Our Staff

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Beth Newton

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Christina Dupuis

Christina is excited to begin her first year on staff at Winters Chapel Preschool. Her son, Brayden, graduated from the Cool Cats last year; and her daughter, Madison, will be a Monkey. Christina has spent her entire life in the dance industry as a student, then professional and now she owns her own studio. She loves teaching kids of all ages, but preschoolers are her favorite.

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Martha Anne Singer

Martha Anne Singer is starting her 11th year at Winters Chapel Preschool.  She has a bachelor's degree in Special Education and taught for 5 years in the Chicago Public School System.  In her prior years at Winters Chapel, she taught Math and Science, assisted in the Flying Fish (3 year old) room and been lead teacher in the Flying Fish room.  She has 3 children - Jake (20 at GA Tech), Jordan (19 at GA State University), Cara (16 at North Springs High School) and pug, Lou.  She is excited to teach Mindful Mondays and STEM this year!

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Blair Chan

Blair Chan is returning for her ninth year at Winters Chapel and fourth year being a Marvelous Monkey. She loves bringing joy, fun and adventure to these marvelous minds! She has three children- Nicholas 10th grade, Millyn 8th grade and Jaxson in 3rd grade. Blair’s children are Winters Chapel alumni and still speak on their fond WCP memories. Blair has a BA in Hospitality from Georgia State. For 15 years, she worked at a local hotel planning meetings and parties for corporate and social organizations. Now she plans a party in the Monkey room every day! She can’t wait to meet all her new monkey friends this year!

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Diane Chappell

Diane Chappell will return for her 19th year at Winters Chapel as our primary substitute Diane has a B.S. in Psychology and a Masters in Therapeutic Recreation from Georgia State University. Diane teaches her Fun & Games Galore P.E. class at several schools in the area including ours. Diane’s daughter, Lindsay, will be a senior at the University of Georgia this year.

Kellie Meehan

Kellie Meehan was a parent at Winters Chapel.  She has twin girls in Middle School that will be home schooling through the Georgia Virtual Academy again this year.  Kellie has helped us with logistics for Kids Closet and around the school, filling in where needed for the past 11 years. She loves the outdoors and vacations at the beach.  She will be instrumental this year in helping us adhere to CDC cleaning/disinfection guidelines.

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Allison Parkes

Allison Parkes was a Winters Chapel parent for three years, and began working as a substitute during that time.  This will be her eighth  year as a two year old teacher. She will be in the Lucky Ducks this year.  Allison has a degree in Political Science from Berry College in Rome, Georgia, and she worked at Turner Broadcasting for ten years.  Her daughter Lindsay is a ninth grader and son, Wade, is an 11thth grader at Dunwoody High School. Daughter Brooke, is a 6th  grader also at Peachtree Charter Middle. .

Kelly Romano

Kelly was born and raised in Marietta, GA. She graduated from Kennesaw State University with a degree in Exercise and Health Science. This is her 12th year teaching at Winters Chapel Preschool and has been teaching the 2’s class for 8 of those years. She is  married to husband, Matt, and has 2 children ages 15 and 11. Outside of school she enjoys being with family and friends, walking my dog and playing tennis.

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Marissa Wadsworth

Marissa Wadsworth is excited to begin her 3rd year teaching music at Winters Chapel. She finds joy as she sings, dances, and creates music with young children. She received a BA in Music Education with an elementary music specialist emphasis from Brigham Young University. She has four children: Adelyn in 4th grade, Hudson in 1st grade, Elsie in the Llamas class, and Bennett in the Pandas.

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Erin Canal

Erin Canal is no stranger to Winters Chapel. She volunteered her time serving on various school committees and helped organize the library. Most importantly, her daughter Mira, now a 1st grader, is a former student. Erin has a BA in psychology and a Master’s in library and information science and has worked in various capacities with children including 12 years as a private school librarian. In her free time, she enjoys family hikes, tennis, cooking, and gardening. Erin is excited to assist with the Cool Cats!

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Shaina Rodriguez

Shaina enjoys working with children of all ages. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Development from the University of Rhode Island. After moving to Atlanta with her husband in 2014, she taught young toddlers at a Montessori school. Shaina started substitute teaching at Winters Chapel two years ago before becoming the lead teacher for the Playful Pandas. Shaina’s two sons have attended Winters Chapel since they were babies. Eli is now in first grade, and Caleb is in kindergarten at Crossroads Christian Academy. In her free time she enjoys doing art and science projects with her children, baking, hiking, spending time with her husband, and playing with their dog, Pickles.

Luz Garcia

Luz is originally from Guatemala. She has been a member of the surrounding community for 9 years. She loves working with children and is a teacher in the Busy Bees class. Luz is happily married to her husband David for 13 years and is mom to three children ages 12,10,and 5 years old, and pug Milo.

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