Sandy Glacet: Director
Prior to her current position as Director, Sandy taught at SCC for three years. She holds a B.A. from Sewanee: The University of the South. Before Sewanee, she worked in France as a medical aid assistant teacher for disabled children. She has two sons, Arthur in second grade at SES and Alexandre in his last year at SCC. They are being raised in a bilingual and multicultural environment, an environment she fosters as the Director of SCC as well.
Ms. Mary Ellen Dempsey: Co-teacher, Discovery Class
Ms.MaryEllen joined SCC in the fall of 2016. She instantly fell in love with the children and knew she wanted to be a part of the SCC family. MaryEllen and her husband, Steven, live in Stevenson, Al. Together, they have four children; Steven (Sarah Beth), Will, Holly and Hannah. They have one grandson,John Grayson, and will be welcoming a precious granddaughter in May 2017. Prior to joining SCC, MaryEllen worked for Jackson County (Al) Board of Education and has taught Children’s Sunday school for 15 years. She spends most of her time being a “soccer mom” as her kids have taken on all sports available. In between sporting events, she enjoys taking on adventures with her family and Sunday school kids, nature and Bible.
Ms. Brittany Nunley: Co-teacher, Discovery Class
Ms. Brittany came to SCC in August of 2017. She instantly felt comfortable at SCC and fell in love with the children. Prior to SCC, Ms. Brittany worked in the medical field. She has been married to her husband Dillon for 8 years. She enjoys kayaking, fishing, camping, and spending time with her family. She wants to achieve a degree in early child education.
Ms. Em Holleman: Co-teacher, Tag Along Class
Ms. Em is a graduate of St. Andrew’s Sewanee school. She came to SCC in 2015 as a part-time teacher. She quickly felt in love with early childhood education and became a full-time teacher in the explorer class. Over the summer she worked at a scout camp with girls aged 6 to 14. She is very happy to return teaching in the Toddler class. She is also planning on returning to school to get a degree in Early Childhood Education and/or American Sign Language Interpretation.
Ms. Carrie Mauzy: Co-teacher, Tag Along Class
Ms. Carrie began working at SCC 31 years ago. First, she volunteered as a Room Mother in the 3 year old class where her daughter Jane was enrolled. Then, she became more and more excited about the work being done with children at the Center and started subbing in the 2 and 4 year old classes. The following year, Carrie was hired full time and has passionately pursued a career in early childhood education ever since. Her enthusiasm for child centered learning is grounded in evidence based research, and best practices in early child development. She is an avid supporter of the teaching philosophy put forth by the public preschool of Reggio Emilia, Italy. When not teaching, Ms. Carrie’s interests are working in her garden (wildflowers, herbs), hiking, crafting, and reading.
Ms. Christie Pierce: Co-teacher, Adventure Class
Ms. Christie began working at SCC 10 years ago. Her daughter Delana attended SCC when she was 4, and that’s when Christie realized it was also a place for her. Delana is now in 8th grade, and she still enjoys coming to SCC to visit. Ms. Christie has lived in Sherwood, TN her whole life, and has been married to her husband Tommy for 15 years. When she is not running Delana around, she enjoys reading, hiking, kayaking, and spending time with her family. In the classroom, she uses her talent as a reader to stimulate the children’s curiosity. She enjoys creating an environment that fosters discoveries and new adventures.
Ms. Natasha McDaniel: Co-teacher, Adventure Class
Ms. Tasha found her love for SCC 9 years ago when she started as a maternity leave fill-in, which later turned into a full-time position. She worked the next five years at SCC while her middle child attended SCC during some of that time. Ms. Tasha has been a full-time stay at home mom for the last few years. When it was time for her youngest daughter to attend a school, Ms. Tasha knew where she needed to be – at SCC. Ms. Tasha lives in Monteagle, TN with her husband, Steven, and three children. Ms. Tasha enjoys watching her children do the sports they love: cheerleading, football, and baseball. During her spare time, you will find her at a ball field, camping or spending time with her family. In the classroom, she ignites the children’s imagination to create the best learning environment possible.
Ms. Maya Jordan: After-school
Ms. Maya Jordan joined SCC as a full-time teacher in 2017. She is well acquainted with the school, as she was previously a student in Ms. Carrie’s class and a substitute teacher for SCC. Ms. Maya has lived in Sewanee since she was three and is a graduate of Franklin County High School. With a daughter at home, she enjoys coming to share her love for art and all things creative with the after school program. She also enjoys playing and interacting with the children; from hide and seek to stomping around like a dinosaur! Ms. Maya looks forward to her new adventure with SCC families and involvement with the community!