Amanda is a teacher for the Two’s classroom. She has experience working in child care centers and as a nanny. She loves watching children have fun while learning. Her favorite time of the day is watching the children run and play together outdoors.
Amanda’s favorite children’s book: “The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear”.
April is the Academic Director at Mt. Elizabeth Academy. She has worked for 25 years in public education in the areas of teaching, counseling, and administration. She has experience working in elementary as a teacher/counselor and secondary as a counselor. April is excited to work with students this age because current research states that the overwhelming determiner of how a child does in school is how much they know before they start pre k. Her favorite time of the day is in the morning when all the kids are getting to school. It is a bright new day full of potential. Unlocking each child’s unique potential, talents, and gifts is her passion.
April’s favorite children’s book: “The Kissing Hand”.
Ms. Brittany is originally from New Orleans and is super excited to be a part of the team at Mt. Elizabeth Academy.
She began working with children in 2013 as a Museum/Tour Guide for NASA. She has taken courses in early childhood development while receiving her English Degree at Louisiana Tech University in 2016. She is a former Phi Mu sister and was inducted into the French Honor Society.
She received her Registered Behavior Technician certification shortly after college and worked with children as a Behavior Therapist at First Grace United Methodist Church in 2017.
She finds teaching to be very rewarding and believes that every child deserves the opportunity to learn in their own unique way. She believes that growth becomes even more possible when teachers and students come together in a positive safe environment filled with smiles and laughter.
Her favorite children’s book is, “The Runaway Beignet” by Connie Collins Morgan.
Ms. Brittni is our Georgia Pre-K Assistant Teacher. She is married and she is a mother to 3 wonderful girls. Ms. Brittni has worked with multiple age groups, but Pre-K is what she loves. She holds a CDA and has been working in childcare for 6 years, 5 of those years being with a Pre-K group.
She enjoys watching children learn and grow every day and she believes that if children have fun while learning, they will love learning and they will retain more information. She is a big kid at heart and is thankful to have found a career that allows her to have fun while teaching children.
Ms. Brittni has two favorite children’s books: Harold and the Purple Crayon” and “I Love You Stinky Face”.
Ms. Cara is our Private Pre-K teacher. She was a lead Pre-K teacher in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and is currently a Youth Pastor. While she will continue her role as a youth pastor, she has truly missed the classroom and is extremely excited to be back teaching Pre-K! SheI loves all of the exploring, learning and fun that Pre-K brings to the kids. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development from the University of Alabama. She was also a summer camp counselor growing up and she was the Director of a summer camp for 3 years. She loves helping her KG friends become explorers and take you on new learning adventures.
She grew up in Birmingham, Alabama and she loves to go back and visit her family often. Her mom and younger sister, Caitlyn, still live there.
Ms. Carol is part of our support staff team. She has worked in preschool settings for over 9 years, teaching or assisting every age group. She has also set up two curriculums for her church.
Her favorite part about teaching children is seeing that “WOW” expression on a child’s face when they discover something new.
She has lived in Georgia for 31 years. Ms. Carol has two grown children, one granddaughter, and two dogs. She and her husband enjoy helping the environment and walking their dogs.
Ms. Carol’s favorite children’s book is, “The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything” by Linda Williams.
Cecile is a teacher in the Younger Infants (6 weeks-6 months) classroom. She has been an Early Childhood Educator for almost 20 years. She loves to watch the babies’ rapid transformation in all areas of development within the first year of their lives. Her favorite time of the day is during Sensory/Science activities. Born and raised in France, Cecile enjoys cooking plant-based dishes for her family and friends. She also loves to teach others about the Bible.
Cecile’s favorite children’s book: “The Earth Book”.
Ms. Christina has over 10 years of experience working in childcare settings with 8 of those years being in a Pre-K environment. This is her 6th year working as a Lead Georgia Pre-K teacher. She has also been an Assistant Director, a Private Pre-K teacher, and a Georgia Pre-K assistant teacher.
Ms. Christina graduated from Kennesaw State University with a degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education. Her dream has always been to work with children and make an impact on their lives and after starting her own family, she began teaching full time.
Ms. Christina’s personal goal for her classroom is to challenge students and watch them grow to their full potential. She wants to take students who are at different levels and help them develop together. She also wants students to have the freedom that allows for expression and creativity. Students should be able to experiment with likes and dislikes and to realize their strengths and weaknesses.
Ms. Christina’s favorite children’s book is “Green Eggs and Ham” by Dr. Seuss.
Corinne teaches PK-3. She has taught PK-4 for 14 years and PK-5 for 3 years at a private Episcopal School in Mobile, AL. She was also the coordinator for Sunday school classes (k-2), children’s chapel and the nursery. Corinne loves working with young children, seeing their faces light up when they “get” a new concept. She also loves their complete, innocent honesty. Her favorite part of the day is small group work. It gives her the chance to spend more time getting to know each student. Corinne recently moved here from Alabama.
