Staff

Our teachers make the biggest difference.  A teacher takes a seed of PROMISE, tends it with encouragement, and watches as it grows...knowing that one day it will be the fruit that feeds the world.

Our teacher to child ratios is often lower than required by the state, which allows the teachers more one on one interaction.  All of our teachers are certified or trained in early childhood education and all classrooms have two teachers in each room.  All staff members receive at least 25 + hours of early childhood professional development annually.  Our staff turnover rates are often extremely low.  Children thrive with consistency and we understand what a large role a teacher plays in a child’s life.  You will be warmly greeted by your child’s teacher each day.    

The lead teachers are required to be educated and certified in Early Childhood Education.  All lead teachers will have at least one of the following: a standard Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood with a current Preschool-4TH grade teacher's license (or related field), Child Development Associates Degree, Associate's Degree in Early Childhood, with at least 1-2 years of teaching experience.  In some cases, we may allow other qualifications.

Please click on the teacher's name below to view their teacher's biography.

Cristin Jensen

Executive Director

Melissa Knight

Site Director

Angela Harness

Train

Amber Ledbetter

Registered Nurse

Bettie Kolda

Foster Grandparent

T'Essence Green

Train

Sherry Lewis

Under the Sea

Carmen Marrall

Under the Sea

Cora Hays

Pond

Cristin Jensen

Executive Director

Youlonda Reed

Site Director

Cassie Raines

Pre-K Teacher

April Willis

Pre-K Teacher

Elizabeth Stephens

Toddler Teacher

Cristin Jensen

Executive Director

Cristin Jensen

CEO and Founder

Cora Hays

Preschool Teacher

Carmen Marrall

Administrative Assistant

Chrisy Merker

Infant Teacher

Alexis Cauthen

Owner/Executive Director

Ashley Echols

Full Time Registered Nurse and Office Manager

Alex McElderry

Support Staff

Sherry Lewis

Preschool Teacher

Angie Harness

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

T'Essence Green

Administrative Assistant

Brook Bennett

Toddler Teacher

Shana Weaver

Administrative Assistant

Brittany Womack

Support Staff

Kayla Cothren

Site Director

Melody McNew

Toddler 1 Lead Teacher

Lane Bruton

Kitchen Manager

Savannah Myers

Infant Teacher

Sarah Cross

Pre-K 4 Assistant Teacher

Haley Bria

Administrative Assistant

Carmen Martin

PreK 4 Lead Teacher

Lori Deden

Floater and Aftercare Closer

Haleigh Hightower

Toddler 2 Assistant Teacher

Liz Harrawood

Toddler 2 Lead Teacher

Lauren Speers

Pre-K 3 Lead Teacher

Kari Smith

Pre-K 5 Lead Teacher

Michelle O'Neill

Closing Administrator

Kate Stewart

Pre-K 5 Assistant Teacher

Haley Ham

Aftercare Teacher in Toddler 2

Gretchen Price

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Allison Price

Toddler Teacher

Hailey James

Preschool Teacher

Emerald Cheatham

Toddler Teacher

Maria del Carmen Garcia Lopez

Toddler Teacher

Kim Grimes

Food Nutritionist

Palmer Archer

Support Staff

Nichole Bauhaus

Infant Teacher

Hank Boyd

Support Staff

Adrianna Chandler

Support Staff

Shelby Driggers

Support Staff

Nichole Edwards

Support Staff

Brandi Evans

Support Staff

Kennedy Faulkner

Support Staff

Alaina Fort

Support Staff

Twyla Frazier

Support Staff

Logan German

Support Staff

Hailey James

Preschool Teacher

Kiara Johnson

Support Staff

Whitney Meeks

Toddler Teacher

Jamie Milum

Toddler Teacher

Elizabeth Thill

Support Staff

Brianna Thompson

Nurse

Ashley Turner

Support Staff

Ashley Yingling

Toddler Teacher

Jessica Zavala

Support Staff

Lakitta Grandy

Preschool Teacher