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Executive Director:

Bobbie Lynn Dent

Bobbie has over 12 years of experience in Early Childhood Education. She began her career as elementary education as both a paraprofessional and a lead teacher. She had experience working with children from first through fifth grade, as well as working with children in special education programs. Bobbie has since moved to a leadership position early childhood education. She has a BA in Theater Arts from the College of Charleston and earned both her M. Ed. in Reading Education and her Ed.S. in Teacher Leadership from Mercer University in Atlanta.

Assistant Director:

Judy Williams

Judy has been working with children for over 25 years. She began her career as the lead teacher of a Head Start program for 12 years in Mississippi. She has been with The Phoenix School for 14 years, originally as a teacher and now our amazing Assistant Director. Judy has both her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education and her CDA.

Our Wonderful Teachers

Babies Room

Mimi Wilson (since 1989)
Bobbie Lester (since 2003)
Treshaun Bates (since 2001)

Les Enfants

Shuntae Lester (since 2016)
LeKeyshia Thompkins (since 2016)
Christine Lanier (since 2013)


Shay Johnson (since 2015)
Soweto Grayer (since 2013)
Shavia Pettis (since 2016)


Alicia Cleveland (since 2007)
Angelina Brooks (since 2003)
Magnolia Walker (since 2016)


Catherine Anderson (since 2013)
Steve Shimberg (since 1995)

School Librarian/Aftercare

Deborah Hunter (since 2007)

Our Amazing Cook

Anettia Daniel – Cook (since 2010)