Corinne’s favorite children’s book: “Stellaluna by Janell Cannon”.
Ms. Emily is origionally from Florida and she has been working with children as long as she can remember. She started off assisting her mom with her at home daycare. She studied early childhood education while in high school, and she continued to work in daycare centers with children from 0-5 years. Throughout her years in the childcare industry she has attended numerous childcare courses furthering her education and training. She has her National Administrative credential and is working towards her Georgia CDA. Ms. Emily believes that each child has the ability to flourish with just the right amount of love, patience, and support.
Her favorite children’s book is “Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that type” By: Doreen Cronin.
Ms. Jessica is an afternoon teacher in the Toddler 2 classroom.
She currently pursuing a degree in early childhood education in hopes of one day leading her very own classroom. She has always had a passion for working with children and has known since she was young that she wanted to help be a part of their growth. She has three years of experience working in early childhood, ranging from infants to kindergarten. She also has three years of additional experience working in her church’s nursery and toddler rooms in Florida.
A philosophy she has held on to through her experience in early childhood is, “What children learn is just as important as who they become.” She believes we as educators play an important role in teaching children through nurturing guidance, techniques and skills that they will carry with them into real-life situations from now and into their future.
Ms. Jessica’s favorite book is “I’ve got two dogs” by John Lithgow
Ms. June is the closing supervisor at Mt. Elizabeth Academy. She has worked as an infant room teacher with ages 6 weeks-15 months and also as an evening closer. After working in the daycare system for many years, she became a nanny for two boys; an infant and a toddler. June and her husband have 4 boys, two are teenagers and the other two are in elementary school. She is very happy to be a part of Mt. Elizabeth as the closing supervisor and to be a part of your children’s lives as she gets to watch them grow. June graduated from high school in Atlanta, and as a young mom, learned that her passion and goal in life was to become more active and involved with children. She loves seeing their smiling faces every day and enjoys their different personalities. Her philosophy on education is that everyone in the classroom contributes as a student, teacher, and thinker. June says it’s very important that everyone is aware of every student and their needs. Each child is an individual and every one learns in their own unique way.
June’s favorite children’s book: “If you Give a Mouse a Cookie”.
Kai teaches in the young toddlers in classroom Toddler 1A. She has thirteen years of experience in childcare working with various ages, eight years working specifically with infants and toddlers, and five years of experience working with children on the autism spectrum. Her passion for working with children is being able to provide children with the stepping stones they need to be successful throughout life. Kai’s favorite parts of the day are Art Time and Circle/Story Time. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, cooking, and traveling.
Kai’s favorite children’s book: “The Grouchy Ladybug”.
Kibibi is the Fine Arts Teacher at Mt. Elizabeth Academy. She provides weekly music, art, drama, P.E., and Yoga activities for the children to enjoy. Arts and crafts have always been a hobby of hers and she loves getting the opportunity to share her passion with children. Having the ability to explore their creative side and discovering their many talents with them every day is a very rewarding part of her profession. Before working at Mt. Elizabeth Academy, Kibibi was the assistant choir director at her church. She has been playing the guitar and singing since she was in 6th grade and has loved it ever since. Her favorite part of the day is the afternoon. After a long day of active playing and fun, the children can unwind and learn while expressing thoughts and feelings through the appreciation of fine arts. Your children are her priority and she strives to keep their imaginations and creativity flowing every day.
Kibibi’s favorite children’s book: “The Little Engine that Could”.
Ola is the assistant teacher in the Toddler class in the afternoons. She has five years of multicultural childcare experience as well as her certification as a nursing assistant and medication aide.
She graduated from Kennesaw State University. Her studies centered upon the importance of brain development within the first three years of life. As such, she is a firm believer in inspiring a love of learning in young ones, especially in the forms of language learning and reading!
Ola’s favorite children’s book is originally in Korean but is translated into English as ‘The Puppy’s Poop’. She also loves the Alice in Bibleland Series.
Ms. Olivia works at Mt. Elizabeth Academy as an After School Program teacher.
Ms. Olivia officially began working in childcare after high school when she was nineteen years old. She was caring for children from 3 months to 12 years, however, she has loved working with little ones for as long as she can remember.
She has attended numerous training events in the child care field and hopes to continue learning new ways to cultivate children’s natural spark for life and learning. She believes that every child has unique and special abilities that need the chance to flourish.
