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Julie Fowler, Director
BS Birth through Kindergarten Teacher Education,
East Carolina University
MAEd Special Education, North Carolina State University
NAEYC, CEC, NAREA, and National Coalition for Campus Children’s Centers, Member


My leadership philosophy is primarily focused on “leading with direction and purpose” while mentoring university students throughout their education experience. I believe that the NDCDC serves as a high quality model training facility to support the growth of our children and university student.”

 
   

Paige Thornton, Administrative Support
BS Family and Community Services, East Carolina University
CPR/First Aid Certified


I love the outdoors and that I have an opportunity to encourage that same love in the children I teach. I love being able to experience the outdoors with the children while we are on walking trips around campus or even just watching our new tree grow on the playground.”

 
   

Crystal Sanders, Lead Teacher 3 year Old Classroom
BS Early Childhood Development, Central Michigan University
CPR/First Aid Certified


I believe that children are a key component to how the classroom is set up and what activities are done. I am a firm believer in basing my lessons off of the children’s interests. This is a great way to make them excited about their own education.”

 
   

Valerie Williamson, Lead Teacher 4 year Old Classroom
BS Birth through Kindergarten Teacher Education,
East Carolina University
CPR/First Aid Certified
National Association of Education of Young Children (NAEYC), Member


Teaching has always been my passion. I believe my lessons should be based off children’s interests and they should be an active participant in learning.”

 
   

Teshunda Terry, Lead Teacher Infant Classroom
BS Family and Community Services, East Carolina University
CPR/First Aid Certified, SIDS Certified


I am excited to be working with the families in the child development center and looking forward to a great experience with the children in my class.”

 
   

Brandi Harris, Lead Teacher Toddler Classroom
BS Family and Community Services, East Carolina University
NC Early Educator Certification
CPR/First Aid Certified, SIDS Certified


I love working with the children and watching them as they learn and grow as individuals. I look forward to continuing my professional development within the NDCDC.”

 
   

Lauren Wilkerson, Assistant Teacher Infant Classroom
BS Family and Community Services, East Carolina University
CPR/First Aid Certified, SIDS Certified


I love working with children, being able to see them grow and develop new skills each week all while having fun is the most rewarding to me. Coming to work and receiving unconditional love all day long from them is what makes this job mean so much to me!”

 
   

Brittney Temple, Assistant Teacher Toddler Classroom
BS Family and Community Services, East Carolina University
CPR/First Aid Certified, SIDS Certified


I began teaching my teaching career with the NDCDC in August of 2012 and wouldn’t dream of being anywhere else!  I am thrilled and honored to be a part of the wonderful staff at the NDCDC and look forward each day to the new experiences we share with the children.”

 
   

Sarah Crawford, Assistant Teacher 3 year old Classroom
AAS Early Childhood Education, Pitt Community College
CPR/First Aid Certified

"I believe every child should have a caring adult in their lives. One always encouraging and cheering in the background saying, YES, you did it."

 
     

Breania Best, Assistant Teacher 4 year Old Classroom
BS Family and Community Services, East Carolina University
CPR/First Aid Certified, SIDS Certified, Asthma Certified


"I look forward to going to work each day at the NDCDC. Seeing the children's faces light up when they grasp a concept warms my heart." 

 

 
   
   
   
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