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Meet the Preschool Staff

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Shannon Gilbert
Preschool Director

Shannon was born in Decatur, GA; raised in Forsyth County.  She received a Bachelor’s of Business and Administration Degree in Finance from the University of Georgia and Georgia State 
University.  Shannon and her husband, Tommy, have a son and a daughter.  She has served as director of the Concord Baptist Church Preschool since August 2004.  This will be her nineteenth year here at Concord. Shannon and her family attend Concord. She also provides financial administrative support to the church. 

Email: shannon@cbccumming.org

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Joanie Fowler
Assistant Director

Joanie was born and raised in Forsyth County. She received her Bachelor’s Degree  in Early childhood / Special Education from North Georgia College and State University and has taught in the public school system. She has been a lead teacher for our 2 and 3 year old classes here at Concord Preschool. She started at Concord in 2014 so this will be her eighth year here at Concord Preschool. Joanie and her husband, Allen, have a daughter and a son. They attend Concord Baptist Church.

Email: joanie@cbccumming,org

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Becky Haas
Music Teacher

Becky graduated from Kentucky Christian University with a degree in Business Administration. She has been married for 13 years to her husband, Brian, and they have 3 children. They moved to Georgia 7 years ago to launch Mountain Lake Church Dawson. Becky is excited to be teaching music and chapel again this school year where their children have attended. 

Email: becky@cbccumming.org

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Sarah Oster
Pre-K Teacher

Sarah was born in Texas and moved to Forsyth County in 2016. She received her Social Work degree with an emphasis on child welfare and development at Midwestern State University. She received her Early Childhood Education Basics Certification from Lanier Technical school in 2018.  Sarah is excited to be teaching in our Pre-K and this is her sixth year here with us at Concord. Sarah, Ted, and their two children attend Mountain Lake Church in Dawsonville where Sarah and her husband volunteer teaching the elementary kids church.

Email: sarah@cbccumming.prg

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Carrie Anderson
Pre-K Teacher

Carrie is a Dawson County native. She attended Gainesville State College and graduated with a Paralegal degree. After years of working she decided to become a stay at home mom. She enjoyed teaching and working with children so much she started substitute teaching with us at Concord.  This is her sixth year here. Carrie is excited to be teaching Pre-K again this school year. Carrie and her husband, Brooke, have a daughter and a son and they attend Bethel Baptist Church in Dawsonville.

Email: carrie@cbccumming.org

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Sarah Sloop
Pre-K Teacher

Sarah graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Child Development. She moved to Georgia to start a Transitional Kindergarten program at a small private school.  After 7.5 years, she became a stay at home mom for her 3 children who are all Concord graduates!  Sarah is very excited to be working in Concord's Pre-K. for a second year. She and her husband of 12 years have been longtime members of North Point and Brown’s Bridge Community Churches.

Email: ssloop@cbccumming.org

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Rochelle Looney
3 year old 4 day Teacher

Rochelle was born in Newnan, GA; raised in Woodbury, GA. She received her degree in Applied Graphics and worked in various libraries until she decided to become a stay at home mom to her daughter and twin sons. Her family moved to Dawsonville, GA  over 12  years ago and became active members of Concord Baptist Church. She felt led by God to work with children and started substitute teaching eventually becoming Concord Preschool’s 2 year old Lead Teacher. For the 2022-2023 school year Ms. Rochelle will be moving up to the 4 day 3's class. She is excited for a new adventure.

Email: rochelle@cbccumming.org

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Brandy Jennings
3 year old 3 day

Brandy is starting nineteenth school year here at Concord Preschool and she has taught all of the age groups. Her and her husband, Brian, have three sons and are members of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church. 

Email: brandy@cbccumming.org

 

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Amanda Astin
3 year old 3 day

Amanda and her family relocated to Forsyth County 6 years ago from Lizella, Georgia where she and her husband grew up. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Georgia College and State University. After graduating from college, Amanda was a paraprofessional for 4th and 5th grade and later served as a Paralegal Specialist for Butler Snow LLP. After having children Amanda became a stay at home mom until two  years ago when she began working as a floater/substitute at Concord. Amanda's children attended Concord from ages 2-5.   Amanda and her husband, Wesley, volunteer in the preschool ministry at their church First Redeemer. 

Email: amanda@cbccumming.org

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Mandy Rodman
2 year old  M/T and W/Th
Lead Teacher

Mandy grew up in Marietta, Ga. Her Husband’s military career brought them to the local area in 2020.  They have been married for 7 years and they have two sons. Mandy has spent the last several years as a stay-at-home mom, but has always loved working with children. She attends Concord Baptist Church and is thrilled to be with the preschool this year as the 2 year old classroom lead teacher.

Email: mrodman@cbccumming.org

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Sierra Pleysier
2 year old M/T Assistant Teacher

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Jan Waters
2 year old M/T
Assistant Teacher

 

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Ann-Marie Arnold
2 year old 3 day 
Lead Teacher

Ann-Marie was a stay at home mom for the past 16 years. She and her husband have 3 boys and are active members of Local Church. Ann-Marie volunteers in the children's ministry with infants, preschoolers, and elementary age students. She has a B.A. in middle grades education, but enjoys being with the younger children. She joined the Concord Preschool family in 2020 as a floater and stepped into the 2 year old lead teacher. She is excited to be the lead teacher for the 2022-2023 school year.

Email: Annmarie@cbccumming.org

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Margaret Burgess
2 year old 3 day
Assistant Teacher

Margaret kept children in her home for twenty one years before coming to work here at Concord Preschool in 2009. She has lived in Forsyth County almost her entire life. Margaret and her husband, Mike, have two grown children and five grandchildren. This is her thirteenth year at Concord Preschool. Her family attends Concord Baptist Church.

Email: Margaret@cbccumming.org

 

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Camryn Wilkerson
Pre-K Floater

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Laura Ray Willems
3 year old Floater

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Nicole Lyon
Substitute Teacher

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