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MEET THE STAFF

Mrs. Bree

Brianne Weishaar, a.k.a. Mrs. Bree, has been in education for over 23 years. She worked as a teacher and an administrator, graduated Cum Laude from Capital University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion and completed the honors program, and attended The English Nanny and Governess School and became a certified governess. She hopes to begin working on a Master of Divinity degree within the next year.

Bree loves to learn and values education. She believes that knowledge is one of the keys to a happy and productive future. Her goal is to pass that on to every child she meets… for each child to learn to crave new knowledge, to attempt to fully grasp what they have already been taught, and to share what they know with others. Knowledge, however, is useless without a firm foundation from which it can grow. She was fortunate enough to have been blessed with a love for the Lord and strong Christian base from which that love could be nurtured and grow. Faith is the most important key for guiding a child down the paths of right and good. It is her calling in life to allow God to use her as a source of knowledge, hope, and guidance for all souls, especially children, who seek His grace and love.

Ms. Jenni

Ms. Jenni loves Jesus! She loves modeling Christ and teaching others about Him. She has worked with children her whole life and has worked in preschools for over 20 years. She has a degree in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Jenni and her husband, Paul, have seven children, ages 16-32. Ms. Jenni loves being a Grammy to two granddaughters ages 10 years and 10 months, and she has a dog named Cooper. Ms. Jenni loves the beach, even in the winter. You will find her in or near water from April through October. Her favorite color is pink and her favorite food is steak. She loves to sing, dance, and play piano. She is an author and also loves other artistic expressions.

Ms. Alexis

Ms. Alexis was born and raised in Missouri. She is excited to be teaching at Little Sprouts this year. Her goal is to encourage and support the children. She has been working with preschoolers since she was young. In her free time she likes working out, listening to podcasts,  and trying new activities.

Ms. Brittney

Ms. Brittney lives in Raleigh with her husband, Chris, and two boys, Cole and Hayes. Ms. Brittney graduated from North Carolina State University with a B.S. in Animal Science. During her time at NC State, she was an undergraduate teaching assistant in anatomy and physiology. Ms. Brittney worked in veterinary medicine before transitioning into the clinical research industry where she redesigned and managed the onboarding and training program for Clinical Trials Assistants. After the birth of her son Cole, she decided to take time away from her career to stay at home with her children. Cole began attending Little Sprouts and Ms. Brittney fell in love with the preschool. She began getting involved through subbing and serving on the preschool board. She enjoys visiting the beach, crafting, and gardening.

Ms. Hannah

Ms. Hannah is a Raleigh native, married to her high school sweetheart and a mom to two daughters, Emma and Riley. She has a Bachelor Degree in Nursing with experience working in pediatric nursing and labor and delivery. Ms. Hannah has several years of experience serving in children’s ministry and enjoys working with children. She is excited to join the team at Little Sprouts this year!

Ms. Andrea

Ms. Andrea was born and raised in Southwest Florida. She moved to Raleigh in 2010. She is married to her best friend and has two little girls who also love attending Little Sprouts. In her free time, Ms. Andrea loves to listen to true crime podcasts, sew, workout, read and walk around Target!

Ms. Tracy

Ms. Tracy is originally from St. Louis, MO but has moved to a few other locations over the years, most recently to Wake Forest in 2020. Along the way, she has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education, certification in Early Childhood Special Education and a Master’s Degree in Education. She taught preschool-aged children with special needs for eleven years, took some time away from teaching to be with her sons and returned to teach preschool in a church facility for six years before moving to North Carolina. Ms. Tracy has been married to her husband for 24 years and has two boys, 14 and 16 years old. She enjoys being with her family, camping, going to the beach and reading.

Ms. Patricia

Ms. Patricia was born and raised in Chicago, a die-heart Cubs & Chicago Bears fan. She moved to Raleigh after graduating with a BA in communications from Purdue University. She has worked many years in clinical research, first at  GlaxoSmithKline, and the last 6 years at Duke Medical Center in oncology and pediatrics clinical trials. She is married to her husband Pete for 35 years and has 2 adult children, Jonathan and Brenna. She also have 2 dogs, sisters Mazie (pictured) & Mojo. In her spare time, she enjoys watching sports, hiking, pickleball, traveling, jigsaw puzzles and playing board games with family and friends.

Ms. Debbie

Ms. Debbie was born and raised in West Palm Beach, Florida. After living for quite some time in Gwinnett County, Georgia, she just recently moved to Wendell, NC. She is married to Daniel and has three children: Stephen, Brittany and Christina. She also has four grandchildren: Sofia, Riley, Emily and Lydia. She has her Child Development Associate Credential and has been teaching for over 40 years in Early Childhood. Ms. Debbie has worked with a variety of ages and also special needs children. During her free time, she enjoys camping, reading, crafting and spending time with her family.

Ms. Christina

Ms. Christina moved to Raleigh in 2015 from Columbus, GA. She has been married for over 12 years and has 2 amazing daughters, Sofia and Lydia. Both of her girls have been a part of Little Sprouts for over 6 years. She loves the family environment, and she is now proud to be a part of the Little Sprouts "staff" family. Ms. Christina loves doing music and coming up with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) projects for her kiddos in class. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and crafting her many wonderful creations.

Ms. Mandy

Ms. Mandy was born and raised in Clayton, NC. She attended Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, where she found her true passion in Early Childhood Education. She loves the color pink, and her favorite animal is a sloth! During her free time, she enjoys traveling on mission trips with her church, playing tennis, and spending time with friends and family! She has worked with a variety of ages and loves being around children! Her goal is to become the most encouraging and supportive teacher she can be!

Mrs. Melanie

Mrs. Melanie is from Garner, NC born and raised. She and her husband, Tyree, have one daughter, Ava Brooke and fur daughter Penelope. She has her B.S. degree in early childhood education and has been in the field since 2011 ranging in different roles from teacher to assistant director. Mrs. Melanie is a certified labor doula and certified postpartum & Infant care doula and loves supporting families on their special journeys as they welcome their bundle of joy! During her free time she enjoys listening to podcasts, having family time, and indulging all things selfcare! She is excited to join Little Sprouts and spread the love of Jesus!

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