Meet the Team

Value-driven, Educated Professionals


Katie McGoron


- M.A. Clinical Child Psychology

- B.S. Psychology

- 15+ years of experience working with children

- Mother of 2

- Contact Katie

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Cammera Archie

Kitchen Director

- 5+ years of experience working with Children

-3+ years of commercial food prep/service

- Enjoys reading and creative writing


Beth Heeg


- Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education

- 5+ years of Indoor & Outdoor Education

- Enrolled in GCCME Infant/Toddler Montessori Training

- Lover of Board Games & Dirt

- Contact Beth


Trisha Hay

Lead Preschool Teacher

- Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education

-Certified Children's Yoga Instructor

- Mom of 2 daughters & 2 dogs

- Enrolled in 3-6 Montessori Certificate Program at GCCME


Nyrie Stallworth

Lead Toddler Teacher

- 7+ years of experience with toddlers

- Currently in school for Clinical Psychology

- Loves kayaking, gardening, learning about plants, and dog mom to 2


Mary Wilder

Lead Infant Teacher

 - NC Childcare Credentials

- 11+ years childcare experience

- Enjoys hiking and camping and all things nature

- Mommy and wife


Jaimee Stevenson

Assistant Preschool Teacher

- 5 years Montessori education experience

- Grew up in Nature-based schooling & passionate about children playing in nature

- Loves to play the piano, sing, read, & swim


Sam Nichols

Assistant Toddler Teacher

- Attended Montessori Schools K- 12th grade

-9 years experience working in early childhood education

-Loves camping, biking, hiking and kayaking

-Avid board gamer and occasional writer


Miyah Vasser

Assistant Infant Teacher

- Mom to 1 toddler

- 1 year of child care experience


Chelsea May

Shine In-Home Director & Lead Teacher

- 0-3 AMS Montessori Directress

- Certified Children's Yoga Instructor

-10+ years of Childcare Experience


Josie Watson

Substitute Teacher

- M.Ed. Inclusive Early Childhood Education

- B.S. Biology

- 10+ years in Environmental Education


Kayla Ford

Shine In Home Assistant Teacher

- 3 years of Child Care Experience

- At NKU studying Early Childhood Education and Special Education


Bekah Thompson

Administrative Assistant & Classroom Support

- 8 years of experience working with children

- Suzuki trained Cello teacher

- Loves music and hikes!


Kalvin Pittman

Shine In Home Substitute Teacher