Lower School Faculty

Head of Lower School

List of 1 members.

  • Mrs. Mary Steensma 

    Head of Lower School
    George Washington University - M.Ed.
    University of Connecticut - B.S.

List of 11 members.

  • Mrs. Ashley Alexander 

    Kindergarten Asst. Teacher & Math/Reading Support
    College of Charleston - B.S.
  • Mrs. Tracy Blackledge 

    Kindergarten Lead Teacher
    University of North Carolina at Charlotte - B.A.
  • Ms. Jessica Carter 

    2nd Grade Teacher
    Appalachian State University - B.S.
  • Mrs. Carol Codd 

    Kindergarten Asst. Teacher
    University of Washington - B.A.
    Montessori Teacher Preparation of Washington - Preschool and Lower Elementary Certifications
  • Ms. Erin Crissman 

    TK Asst. Teacher
    University of North Carolina at Charlotte - B.S.
  • Mrs. Christy Dickson 

    3rd Grade Teacher
    La Grange College - B.A.
  • Mrs. Tami Fuller 

    2nd Grade Teacher
    Kutztown University - B.S.
  • Ms. Catherine Fulton 

    Asst. Director of Athletics, Lower/Middle School P.E. Teacher
    Lenoir-Rhyne University - B.S.
  • Ms. Claire  Gittleman 

    Lower School Spanish Teacher
    Bates College - B.A.
  • Mrs. Emily Griswold 

    4th Grade Teacher
    University of Phoenix - M.Ed.
    State University of New York at Geneseo - B.S.
  • Mr. Pat Harder 

    Lower School Science Teacher
    James Madison University - B.S.

List of 10 members.

  • Ms. Ann-Marie Harp 

    Eaglets Lead Teacher
    York Technical College; Winthrop University - Early Childood Education
  • Mrs. Julie Langley 

    Lower School Art Teacher
    University of South Carolina - B.A.
  • Ms. Gretchen Leffew 

    3rd Grade Teacher
    Bob Jones University - B.S.
  • Ms. Marie Lopes Barreto 

    Lower School French Teacher
    McGill University - M.S.
    McGill University - B.S.
    University of Heidelberg - Certificate of German as a Foreign Language
  • Ms. Susan Loveday 

    Special Programs Coordinator
    Cleveland State University - A.M.I. (Associated Montessori International) Montessori Degree
  • Mrs. Bobbi Luster 

    Technology Specialist
    East Carolina University - School Media Specialist Certificate
    Simmons College - Master's of Information & Library Science
    Rider University - B.A.
  • Ms. Brianne Lute 

    Lower School Music Teacher
    Edinboro University of Pennsylvania - B.S. Music Education
  • Mrs. Lynne McClellan 

    LS Reading Specialist
    Clemson University - M.Ed.
    Appalachian State University - B.S.
  • Mrs. Katherine Noble 

    Kindergarten Lead Teacher
    Queens University - Teaching Certificate
    Salem College - B.A.
  • Mrs. Mackenzie Oakes 

    1st Grade Lead Teacher
    University of Minnesota - M.Ed.
    Purdue University - B.A.

List of 10 members.

  • Mrs. Janeen Edmiston 

    Eaglets Asst. Teacher
    University of California, San Diego - B.S.
  • Mrs. Amy Pearce 

    1st Grade Lead Teacher
    East Carolina University - M.A.
    East Carolina University - B.S.
    National Board Certification
  • Mrs. Jessica Phipps 

    Lower and Middle School Band Teacher
    Eastman School of Music - B.M., M.A.
  • Ms. Carla Rabb 

    TK Lead Teacher
    Appalachian State University - B.S.
  • Mrs. Priscilla Saunders 

    4th Grade Teacher
    University of Central Florida - B.A.
  • Mrs. Farzaneh Sehhat 

    Toddlers Lead Teacher
    Central Piedmont Community College - A.A.S.
  • Mrs. Dana Sommer 

    TK Lead Teacher
    Western Governor's University (WGU) - B.S.
    Naugatuck Valley College - A.A.
  • Mrs. Carrie Wehunt 

    Early Childhood P.E. and Sign Language Teacher, Lower School Librarian
    Juniata College - B.A.
  • Ms.  Chelsey Wheeler 

    TK Asst. Teacher
    Elmira College - B.S.
  • Ms.  Ritah Wylie 

    Toddlers Asst. Teacher
    St. Gabriel's Nursery Training College, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe - Early Childhood Diploma, N.N.E.B.(Nursery Nursing Examination Board)

School Information

750 Jetton Street
Davidson, NC 28036
[P] 704-237-5200   [F] 704-896-5535
DAVIDSON DAY SCHOOL
An Independent Day School educating students 2 years old through 12th grade
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