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MEET OUR TEAM

Our team is made up of dedicated, compassionate educators who have a heart for children.  In addition to our leadership team and Specials teachers, we have 1 Lead & 1 Assistant Teacher per classroom with over 70% of our staff having advanced degrees.  Further, all of our teachers complete at least 10 new training hours per year.  All teachers and staff are CPR, AED, & First Aid certified.

Terry Huey
Lead Pastor
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Angela York
Director

Angela is from Springfield, Missouri. This is her 13th year serving as SBCA Director and 21st year on staff at Summit serving preschoolers & their families. She led SBCA’s initiative to become a Preschool of Excellence in 2020. She is dedicated to serving students, families, her team, and the local community. Please contact Angela with any questions about SBCA, enrollment, or to schedule a tour: sbca@summitchurch.org

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Jennifer Ray
Assistant Director

Jennifer & her family of five moved to Georgia in 2011. Beginning her journey at SBCA as an assistant teacher 8 years ago, she now serves as the Assistant Director. With a background in nursing, she has always had a passion for caring for others.  She loves working with the children & families that God brings to SBCA. Her wish is for every parent & child to know the love of Jesus through the actions and words she uses daily.

Angie Yount
Administrative Assistant
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Angie is from Acworth, Georgia.  This is her 6th year serving with SBCA.  With a Masters in Early Childhood Education and 16 years of teaching experience, she loves supporting SBCA's teachers in making the classroom experience magical for each and every student. 

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Sandy Mashburn
Kindergarten Teacher

Sandy is from Powder Springs, Ga.  She has a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education & holds a current Georgia teaching certificate in childhood education P-5.  This is her 8th year serving with SBCA, in addition to a total of 30+ years of teaching experience.  She loves teaching & seeing the pure joy of learning in the eyes of her students.

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Jamie Winklesky
Lead Pre K Teacher
& Team Lead

Jamie is from Kennesaw, Georgia.  This is her 13th year serving with SBCA.  With a bachelor’s degree in sociology and minor in psychology along with 10+ years of teaching experience, she is passionate about teaching Pre-K and leading the team of Pre-K teachers. 

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Nicole Twum-Baah
Assistant Pre K Teacher

Nicole is originally from Ghana and has lived in the Kennesaw/Acworth area for the last 10 years. She has a bachelor’s degree in political science and international relations. This is her 4th year serving as an assistant kindergarten teacher at SBCA. She loves seeing children learning and creatively exploring the world around them.

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Marie Goff
Lead Pre K Teacher

Marie is from Kennesaw, Ga. This is her 13th year serving at SBCA. With her teaching experience & Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, she uses her knowledge to make her class a hands-on and engaging environment. She also enjoys developing & implementing the curriculum for SBCA’s Summer Camp.

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Dana Callan
Assistant Pre K Teacher

Dana Callan is from Morristown, New Jersey.  This is her 8th year serving with SBCA.  She assists the lead teacher in many roles.  She loves helping, guiding, and motivating this new generation of preschoolers and kindergarteners. 

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Maggie Clifford
Lead Pre K Teacher

Maggie Clifford, a graduate of Texas Christian University and former college swimmer, has called Georgia home for the last 20 years. Maggie has spent the majority of her career as a youth swim coach and pre-school teacher. She is looking forward to her first year teaching at SBCA.

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Alicia Clement
Assistant Pre K Teacher

Alicia has lived in Acworth for three years. She holds a bachelor's degree in Biology & a master's degree in Middle Grades Education. In addition to her experience as a public school teacher, she has provided informal education for all ages at the Georgia Aquarium for 10+ years. She is excited to get back into the classroom and serve our preschool community this year!

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Rose Ann Villegas
Lead 3s Teacher

Rose Ann is from Boston, Massachusetts and has been in the Atlanta area for 12 years.  This will be her 3rd year working with our 3s program and she is excited to take on the Lead Teacher role.  With her service in the US Army, paraprofessional certification, & wide array of childcare experiences, she is excited to be making a difference in the lives of children.  

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Frankie Morin
Assistant 3s Teacher

Frankie has lived in several states including Ohio, Florida & Tennessee.  Now residing in Acworth with her 2 boys & husband, she is thrilled to be a part of the SBCA team & have her boys experience SBCA as students! Frankie loves finding new & creative ways for children to learn.  She is passionate about creating a fun, safe, & loving environment for kids to thrive in! 

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Jane Bragg
Lead 3s Teacher

& Team Lead

Jane Bragg is from Kennesaw, Ga. This is her 7th year serving at SBCA in the 3s program.  With a Technical Certificate of Credit in Early Childcare Education and over 20 years experience in early childcare education, she loves teaching the children about Jesus and encouraging them to be excited about learning.

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Juliana Dotson
Assistant 3s Teacher

Juliana is originally from Brazil and has lived in Acworth for the last 5 years. She has served as a volunteer in children's ministries for many years and loves working with children. She is excited and happy to begin her 2nd year of teaching at SBCA!

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Chelsey Queen
Lead 3s Teacher

Chelsey lives in Acworth, GA.  She has served as a Lead Teacher for the 3s program for 6 years. Her favorite things about teaching the 3s are planning special events for the children along with being a part of the immense growth in independence and motor skills that occur throughout the year.

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Elizabeth Harrison
Assistant 3s Teacher

Elizabeth, originally from Southern California, relocated to Georgia in 2019 with her family.  Having served as a children's ministry teacher and summer camp assistant director, she is thrilled to bring her energy and knowledge from those experiences to teaching SBCA's two-year olds!

