Our Staff

Staff Qualifications
  • Our staff is CPR/FA certified. Our Kindergarten teacher is licensed to teach k-12

  • All of the staff are required to take 16 hours of related training each year. We offer in house trainings as well to satisfy those requirements.

  • CPR/First Aid/MAT training

  • Child abuse/neglect prevention training

Staff members, first and foremost, provide a safe and nurturing environment for the children. They are to maintain positive relationships with the families- always keeping good lines of communication open.

Lead teachers are required to construct and implement weekly activities in accordance to the curriculum. They create these lesson plans to be adaptable to each child’s learning style. They are to communicate with families via the children’s folders and weekly emails letting the parents know what they did that week

Who is on Staff?

Director - Andrea May

Assistant Director - Donna Davis

Art Teacher - Janie Carter

Infant/Crawler Supervisor- Kelly Griffin

Waddler/Toddler- Supervisor- Robin Perez

Receptionist- Carrie Jacobs

Resource Teacher- Jennifer Smith

Bus Driver- Rose Montgomery

Instructional Coach- Andrea Williams 

Behavior Specialist- Kelly Guyot

Kindergarten- Whitney Anderson 

Kindergarten TA- Jenn Dalton

Kindergarten TA- Trevor Parin

1st Grade- Heidi Blevins 

1st Grade TA- Debbie Lee Johnson

2nd Grade- Krista Gilmore 


Four year old Lead- Michelle Moren

Four year old TA- Lynn Wollesen

Four year old TA- Jessica DiNicola

Four year old Lead- Bonnie Hartsell 

Four year old Lead- Kim Christenbury

Four year old Lead- Amy Tarrance 

Four year old TA- Samantha Taplin

Three year old Lead - Lou Ann Leonard

Three year old TA - Ashley Kelley

Three year old Lead - Leslie Fray 

Three year old TA - Marissa Stevens

Two year old lead - Rebecca Lichtneger 

Two year old TA- Rachel Whitehorne/Patty Wills/Ryan Lesh/Megan Angel

Waddlers/Toddlers- Leads: Nicole Sawyer and Tara Logan

Infants Lead- Robin Perez

Crawlers Lead-  Chantale Grounds


Oak and Lily Academy

6801 Bridgeway Drive

Suffolk, VA 23435

A ministry of Believer's Church