Faculty & Staff

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Head of School

Jerri began serving as the Head of School for St. George's in May 2014. With over 35 years of experience and a Masters in Early Childhood Education, she serves as a leader in our field. She is the President for the Austin Chapter of Texas Association for the Education of Young Children, a Master Registered Trainer for the state of Texas, and owner of her business ECEToday. She also wrote a Scope and Sequence for ages 3 months-Kindergarten and Assessment Tools that accompany the Scope and Sequence. Through her years as an early childhood teacher, adjunct instructor, trainer, consultant, and...

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Assistant Head of School

Ms. Gabi is an Austin native. She studied studio art at the University of Texas at Austin. She began her journey at St. George’s as a parent and fell in love with the school. She joined the staff in March of 2019. She has a background in non-profit operations and is fortunate be able to use her skills in a school she loves. She lives for the interactions with students and their families. Ms. Gabi believes that early childhood education is the foundation for creating life long learners.

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Educational Director of Infant/Toddlers

Ms. Carla began her career at St. George’s in 2015 as an Assistant Teacher for the Red Room. Her passion for infants and toddlers led her to pursue a Child Care & Development certificate from ACC. As the lead of several classrooms, Ms. Carla refined her skills in room setup, classroom management and developmentally appropriate lesson plans. As a mother of a 10-year-old graduate of St. George’s, Ms. Carla possesses a deep sense of compassion, vital to leading both children and educators. Paired with almost a decade’s worth of experience in ECD, Ms. Carla’s numerous strengths only...

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Educational Director of Preschool

Ms. Mari has 20+ years of early childhood experience and a Child Development Associates Degree. Her strengths include keeping a calm demeanor when times get stressful, developing deep and loving relationships with the children across the school and her colorful and creative classroom designs, implementation of curriculum, and creation of activities! Mari is a native Austinite and has a lot of love for this community, especially it's sport teams!

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Administrative Assistant

Ms. Cindy is the Administrative Assistant at St. George's. She is a native of Seguin, TX and came to Austin in 1986 to attend the University of Texas at Austin. She has spent close to 19 years of her professional career at St. George's and has taught in almost every classroom. Both of Cindy's daughters attended St. George's for preschool and she has a true passion for our community.

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Red Room- Lead Teacher

Hi! My name is Michelle Wilkins and I am the Lead Teacher in the Red Room. I have been working in childcare for almost 2 years now and I’ve found a passion for working with infants. I’m originally from the Philippines and have lived there for 8 years before moving back to Texas with my family in 2018. We had moved back here so I could pursue my degree in English, which I’m taking at Texas State to finish my bachelors. I hope to put it to use in teaching or working in publishing.

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Red Room- Assistant Teacher

Ms. Shannon was born in the bay area in California but considers Austin home. In 2004, she obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin. She has 14 years of experience working in a school administrative office as the Director of Admissions. She has a passion for working in schools and is so excited to be a part of the St. George's community. She hopes to keep everything running smoothly for the staff, parents, and the children.

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Rose Room - Lead Teacher

Ms. Angie has over 12 years of experience and a Bachelor degree in Human Development and Family Sciences from The University of Texas at Austin. She's been part of the St. George's community since the Summer of 2014 and has flourished as one of our infant/toddler teachers.

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Rose Room - Assistant Teacher

Hello! My name is Jenna Carpenter and I am the floater between the Red and Rose classrooms. This is my first year at St. George’s, but I have worked in childcare for almost 4 years now! I have worked with children of all ages from 6 weeks to age 10 but have developed a passion for infants. I enjoy being able to help the infants grow and help them learn new things!

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Green Room- Lead Teacher

Hi, everyone calls me Sam! I am originally from New York. I moved to Austin in 2017. I obtained a Bachelors degree in Psychology with a concentration in Early Childhood Development. I have been working with children for over 10 years. I am currently enrolled in a Masters program in Psychology, focusing on Early Childhood Development. I look forward to working with your child and watching them grow!

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Green Room-Assistant Teacher

My name is Ms. Samantha, better known as Ms. Sammy! I am native to Austin, Texas, but I have also had the privilege of living overseas in South Australia, South Africa, and Thailand! I now live in Pflugerville, Texas with my husband and two adolescent children. Over the past 25 years, I have gained much experience caring for children ranging in age from infancy to teen. I earned my BA in Psychology this past July 2022. Using my experience with education and vice versa has been so rewarding as a teacher in early childhood and adolescent development! I am so excited to work with, educate,...

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Purple Room - Lead Teacher

Ms. Cathryn is a San Antonio native, who moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas. She has a Bachelor's degree in Applied Learning and Development and has been working with young children for 5 years. She comes from a lineage of teachers and knew at an early age that teaching was her passion. Ms. Cathryn is dedicated, loving, and excited to join the community at St. George’s!

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Purple Room- Lead Teacher

I’m Ms. Iram. I moved to this beautiful city of Austin this year from Dubai and I love it here! I have a Bachelors in Sociology/Psychology and a CACHE 3 diploma in Early Childhood Development from the UK. I have 12+ years of experience in early years. It has always given me extreme satisfaction being with children because their playful energy is just contagious. Their unprecedented curiosity towards exploration and learning is undoubtedly a beautiful sight, and I love being there to witness it. In my free time, I love to explore some new techniques for art and travel.

