Bobbie-Jo Grinder


Bobbie-Jo Grinder is our Preschool Administrator/Director. Bobbie-Jo was born in Trenton, New Jersey and relocated to Winterville, NC in 1998. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management and is a member of Christ's Church where she has attended and volunteered since 2004. She is a local small business owner and has a passion for early childhood and elementary education. She spent 24 years in a corporate environment in the areas of customer service, human resources, training, and organizational development. She and her husband Dale have two grown children.

Lead teachers

  • Kandace ange

    Kandace Ange is the Lead Teacher in the 2 year old classroom. 

  • Julie Marshall

    Julie Marshall is the Lead Teacher in our 3 year old classroom. She previously worked as Lead with After school, summer camp, and with the 3 year old class for A Place to Grow Learning Center in Nashville, NC. She has 13 years childcare experience. Julie is the mother of three children and Nana of four grandchildren.

  • amy jones

    Amy Jones is the Lead Teacher in our 4 year old classroom. She has been on staff since December 2018. She previously led the 4 year old class at Good Shepherd Lutheran Preschool in Raleigh for 10 years and has over 20 years early childhood education experience. She and her husband Daryl have two children.

assistant teachers

  • angela gardner

    Angela is one of our afternoon assistants. 

  • tracey rogers

    Tracey Rogers is our morning assistant in the four year old room. She has worked at Faith Christian Academy and has five years experience working with kindergarteners. She has two children and two grandchildren. Tracey loves spending time with her family at the beach. 

  • Elsa santiago

    Elsie is our morning floater assistant. 

  • Mary weinberg

    Mary Weinberg is our morning floater assistant and works with our afternoon children ages 2-4. 

  • Meghan nash

    Meghan Nash works with the Virtual Learning and After School students.