Meet our Team

Dedicated & Certified

June Shillito

Director

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Mrs. June grew up in London England! She received her Masters of Education from UNC. In her free time she enjoys reading, walking, and babysitting her grandchildren. Mrs. June's favorite children's book is Leo the Late Bloomer. 

Aury Cruz-N

Lead Infant Room Teacher

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Mrs. Aury grew up in Mexico! She has her North Carolina Credential and her Bachelor of Education in Preschool Education. In her free time she likes to support her kids in school and sport activities. She likes to incorporate her language, culture, and faith into the classroom teaching.  Her favorite song is Dios esta aqui´ (God is Here).

 

Dana Reeves

Lead Toddler Teacher

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Ms. Dana was born and raised in Durham NC. She has a B.S. in Child Development & Family Relations from Western Carolina and a Masters in Ministry from Bethel Bible College & Seminary. Ms. Dana likes to do art, community outreach, and help with the youth ministry. Her favorite book is Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Eden James

Assistant Twos Teacher

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Ms. Eden is from Chapel Hill NC! She is currently working towards her associates degree at Central Carolina. In her free time she enjoys cooking or baking and playing board games. Her favorite children's book is Frog and the Toad. Her favorite children's song is Jesus loves the little children.

Rena Salguero

Durham Pre-K Teacher

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Ms. Rena grew up in Durham NC! She is currently working on her B-K licenses at ECU. She has received her Bachelors from Liberty University. In her free time she likes to sew and work puzzles. Her favorite children's book is Good Night Gorilla! Her favorite activity to do in the classroom is painting with utensils like flyswatters or forks!

Rebecca Jones

Floater

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Mrs. Rebecca was born in South Carolina! She has 44 years of teaching experience! In her free time she likes to read and go to the beach. Her favorite activity to do in the classroom is tell stories and finger play! She was inspired by her Mother to work with children.

Shirley James

Assistant Director

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Mrs. Shirley grew up in England! She has a Bachelors degree fro UNCG. In her free time Mrs. Shirley enjoys reading, Christian Mime and Music, and children's ministries. Her favorite children's book is The Napping House. Her favorite activity in the classroom is Circle Time because it has a variety of activities.

Nonneka Walters

Assistant Infant Room Teacher

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Ms. Nonneka is from Durham NC. In her free time she enjoys reading and dancing as apart of the dance ministry at her church. Her favorite children's song is the B.I.B.L.E. Her favorite activity in the classroom is reading and interactive stories. 

Lidia Sanchez

Assistant Toddler Room Teacher

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Mrs. Lidia was born in Mexico! She was inspired to work with children because she loves kids of all ages! Her favorite children's song is Head Shoulders Knees and toes. Her favorite activity in the classroom is painting. Mrs. Lidia loves to read books about relationships.

Elisa Freeze

Lead Preschool Teacher

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Mrs. Elisa was born in Greenville and grew up in Raleigh NC! Her husband is a preacher and she has 2 beautiful children! She received her Associate's degree from Vance Granville Community College. In her free time she enjoys making dessert, reading, and writing in her journal. Mrs. Elisa's favorite children's song is Jesus Loves Me. She likes to use the Bible to inspire her teaching. 

Tabatha Turgeon

Durham Pre-K Teacher

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Ms. Tabatha grew up in Durham NC! She has her associates degree from Randolph Community College. In her free time she likes to read, bake and spend time with her children. Her favorite children's book is The Gruffalo. Her favorite actiivty to do in the classroom is interactive activities with books.

Katie Muckenfuss

Media Specialist and Part Time Teacher

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Ms. Katie was born in Durham NC. In her free time she enjoys doing puzzles, watching movies, and coloring. Her favorite children's book is Rainbow fish. Her favorite activity to do in the classroom is dancing and puppets! She was inspired to work with children by her Dad and Mom. 

Jan Thompson

Office Manager

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Ms. Jan was born in New York and she grew up in lots of different places! She has her BA in Education from Rutgers University. In her free time she enjoys sewing, crafting, and singing on the praise team at her church. Her favorite children's book is anything by Eric Carlisle. Her favorite children's song is I can sing a rainbow.

Brooke Currington

Part Time Infant Room Teacher

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Ms. Brooke was born in New Jersey! She received her associates degree from Durham Tech. Ms. Brooke's favorite children's song is He's got the Whole World in his hands. Her favorite activity to implement in the classroom is music.

Natasha Turrentine

Lead Twos Teacher

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Ms. Natasha has her AAS in Early Childhood Education. Her favorite children's book is the Very Hungry Caterpillar because it teaches children about transitions in life. Her favorite activity to do in the classroom is painting and telling stories.

Sheryl Wallace

Assistant Preschool Teacher

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Ms. Sheryl grew up in Florida and all around the world! She has 1 daughter and 2 grandchildren. She received her CDA from Durham Tech. In her free time she likes to craft, garden, and go hiking. Her favorite children's book is Sherlock Chick. Her favorite activity to do in the classroom is painting because it has room for a lot of self expression.

Martha Kenion

Part Time Pre-K Teacher

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Mrs. Martha is from Durham NC. In her free time she enjoys cooking, making center pieces, and being involved with different ministries within her church. Her favorite children's book is The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Her favorite children's song is Jesus Loves Me.  Mrs. Martha's favorite activity to do in the classroom is centers. 

Johnetta Brown

Chef

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Mrs. Johnetta bio coming soon!

Misael Cornejo-Mendoza

Custodian Staff

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Mr. Misael is our wonderful custodian! Mr. Misael loves to greet the children with a smile and a high five! He works hard to get everything clean and ready for the next school day.