Welcome 2 Year Old's

Virginia Iris
2's Lead Teacher

Ms. Virginia is a widow and a mother of one adult son. She was raised in the city of Gastonia, NC and is the Youth pastor, Worship leader, and serves on the Pastor's council at her church. She enjoys working out at the gym, cooking, and traveling. Ms. Iris graduated from Hunter Huss High School and attended Gaston Community College, Central Piedmont Community College, and South Piedmont Community College. She has completed courses in: Introduction to Early Childhood Education, Child Care Credentials 1 & 2, Family Child Care 1 & 2, Early Childhood Administration 1 & 2, Child Development 1 & 2, Health Safety & Nutrition, Child Family & Community. She has received additional training/skills in: ITS/SIDS, Emergency Preparedness & Response in Early Child Care, Playground Safety, the Effect of Language Delays on Young Children, Welcoming a Child with Special Needs, CPR/First Aid Certification, H1N Influenza, Orienting New Staff. She also has NC qualification letter to work with children. Ms. Iris has worked with children in a preschool setting for over 25 years. She has also had the privilege of owning/directing her own Family Child Care Center and directing her church day care.

Sarah Kellas
2's Lead Teacher

Miss Sarah has known Mr. Mark and Ms. Dee Dee since she was a young girl, and as a 'lifer' who attended Central Academy in Lake Park, she is very familiar with the local area. She loves children, has worked as a nanny for several families, and has worked as a preschool assistant for the past few years. Miss Sarah is currently working on her Elementary Education degree, as she has always wanted to be a teacher. Miss Sarah is very excited to be working with the two year olds this year, and watching them learn and grow.



        2's Assistant Teacher

           Kathryn Vaughn

     2's  Assistant Teacher


Ms. Kathryn comes to us from Peoria, IL, from a family of five. She has an awesome fiance', Scott, and a beautiful daughter, Lydia, and two fur babies (puppies). She graduated in 2004 and has been trained in Early Childhood Education because of her love of working with kids.