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Meet Us

Michelle Otten, Director
Michelle Otten, Director

Hello, my name is Michelle Otten and I first started my experience with Rogy's in 1980 after I received my degree in early childhood education. I first started as a teacher, moved to Assistant Director, and then Director. I have been Director since 1985.

During my time as Director, I have thoroughly enjoyed working with each and every family. Every child deserves to have a fun, safe educational environment. I have enjoyed watching all the children grow and learn as they move to each classroom. I have two children of my own that were Rogy's children. The education they received gave them a great foundation when they started kindergarten.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family!

Elissa Brown, Assistant Director
Elissa Brown, Assistant Director

Hello, my name is Elissa Brown. I received an Associates of Applied Science from I.C.C. and I have decided to continue my education in the Early Childhood program. I have worked at Rogy's for over 10 years.

I am married and have 2 children. My son and daughter attended Rogy's since they were babies and are Rogy's graduates. In my free time, I love spending time with my family, watching hockey, reading, and running.

I look forward to working with the staff and all the families to provide the best quality of care and education.

Amber Goldsmith, Teacher
Amber Goldsmith, Teacher

Hi! My name is Amber Goldsmith. I attended East Peoria Community High School and continued my education at I.C.C.! While there, I received a certificate in early childhood education. During high school, I was also in vocational childcare! We actually toured Rogy's as a class and I instantly knew this was the center I wanted to work at! During my senior year, I started co-op at Rogy's 2008 and have been here ever since. I enjoy working with children and making a difference in their lives.

In my free time, I enjoy traveling and supporting my boyfriend doing what he and I love - dirt track racing! I also love spending as much time as I can with my family.

Erin Underwood, Teacher
Erin Underwood, Teacher

Hi, my name is Erin Underwood. I graduated college with my early childhood degree and I started Rogy's in December of 2011. I have enjoyed working with children for as long as I can remember. I strive everyday to make each child feel special, teach them, and help them in any way that I can.


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3006 North Main Street
East Peoria, IL 61611



Monday - Friday
6:30am - 5:30pm


Recognized as a Cadence Education 
School of Excellence

Recognized as a Cadence Education School of Excellence

East Peoria, IL