Greenwood Forest Children's Center teachers work in a co-teaching situation with equal responsibility and authority. Each class has two teachers with an assigned number of students. All teachers are CPR and First Aid certified every 2 years. Administering Epi-pen medication is included in this training.
Greenwood Forest Baptist Church performs a national background check on all GFCC staff, every 2-3 years. In addition, completion of the church's child safety training class is required of all staff. Teachers are required to attend at least 3 Continuing Education Workshops each year. These are provided by GFCC's participation in the professional organization, Cary Area AECP, which consists of several non-profit preschools in the Cary area.
Leanne is a native of NC and graduated from Cary High School. She then attended Campbell University and received a Bachelor of Art in Music Education. After earning her masters from Appalachian State in Vocal Performance, Leanne taught Preschool, Elementary and Middle School music, as well as, private voice and piano lessons. She worked for three years for WCPSS in their Kindergarten program.
Leanne has been a member of Greenwood Forest Baptist Church for 17 years, where she is active in the Music Ministry as a member of the Sanctuary Choir. Leanne joined the GFCC staff in 2009. Before moving into the office, Leanne taught at GFCC for five years in the 3's and 3's & 4's Combination class.
She and her husband Scot have 15-year-old twins, who are "graduates" of GFCC.
In her spare time, Leanne enjoys singing with the NC Master Chorale and reading. Her favorite place is the beach!
Tricia grew up in Edgefield, South Carolina. She attended Phillips College in Augusta, Georgia receiving a degree in Executive Secretarial Science.
Tricia and her husband, Wendell (Media Coordinator Assistant :-), joined Greenwood Forest Baptist Church in 1988 where she led HOPE (the Baptist Women Missions organization) for over twenty years and was an invited speaker at WMU mission conferences.
Tricia has worked with children at GFBC over 25 years as a Sunday School Teacher/ Caregiver for Babies, Preschool and Children’s Choir Teacher/Accompanist, and Nursery and Children’s Church volunteer. Tricia worked in public school classrooms for almost a decade volunteering and coordinating learning events.
Tricia and her husband, Wendell, live in Cary and have two adult sons, the older who has a post-doctoral position at Ohio State University and the younger who works for Cisco in RTP.
Tricia joined our GFCC staff in 2012 and worked as a teacher in the TK program for seven years. In her spare time, she enjoys her family, music, reading, traveling, crafting, and singing in the church choir at Woodhaven Baptist Church.
Currently, Tricia enjoys writing blogs for GFCC's website, the GFCC Facebook and Instagram pages and sending out announcements and Remind notices to keep all of our GFCC families aware of what is going on in our school.