Our Staff

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 fourth grade and Alexandre in first grade at SES. 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 the Bible.

Ms. Roxanne: Co-teacher, Discovery Class

Ms. Roxanne came a long way from home to expand her horizons. Originally from Memphis, she moved to Monteagle, TN in 2017.  Ms.Roxanne has worked in childcare since she was 16 and started part-time in an infant room. She knew that her passion for children was more than just caring for infants. Down the road, she found the Sewanee Children’s Center and knew this was the place where she wanted to be. Her ultimate goal is to one day open her own nursery.

Ms. Barbara: Co-teacher, Tag Along Class

Ms. Barbara came to SCC the fall of 2018 as the new co-teacher with the Tag-Along class. Ms. Barbara and her family (husband John, son-Marshall, and daughter-Virginia) came to Sewanee in fall of 2017 so her husband could start school at the School of Theology. Ms. Barbara holds a B.A. from Mars Hill College where she majored in religion and philosophy with a concentration in youth leadership. Prior to her family moving to Sewanee, she worked for the Bristol TN City School District as an educational assistant. Ms. Barbara has worked in various capacities with children from  Sunday School to children and family ministry to working in the school system to the YMCA After School. She has fallen in love with the children and families at SCC and enjoys getting to know everyone. In her off time, she enjoys exploring the mountain with her family, playing with her dog Perdy, reading, painting, and lounging on a Saturday morning.

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. Annie: Co-teacher, After School

Ms. Annie is currently a Junior at Sewanee: The University of the South, majoring in Psychology with a Neuroscience and Art History minor. Annie is originally from Tampa, Florida and has worked with children for most of her life either babysitting or hosting summer camps for the younger kids in her neighborhood. She is primarily interested in studying child development and works with her professors on different projects concerning elementary aged children in surrounding towns and enjoys it very much. Annie also enjoys hiking around campus, fishing, and spending time with other members of the Sewanee community.