A Letter from Dr. Price

Dr. Price,

Superintendent of the Baldwin County Schools

As Superintendent of the Baldwin County School District, it’s my pleasure to welcome you to the Montessori Academy at the Early Learning Center. The Montessori Academy represents a totally new and innovative educational program unlike any other in the state of Georgia.

Via our partnership with Georgia College, we are now able to provide greater access to world-class educational opportunities for the Baldwin County community. The launch of the Montessori Academy at the Early Learning Center marks an incredibly exciting time for Georgia College and the Baldwin County School District, as we come together taking full advantage of this unique and vibrant educational partnership to offer our community, and our families, the best and most diverse educational opportunities available today.

 

 

Meet the Staff

Lori Smith

Mrs. Lori Smith

Director of the Baldwin County Early Learning Center

Lori Smith, director of the Baldwin County Early Learning Center, has been a preschool educator for 20 years. Mrs. Smith has a Bachelor of Art degree from LaGrange College, a Master of Arts in Teaching and a Specialist in Educational Leadership from Georgia College. The Early Learning Center takes great pride in providing world-class educational opportunities for our community, and the new Montessori Academy will be an excellent addition to our already innovative curriculum.

lori.smith@baldwin.k12.ga.us

Mrs. Carol Gledhill

Assistant Director, Montessori Academy at the Early Learning Center

Carol Gledhill, assistant director of the Montessori Academy has been in education for 11 years. Mrs. Gledhill has a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Georgia College. 

carol.gledhill@gcsu.edu

Ms. Brandi Mason

Teacher, Duckling and Tadpole Classroom

Ms. Mason has worked for the Board of Education for the past three years at the Early Learning Center. She plans to further her education at Georgia College and State University.

 

Ms. Janis McMullen

Classroom Assistant, Ducklings

Ms. McMullen has earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Management. Currently, she is working on her Master of Science in Health Management and Administration, with Walden University.

Ms. Shelby Butler

Classroom Assistant, Duckling and Tadpole

Ms. Butler has earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, from Armstrong State University. Currently, she is working on her Master of Art in Teaching, at GCSU.

Ms. Myranda Walden

Classroom Assistant, Tadpoles

Ms. Walden is working on her Bachelor of Art degree in Early Childhood Education, from Liberty University.

Ms. Chelsea Losh

Classroom Assistant , Duckling and Tadpole

Ms. Losh earned her Bachelor of Art degree in English Literature, from GCSU.

Ms. Brooke Phillips

Classroom Assistant, Tadpoles

Ms. Phillips plans to work on her Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education.

Mr. Brantley Collins

Teacher, Frog Classroom

Mr. Collins has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Studies Education, at the University of Georgia. Currently he is working on a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction, at GCSU, and he will graduate in May of 2018.

Ms. Christina Osborne

Assistant Teacher, Frog Classroom

Ms. Osborne is a certified nursing assistant (CNA). She plans to work on her Bachelor of Art degree in Early Childhood Education, at CGTC.

 

Ms. Walden Brown

Classroom Assistant, Frogs

Ms. Brown is working on her Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Ms. Claire Brigner

Teacher, Fish Classroom

Ms. Brigner earned a Bachelor's of Science in Birth to Kindergartner Education, from Western Carolina University, and she has her G.A. Teaching License.

Ms. Kearah Rambo

Assistant Teacher, Fish Classroom

Ms. Rambo is a certified Georgia Paraprofessional, and she plans to work on a Bachelor of Art degree in Early Childhood Education.

Ms. Brooke Michalic

Assistant Teacher, Fish Classroom

Mrs. Michalic has technical certifications, in Early Childhood Education and in Early Childhood Program Administration. Currently, she plans to work on a Bachelor fo Art degree in Early Childhood Education.

Ms. Tracy McWilliams

Teacher, Turtle Classroom

Ms. McWilliams has earned her Bachelor of Art degree in Early Childhood Education (certified in P-5), from Mercer University.

 

Ms. Moon

Assistant Teacher, Turtle Classroom

Ms. Moon is the assistant teacher and plans to further her career in education at Georgia College.