NDS Staff Information
The teachers are top on the list of what makes Northminster Day School a special place to learn.
My time at Northminster Day School began in 2007. After six years of teaching a 3s class and two years teaching Kindergarten, I was thrilled to fill the role of director of this wonderful school!
I graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education in 1992 and have worked in various education roles over the years– from preschool, Kindergarten, and 3rd grade in the public and private school systems to many years working with preschoolers and elementary age children at The Dunwoody Nature Center. The children continue to fuel my passion for the most rewarding job in the world!
I’m married with three children who all attended NDS and who continue to return in the summer as camp teachers. This school is so very special to all of us. I am blessed to have met so many wonderful families through NDS and to work with creative and dedicated teachers who make our preschool a warm and loving environment for our children to grow and learn.
I have been at Northminster Day School for over 20 years. I’m blessed to start my day working with a wonderful group of ladies, interact throughout the day with awesome kids and families.
In my spare time, I enjoying watching football, curling up on the couch with a good book and spending time with my family.
I have been teaching at NDS since 2017. My 1st year I spent substituting in all the classes and fell in love with the school. I happily accepted a position in the 2s class the following year. I have worked with kids of all ages since I was 13, have a degree in Early Education, and have taught children from 2- to 5-years-old. I took time off to stay at home with my children until they were in elementary school. During this time I nannied infants and toddlers.
I am originally from Massachusetts and moved to Roswell in 2016 with my husband, and our 2 children. I love watching children learn and grow and I really enjoy being part of the Northminster team!
I am so excited to join the Darling Ducklings classroom! I’ve only been in Georgia for one year but have been blown away by the quality of preschool education here. I am originally from Connecticut, where I received my Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Quinnipiac University. Shortly after the birth of my first child, I shifted careers and took a job as a nanny– caring for a 4-month old, along with my own daughter. I immediately fell in love with child care and continued my nanny career until my first child started Pre-K. I am so grateful to be a part of your kiddos early childhood education!
I’m grateful to have been a part of the NDS family since 2018. I absolutely love the preschool years and working with young children. Being a part of this wonderful school and watching beautiful babies grow and flourish brings me so much joy.
Before becoming a preschool teacher, I graduated with a BS in business administration and worked in Physician Recruiting until becoming a full-time stay-at-home mom in 2008. My husband and I are proud parents of 3 children.
I am originally from Long Island New York and attended Adelphi University earning a degree in Business Management. I worked for Rich’s and Sterns Department Stores for 15 years as a buyer. In 2001, my husband and I relocated to Johns Creek where we are raising our children.
I have worked at Northminster Day School since 2011 in kindergarten, PMO, 3s class and currently in the 4s class.
I’m so excited to be joining the Northminster community as the Kindergarten teacher this year! I’ve taught elementary and preschool for 13 years and also acted at Activities Director at All Saints Catholic Church for 10 years, where I facilitated summer camps and after school programs for children. I graduated from Mercer University with a degree in Early Childhood Education and received my Masters in Educational Instructional Technology.
I’m originally from Macon, Georgia, and moved to Alpharetta 20 years ago when my husband, Mark and I married. We are parents to two teens who keep us busy with their sports and activities. I’m looking forward to a fun year and I’m so happy to be teaching Kindergarten again.
I am from Buenos Aires, Argentina and have been living in Georgia since my junior year of high school. I graduated from The University of Georgia (where I met my husband), and now we live in Roswell with our 2 children, our three cats, and dog. I taught preschool for many years, and it’s truly my favorite age group. I love teaching Spanish, because I get to share my culture and language in a fun, immersive, silly and interactive manner. The amazing work environment at NDS, along with its fantastic staff, and sweet children make it a joy to teach.
I have been at NDS since 2016. I am originally from Michigan but have lived in Georgia for many years. I have a degree in Early Childhood Education from KSU. I taught at Roswell North Elementary for ten years until the birth of my son. I was a stay-at-home mom of three children and volunteered at Northwood Elementary often. I became acquainted with NDS while babysitting for an NDS student. I was very impressed with the day school and wanted to join this great group of educators. I am so excited to be working with the little ones in the 18-23 month PMO class again. Children this age bring so much joy to my days.
I am originally from Long Island, NY and attended the University of Delaware, earning a degree in Mass Communications. I worked as a corporate video producer and editor until deciding to stay home to raise my 3 children.
