Meet Our Team


Each one of the WPA teachers brings an element of excellence to the WPA team. With education including, Masters in Education, North Carolina Early Childhood Credentials, North Carolina School of the Arts, public speaking, psychology, music, foreign languages and more. Along with education, every WPA teacher is CPR and First Aid trained and 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 (Pre-K)

Co-Teacher



Mary Krakower

Little Leonardos (Pre-K) 

Co-Teacher



Christine Kennedy 

Petite Picassos 3/4 Yr Olds

Lead Teacher



Cathy Slany

Petite Picassos 3/4 Yr Olds

Assistant Teacher


Jessie Johnson-Smith

Mini Monets 2/3 Yr Olds

Co-Teacher 


Megan Peterson 

Mini Monets 2/3 Yr Olds

Co-Teacher 



Emily Bannerman

Art and Dance 

Instructor 



Sarah Mason

Music and Movement

Instructor 



Mallory Beckett

Spanish Instructor

Afternoon Teacher




Sarah McAlear

Music and Movement Instructor


Sarah Mason

Music and Movement 

Instructor



Zoe Laackmann

Afternoon Teacher



Margie Butts, M.Ed

Owner

 

Linda Hedrick

Director


Katie Cook

Assistant Director