Daniel Island, SC
Anne Lynch, Director
I am originally from Greenville, SC, where I went to college at Furman University and graduated in Early Childhood Education. I have taught elementary grades and preschool for 12 years in both SC and NC. I have also worked as a teacher to special needs children at a pediatric rehabilitation facility. Previous to my job as Director here, I taught 4K at a church preschool in Mt. Pleasant. While I am not at school, I love to play with my sons, ages 13 and 11; read; cook; and do anything that takes me outside! I also love to travel. My 13 year old is on the high-functioning end of the Autism spectrum. He has his share of challenges both at school and in social situations but is a unique and special soul. He and his brother are the apples of my eye! As a member of Providence Baptist Church, my vision for PBCP is that it will continue being a program that lovingly encourages and teaches children in the tender years before Kindergarten and that fills them with God’s love. I look forward to getting to know all of the wonderful PBCP families this coming year!
Janet Tinkel, 5 day Fours Lead Teacher
I am so blessed to be able to teach at PBCP. My belief is that each child is special and unique with various talents and skills. My goal is to help develop each child’s individuality by providing them with a fun, positive and nurturing environment!
Prior to PBCP I taught Pre-K at a private preschool in Pennsylvania for nine years. I also have previous experience with the three-year-old program and kindergarten as well. I earned my bachelor’s degree from Ball State University in Muncie, IN. My membership with The National Association of Education for Young Children (naeyc) is currently in excellent standing. I am passionate about my job and want to foster a love of learning in all my students.
My husband, Scott, and I moved to Daniel Island in July 2016. We really enjoy living here and are comfortable calling it home. We have two grown children who are such joys in my life. In my spare time I enjoy being outside hiking or bike riding. I also enjoy traveling whenever I can, reading and spending time at the beach!
I appreciate everyone trusting me with their most precious gift…their children. Looking forward to meeting everyone!
Tyler Love, 5 Day Fours Assistant Teacher
I grew up in Alexandria, VA and moved to Charleston to go to school. I graduated from The College of Charleston in 1996. My family and I moved to Daniel Island in 2006. I am married to my Steve, and we have two girls; Ann Ballard (10) and Marshall (8) who both go to Daniel Island School and I also have a stepson, Bennett, who is 24. When I'm not at work I love to go to the pool or the beach with my family in the summer and we love to snow ski in the winter. This is my third year at Providence Preschool and my second year as an assistant in the 5 day PreK class with Ms. Janet.
Kara Cira, 4 Day Fours Lead Teacher
Hi, my name is Kara! I grew up in Chicago and earned my degree in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Special Education. While growing up, I babysat and was a nanny for many families. I have also been a lead teacher in infant and toddler rooms at many daycare facilities. I love children. I love watching them grow and seeing the excitement in their eyes when they learn something new! My family moved to South Carolina 6 years ago. After moving here, I decided to stay at home with my three children. My son, Frank is 9, my daughter, Madelyn is 6 and my son, James is 22 months. We love it here! Some of my favorite things to do are: scrapbooking, reading, and spending time with my family at the beach. I am so incredibly thankful for this opportunity to be a Pre-K teacher. I look forward to working with you and your children throughout the school year. We will have so much fun!
Skylar Connor, Fours Teacher Assistant
My name is Skylar Connor and I am so thrilled to have your child in my class this year. I hope they are ready to learn a lot of new and exciting things.
A little about me…I was born and raised in Newnan, GA. I grew up with two older brothers. I moved to Charleston, SC in 2007. Got my first retail job at the Charleston City Market Downtown. I met my husband in 2008. We were married in 2009. When our daughter Emma was born in 2009 I became a stay-at-home mom. Our son was born in 2010. My husband deployed overseas and served 8 years before being honorably discharged in 2012. I am going on my 3nd year of teaching at PBCP and look forward to an awesome year with your children!
Kris Ishler, Threes Lead Teacher
My name is Kris Ishler. I am originally from Washington state, where most of my family still lives. If you haven't been to the West Coast, it's a beautiful place to take a vacation. My family and I have lived in Mount Pleasant now for five years. This is my Fourth year teaching at Providence Baptist Church Preschool. I started in the 1's, moved into the the 4's, and this is my Second year teaching the 3's. They are such a wonderful age to teach! they are wanting to learn everything at this age!
I have one daughter Kaitlynn (15) who attends the School of the Arts, and is majoring in Theater. I love to travel, go to the beach, bake, and anything to do with my family! I am looking forward to getting to know you and your child this school year!
Haley Sheafor, Threes Assistant
I graduated from Ohio Wesleyan in 2016 with a double major in early childhood education and spanish. I will graduate in December from COFC where I will gain my Master of Education of Languages. Before joining the Providence staff, I worked at a preschool in Ohio and substitute taught in the Charleston area. I love books, experiential learning, Spanish, and outdoor play. I love helping children gain learn in ways that meet their needs. When I’m not at school find me coaching at the pool! I am so excited to work with Ms. Kris this year!
Elena Weston, Twos Co-Teacher
I grew up in St Louis Missouri and moved to Charleston, SC right before my freshman year of high school. I attended Bishop England High School and Clemson University. My husband is a firefighter with Mount Pleasant Fire Department and my daughter Caroline is in the 3's class. I am very excited to co-teach the 2's with Ms. Tirion and get started.
Tirion Sheafor, Twos Co-Teacher
I have been working with preschoolers since 2012. I graduated from Ohio Wesleyan in 2016 with a double major in early childhood education and spanish. I am currently completing my last semester of graduate school where I will gain Master of Education of Languages. I love play dough, books, exploring, and creative play. I want to help children gain confidence and learn in a supportive fun and engaging way. When I’m not at school find me coaching at the pool! I am so excited to work with Ms. Elena this year!
Donna Carrara, Ones Co-Teacher
I live in Mount Pleasant and love it. I grew up in New Jersey and Florida. My love of children lead me to Education, where I was a teacher, Curriculum coordinator, did adjunct work on the college level, and a Principal. I am very excited about this year and working with my teammate. I am so looking forward to this year and the children in our care.
Kandace Landgrave, Ones Co-Teacher
I am really excited about being with the Ones this year and watching them grow and blossom. I love projects and hands-on activities and look forward to doing them with the kids. I grew in the Mississippi gulf coast area and just moved to Daniel Island in 2017 with my husband's job. I have 3 children, a son, Jake, who is 13 and twin daughters, Ali and Lauren, who are 9. I have a masters in Elementary education and absolutely love to teach and really love the preschool age and am so excited for the year.
Terri Largent, Music Teacher
Jacque Navarro, Spanish Teacher
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