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Amanda Martin
Lead 3s Teacher

Amanda is from Marietta, Georgia and this is her 8th year teaching at SBCA. Her love for children has led her to serve in youth and children's ministries for over 15 years.  With that experience, she especially loves serving as a Lead Teacher in the 2s program.

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Luisa Swift
Assistant 3s Teacher

Luisa, originally from the Philippines, has lived in Georgia for 15 years. She has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. After a fun year of serving in the SBCA Library, she is excited to start her journey as an Assistant 3s teacher! With a passion for helping all children reach their potential, she loves to challenge students to be curious and take chances when learning. 

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Nicole Gooch
Lead 2s Teacher

 

Nicole Gooch is from Pueblo, Colorado & has been living in Acworth for 24 years. This is her 4th year serving in the 2s program at SBCA. Her love for working with children has led her to serve with numerous children's ministries, classrooms, and sports teams for over 20 years. She's excited to teach children and watch them grow spiritually, mentally, and physically. 

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Ashley Skibicki
Assistant 2s Teacher

 

Ashley grew up in Marietta, Georgia and currently lives in Adairsville with her husband and two daughters. She has served in children's ministries for the last 14 years. This is her first year serving at SBCA, and she is so excited to begin her journey as an Assistant in the 2s program!

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Kim Anderson
Lead 2s Teacher

Kim is originally from Tampa, FL and moved to Acworth 27 years ago with her family.  She has two daughters, two sons-in-law, & 3 precious granddaughters.  She enjoys caring for preschoolers and looks forward to spending time with your little ones at SBCA!

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Ericka Graziosi
Assistant 2s Teacher

Ericka is originally from Jersey but has called Georgia her home for 17 years. She has raised three children in our community and her youngest, twins, attended SBCA. She is a returning team member having served 2s and 3s for several years. She is excited to return to preschool and enjoy all the joy of our sweet 2s!

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Irina Perez
Lead 2s Teacher

Irina is from Venezuela and has lived in Georgia for the past 7 years. She is excited to serve as a lead teacher in her 2nd year at SBCA.  She loves teaching and enjoys every minute with the little ones.

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Whitney Watters
Assistant 2s Teacher

Whitney is a Georgia native with a bachelor's degree in communication from Kennesaw State University.  She has served in various musical ministries over the years and currently works as a voice actor in addition to teaching.  As a SBCA mom, she is excited to start her journey as an Assistant 2s teacher! 

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Audrey Hayes
Lead 2s Teacher
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Lisa Sengvixay
Assistant 2s Teacher

Originally from Lagrange, GA, Audrey now resides in Kennesaw with her husband and two children (who have loved their time at SBCA too!). She holds a bachelors degree in business and minor in public administration along with many years in caring for children at home and at her church. She is looking forward to her 2nd year of teaching the sweet two-year olds at SBCA!

Lisa Sengvixay is originally from Florida, but moved to Georgia at 2 years old. This is her 5th year at SBCA assisting in the Toddler/Twos program. As an Assistant Teacher in the 2s program, she really enjoys working with this fun age group. 

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Katie Dedola
Lead Toddler
Teacher

Katie was born in Pittsburgh, PA, but calls Canton home.  She is thrilled to be coming back to Summit to lead the Toddler class.  This will be her 5th year at SBCA. She loves helping little ones learn and grow by exploring the world around them.  

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Michelle Sturdivant
Assistant Toddler Teacher

Michelle is an Acworth local who has also been an SBCA mom for 6 years with four boys of her own. With a bachelor's degree in Biology and a bachelor's degree in Nursing both from KSU, Michelle is excited to teacher some of SBCA's youngest learners at the beginning of their educational journey!

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Deborah Balfour
Lead Wee Ones
Teacher

Deborah is a California native who has called Georgia her home for the last 16 years. Entering her 9th year of teaching (5 years with music & 2 with the Toddlers class), she loves working with our littlest learners and watching them grow. Little ones are her passion and she is so excited to be loving on and teaching the Wee Ones class this year!

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Kim Eldred
Assistant Wee Ones Teacher

Kim was born and raised in NJ followed by time in Florida and Upstate NY before settling in Georgia. With her Associates in Arts and 6 years of caring for children, Kim is excited to begin her 2nd year teaching at SBCA!  She especially loves watching the little ones learn and grow.

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Cassandra Balfour
Music & Movement Teacher

Cassandra was born in California and has called Georgia her home since she was 4 yrs old. She has grown up at Summit serving children and has a love for singing and dancing after years of serving in Summit's Youth Praise Team & her high school band! She is excited to be both a SBCA Mama and teacher, and is looking forward to sharing her love of music with your children!

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Diane Zimmerman
Librarian

Diane has called GA home for a while, living in Kennesaw for the past four years. With a bachelor's in journalism & master's in public administration, she has a lot of experience working with high school students and their families. As a mom to current and former SBCA students, she is excited to be working with all of the precious littles this school year as the librarian!

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Laura Rodriguez
Spanish Teacher

Laura is originally from Costa Rica and moved to Georgia 7 years ago. She has a degree in Physical Therapy with experience in Childhood Development and a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. Her love for children has led her to serve with the children's ministry for over 15 years. She is excited about teaching her native language, Spanish, in her 2nd year at SBCA. 

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