MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR

JESSICA JACKSON

Welcome to Footsteps Preschool! I’m excited to introduce you to a ministry so near and dear to my heart. Our staff and program are the best of the best, and so are each of our students and their families! We love and value each member of the Footsteps family and deeply appreciate the opportunity we are entrusted with to shepherd the hearts and nurture the minds of young children. This is not a responsibility we take lightly. We invite you to join our Footsteps family!

Meet Our Teachers

MARY
MARY1's/2's

Mrs. Mary has been at Footsteps since 2017. She has her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education and has 20+ years of experience in childcare. In her spare time, Mary loves spending time with her family—especially at the beach and camping. Her favorite thing about working at Footsteps is watching our babies/toddlers grow and change. She says she feels extremely blessed to work with an amazing group of people who are truly committed to teaching children about the love of Jesus!

HALEY
HALEY1's/2's

Miss Haley has been at Footsteps since 2017. Haley has much experience in childcare through helping teacher toddlers at her church, and through years of babysitting. Her favorite color is green. Her hobbies include baking and hiking and she loves to collect mugs and shoes. Haley’s favorite thing about working at Footsteps is the blessing of getting to know and love all of the kids.

VALERIE
VALERIE1's/2's

Mrs. Valerie has been at Footsteps since 2014. She enjoys spending time with her five children, eating junk food, and she never gets tired of watching Star Wars. If she could do anything in the world, she would adopt abused/neglected children and care for them. Valerie’s favorite part of working at Footsteps is showing and sharing the love of Jesus with the kids!

JEN
JEN2's/3's

Mrs. Jen joined the Footsteps team in 2019. Mrs. Jen comes to us with experience working in childcare with 2 year olds. She is the owner of KCDC dance studio in Denton and has taught preschool dance classes for 14 years. She enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter. In her spare time, Mrs. Jen likes to shop and go to the movies, and spend time outside. Her favorite thing about working at Footsteps is watching the kids learn new things!

KAITLYN
KAITLYN2's/3's

Miss Kaitlyn joined the Footsteps team in 2019. Miss Kaitlyn comes to Footsteps with 4 years of experience as a nanny and many years of experience babysitting for families in the community. When not at Footsteps she is working on a degree in counseling. Miss Kaitlyn’s hobbies include
hiking, playing the piano, doing yoga, and spending time with her fiancé. Her favorite thing about working at Footsteps is being able to invest in children and that each day is a new and different experience!

EMILY
EMILY3's/4's

Mrs. Emily has been at Footsteps Preschool since 2017. Prior to coming to Footsteps, she had 9 years of experience teaching in the public school system. She is happily married to her husband, Eric, and they have twin boys and a girl! Emily loves to read, help others, organize all kinds of things, and is currently learning how to quilt and experiment with cookie decorating. Her favorite thing about teaching at Footsteps is being able to combine her passion for teaching with sharing Christ’s love with children.

KARISSA
KARISSA3's/4's

Mrs. Karissa joined the Footsteps team in 2019. She has a degree in Elementary Education and comes to Footsteps with 7 years of experience teaching kindergarten and 2nd grade in the public school. Mrs. Karissa enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 children. Her hobbies include thrifting, traveling, and doing things outdoors! Mrs. Karissa’s favorite thing about working at
Footsteps is teaching in a Christian atmosphere where she can teach academics integrated with a developmentally appropriate, play-based curriculum.

ROBIN
ROBIN3's/4's

Mrs. Robin has been at Footsteps since 2010! She has also helped teach the 1st Grade Sunday school class at Mt. Zion for 14 years! She married her high school sweetheart and they have 2 children. Robin enjoys spending time with her family, shopping, and going to movies. Robin’s favorite part of working at Footsteps is getting to know the kids, making them feel safe & loved, and watching them learn about Jesus!

KELLY
KELLYPre-K

Mrs. Kelly has worked at Footsteps since 2015. Prior to working at Footsteps she had experience teaching in Forsyth County and teaching Pre-K at a preschool in Kernersville. She is married to her high school sweetheart and they have two children. She enjoys spending time outside with her family. Kelly’s favorite thing about working at Footsteps is helping children to learn and grow academically and in their faith. Her goal is to lay a foundation for a love of school and Jesus!

SHANA
SHANAPre-K

Mrs. Shana has worked at Footsteps since 2014. She has a degree in Christian Education. She has experience working with kids in preschool, daycare, summer camps, and was a nursery director for 10 years! She has five kids, and enjoys spending time with her family! Shana’s favorite part about teaching at Footsteps is being able to prepare kids for school and also teach them about the amazing love of our Heavenly Father.

CAROL
CAROLVolunteer

Mrs. Carol has volunteered at Footsteps since it opened in 2009. She is the wife of a retired minister and has two children and five beautiful grandchildren. Mrs. Carol taught school for 27 years. We are blessed to have her sweet smile and love for children at Footsteps. Her favorite thing about volunteering is playing with the kids, helping with activities, and interacting with our awesome staff and parents.

JESSICA
JESSICAPreschool Director

Mrs. Jessica has been serving as Director since 2017 and has been with Footsteps since 2014. She has experience in teaching Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 3rd grade. In her free time, Jessica enjoys baking, reading and spending time with her husband and daughters. Jessica’s favorite part of her job at Footsteps is getting to work with each and every family, seeing sweet little smiles come through the door each morning, and getting to share the most important truth—God created you, loves you deeply, and has a plan for your life!