Northminster Day School has been a big part of my life for a long time; all three of my children attended preschool here. I spent 3 years as a parent representative on the Day School board and then began teaching in the 2s. I am currently the assistant teacher in the 4s with Ms. Sheila. My goal is to make school a fun and loving environment for the kids.
The warm and nurturing environment first brought me to NDS as a parent and then several years later as a teacher. I have been blessed with teaching at NDS since 2015 and love working with the precious three-year-olds, watching them explore and blossom throughout the year. The cheerful staff and happy children make this a joyful place to be a part of.
I am originally from Michigan and received my elementary education degree from Michigan State University. I taught in the Cobb County Schools for 6 years prior to raising my family. I enjoyed my years at home with my 3 children, volunteering and being their #1 fan. My husband and I have been married 25 years and enjoy watching sports, traveling and spending time with family.
Now that my children have departed Northminster, it’s my turn to join in the fun! After receiving my degree from GC&SU, I moved to the Roswell area where I met my husband and married in 2016.
Now that my kids are in school full-time, I’m looking forward to assisting in the 3s class. My kids had fantastic years at NDS where they learned so much. I can’t wait to engage with your kids and see what they come up with!
I first came to Northminster as a parent and immediately felt at home here and joined the NDS staff in 2022. After beginning as a substitute teacher and as an assistant in the 3s class last year, I couldn’t wait to continue my teaching career in this warm and nurturing environment.
I received both my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Florida and began teaching Kindergarten and 1st grade in 2010. I stepped away from teaching after the birth of our first child. Shortly after we welcomed our second child, we relocated from Gainesville, FL, to Roswell in 2020. both of my children have attended NDS..
I will be leading the T/Th 3s and am grateful for the opportunity to spend a year full of curiosity, laughter, wonder, and joy with your children!
My love for children runs deep, and I couldn’t be more excited to join the NDS staff! Born and raised in Kansas, I moved to Boston in my early twenties after attending Kansas State University and earning a degree in political science. After spending four years working as a live-in nanny (and quickly realizing how much I love working with young children), I returned to Kansas and met my husband of 22 years. We have four teenage children (college, high school, and middle school), and each was born in a different state! In 2012, we decided to plant our roots in Atlanta; Johns Creek has become “home.” Walking, reading, and time spent with my family and our two dogs are a few of my favorite things. I can’t wait to meet the children at NDS and be a part of this sweet community!
For over 20 years, I have worked with preschool children. I have held positions as a lead teacher, co-director, and now as an assistant. I attended Vanderbilt University, transferred and graduated with a B.S. in Child Development from the University of Georgia. After graduation, I was sidetracked into the corporate world but decided to go back to my original passion, children. My belief is that children are active learners and that through exploration and discovery, children learn from the world around them. It is our job to create a nurturing and stimulating environment for children to develop a life-long love of learning.
My family currently lives in Johns Creek. My husband, David, and I have 2 children. If I could keep them little preschoolers forever, I would. As a family, we enjoy traveling, golfing, skiing, and of course, following the Georgia Bulldogs!
I am so excited to be joining the Northminster Day School family this year as a 3’s assistant teacher. I was born and raised in Peachtree Corners, Georgia, and studied Marketing at UGA. I married my high school sweetheart and have three wonderful children and two dogs. In my spare time, I love reading, traveling, and taking my children to all their activities.
I have a deep love for Northminster Day School because all three of my children went through and thrived at the school. NDS has been in my life for the past 8 years, and it is such a special place. I spent the past 2 years as a parent representative on the Day School board, and the past 5 years as a substitute teacher. I am so excited for the upcoming school year and being able to watch the children learn and grow.
I’m an assistant in the 4-day 3s class and have been at Northminster Day School since 2002. I have also worked in the 2s and the PMO classes. I moved down to Atlanta in 1993 with my family. I grew up in Norwalk, CT, and attended UConn, earning a bachelor’s degree in the school of Liberal Arts & Sciences.
My favorite subjects to teach are math and science. I love seeing the kids excitement with new things and watching them grow. Looking forward to a great year here at this wonderful school.
In 2005, I began teaching at the elementary school level spending my days with first graders. I loved it!! I was in the classroom for six years before becoming a stay at home mom. Three kids and 12 years later, I am excited to be back in the classroom– especially at a school that is so special to my family. All three of our children went to Northminster. We have made many lasting memories at NDS. My oldest child is still friends with several classmates she met here.
