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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. Shannon and her family attend Concord. She also provides financial administrative support to the church





Joanie Fowler
Assistant Director

Joanie was born and raised in Forsyth County, but now lives in Dawsonville with her husband and two children. She received her Bachelor’s Degree  in Early childhood / Special Education from the University of North Georgia in 2008 and has taught in the Forsyth County public school system. She has been the lead teacher for our 2 and 3 year old classes here at Concord Preschool. She joined Concord Preschool  in 2014. She and her family attend Concord Baptist Church. 

Email: joanie@cbccumming,org

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Whitney Roper
Music Teacher

Whitney is a Forsyth county native. She gained an associates degree from University of North Georgia in early childhood education and attended the UGA program for special education in 2016. She worked in Forsyth county schools for 7 years where she gained experience working with students with various abilities. Whitney is excited to take on the role of music and chapel leader this school year! She is also a youth group leader alongside her husband Justin where they attend church at Roanoke Baptist in Cumming. Whitney, Justin, and their 5 year old daughter, Lillie, enjoy UGA football and spending time  with their families. 

Email: whitney@cbccumming,org


Rochelle Looney
Pre-K 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  2010  and became active members of Concord Baptist Church. She felt led by God to work with children and started substitute teaching in 2016 eventually becoming Concord Preschool’s 2 year old Lead Teacher. Ms. Rochelle decided to loop with her students and become a lead 3 year old teacher. 


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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 several years there, 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 again this year. She and her husband have been longtime members of North Point and Brown’s Bridge Community Churches.



Camryn Wilkerson
Pre-K Teacher

Camryn was born and raised in Cumming Georgia. After high school she moved to Charleston where she met her now husband, David. They share two daughters Ashtyn and Chandler. Camryn started working at Concord in 2021 and has lead teaching experience in both the 2 year old and 3 year old classes. In addition, Camryn has experience working as a floater assistant in the pre-k classes. She is excited to lead Pre-K this year and most importantly share the love of Jesus with her students! 


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Sierra Pleysier
3 year old 3 day Lead Teacher

Sierra has a degree in Finance from North Georgia College and State University. She and her husband Aron have two boys who have both attended Concord Preschool. Sierra and her husband are members at Concord Baptist Church, were she enjoys helping in nursery and VBS. Sierra loves spending time with her family, Braves baseball, and learning about God’s Word. She is very excited about substituting at the preschool this year!



3 year old 4 day

Lead Teacher



Ann-Marie was a stay at home mom to her boys. 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 Concord Preschool in 2020 as a floater and stepped into the 2 year old lead teacher position. She has decided to loop up with her students and is now one of our 3 year old 4 day lead teachers.







Brandy Jennings
3 year old 3 day
Lead Teacher

Brandy lives in Dawsonville, GA with her family.  She joined Concord Preschool is 2004 and has enjoyed teaching each age group here at Concord. Brandy loves to share her love of God and Jesus with her students. When she is not teaching she likes to travel with her husband and spend time with her family. She and her family are long time members of Mt. Tabor church.




Aimee Kennemore
3 year old 4 day
Lead Teacher

Aimee is a Forsyth county native. She and her husband, Andy, have been married for seven years. They have a five year old son, Artie, who is a recent Concord graduate.  She graduated from University of North Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. Then, Aimee continued on to receive her master’s of arts degree in teaching early childhood education from Reinhardt University.  Aimee was a substitute teacher for the Forsyth and Dawson county public school system before deciding to stay at home with her son. Aimee has volunteered during our programs this past year and is excited to join the Concord Preschool family a the lead 3 year 3 day teacher. She has been given the opportunity to share her love of God and Jesus with her sweet students!


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Kimberley Yoniak
2 year old M/T and W/Th Lead Teacher

Kimberley was born and raised in Forsyth County. She is the mother of two children. Her youngest attended Concord in our 3 year old program and is returning to complete his Pre-K year. Her family enjoys being outside, playing sports, or hanging out on Lake Lanier. Kimberley joined Concord Preschool in 2023 as a substitute / floater and stepped into the role of our W/Th 2 year old assistant teacher. She loves Jesus and is excited to have the opportunity to be the lead teacher at Concord Preschool for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year.



Margaret Burgess
2 year old M/T
Assistant Teacher


Margaret is Concord's "Grandma". She 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. She has worked as a lead for our two year old class and now assists with our two year old class. She and her family are active members of Concord Baptist Church.





Jan Waters
2 year old W/Th
Assistant Teacher


Jan was born and raised in Forsyth County. She and her husband Eric have been married for 23 years and have a son who is 20 and a daughter who is 16. Both children attended Concord Preschool. Jan enjoyed watching her children learn and grow at Concord and became part of the Concord Preschool family. She and her family are active members of Harmony Grove Baptist Church where Jan teaches the Preschool Sunday School Class.



Nicole Lyon
Floater Assistant

Nicole was born and raised in Forsyth county. She and her husband, Brad, moved to Dawsonville in 2003. She has two children, both of whom attended Concord Preschool. When Nicole is not at work she loves to spend time with her family traveling, kayaking, and hiking. She and her family are active members of Blessed Hope Baptist Church.

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Laura Ray Willems
Floater Assistant

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Angela Ashford
Substitute Teacher

Angela was born and raised in Georgia. She has a Marketing degree. She and her husband have been married for 20 years and have  2 girls, 18 & 16, and a 7 year old boy.  Her youngest attended Concord Baptist preschool.  Angela and her family moved to Forsyth 7 years ago from Sugar Hill. They attend Local church Forsyth and this is her 4th year teaching Sunday school to preschoolers at church. She absolutely LOVE the littles. Children bring her so much JOY. She enjoys family vacations to the beach, Disney… and some nights you can catch her family playing a good game of family UNO, Yahtzee, War… Angela love watching her kids play all sports.  Soccer and Women’s Flag Football are what they are into these days.


Amanda Astin
Substitute Teacher

Amanda has a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology from Georgia College and State University and worked as a paraprofessional for 4th and 5th grades after graduating from college. Before she had children, she worked as a paralegal for the law firm, Butler Snow LLP, in the fields of Bonds/Public Finance.


She have been married to her husband, Wesley, for 16 years and have two children, Maddox and Adeline. Both of her children are graduates of Concord Preschool. She and her family moved to Cumming 8 years ago from their hometown, Lizella, Georgia. She and Wesley serve together in the Children's Ministry by teaching a 3rd grade Sunday School class as well as lead Financial Peace University at our church, First Redeemer Church in Cumming.

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