Stephanie BurneyToddlers & 2's Class Teacher
Ms. Burney received her Bachelors of Arts in Education from St. Lawrence University. She minored in French Literature and Developmental Psychology.
What drew you to teaching? "It's the only job where you get paid to play. And because children sparkle."
Favorite Snack: "Oreo Cookies"
Hidden Talent: "I can do the splits."
Ms. Mitzi DaughtryFour's Class Teacher
Ms. Daughtry has her Bachelors of Arts in Early Childhood Education, Pre-K through 5th Grade.
What drew you to teaching? "I had two things. I have a few family members who were teachers and wonderful role models to me. The second reason is when I was in 4th grade I struggled in math. My teacher helped me so much. I have never forgotten her and what she did for me. from then on, I wanted to be a teacher and help children the way she helped me.
Favorite Snack: "Trail Mix"
Hidden Talent: "Running"
Ms. Courtney EasleyTwos' Class Teacher
Ms. Easley received her Bachelors of Arts from College of Charleston and her Teaching Certificate from Meredith College and UNCW.
What drew you to teaching? "My love of children! It's so rewarding to see how much each child learns and grows in such a short amount of time that you spend with them in the classroom."
Favorite Snack: "Pretzel Chips"
Hidden Talent: "Painting"
Ms. Jordan HooperToddler's Class
Ms. Hooper received her degree in Communications and Non-Profit Studies at NC State University and her Masters in Elementary Education from UNC Charlotte.
What drew you to teaching? "My love of children led me to teaching. I taught first grade before I had my two boys. The balance of stay at home momming and teaching the toddlers two days a week is perfect!"
Favorite Snacks: "Gum, Skittles, Snickers."
Hidden Talent: "Decluttering and Organizing"
Mrs. Patti Whitley2's Class Teacher
Ms. Whitley received her degree from UNC-Chapel Hill.
What drew you to teaching? "Originally, I had planned to obtain a "Masters in the Art of Teaching" once my children were middle school age but the love of preschoolers from my subbing days convinced me to become a preschool teacher. At the earliest age, children are so eager to learn and I love that enthusiasm along with the extra special hugs and thumb kisses."
Favorite Stack: "Popcorn"
Hidden Talent: "Checkers Champion! (among family and friends)"
Shannon LockamyThree's Class Teacher
Ms. Lockamy received her Associates and Bachelors Degrees from Peace College.
What drew you to teaching?
"I had an early start in teaching by teaching dance at 16. I have always been drawn to teaching the children. I worked in Wake County Public Schools before moving to the Wilmington, NC area. I enjoy watching the children grow throughout the years.
Favorite Snack: Fruit (except strawberries)
Hidden Talent: "I play the bagpipes and I clog dance."
Ms. Kristie BrownFour's Class Teacher
Ms. Brown has a BA in Education, a BA in Psychology, and a MA in Counseling Psychology.
Mrs. Carla SchiffelToddler Class Teacher
I graduated from UNC-Greensboro with a BS in Nursing in 1981. I have worked in many fields of Nursing: NICU at Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville, NC; Public Health in Orange County and New Hanover County, and on the Surgical/Medical floor at Cape Fear Memorial Hospital. For many years I taught Childbirth classes in Wilmington.
Mrs. Sara AnlyanThree's Class Teacher
Mrs. Anlyan graduated from Cape Fear Academy in 2004. I graduated from CFCC with an associate's degree in criminal justice in 2008.
Ashley GibsonToddler Class Teacher
About me: I graduated from NC State in 2008 with a degree in communication and furthered my education at Cabarrus College of Health Sciences in Occupational Therapy, I moved to Wilmington nine years ago and have an 8-year-old son and a 5-year-old daughter.
Elizabeth MurchisonThree's Class Teacher
Teaching? First off, I love children! I have 3 children myself and loved being around them when they were in preschool, watching them grow up and interact with other kids. I realized that I could help share that same passion for other young children.
Gail FisherToddler Class Teacher
Why teaching? First of all, I LOVE CHILDREN! This age is so important. They are like little sponges, just absorbing everything. There is so much gratification watching them grow, knowing I might have an impact on that.