Staff & Faculty
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 administrator, Jerri strives to leave a positive impact on the lives of children and their families.
Director of Operations
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 was excited to join the staff in March of 2019. She comes to us from a state-wide, social justice non-profit where she was the Operations Manager. She looks forward to be able to shift her focus to early childhood education, which is where her passion lies. In addition to her duties at St. George's, Ms. Gabi serves the greater Austin early childhood community as the Austin Chapter of TXAEYC Communication Chair. We are lucky to have Ms. Gabi join the St. George Community!
Red Room - Lead Teacher
Ms. Mary Jane is an Austin native with two boys of her own. She has over 10 years of experience in childcare and has her CDA from Austin Community College. She is a mentor with the Girl Scouts and loves being with children. Mary Jane joined the St. George's community in the fall of 2015.
Red Room - Assistant Teacher
Ms. Hannah is an Austin transplant from Alabama; She has lived in Texas for 11 years and loves Austin. She has 10 year of experience with kids of all ages and is passionate about helping all kids reach their potential. Hannah skills are American sign language (she has been signing for 8 years), being able to adapt to her environment, and making meaningful connections with peers & parents.
Green Room - Lead Teacher
Ms. Cindy is the Lead Teacher in the Green Room. 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 15 years of her professional career at St. George's and has taught in almost every classroom as well as assisting in administration. Both of Cindy's daughters attended St. George's for preschool and she has a true passion for our community.
Green Room - Assistant 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.
Purple 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 skills and knowledge that she has acquired over the years.
Purple Room- Assistant Teacher
Ms. Grace is the Assistant Teacher in the purple room. She has a BFA in playwriting, but her passion lies within early childhood education. She has eleven years of experience with 3 of those years focused on early childcare. She is excited to provide your children with a safe space to, learn, grow, and play!
Orange Room - Lead Teacher
Ms. Carla comes to Austin from Hattiesburg, MS. She joined St. George's in the fall of 2015 as an infant teacher. Carla quickly found her love for infants and toddlers and immediately began attending school at Austin Community College earning credits towards her CDA. Ms. Carla has 5 years of experience in Early Childhood Education.
Orange Room- Assistant 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!
Yellow Room - Co-Lead Teacher
Ms. Jeanne has her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education and is currently working on a Bachelors Degree in Child & Family Studies. With close to 10 years of teaching experience she has spent time as both a lead and an assistant teacher. Being a teacher is Jeanne's life passion and is dedicated to the education of our little ones.
Yellow Room - Co-Lead Teacher
Ms. Carmel is the Co-Lead Teacher in the Yellow 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!
Blue Room - Lead Teacher
Ms. Melissa has been teaching for over 20 years in early childhood education. Ms. Melissa always wanted to teach, she enjoys helping children learn and grow. She loves exploring science experiments with children and watching their minds expand.
Blue Room- Assistant Teacher
Mai Wells is a native Texan who has been working with kids for over ten years! Mai has a degree in Sociology with a focus on childhood development and a degree in Women's and Gender Studies from UT Austin. In addition to experience as art teacher and curriculum developer Mai has worked as a creative director here in the US and abroad. Community, connectivity, kindness, and empowering the creative spirit are Mai's biggest passions.
Rainbow Room - Co-Lead Teacher
Ms. Mari has 18+ 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 classrooms! Mari is a native Austinite and has a lot of love for this community, especially it's sport teams!
Rainbow Room -Assistant Teacher
Ms. Cissy is originally from Alice, Texas. She has two children, and a poodle named Ollie. When time allows, she enjoys traveling with her family. She has 20 years of childcare experience. In 2012 she relocated to Austin to continue her education at Austin Community College. She received her Associates Degree in Childcare and development, and graduated a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. She is excited to do, seek, and learn more at St.G’s!
Motor Skills Teacher
Ms. Kat has 20+ years of experience working with young children and also has an Associates in Child Development from Austin Community College. Ms. Kat has experience working with all pre-school and toddler age groups and is continuously learning and broadening her knowledge base.
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.
I was born and raised in Harlingen, Texas, however, I went to school, lived and worked in Austin for four years. I have received my Bachelors in Political Science and Masters in Educational Leadership. I am currently working on my Doctorate of Educational Leadership at St. Edwards. I have worked with all age groups for the past four years, with an emphasis on experiential education. I am solution orientated and push for positive changes in education. I am passionate about positively impacting students' lives, shining the light of inspiration!