Staff

Melissa Weaver

Melissa Weaver
Program Director, Instructor

Education

  • Specialists, Adult Learning, Walden University
  • Masters, Early Childhood Studies, Walden University
  • B.A., Early Childhood Education, University of Cincinnati

Experience

  • 23 years experience working with children from 6 weeks to age 5

Professional Goal

  • Attaining a Doctorate in Early Childhood Education and teaching more adult courses in the field of Early Childhood

Keana Austin

Keana Austin
Two-Year-Old Lead Teacher

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Child and Family Studies from The University of Southern Mississippi

Experience

  • 600 practicum hours with children infants-age 5; assistant teacher with USM GCCCD for 1 year

Professional Goal

  • Enroll in the Master's program at The University of Southern Mississippi
 
Chelsea Hill

Chelsea Hill
Lead Infant Teacher

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Child and Family Studies, The University of Southern Mississippi

Experience

  • 3 years experience working with children in the pre-school environment

Professional Goal

  • Continue education in the Master's program in Education and Psychology

 Amanda Moran

Amanda Moran
One-Year-Old Lead Teacher

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Development and Family Studies with an emphasis in Child Studies from Mississippi State University

Experience

  • 180 classroom lab hours; 600 practicum hours in a classroom setting; 1 year as an assistant teacher

Professional Goal

  • Enroll in the Master's program at The University of Southern Mississippi

 Carmen Stilwell

Carmen Stilwell
Lead Teacher/Instructor

Education

  • B.A., Child Development, The University of Southern Mississippi

Experience

  • 8 years experience working with children in the pre-school environment

Professional Goal

  • Pursuing a Master's in Child and Family Studies (starting 2014)

Shannon Valles

Shannon Valles
Lead Teacher

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts from Argosy University
  • Associate's degree in Elementary Education from the University of Phoenix

Experience

  • 13 years experience working with children in the pre-school and elementary school environment

Professional Goal

  • Complete my Master's degree in Child and Family Studies at USM