Meet Our Staff
Ms. Joyce is a North Carolina State certified teacher. She has taught
Pre-K through second grade and brings her years of teaching experience to Little Learners. Ms. Joyce is nurturing, jovial, and according to her students, sometimes silly. Her engaging lessons and activities make learning fun for the children while preparing them for a successful entry into kindergarten. She provides a welcoming and comfortable learning environment for her students and their families.
Toni Ann Pattman
Toni Ann Pattman enjoys working with the students in the Preschool room. She brings many years of preschool teaching experience to Little Learners, and has worked with children ages 18 months to 4 years old. Ms. Toni understands the importance of instilling a child with a lifelong love of learning, as well as the significance of learning through play. When not at school, Ms. Toni enjoys spending time with her husband, her three children, and her dog.
Sophia de Vries
Sophia de Vries joins Little Learners Schoolhouse in the Toddler Room with Montessori teaching experience and a background in Early Childhood Education. She brings her passion for working with children and her strong belief in the importance of pre-school education, where the love for school is established with a life-long joy of learning. Outside of school, Ms. Sophia enjoys reading, yoga, traveling and spending time with her husband, son, dog, and two cats. She also fluently speaks German and Chinese.
Sherri is a fun-loving child at heart with many years of experience teaching and working with preschool aged children. She enjoys being one of the kids and firmly believes in learning through play. Sherri has a great rapport with all of the children in the school. It's apparent when watching her interact with the students that they have a great connection with her. She is also very well liked by her coworkers and always has a smile on her face. It is easy to see that Sherri thoroughly enjoys doing what she does each and every day.
Kelly Fotopoulos's passion to become a preschool teacher's assistant began many years ago with her own daughters. Ms. Kelly enjoys helping children grow and learn in a fun and stimulating environment. With having spent some time living abroad, Ms. Kelly is conscious of children learning in different ways and wants to help children embrace this at the preschool level. Ms. Kelly will always make your child feel loved and happy while at preschool. Ms. Kelly is an active mother of two teenage daughters, a sweet dog and a husband who love her baking!
Social Media Marketing Director
Megan is a graduate student in Marketing with a focus in Communications and New Media. She provides an unique perspective to our Social Media pages and a creative approach to our online marketing strategies. Megan is the voice behind our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages - be sure to follow us to see her at work! In addition to social media marketing, Megan's interests include traveling, hiking, yoga, and Instagraming her cats.