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Welcome: 3 Year Old Classes



Ms. Anita Crump

Older 3's Lead Teacher

Ms. Courtney Ingle
Younger 3's Lead Teacher

Ms. Courtney is so thankful to be joining our team this year as a 3's Lead Teacher. In 2003, she began her career with UCPS and left after 13 years of service to raise her own growing family. She is a dedicated mom of four kids, 2 girls and 2 boys, who all were/are students at My First School. Ms. Courtney ran a small in-home daycare for 2s and 3s and loved it! She loves hands-on learning and strives to bring that passion to the classroom. As a licensed CDL driver, she also currently drives the bus for Ms. Dee Dee's Summer Camp and Afterschool.  She loves being outdoors, camping, baking, and spending time with her family.

Ms. Anita was born and raised in Charlotte, NC. She is married and has three children and two stepchildren. She earned a degree and worked in the medical field for years before turning her attention to childcare . She taught TK and was a kindergarten assistant for 6 years. She also worked in preschool and watched the babies for the church bible studies. Ms. Anita has been a preschool assistant, and Summer Camp/Afterschool teacher here at Ms. Dee Dee’s for the past 4 years. This year she continues her role as the Older 3's Lead Teacher with her passion for decorating the classroom and creating cute crafts for the kids. Ms. Anita will always have a hug for her kids and a coffee in her hand!

Ms. Ayana Howard
Younger 3's Teacher Assistant


Ms. Ayana is a New England native that has been a member of Lake Park since January 2022.  She has been working with children since her days of volunteering at the Boys and Girls Club in her high school years. She was a camp counselor at Camp Foster for 3 years, mainly working with older children, but had the opportunity to work with the younger children during field trips and daily camp activities. Ms. Ayana has a 2 year old baby girl, Ayla Rose, that attends My First School and is the absolute light of her life. She has two pups named Missy and Marley that she loves very much. Before getting into early education, Ms. Ayana was a Veterinary Technician and still loves her animals to this day!

Ms. Adrienne Smith
Older 3's Teacher Assistant

Ms. Adrienne comes to us from Sumter, SC, where she was born and raised. She majored in Childhood Education at SC State College and earned her credentials back in 1987. Ms. Adrienne began teaching kindergarten through 1st grade and has continued for 25+ years in the education field. Ms. Adrienne has been a preschool assistant and Summer Camp/Afterschool teacher at Ms. Dee Dee’s for over 3 years.  In this role, she was an integral part of our remote learning success during the pandemic.  She has four children, 2 boys and 2 girls, who are her world! She loves her family, traveling, anime, and most all, the opportunity to teach your babies! :)

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