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Our Instructors

Experienced, accredited, passionate teachers

Mrs. Palmer

Masters in Education

Mrs. Palmer was born and raised in the heart of the Mississippi Delta. Mrs. Palmer has been teaching for the past 11 years. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree from Delta State University located in Cleveland, Mississippi in 2009. She began teaching elementary in 2010 while also pursuing her Master’s Degree in Education from Strayer University. She has experience with teaching multiple grades throughout the elementary setting. In 2020, she obtained her Specialist Degree in Educational Administration from Arkansas State University. She currently lives in Southaven, MS with her husband Craig and their 3 children Ariyah, Craig, and Carmyn. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves to travel, read, and try new restaurants.

Ms. Amanda

Early Childhood Educator

Ms. Amanda is an energetic educator with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and an Associates in Video Production. With over ten years experience in the field, she has had the opportunity to teach many young learners in a multitude of different environments: internationally, aboard a cruise ship, at zoos and museums, and online. Ms. Amanda has a passion for encouraging childhood creativity and imagination. And although she still travels frequently, Pennsylvania will always be her home.

Ms. Ashley

Child Development Specialist & Educator

Ms. Ashley graduated from Georgia Southern University where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Child and Family Development with an emphasis in Child Development. She has been teaching for 7 years working with children ages birth to 5 years old. She plans to go back to school to obtain her Master’s in Early Childhood Education.  She is extremely passionate in working with the little ones and loves to bring creative and interactive ideas to the table. When she is not teaching, she enjoys being with her family, traveling and volunteering in her community.  Ms. Ashley’s favorite quote is “It takes a big heart to help shape little minds.” She is excited and cannot wait to meet you and your family! 

 

Ms. Baylee

Elementary Educator

Ms. Baylee graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Utah. She has been teaching for seven years. She encourages children to be creative and curious. She enjoys creating caring communities for children to grow and succeed. When she is not reading a good book, she spends her time exploring the beautiful outdoors by skiing, snowboarding, paddle boarding, hiking, and walking her sweet puppy. Ms. Baylee can’t wait to share her passion for learning with you and your family!

Ms. Carolyn

Early Childhood Educator

Ms. Carolyn has been in education since 1994. Her specialty areas are in Early Childhood Education and Special Education. She has a passion to create lifelong learners and to provide children with the best opportunity to reach their full potential. She loves seeing the “light bulb” moments in her students. She also enjoys their curiosity and their individuality. Realizing that every learner is unique, Ms. Carolyn strives to give them the opportunity to learn in the way that is best for them. She is excited to get to know your child and go on this Kinder Prep adventure with your family!

Ms. Cheanelle

Masters in Elementary Education

Ms. Cheanelle has been teaching lower elementary for the past 10 years. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education. Ms. Cheanelle’s passion is teaching and watching children grow in all areas of their lives! Another passion of hers is spending time with her husband and two kiddos.

Ms. Jo

Elementary Educator

Ms. Jo obtained her B.Sc. in Elementary Education. For the past eight years she has taught preschool through early elementary.  She also teaches ESL online to students in Beijing, China. She loves singing, dancing, learning and all things preschool! She lives at the coast with her husband and their two dogs, Maggie and Andi. In her spare time she enjoys reading, spending time outdoors and going to the beach. She loves teaching young learners and being able to watch them grow in their learning.

Ms. Katie

Currently undergoing Masters in Education

Ms. Katie has been working with children for almost the past ten years and has loved every minute of it! She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida and then spent the next 4 years traveling and teaching children in China and Vietnam. After returning to the U.S., she taught at various preschools in Florida and Georgia and most recently taught 3-5 year olds at a local Montessori School. She is currently studying to get her Masters in Teaching and lives in Athens GA with her boyfriend Matt, two cats, Clover and Lil Bug, and dog, Pepper. She loves traveling, cooking, eating, hiking, exploring and spending time with family.

Ms. McCollum-Uyeno

Masters in Teaching

Ms. McU has a Master’s Degree in Teaching. Although she has been a certificated upper elementary teacher for the past six years, she has spent over 20 years teaching, coaching, and mentoring children throughout the world and online. Ms. McU was homeschool from Pre-K to 9th grade and believes that high quality education can be delivered at home, while having fun. She likes to encourage her students to creatively problem solve and pursue their passion. Ms. Kelley knows that all students are capable of learning and creates a welcoming environment for all learners. When she is not teaching, Ms. McU enjoys playing games (video and table top), crafting, traveling, and playing with her Great Dane.

Ms. Megan

Early Childhood Educator

Ms. Megan obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development from California State University Sacramento and has been teaching in various preschool programs for 14 years. She believes in the value of high-quality education and enjoys creating environments in which children learn, grow, and thrive. Working with children and families reminds her of how unique and exciting the world can be.

Ms. Melody

Early Childhood Educator
MACTE Accredited Montessori Teacher

Born and raised in Toronto, Ms. Melody obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Studies from Ryerson University. From there, she worked at a variety of childcare centers and pursued a diploma in Montessori Pedagogy.

A firm believer that education should not be limited by borders, Ms. Melody genuinely loves working with children, especially internationally. Today, she resides in California and is the Program Director of It’s Circle Time.

Ms. Michelle

Early Childhood Educator

Ms. Michelle has been teaching preschool for the past 8 years. She has her Bachelor’s Degree in Communicative Disorders with a Minor in Child Development and is currently pursuing a credential in Early Childhood Special Education.

She loves working with preschoolers and creating fun, interactive lessons that build their love for learning.

Ms. Sarah

Early Childhood Educator

Ms. Sarah graduated from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, where she obtained her B.Sc in Early Childhood Education. She also has a concentration in Special Education and in Art. For about seven years, Ms. Sarah worked as a teacher with preschoolers and their families and later as a director. Ms. Sarah has an incredible passion for teaching and her love shines bright through her interactive lessons. She can’t wait to show your child how fun learning is.

Ms. Sarah Elizabeth

Masters in Early Childhood Education

Ms. Sarah has a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Concordia University. She has been an early childhood educator for 6 years. Ms. Sarah enjoys getting creative with her students and having lots of fun while learning. Ms. Sarah believes in creating an engaging and dynamic environment for her students. Ms. Sarah also believes families and teachers are a team cheering for the student’s learning and strives to offer efficient communication.

Ms. Suzannah

Early Childhood Educator
AMS Accredited Montessori Teacher

Ms. Suzannah obtained her B.Sc. in Early Childhood Education and English Language & Literature. She has also received her credential for Early Childhood Montessori from the American Montessori Society. As a classroom teacher for four years, she believes in a holistic, multi-sensory approach of engagement and learning for the developing child, as well as instilling an appreciation for beauty in the natural world. An avid writer, traveler and lover of children, her home will always be in the heart of New England.

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