Dena Saunders is the lead teacher in the Spruce Toddler classroom. She has lived in West Lafayette for over four years along with her husband, Mike of 16 years and their two daughters Zylee, 8, and Morgan, 2. Zylee attended MSGL for two years and Morgan will be starting in the Toddler program this year. In 2007, Dena started as an assistant teacher in the toddler room with Lena Atkinson. She then took a maternity leave from teaching to have her second child. Dena enjoys being outdoors, traveling, and spending time with her family. She also loves to have picnics in the park with her girls and swim.
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