Ms. Anna | Founding Director
Ms. Anna received her Master's in Early Childhood Education from Old Dominion University. While at ODU she studied under Dr. Katherine Kersey and worked at the ODU Child Development and Study Centers. In addition, she has 10+ years of teaching experience in the early childhood field. Ms. Anna has worked in administrative education since 2008.
Ms. Leigh Anne | Administrative Assistant
Ms. Leigh Anne helps both Ms. Anna and the staff with the day-to-day runnings of Francis Asbury Preschool. She has a Bachelors in Business Administration. Ms. Leigh Anne is often found each morning in the welcome center, happily greeting each little boy and girl as they arrive to school!
Ms. Jodi | 2-Year-Old Teacher
Ms. Jodi joined our team in 2013. Her positive and always cheerful disposition is just what is needed in our class of busy 2-year-olds. She is a mother to three growing children and enjoys the young ones!
Ms. Stephanie | 2-Year-Old Assistant
Ms. Stephanie is not only a staff member she is a former FAP parent as well. Ms. Stephanie has many years of experience with the youth at church and she also home schools her own children.
Ms. Suzy | 3-Year-Old Teacher
Ms. Suzy has led our children toward a love of learning since 2011. Ms. Suzy has a passion for doing thematic crafts and activities with the children.
Ms. Jen| Pre-K Lead Teacher
Ms. Jen is our Pre-K lead teacher. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience working with young ones of all ages. She has her bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. Additionally, Ms. Jen holds her teaching certificate in the state of Virginia and is licensed to teach Pre-K - 6th grade.
Ms. Karen | Pre-K Assistant
Ms. Karen is our Pre-K teacher assistant. She has over 40 years of experience as a teaching assistant in Special Education and Pre-K in New York.
Ms. Donna | Kindergarten Teacher
Ms. Donna is also a highly qualified teacher with over 20 years in early childhood and elementary classroom experience. She has her bachelor degree in ECE as well as a Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction. Ms. Donna holds her teaching certificate in Virginia and is licensed to teach Pre-K - 3rd grade.
Ms. Ann | Kindergarten Enrichment and STEM Teacher
Ms. Ann’s passion is connecting with her young students. She puts her Early Childhood degree to use daily in her classroom while helping the students reach their education goals. We are blessed to have Ms. Ann share her gift of teaching STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to all of our FAP students. We believe that all students, regardless of their age, are capable of understanding, experimenting and learning these AWESOME concepts!
Ms. Ashley | Floating Assistant
Ms. Ashley moves from classroom to classroom getting to know all of the children and assisting the teachers whenever there is a need. She will also assist with our music classes!!
Meet Our Staff
We are beyond proud of our fabulous staff at Francis Asbury Preschool. Our staff is the glue that holds our school together.
Each of our lead teachers has experience and education in the Early Childhood Education (ECE) field. We require our staff to attend workshops regularly, as our field is constantly changing.
In addition to regular attendance at workshops,
all staff members are CPR and First Aid certified.