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

Robin Boyd

Extended Day Staff

Patrice Brown

Teaching Assistant

Preschool 1

Brittany Burgess

Resident Teacher

Preschool 1

Kiah Crutchfield

Lead Teacher

Preschool 1

Molly Evans

Social Worker

Sarah Galloway

Instructional Coach

Chanel Grandison

Lead Teacher

Preschool 1

Ashlyn Halmon

Lead Teacher

Preschool 3

Tenea Harris-Nance

Lead Teacher

Preschool 2

Kayana Hewitt

Lead Teacher

Pre-K 6

Danita Howard

Lead Teacher

Pre-K 8

Desirra Howell

Teaching Assistant

Preschool 2

Donneis Hunt

Lead Teacher

Pre-K 7

Bridgett Jackson

Speech Language Pathologist

Rikki Jefferson

Lead Teacher

Pre-K 7

Elisa Johnson

Principal

Sonja Jones

Special Education Teacher

Nathan Jones

Teaching Assistant

Preschool 3

Calvinae Kennedy

Extended Day Staff

Yasmine Knatt

Lead Teacher

Pre-K 8

Mekayla Mackey

Teaching Assistant

Preschool 4

Denesha McKenzie

Lead Teacher

Pre-K 5

Karen Pennington

Lead Teacher

Preschool 4

Nia Rutherford

Lead Teacher

Preschool 3

Natia Shorter

Teaching Assistant

Pre-K 5

Tyriq Simmons

Special Education Coordinator

Diara Smith

Lead Teacher

Preschool 1

Antwanette Starks

Operations Coordinator

Quartez Turner

Lead Teacher

Preschool 4

Leyonna Wright

Lead Teacher

Pre-K 6

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