I have been teaching 3s classes at NDS since the fall of 2013. After receiving my degree from New York University in Early Childhood/Elementary Education, I moved to Seattle, where my love for teaching preschool developed. Through teaching at Head Start, at GA Pre-K, and now here at NDS, sharing my favorite silly songs, finger plays, and books with the kids brings me great joy.
Besides being a teacher, I am a wife and mother to three wonderful children. In my free time, you can find me working out at Burn, chasing down balls on the tennis court, or enjoying a cup of coffee and reading a book.
Originally from Columbia, SC, my husband, two boys, and I moved to Roswell in 2013. I started teaching at Northminster in 2018 in the 2s, while my youngest son was enrolled in the school. I taught 3 lovely years in the 2s and then decided to take a break, so I could help my husband with the family business. I am so excited to be back at Northminster in the 2s with Ms. Carrie again! I just love this age and am so excited to be a part of Northminster Day School! Before I started at the day school, I was a dental assistant for 13 years and then was in the SC real estate world for a few years. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, listening to music, gardening, and spending time with my family and our 4 pets. Our family also are members of Northminster Presbyterian Church and love being part of this church.
I truly do enjoy being a part of the fantastic team here at Northminster Day School, and I love all the wonderful families that make this place so special. I am originally from the Midwest, where I got my undergraduate degree from Ball State University. I worked for many years as a college recruiter, which brought me to Boston. While there, I earned my Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Northeastern University. I taught in the Boston public schools, 1st through 5th grades, before moving to Georgia.
While my husband, two daughters, and I love being in Georgia, we are still trying our best to get used to winters without snow! I started teaching in the 2s class here at NDS and then moved to the 4s class in 2016. Everything about this age group is wonderful. Each and every year brings fabulous new adventures and more terrific kiddos at NDS!
After college, I taught Pre-K for 2 years and First Grade for 8 years, as well as taught religion school at my church for many years. I decided to stop teaching to stay home and raise my family. I have been married since 1998, and I love spending time with my husband, daughter, son, and cat. I also enjoy doing Jazzercise, walking, dancing, listening to music, hanging out with family and friends, taking photos, and celebrating holidays.
I have been teaching at NDS since 2014. I have really enjoyed working here as a substitute teacher, a teacher at Parents’ Night Out, Early Drop Off, and Late Stay, and currently as an assistant teacher in the 12-17 months PMO class and the lead teacher in the 18-23 months PMO class. I love being with all of these sweet, smart, and fun-loving children and being a part of this very special school!
I have been part of the NDS family for the past five years, starting when my oldest daughter was in the 2s class. Throughout the years, I have continued to be impressed with the kind, loving and enriching experience provided by all the teachers and staff.
Originally from California, I have been in Georgia for the past six years and enjoy living in this wonderful area. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, hiking, and traveling with my husband and 2 children.
I am so excited to be a teaching assistant in the MTTh 2s class! This age is one of my favorites; I can’t wait to teach through play and share in each child’s joy as they learn new skills.
I’ve been teaching at NDS since 2019. I’m originally from Maryland but have lived in Georgia since my high school days. I graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Spanish Translation and Interpretation. I worked in Sales prior to becoming a mom more than 18 years ago. I have been married since 1999 and have four children (three are NDS alumni). Before coming to NDS, I worked at Johns Creek United Methodist Preschool. I also volunteer at North Point Church in Waumba Land on Sundays. In my spare time, I love watching Auburn football, working out, traveling, and watching my kids play baseball and swim competitively. I’m looking forward to a wonderful school year and being blessed by all of these amazing children.
I have been part of the NDS family since 2001, when my youngest child was in the 2-year-old class. I taught in the 18-month PMO and 2s classes for the first 11 years and then as an assistant to the 3-day 3s class. I am married and have 3 grown children and anxiously waiting on grandchildren!
In 1985, I received a bachelor’s degree in social work at Taylor University in Indiana. I worked in the field of social work for 10 years with children and adults with special needs.
NDS has been a wonderful place to work; there is such a loving supported atmosphere here. I absolutely love working with children and don’t see myself doing anything else!
My name is Tracey Schmidt, and I’m excited for another year in the Caterpillar Class! I’ve been teaching at NDS since 2012. My 3 children all went to NDS when they were in preschool, and I’ll never forget the love and care they received here. I love to give the same for my families! My husband and I have lived in the area since we got married in 1997. We stay busy with our kids’ active lives and our 3 sweet kitties.