Meet Our Team

Everyone On Our Team is First Aid and CPR Certified


Margie Butts, M.Ed

Owner/Director

 Masters Degree in Education/Public Health, UNC Charlotte, previous faculty UNC Chapel Hill

Orton Gillingham Trained Dyslexia Tutor

Woodcock-Johnson  tester 

20 years exp. working with students from elementary age to medical school

Elizabeth Dinko

Assistant Director

BA Theatre Ed, Meredith College  Raleigh

Previously NCDPI Certified K-12 

10+ years classroom experience in public/private education

Angela  McConnell

Lead Teacher

Dancing Dolphins Pre-K

Previous teacher and director at Little Chapel On the Boardwalk Preschool

Christine Kennedy Cathy Slany

Mother/

Daughter Team

Silly Sea Turtles 3/4 Yr Old

 Christine: Associate in Early Childhood, SUNY Cobleskill, NY, Directors Certificate, Wake Tech, Former Director and Asst Director WPA,  17 Yrs Field Experince

Cathy (Mimi): 20 Years as a Nanny, Retired  2013, Online Classes and Workshops

Kristen Shimmoller

Co-Lead

Sparkling Starfish 2/3 Yr

Old 

 Bachelors  in Communication UNC Wilmington, Currently UNCW student MA teaching,  Former Summer Camp Director, Pre-K Ballet, Kids Acting Coach Insight School of Acting. 10 Years Early Childhood Experience

Hannah Mauldin

Co-Lead

Sparkling Starfish 2/3 Yr

Old

BA  Elementary Education

UNC Wilmington

Former teacher at Wrightsville Beach Elementary School

Emily Bannerman

Assistant Teacher

Dancing Dolphins Pre-K

Dance Instructor

UNC of the Arts, Ballet and Modern Dance, Early Childhood Credential, Freelance Dancer, 6  Years Instructor Experience, Wilmington School of Ballet with Dancers of All Ages and Special Needs

Sarah McAlear

Floater

Music and Movement Instructor

Early Childhood Credential, 10 years experience, Instructor at Dance Arts Conservatory, Home Care Nurse

Katie Cook

Substitute

Bachelors in Communication UNC Wilmington, Currently UNCW student MA teaching, Former Summer Camp Director, Pre-K Ballet, Kids Acting Coach Insight School of Acting. 10 Years Early Childhood Experience