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 Education
Brandy joined St. George’s as the Director of Education in Summer 2018. She has a B.S. in Family and Child Development and a Masters in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in Occupational, Workforce and Leadership Studies, as well as a Certificate of Ethics, from Texas State University. During her undergrad, Brandy had the opportunity to be an Exchange Student at Stockholm University, where she was an intern at an international preschool. During her time at the international school, she admired the independence and self-regulation of a young child. Her passion grew for serving the early childhood community as a graduate student and joined the Austin Chapter of Texas Association for the Education of Young Children Professional Development Team. She enjoys bringing her pup, Waffles, everywhere she goes!
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 - Assiatnt 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 toddler teachers.
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. 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.
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 immediately began attending school at Austin Community College earning credits towards her CDA.
Orange Room - Assistant Teacher
Ms. Lelma and her wife recently moved here from California to be closer to family. She has over 25 years of experience in Child Development and has loved every single minute of it. Children and providing quality care for them is her passion. She has also received training in REI ( Resources for Infant Educators), taught by Magda Gerber herself. With that background and her experience she knows just how important it is for a child to feel respected, loved and nurtured.
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!
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.
Blue Room - Lead Teacher
Ms. Melissa has been teaching for over 17 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.
Rainbow Room - Co-Lead Teacher
Ms. Mari has 15+ 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 - Co-Lead Teacher
Ms. Hilary is the Co-Lead teacher in the Rainbow Room. She has her degree in Early Childhood Education and has over 12 years of experience in the field. Hilary joined St. George's in the fall of 2014 and loves being part of this community.
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.