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The Wilmington Preschool of the Arts

Meet Our Team

Each of the Wilmington Preschool of the Arts teachers and staff brings elements of excellence to the WPA team. Every WPA teacher is CPR and First Aid certified. Each of our lead teachers has a bachelor's or associate's degree and even our teacher's assistants are more than qualified with years of childhood education experience.  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.

Margie Butts


Margie obtains a Masters in Education

from UNC Charlotte. 

Tara Morrow


Tara obtains an Associates in Early Childhood Education from Quinsigamond Community College. 

She has over 25 years of experience. 

Lindsay Sanderson

Assistant Director

3 year olds

Lindsay obtains an Associates in Early Childhood Education from Cape Fear Community College.

Tandra Canty


Tandra obtains a Bachelors in Family Studies 

from Mid Atlantic Christian University and is currently working towards her Masters in Marriage and Family Studies at Liberty University. 

She has 9 years of experience. 

Allison Jackson

3 year olds

Allison obtains a Regents Bachelors of Arts with heavy emphasis in Early and Special Education at West Liberty University. 

She has 5 years of experience.

Lynne Freedle

3 year olds

Lynne has worked in Early Childhood and Special Education for over 30 years. 

Taylor Saucier

3 year olds

Taylor obtains an Associates in Medical Assisting from Wayne Community College. 

She has ECE Credentials and 10 years of experience.

                        Julie Rukstelis                         4 year olds 

Julie has worked in Early Childhood for 9 years and has ECE Credentials. 

Autum Murphy

2 year olds 

Autumn is currently enrolled in the Early Childhood Education program at Cape Fear Community College.

Diamond Roland

2 year olds 

Diamond has completed the ECE program at Hew Hanover High School and is currently enrolled at Cape Fear Community College. 

Kelsey Feit

4 year olds 

Kelsey obtains a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education from The State University of New York College at Oneonta. 

She has 4 years of experience.


Amani Pugh

2 year olds 

Amani has completed the ECE program at New Hanover High School.

Molly Hamilton 


Molly obtains an Associates in Arts from Cape Fear Community College.

She is a ballet Instructor at The Wilmington Conservatory of Fine Arts and has preformed in over 20 productions here in Wilmington. 

Estefania Lizarazo 


Estefania is currently working towards an Associates in Early Childhood Education at

Cape Fear Community College. 

She has 1 year of experience.


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