The Triangle Grace Preschool Staff
Alana Scott - Director
4 year old Teacher - Fish (Monday - Thursday)
Alana graduated from Bridgewater College with a BS degree in Middle School Education. She taught seventh grade Language Arts for nine years in Stafford County, VA, as well as coaching girls' field hockey and track. Alana and her husband, Bill, have two children- Colleen and David. After the birth of her daughter, Alana retired from teaching to be a stay-at-home mom. In 1999, Alana and her family moved to Durham. Both of Alana's children attended TPPK and their positive experiences at the preschool helped Alana decide to join the TPPK staff in 2003 as the kindergarten teacher. Beginning in June 2015, Alana became the Director of TPPK, now Triangle Grace Preschool. Alana loves to read, bake, garden, and spend time with her family.
Colleen Scott - 4 year old Assistant Teacher - Fish (Monday - Thursday)
Colleen graduated from Appalachian State University with a BS in Arts Management and Non-Profit Organization. She attended Triangle Grace Preschool when she was a child and enjoyed her time there. She worked as a swim instructor for the YMCA, teaching children from ages two to eight how to swim. She also worked as a full-time nanny for a pair of siblings ages five and seven and enjoyed helping them learn new songs, how to swim, and interact with others. Colleen studied abroad in Austria in 2018 for six months where she learned some German and how to travel alone! Colleen loves to read, take walks, and paint.
Joan Reardon - Our Health Screener
Joan and her husband, Matthew, have been married over 30 years. They lived in Orlando, Florida, with their two children for 20 years where Joan worked as a Certified Medical Assistant in Pediatric Specialty Clinics, childcare and as Director of Preschool Ministries at her church. After relocating to North Carolina two years ago, Joan earned her Early Childhood Credentials, taught 3 year olds, and worked part-time at UNC Children's Hospital. In her spare time, Joan enjoys yoga, reading and traveling.
Andrea Dajnowicz - 2 and 3 year old Teacher - Turtles (Tuesday - Thursday)
Before moving to North Carolina with her husband, Jon, Andrea was a teaching assistant in an Early Childhood Family Education program for twelve years. She has been working with children of all ages since 1994 in a number of settings. In her spare time Andrea enjoys reading, going for walks and the beach.
Ellie Klein - 2 and 3 year old Teacher - Turtles (Tuesday- Thursday)
Ellie was born in Michigan but grew up near Asheville. After graduating from UNC, Ellie briefly moved to Los Angeles, where she held numerous odd jobs including post production assistant, background actress, and nanny. Although LA was fun, Ellie missed North Carolina, so she quickly returned home. She married Matthew in 2010, and they have two boys (both graduates of Triangle Grace Preschool!) and a Boston Terrier. In her spare time, Ellie loves reading, playing video games, and doing crafts.
Bobbie Jaeger - 2 and 3 year old Teacher - Lambs (Tuesday - Thursday)
Originally from Long Island, New York, Bobbie Jaeger grew up in a busy big family household. She attended SUNY Albany where she studied Rhetoric and Communications, Business, and German. Continuing her education, she next attended UNC Greensboro to earn a masters degree in speech-language pathology. From then on, she followed her passion and concentrated on therapy mainly with preschoolers. Family life and luck has lead her to being a preschool teacher. It is so special and a privilege to watch the excitement of a child learning and discovering new things. Bobbie and her husband, Howie, have two children, Emma and Jacob. They all enjoy being active, cooking together, and taking road trips and vacations whenever time allows. Bobbie joined the staff of TPPK in 2013.
Alice Wall - 2 and 3 year old Assistant Teacher - Lambs (Tuesday - Thursday)
Alice is a graduate from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with a degree in Business Administration. In college, she was a nanny and personal assistant for four years. After college, she worked for Walt Disney World Resorts making the Magic for little Princes and Princesses. Alice enjoys learning and discovering new things. She is in school part-time for Graphic Design, and she enjoys sharing her creative side with her students. Art and academic projects are some of Alice's favorite things to do with her students. In her spare time, Alice enjoys hiking, reading, drawing and traveling.
Julie Anderson - 3 and 4 year old Teacher - Flamingo
Julie has been involved with Triangle Grace Preschool since the fall of 1997, back when it was Triangle Presbyterian Preschool. She began her time with Triangle as a parent, then as a teacher. Her experience with us also includes being a substitute teacher, a 3’s teacher, teaching gymnastics to our students, and teaching Chapel lessons. Julie has been the Fish (4’s) teacher since the fall of 2004. Julie is married, she and her husband Vin have two children. Jessica (married to Kennedy) and Ian, are both graduates of our preschool. Julie’s love for working with children began as a gymnastics coach many years ago. Julie and her family enjoy spending time together whether it is eating out, going to the movies, spending time at their cottage in Michigan, or just hanging out. Julie is a member of Triangle Grace Church.
Julie Walston - 3 and 4 year old Teacher - Flamingo
Julie, a graduate of NCSU, taught Language Arts and Social Studies in Orange County Schools. Julie’s certification is in Middle Grades Education with speciality in Language Arts, Social Studies and Academically and Intellectually Gifted. Julie and Joe (her high school sweetheart and husband) have 2 children, Felicity and Joseph. Felicity is a graduate of Pomona College in Claremont, California. Joseph is a sophomore at UNC Asheville in Asheville, NC. Both children are graduates of TPPK. Julie joined TPPK in the fall of 2003 as a kindergarten assistant. Julie enjoys practicing hot yoga, spending time with her two poodles, Cocoa and Cupcake, and playing trivia games.
Kathy Ramsey - 4 and 5 year old Teacher - Bears (Monday - Friday)
This is Kathy's sixth year in the Bear classroom. Prior to joining the preschool, she had over 13 years experience teaching four-years-old. She has an Associate Degree in Early Childhood. Her family includes husband, Tom and three adult children (two daughters and a son), their spouses and eight grandchildren!! She enjoys walking in her neighborhood and on the trails, listening to music, going to the beach, reading but most of all spending time with her grandchildren.
Ann Nickodem - 4 and 5 year old Assistant Teacher - Bears (Monday - Friday)
This is Ann’s fifth year at the preschool and second in the Bear classroom. She began substituting in December 2015 and worked in the four year old classroom for two years. Prior to joining Triangle Grace Preschool, she worked at a Chapel Hill preschool for ten years. She was an assistant there and worked with all preschool age levels. She has a degree in education from Wisconsin where she taught before moving here with her husband and two children almost twenty years ago. Her children are married and she has two grandchildren. During her summers Ann teaches swim lessons.
Ledda Rosenberger - Music Teacher
Ledda holds a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting and a Bachelor of Music degree with a major in Flute and Music Education & minor in Piano from the University of Sto. Tomas, Manila, Philippines. She was a music professor for almost 15 years teaching grade school to university level. She has traveled in various countries (17 U.S. states, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Taiwan, Korea, Hong Kong, Malaysia and the Philippines) with different singing and performing groups as part of their concert tours. Her passion is to help musicians develop their full potential in music and be able to share it with the community and the church. She strongly believes that values can only be overhauled through music and arts thus making all
those who are "musically inclined" be better citizens and servants of Christ.