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Meet Our Team

Each of the Wilmington Preschool of the Arts teachers and staff bring elements of excellence to the WPA team. Staff education includes; Masters in Education, child development and family studies, North Carolina Early Childhood Credentials, North Carolina School of the Arts, communication studies, psychology, music, foreign languages and decades of early childhood education experience.  Every WPA teacher is CPR and First Aid certified. We also complete yearly furthering education classes with Smart Start of New Hanover County as well as attend the National Association for the Education of Young Children Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina each year. 

Susan Laackmann

Little Leonardos-CoLead

30 years of Education Experience including K-12 and Early Childhood Education 

University of NC at Wilmington-

Bachelors in French and K-12 Education Licensure 

Mom of 4

Gigi of 1


Tiffany Knight

Little Leonardos-CoLead

8 years of Early Childhood Education Experience

West Virginia University -

Bachelors in Child Development and Family Studies

Mom to be of 1 


Christine Kennedy 

Petite Picassos-Lead Teacher

20 years of Early Childhood Education Experience

Suny Cobleskill -

Associates in Early Childhood Education

NC Early Childhood Credentials

Mom of 2



Cathy Slany

Petite Picassos-Assistant Teacher

20 years of Early Childhood Experience

Mom of 2 

Mimi 0f 5


Megan Peterson

Mini Monets-Lead Teacher

9  years of Early Childhood Experience

University of NC at Wilmington-

Bachelors in Psychology

Mom of 3


CeeCee Rendleman 

Mini Monets-Assistant Teacher

7 years of Early Childhood Experience 

NC Early Childhood Credentials 

Mom of 1 


Emily Bannerman

Dance and Art Instructor 

5 years of Early Childhood Experience

NC School of the Arts - 

Ballet and Modern Dance

NC Early Childhood Credentials

Dog Mom of 1



Zoe Laackmann

Music Instructor

5 years of Early Childhood Experience

University of NC at Wilmington-

Majoring in Music Performance with a French Minor



Margie Butts, M.Ed

Owner

14 years of Education Experience including K-12 and Early Childhood Education

University of NC at Charlotte - Masters in K-12 Education

NC Early Childhood Credentials

NC Early Childhood Administration Credentials

Mom of 2

 

Katie Cook

Director

7 years of Early Childhood Education Experience 

University of NC at Wilmington - Bachelors in Communication Studies 

NC Early Childhood Credentials

NC Early Childhood Administration Credentials

Mom of 1 


Jessie Smith

Assistant Director

5 years of Early Childhood Education Experience

Cape Fear Community College -

Associate in Arts

NC Early Childhood Education Credentials

NC Early Childhood Administration Credentials

Mom of 2




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