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Orange Room - Lead Teacher

Ms. Christina is originally from Dallas, Texas. She moved to Austin to pursue her bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Sciences with a focus on Early Childhood at the University of Texas at Austin. Her passion for working with children has led to a deeper connection when she started interning at the UT child development lab school. She has over 4 years of experience in early childhood working as a toddler and infant teacher, after school program instructor, babysitter, and as a sports coach. She is so excited to be a part of St. George’s community and cannot wait to apply her...

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Orange Room- Assistant Teacher

I am originally from Oklahoma, and moved to Texas a little over a year ago. I attended OSU for Early Childhood Education, and am excited for the opportunity to finish my degree here. I have a strong passion for working with children and have worked in this field for over five years. I love encouraging many opportunities for learning and watching children strive while forming strong relationships with my students and their families. I am excited for the opportunity of utilizing my passion here at St. George’s.

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Yellow Room- Lead Teacher

Hello my name is Estella Peralez. I am from Lockhart, TX. I have 18+ years experience working with children of all ages including special needs children. I have 4 children of my own. I had my own home childcare for 6 years. I feel I found my home here at St. George’s. I am very excited to see what this school year will bring me and my yellow room friends. I’m looking forward to getting to know you and your child.

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Yellow Room- Assist. Teacher

Arriving back to Austin from the DFW Area, Gabby is delighted to join the St. George's Team. Gabby has over 5 years of childcare experience with ages ranging from infants to 6+. Gabby is happily married and has a 2 year old of her own. In her downtime she loves watching tv and eating sweets like cupcakes and chocolate.

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Pink Room - Co Lead Teacher

Ms. Carmel is the Co-Lead Teacher in the Pink Room and has a degree in Child Development. Ms. Carmel has a true love for St. George's, with over 12 years of teaching here and two boys of her own who graduated Pre-K from St. G's!

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Pink Room- Co Lead Teacher

I am very happy to be the co-lead of the Pink room! I have over 30+ yrs. of teaching experience with ages 0-18. Most of my teaching has been centered around three and four year old's. I have three grown children. One is a graduate student at Univ. of Texas, another is a Freshman at Univ. of Alaska and my third is in the workforce.

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Blue Room- Lead Teacher

I grew up in Massachusetts and recently moved to Austin, TX. I have extensive experience working with children, and worked in after-school programs, as a behavioral therapist and as a preschool teacher. I am currently enrolled in a Master's Program for Early Childhood Education as well and will be able to use the knowledge I learn at St. Georges. I enjoy forming a strong bond with my students and their families and I have a passion for watching children learn and grow.

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Blue Room - Assistant Teacher

Ms. Gail is originally from Pennsylvania . She has over 25 years of experience in childcare and has her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and Psychology. Ms. Gail joined the St. George's community in the fall of 2016. Her favorite thing about working with children is seeing their excitement when they discover something new.

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Rainbow Room - Lead Teacher

I’ve had 22 years of early childhood experience and have a CDA in Early Childhood Development. I started as a volunteer at a Sunday school when I was in High School and fell in love with the idea of having a career where you get to teach and have fun with children. What I love most is the excitement children experience when they learn or achieve an understanding of something new. I’m a Texan all the way, born and raised. Outside of teaching I love reading novel after novel, watching sci-fi and horror movies, and hanging out with my wife Dena and 19-year-old son Preston! I’m a big...

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Rainbow Room - Assistant Teacher

Rhea was born in Corpus Christi where she lived until she left for college in 2011. She attended Texas State University where she earned a Bachelors in Family and Consumer Science with a Major in Child Development and a Minor in Psychology. Rhea has experience as a Registered Behavioral therapist working with children on the Autism Spectrum and an Early Intervention Specialist, where she taught parents strategies to help their children reach developmental milestones. Rhea is very happy to have joined our team, and can’t wait to gain more experience and create relationships with children,...

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Resource Coordinator

Ms. Rita has over 20 years of teaching experience. She's from Yorktown, TX and has been in Austin for over 10 years. Her passion is in early childhood and her strengths and skills include understanding & connecting with children of all ages & developing wonderful relationships with our families and teachers.

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Ancillary - Motor Skills/Music

Hey y'all, my name is Morgan Sheppard and I will be the Motor skills teacher as well as helping out where I am needed. I have been working in childcare for 3 years. I have worked with children ranging from 2- 10. I am so excited to be a part of St. George and get to know everyone!

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On Site Sub

Hello, my name is Laura Martinez. I was born in Laredo, TX, but raised in Austin, TX. I have 3 children of my own. I am so excited to be part of St. George’s School. For the past 2 and half years I have been working as an assistant teacher, from working with babies up to 4 year olds. I have a huge passion working with kids, watching them grown and learn new things. I will be furthering my career in child development and obtain my degree. I am thankful for you giving me an opportunity to work and teach your child!

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