Meet Our Staff
We are devoted to having quality staff in every classroom. Our teachers are Red Cross certified in CPR and First Aid. There is at least one MAT certified staff member on site during school hours. The quality of the teachers is fundamental to the success of any school. Our experienced, devoted, and loving teachers is a main reason St. Stephen's has been so successful within the community for so long.
Shelby Low: Director
Shelby joined the staff of St. Stephen's Preschool in January, 2015. Shelby comes to the preschool by way of Memphis, Tennessee. She had eight years in the public education system. Shelby has been a classroom teacher, an athletic coach, an MCS board supervisor, and a curriculum writer. She holds a Bachelor's degree in education from Louisiana College in Pineville, LA. Shelby also has a Master's degree in educational leadership from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN. The last five years have been spent as a stay at home mom to her two gifts from God. Shelby looks forward to using her gifts as a servant leader to encourage the growth of the students not only mentally, but also spiritually.
Michele McDowall: Lead Teacher, PK Busy Bees
Michele joined the preschool staff in the fall of 2013, and she is our lead teacher of the PK Bees class. Michele is an active member of St Stephen's Episcopal Church and a former youth leader having taught Sunday school and participated in teen youth mission trips. Michele has worked extensively with children through volunteer work within the FCPS and Girl Scouts. Michele holds an Associates Degree in Applied Science - Secretarial Sciences and is presently working towards her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Development with NVCC.
Amber Hodges: Assistant Teacher, Busy Bees
Amber is in her first year with St. Stephen's Preschool. Before entering the classroom, she was a stay at home mom to her two children, a preschooler and a 1st grader. She currently has her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education and hopes to to finish her Bachelor's Degree within the next few years. She enjoys crafting and organizing, but her true passion is teaching children.
Kerry Madigan: Lead Teacher, PK Fantastic Fish
Kerry is in her first year with St. Stephen's Preschool. Kerry holds a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education. Prior to raising her four boys, Kerry was a first grade teacher in Montgomery County, Maryland. She is excited to be back in the classroom setting and is happy to be part of the St. Stephen's family, not only as a teacher but also as a parent.
Joy Whisenant: Assistant Teacher, Fantastic Fish
This is Joy's first year as an assistant teacher with St. Stephen's. Joy is working
Janice Barr: Lead Teacher, Friendly Frogs
Janice is in her eighth year with St Stephen's Preschool. She leads the three year old class. She loves to watch the children grow and learn throughout the year. Her years of experience with children are evident in her calm and nurturing demeanor. Janice is the mother of three children. She moved to Fauquier County when she was 10 years old and is now in her 40s. Janice is not only an asset to the preschool but to the community, as well.
Candace Young: Assistant Teacher, Friendly Frogs
This is Candace's first year with St. Stephen's Preschool
Joanne Williams: Lead Teacher, Outstanding Owls
Jo joined our preschool staff in January, 2016 as an assistant to the Owls. This year she is taking the lead with our youngest students. She has three daughters of her own.
Candy Burton: Assistant Teacher, Outstanding Owls
Candy is in her first year at St. Stephen's.