting out and about with them.
As Director of this school I look forward to encouraging students to become the best learners they can be and supporting the growth of each child and family that comes in and out of this school.

Morgan Chesley, Cook
Morgan Chesley, Cook

My name is Morgan and I'm the kitchen manager here at Little Yelm! I've been a professional cook for 11 years, and I am so happy to cook healthy meals for your kiddos and teach them all about nutrition and where their food comes from. My favorite things to do when I'm not here are garden, embroider, explore Washington with my dog, and, of course, cook!

Hannah Neal, Lead Infant Teacher
Hannah Neal, Lead Infant Teacher

Hi, I'm Hannah Neal, I am the Lead Infant Teacher here at our Yelm 2 school. I love spending time with family and friends outside of work. On the clock I love making art, playing outside and having fun all day with the infants in my care. From building strong interpersonal relationships with parents, sharing laughs with co - workers and cuddling with babies I am so beyond blessed to be part of each and everyone of your lives.

Kay Kuran, Lead Toddler Teacher
Kay Kuran, Lead Toddler Teacher

Hi, my name is Kay and i am the Lead toddler teacher. I have a B.S. in Psychology and human development and almost 6 years experience in working in Early Childhood Education. My teaching philosophy is grounded on patience and communication with children. I enjoy working at Cadence Academy Yelm 2 because of supportive co-workers, homelike environment through out the school and wonderful children and their families. In my free time you can catch me hiking and spending time outside with my dog.

Marie Clark, Toddler Teacher
Marie Clark, Toddler Teacher

I started with Cadence back in 2008 and left in 2013 to be a full time mom for my two boys. I came back in 2019 to our Yelm 2 location and it was the best decision. I feel very at home at this school, everyone is like family. I love working with all age groups , but i have the most fun in the toddler room. I love to help them grow, learn and teach them to become independent and confident children.


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Address & Directions

2222 Yelm Highway Southeast
Olympia, WA 98501
Boulevard & Yelm Hwy SE



Monday - Friday
7:00am - 5:30pm
Recognized as a Cadence Education 
School of Excellence

Recognized as a Cadence Education School of Excellence

Yelm 2, Olympia, WA