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.


Lara Burt

Social Worker

Sherika Dawson

Operations Coordinator

Tamra Johnson

Lead Teacher

Pre-K 3

Tashira Lyles

Lead Teacher

Pre-K 4

Aleah Moss-Covington

Lead Teacher

Preschool 2

Dexter Richardson

School Aide

Kadeja Rowe

Lead Teacher

Pre-K 3

Dominique Scotland

Teaching Assistant

Preschool 1

Kendra Scott

Speech Language Pathologist

Tyriq Simmons

Special Education Coordinator

Shirvon Smith


Heather Wise

Lead Teacher

Preschool 1

Ugochi Woodward

Teaching Assistant

Pre-K 3

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