Her absolute favorite children’s book has to be “I Like Myself” by Koren Beaumont
Originally from Jamaica, Patricia moved to the USA and became a member of the New Jersey foster parent association working with young children where she developed a passion for working with kids. For more than 15 years Patricia has been working as a lead teacher in early childhood education with children ages 6 weeks to 4 years of age. Patricia says that no matter what the age group, or the location, she just loves teaching kids. She really feels blessed to have the opportunity to work with young children. Patricia loves to encourage the kids to be creative by doing art projects with them. She says having the opportunity to watch children learn and grow is one of the best parts of her life. In her spare time Patricia enjoys reading, playing games and listening to music. She attended Knox College for 2 years in Jamaica where she studied early childhood education. She has also taken a course in business management in adult education. Patricia has attended 120 hours of training classes in early childhood education where she gained her Child Development Associate credential (CDA). Patricia has also attended 40 hours of the early childhood Directors training network.
Patricia’s favorite children’s book: “The Little Engine that Could”.
Ms. Rachel is one of our supervisors. She recently moved to Georgia from Canada.
After receiving her BA in Early Childhood Education, Ms. Rachel worked as a teacher, supervisor, and eventually the owner of her own preschool. She has 17 years of experience in the daycare field.
Ms. Rachel’s teaching philosophy is that everyone should feel that they belong and are loved.
Her favorite children’s books are the “The kissing hand” by Audrey Penn and “Love you forever” by Robert Munsch.
Ms. Raina is an afternoon teacher at Mt. Elizabeth Academy. She recently graduated with Honors from Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida. In the near future, she plans on going to graduate school for Pediatric Occupational Therapy. Ms. Raina has 6 years of childcare experience varying from infants to teens. While attending school, she worked at the YMCA Kid’s Zone and has had the opportunity to be a camp counselor, mentor and tutor for the past two years. One of her favorite quotes from Maya Angelou is, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” Even from a young age I find that it is important to instill values that will last a lifetime, treat others with kindness and understanding, and remember that every day is a fresh start to do even better!
My favorite childhood books are the Junie B. Jones series by Barbara Park.
Ms. Summer is the Toddler 2 teacher. She has been working with children for over 10 years. Every summer she volunteers at her church for vacation bible school, where she works with the special needs children.
She has been working full time in child care facilities for 6 years and has worked with all ages of children. She currently has her CDA (Child Development Associate) and she is working towards her BA. Her teaching philosophy can be described as unique and creative. She loves doing artwork, interacting, and singing with the children.
Her favorite children’s book is The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn.
Ms. Shequila is from Wisconsin and enjoys teaching awesome little learners. She has been teaching for over five years. Ms. Shequila has been the lead teacher in toddler classrooms and she loves this age group. Being able to watch children grow and development in so many different ways is a pleasure of hers. She feels that helping to nurture and guide children as they transition each day is rewarding as a caregiver, mom and teacher. In addition, Ms. Shequila loves to be creative in the way she teaches while she introduces new concepts to toddlers. She is currently studying early education and has formerly studied at Marian University of Wisconsin. She has obtained her CDA.
Shequila’s favorite children’s book: “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie”
Taryn is the assistant teacher in the Toddler 2 class, as well as the Spanish teacher for Toddlers and Pre K. She has been working in childcare for two years. She loves seeing the kids learn and apply what they have learned in, and outside the classroom. Her favorite part of the day is when the kids get to play outside and enjoy the weather. Taryn likes trying new things and loves enjoying at the beach.
Taryn’s favorite children’s book: “Horton Hears a Who and Oh, The Places You’ll Go”.
Ms. Terre grew up in Woodstock, GA and graduated magna cum laude from Kennesaw State University in 2010 with a Bachelor’s degree. While at KSU, she earned eighteen Early Childhood Education credit hours and spent one semester interning as a teaching assistant in a First Grade classroom. After working for six years as a Financial Analyst, she chose to pursue her passion for early childhood education and has now been teaching for two years. In November 2017, Ms. Terre and her husband welcomed their sweet baby boy Grayson. This past year, Ms. Terre has earned 37.5 credit hours of training from the Rollins Center for Language & Literacy and the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning. She believes that all children are unique and have something special that they can bring to their own education.
One of her favorite children’s books is “Giraffes Can’t Dance” by Giles Andreae.
Ms. Vivian is from Powder Springs GA and she teaches the afternoon classes. In college, Ms. Vivian minored in Korean Language & Literature and had an amazing internship where she taught English to high school students in South Korea for a month. She has also tutored family friends and colleagues in Science, English and Math. Vivian graduated from UGA cum laude with a Bachelor’s of Science in Genetics and planned on obtaining a Master’s Degree in Genetics Counseling. Now, she is more interested in counseling children and she plans to go back to school to study counseling with a focus on children and adolescent development. Vivian believes the classroom is a conducive space for learning, both for the teacher and the students. It’s up to the teacher and the students to both put in efforts to learn something new every day. She hopes to be able to teach the kids something new and fun daily!
Ms. Vivian favorite children’s book is “The Cat in The Hat” by Dr. Seuss.