MEET THE STAFF
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. Kim is an NC State graduate, Raleigh native who loves everything about teaching! She has been at Little Sprouts in the Ones room for a year now and is SO excited about this upcoming year. In her free time, she loves to hang out with her husband and two little boys, cook and do anything outdoors.
Ms. Julia loves the color pink, and her favorite food is rice! She did cheerleading and gymnastics her whole life and can teach you a trick or two. Her passion is in Early Childhood education. She just adores children with her whole heart and hopes to become the best teacher she can be.
Ms. Hunter is originally from Maiden, NC and has been in the Raleigh area for several years now. She is married to her husband, Jon, and has three children: Ryley, Heath, and Everly. She has her Associates Degree in Early Childhood: Teacher Associate Concentration. She also has her Early Childhood Credentials. She has almost twenty years experience in childcare and she has also worked with special needs children. During her free time, she enjoy traveling and spending time with family.
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 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. 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. Kenna is from Hattiesburg, MS and just moved to Wake Forest in early August. She graduated in May 2023 with a B.S. in Christian Ministry from William Carey University. She recently began pursuing her Masters of Divinity in Missiology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. When she's not studying, she enjoys working out, shooting her bow (archery), hiking, and swimming.
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 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.