Meet Our Staff
Ms. Joyce is a North Carolina State licensed 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.
Amy joins Little Learners as a teacher with a background in psychology and child development. She has worked as a child and family therapist and dance teacher in the past. Amy enjoys working with preschool aged kids because they know how to have the most fun while learning! She believes that having fun and learning through play, song, and movement sets the foundation for great learners. Amy has three boys and a beagle which keep her busy. When not watching her kids play sports, she loves to vacation in Disney World or relax at the beach.
Sophia de Vries
Sophia de Vries joins Little Learners Schoolhouse in the Three's 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.
Teacher Assistant - Pre-K
After spending several years teaching adults, Ms. Jen decided the real action was in preschool. She first joined Little Learners two years ago as a substitute teacher for all three classrooms. Now she serves as the teaching assistant for the three-year-olds. Her philosophy is to provide a patient, nurturing, and fun environment where each student has the opportunity to thrive. Ms. Jen is soft spoken, caring, and you will always find her on the floor playing and working hands-on with the children. Away from work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters, and dog as well as playing tennis and reading.
Teacher Assistant - Three's
Akirrie Wilkins comes to Little Learners School House with a wealth of experience as a Nanny and childcare educator. She strongly believes in maintaining an environment that is healthy for the mental, emotional and physical growth of a child. Akirrie loves doing art and crafts with the children and believes its always a plus when there is learning involved. She is enthusiastic, caring and her love for her students is very apparent. She was born and raised in Winston Salem, NC. In her free time she loves to sing karaoke, spend time with her family and explore new restaurants.
Teacher Assistant - Two's
Kelly has the unique experience of working in human relations in her prior career. With her degree in psychology and love of children, she uses her skills and caring heart to inspire and develop learning opportunities, imagination and independence for our students. Kelly focuses on fun and joy while interpreting academic moments and peer connection to our 2-year-old classroom. She is a proud native of Ohio and enjoys life with her husband, daughter and two sons. She is an avid and long-time PTSA board member of our local schools. Her hobbies include baking, flower and herb gardening, writing, tennis and travel.
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.