MEET OUR TEACHERS!
Ms. Shannon (Lead Ones/MMO Teacher)
Ms Shannon is from Fayetteville, NC and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education. She has called Raleigh home for the past twenty years. Ms. Shannon taught in various educational settings over ten years before deciding to take time off to stay at home with her children. She lives with her husband, Ray, and three children, Carly (13), Lucas (8), and Natalie (6). Ms. Shannon has subbed and taught specials at our preschool before moving into the Ones position.
Ms. Hayley (Lead Twos Teacher)
Ms Hayley is originally from Connecticut and moved to North Carolina 9 years ago with her family. She is the oldest of six and has one sister and four brothers. Children have always been a part of her life and she highly enjoys working with them in a classroom setting. She has an Associates in Early Childhood Education and has been working in preschool settings on and off for two years. Ms. Hayley recently got married in May of 2018 and she and her husband live in Raleigh. She met her husband at their home church, and they have been together for three years. Ms Hayley is in her second year here at our preschool.
Ms. Hunter (Assistant Teacher)
Ms Hunter was born in Maiden, NC and has been resident in Raleigh for four years. She is married to her best friend, Jon, and has three children: Ryley, Heath, and Everly. She has her Associates Degree in Early Childhood: Teacher Associate Concentration from CVCC. She also has her Early Childhood Credentials. She has fourteen years teaching experience in childcare and she has worked in GCPS for a year as a teacher assistant for special needs children. During her free time she enjoy going to the mountains and spending time with family and friends. Ms. Hunter enjoys being part of our preschool community.
Ms. Hannah (Lead Threes Teacher)
Shortly after graduating from the University of Maine in 2012 with her degree in Child Development and Family Relations, Hannah moved to North Carolina and hasn't looked back! This New England native has been working with children in many different capacities for over half her lifetime. Her primary focus in the classroom is guiding children in problem solving, expressing creativity and in discovering their own interests but she stands by the fact that she learns just as much from the children as they learn from her!
Hannah and her partner Alex have two young children both of whom attend preschool here; Everleigh Reese age 3 and Baker Wade age 1. This year will be Hannah’s 6th year teaching at at our preschool, and she is thrilled to continue to be a member of this truly special community as both a parent and a teacher.
Ms. Tara (Pre-K Lead Teacher)
Ms Tara is originally from Southern California, but moved to Raleigh with her husband 14 years ago. She earned her Bachelor's degree in English Literature at Trinity Western University in British Columbia, Canada, and went on to earn her teaching credentials from California State University of Long Beach. She taught various elementary grades for 8 years before taking time off to be with her two daughters, Claire (11) and Camden(10). Tara returned to education as a Kindergarten instructional assistant in the public schools before coming to teach PreK at Windborne/Little Sprouts in 2019. Tara has a special love for teaching early literacy and is thrilled to part of this preschool family.
Ms. Robyn (Director)
Robyn is originally from Western New York, where she graduated from the State University of New York (SUNY) college at Fredonia with a degree in Elementary Education. She moved to North Carolina to teach and met her (NY native) husband here. However, she now considers herself an honorary southerner after living here for over 20 years. Robyn has taught in various elementary grades in both Halifax and Wake County, and has also been a reading intervention teacher. She has also served as an educational director at a local tutoring center. After some time away from teaching to raise her two sons, (currently 11 and 9 years old) she returned to education, and eventually joined the Windborne/Little Sprouts Preschool family as the director.