Staff

 

OUR STAFF

Nate Rudin
Preschool Director
Extended Day (all ages)

Mr. Nate is our director at the preschool and works in the extended day program. Nate has lots of experience here at FPCP because, he attended preschool here himself! He is a graduate of the Wilson Memorial High School and currently attends Blue Ridge Community College. He plans to enter the nursing field. He enjoys working with children and playing soccer.

Shashai Diggs
Teacher, 2 Year Olds
Ms. Diggs is our two-year-old teacher. She enjoys making everyday a wonderful learning experience for our two-year-olds. She is a mother of  3. In her free time she enjoys

Carol Perkins
Aide, 2 Year Olds
Extended Day (all ages)

Ms. Carol is a aide in the two-year-old class and our extended day program. She believes each child is different and has his or her own unique response to teaching and learning. Carol is a retired nurse with experience in pediatrics, family practice, and geriatrics. She and her husband live in Waynesboro and have two children and seven grandchildren. She especially enjoys time with family and friends. 

Lynda Smith
Teacher, 3 Year Olds
Extended Day (all ages)

Ms. Lynda is the lead teacher in the three-year-old class and also assists with our extended day and summer camp programs.  She enjoys being around children, teaching them new skills and leading music each week with all the preschool children. Lynda and her husband, Steven, live in Waynesboro and have two sons. She likes to cook and go on nature hikes with her family. 

Patty Cash
Aide, 3 Year Olds
Ms. Patty is the aide in the three-year-old class. She enjoys being around the children. She is a mother of 2 and a grandmother of 5.  In her free time she enjoys cooking and baking, and attending her grandchildren’s ball games!
Aimee Grahame
Teacher, 4 Year Olds,
Extended Day (all ages)

 Ms. Aimee is the new four-year-old class teacher this year, having previously served as the aide in the three-year-old class for seven years. She also serves as an aide in our extended day program. Aimee and her husband live in Waynesboro and have four children. She has love and compassion for all children.

Nava Gillenwater
Aide, 4 Year Olds

Ms. Nava is the aide in the 4 Year Old Class. She lives in Waynesboro. She has two sons,  Zack and Levi. Levi is a current student at the Preschool. Nava is very outgoing and loves to be around children.

 

Lorene Henderson
Extended Day/Substitute Teacher
Lorene works in extended day with the children. She graduated from Waynesboro High School. She currently attends, The University of Arizona and is in pursuit of her Early Childhood Education degree. She enjoys spending time with her nephews and nieces, as well as doing photography!
Karalyn Rudin
Extended Day/Substitute Teacher
Karalyn works in extended day with the children. She is a former graduate of the Preschool. She is a sophomore at Wilson Memorial High School. After High School, she plans to pursue a degree in nursing and become a Neonatal Nurse!

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FPCP’s teachers and aides are the heart of our program! They work incredibly hard and are personally invested in each and every child’s success.

When adding to our staff, we look for the following qualifications:

  • Genuine love for children and a philosophy that all children are valued for who they are.
  • Good moral character and religious affiliations.
  • Previous experience in a childcare or preschool program.
  • Educational degrees with concentration or experience in Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education.

In order to work at FPCP, applicants must also:

  • Pass criminal history and sexual offender history background checks by the State Of Virginia.
  • Be physically and emotionally able to work with children, passing a health screening each year.
  • Undergo training and maintain current certification in CPR, First Aid, and AED.