The Explorers

Allison (Alli)

Alli grew up on Long Island, but her family's yearly trips to Carolina Beach constantly made North Carolina feel more like home. She always knew she liked working with children, but she discovered her true passion for Early Childhood Education while earning her Bachelor's degree from UNC Chapel Hill in both Child Development and Family Studies Education and Psychology. It was her time at UNC that made Alli realize she likes living in North Carolina almost as much as she loves teaching young children so she is extremely excited to be able to do both here at a school as a phenomenal as The Little School at Duke! Second to her love of children is Alli's love of all things music. She grew up singing and playing the drums and enjoys listening to all styles and genres. On any given Saturday afternoon you might find her outside with friends playing the ukulele and singing (timidly) around The Triangle!


She was born in Mexico, and is currently living in Franklinton. Heleodora is the eldest of four. She lives with her two sisters, her little brother and both of her parents. Heleodora is attending Vance Granville Community College for her radiologist assistant degree.  Inher spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, listening to music and riding four wheelers. Heleodora enjoys being around children and hopes to learn something new with each and every child.




Alice was born in Saxapahaw, but mostly grew up in Chapel Hill. She graduated from Elon University with a degree in theater and a minor in French. She lived in New York City for a few years, but is thrilled to be back in the Triangle. Alice has lots of experience working with children as a nanny,teacher, and camp counselor. In her spare time, she enjoys vegetarian cooking,cuddling her cats,playing ukulele, and acting in various productions in the area.