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Ms. Shannon graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Secondary Education (English-Spanish). After subbing in public schools, she married and moved to Atlanta where she spent two years working for AmeriCorps (2nd and 5th grade). Later, she began teaching preschool in Dunwoody for almost a decade. She's been at TLC since 2008 and has the best job in the world: Working with wee ones! She brings a wacky sense of humor, love of children, and enthusiasm for learning. Just don't ask her to cook anything!
Did you know after5 years of service at TLC, teachers can earn a trip to any early childhood conference in the world?! Here's a list of programs we've attended!
Kathie 2013 4.5 years (honorable mention!)
Archana 2013 4.5 years (honorable mention!)
Jane 2014 Hawaii, USA PacRim Diversity and Disability
Laura 2015 Melbourne, Australia Beyond Tomorrow
Jocelyn 2016 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ECCE (Early Childhood Care and Education)
Katie 2017 New York, USA Young Child Expo
Becky 2017 Opatija, Croatia OMEP (World Organization for Early Childhood Education and Care)
Fiorella 2018 Iquitos, Peru Educator Academy in the Amazon Rainforest
Lorena 2019 Atlanta, GA Georgia Child Care Association
Kristin 2019 Santa Barbara, CA Learning and the Brain Summer Institute
Sandy 2019 Santa Barbara, CA Learning and the Brain Summer Institute
Lynn 2020 Atlanta, GA Georgia Child Care Association
Why send preschool teachers across the globe for training?
1.) Other professions take training trips. We believe educators deserve world class instruction, too.
2.) Our staff hails from around the globe, and so do our students.
3.) We're open to learning methods from other lands-- hometown doesn't have ALL the answers:)
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TLC has a multi-tiered job application. To be a Legacy teacher, employees must meet TLC standards (interviews, peer performance reviews) and State of Georgia standards (extensive background checks, CPR-First Aid certification, and 10 hours of yearly continuing education classes). Though experienced, we consider ourselves "I DON'T know it alls" and are continually learning from our professional peers, families, and the best teachers of all, the children!
We hire highly qualified individuals who expect the best from themselves, are enthusiastic about our profession, and strive to provide the best for families. In our staff, you will find quality counsel as we partner with you to help your child succeed. Simply put, TLC hires teachers who LOVE their "job" and believe our vocation is a vacation.
Ms. Masi is our longest tenured team member (5 years and counting!!!) She's bilingual and has a degree in social work for adults with special needs. Additionally, she earned her CDA (Child Development Assoc.) after completing over 120 hours of classes. Ms. Masi and her husband have a young son who attended TLC and is now a "big boy" in elementary school! Ms. Masi enjoys make-up, fashion and all things fabulous!
Ms. Itzel earned her CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) certificate in Alabama. She moved to Atlanta to start a family and has a lively baby boy! She likes jogging in Piedmont Park and spending time with her family.
Sample Team Building Events
The team that plays together,
works better together!
An Atlanta native, from a young age Ms. Nikki was involved in sports, clubs, and after school activities. She ran track and field and served as the Student Athletic Advisory Committee President. She especially excelled at Judo, traveling internationally for competitions and at age 15 tried out for the U.S. Olympics Team! Afterward, she began working at the Boys and Girls Club where she was awarded Youth of the Year. Graduating from Benedict College with a B.S. in Biology, she pursued her passions of exploring athletic abilities and science with students.
Ms. Fiorella was born in Lima, Peru, and at the age of 9 moved to Atlanta. She loves working with children of all ages, that's why she's a full time student at GSU majoring in ECE. She's bilingual (English-Spanish), a self professed workaholic, and enjoys spending any free time with friends/ family, hiking, and outdoor adventures.
Ms. Sandy graduated Summa Cum Laude from GA State University with a degree in Early Childhood Education after a 14 year retailing career with Rich's Department Store. She taught third grade for ten years and Gifted 1 - 5 for six years in Gwinnett County. Since retiring in 2010, she has volunteered at the CAC's Food Bank and in her two youngest granddaughters' classes. She enjoys gardening, yoga and traveling with her husband.
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