Teachers & Staff

AppleTree educators specialize in teaching young children and supporting innovative teaching for all students. They are caring, qualified, friendly, and excited to work with children and their families.

Each classroom has at least two teachers, including a Lead Teacher with a Bachelor’s degree, who share classroom responsibilities and instructional time. All instructional staff members receive professional development and extensive assessment to continuously make their teaching stronger and more effective.

Staff

Dana Boston

Lead Teacher

Preschool 2

Ariel Dickinson

Social Worker

Lolita Fields

Lead Teacher

Preschool 1

Ashley Gilyard

Lead Teacher

Preschool 2

Emily Herder

Special Education Teacher

Aria Jones

Lead Teacher

Preschool 1

Niesha Keemer

Principal

Meghan McBride

Resident Teacher

Pre-K 4

Lawren McCoy

Teaching Assistant

Preschool 1

China McFarland

School Aide

Kara Onyeukwu

Extended Day Staff

Miriam Rappaport-Gow

Lead Teacher

Pre-K 5

Tanae Rogers

Dedicated Aide

Antonio Scott

Dedicated Aide

Daffney Tomlinson

Lead Teacher

Pre-K 4

Amanda Whittenberg

Teaching Assistant

Preschool 2

Jessica Wille

Lead Teacher

Pre-K 3

Kalima Yamah

Teaching Assistant

Pre-K 3

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