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 12th year serving as SBCA Director and 20th 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 is from Huber Heights, Ohio.   This is her 7th year serving with SBCA.  She oversees SBCA's resources and offers support to teachers as needed.  She is committed to keeping the team organized and energized.

Angie Yount
Administrative Assistant
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Angie is from Acworth, Georgia.  This is her 5th year serving with SBCA.  With a Masters in Early Childhood Education and 16 years of teaching experience, she loves making the classroom experience magical for each and every student. 

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Sandy Mashburn
Lead 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 7th 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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Nicole Twum-Baah
Assistant Kindergarten Teacher

Nicole is originally from Ghana and has lived in the Kennesaw/Acworth area for the last 9 years. She has a bachelor’s degree in political science and international relations. This is her 3rd 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 Kindergarten Teacher

Marie is from Kennesaw, Ga. This is her 12th 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 Kindergarten Teacher

Dana Callan is from Morristown, New Jersey.  This is her 7th 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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Jamie Winklesky
Lead Pre K Teacher
& Team Lead

Jamie is from Kennesaw, Georgia.  This is her 12th 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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Rebecca Porch
Assistant Pre K Teacher

Rebecca is from Kennebunk, Maine and moved to Georgia when she was 10 years old. She has enjoyed supporting preschoolers through serving as a permanent sub & assistant teacher.  She is looking forward to continuing to impact children in her 2nd year as an assistant teacher!

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Ashleigh Spain
Lead Pre K Teacher

Ashleigh is from Erie, PA.  This is her 6th year serving with SBCA.  With a bachelor’s degree in Human Development & Family Studies, a Special Education teaching certification, and 12+ years of teaching experience throughout various grade levels, Ashleigh brings great enthusiasm, creativity, and knowledge to her Pre-K classroom. 

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Emma Loeffller
Assistant Pre K Teacher

Emma is from Parker, Colorado. This is her 4th year serving as an assistant teacher in the Pre K 4s program.  With 8+ years of experience in serving children, she's very passionate about helping young people grow and learn.

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Samantha Reeves
Lead 3s Teacher

Samantha is from Jacksonville, Alabama. This is her 3rd year teaching at SBCA.  With a B.A. in Spanish and 5 years of teaching experience, she has enjoyed educating a wide range of students--from high school Spanish to preschool Spanish and now to preschool teacher. She loves new experiences!

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Rose Ann Villegas
Assistant 3s Teacher

Rose Ann is from Boston, Massachusetts and has been in the Atlanta area for 11 years.  This is her 2nd year assisting in the Pre K program at SBCA.  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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Jane Bragg
Lead 3s Teacher

& Team Lead

Jane Bragg is from Kennesaw, Ga. This is her 6th 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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Laura Whitlock
Assistant 3s Teacher

Laura is from Marietta, GA. This is her 5th year serving with SBCA. With a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and 18+ years of experience teaching 3-year olds, she loves watching them grow and bloom over the year.

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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 5 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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Eunice Munene
Assistant 3s Teacher

While originally from Kenya, Eunice has lived in cobb County for 19 years. She has a bachelors degree in Biology and has served youth and children through subbing at SBCA for the last few years and serving at her church's Sunday school for 20 years. She loves children and is excited about the opportunity to love on these sweet three-year olds in her first year teaching at SBCA!

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Nicole Gooch
Lead 2s Teacher

 

Nicole Gooch is from Pueblo, Colorado & has been living in Acworth for 23 years. This is her 3rd 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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Irina Perez
Assistant 2s Teacher

 

Coming soon.

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Krystina Leonhardt
2s Lead Teacher

Krystina, originally from Louisiana, has been married for 20 years and has two boys of her own. She has taught and worked with children the past 4 years and is working on her degree in elementary education. She is excited to be able to serve here at SBCA!

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Allison Ortiz
2s Assistant Teacher

Allison is from Cartersville, GA and excited to begin her first year teaching at SBCA. With her bachelor's degree in history and love for children, she is thrilled to start this new adventure of teaching sweet two year olds!

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Amanda Martin 
Lead 2s Teacher

Amanda is from Marietta, Georgia and this is her 7th 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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Lisa Sengvixay
Assistant 2s Teacher

Lisa Sengvixay is originally from Florida, but moved to Georgia at 2 years old. This is her 4th 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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Audrey Hayes
Lead 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 first year of teaching the sweet two-year olds at SBCA!

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Juliana Dotson
Assistant 2s Teacher

Juliana is originally from Brazil and has lived in Acworth for the last 4 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 first year of teaching at SBCA!

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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 4th 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 8th 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 first year teaching at SBCA!  She especially loves watching the little ones learn and grow.

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Laura Fieg
Music & Movement Teacher

While Laura has lived in Uganda the past 10 years, she calls Georgia home. With a bachelor’s degree in elementary music education and 13 years of teaching experience in both Georgia and Uganda, she is thrilled to lead the Music & Movement class in her 2nd year at SBCA!

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Ashton White
Librarian/Media Specialist

Ashton is from Atlanta, Georgia and is excited to begin her 2nd year at SBCA as the Librarian!  With her bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education, she is looking forward to this new journey in teaching young people.

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Laura Rodriguez
Spanish Teacher

Laura is originally from Costa Rica and moved to Georgia 6 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 first year at SBCA.