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We have limited availability for the 23/24 school year.  Please reach out for more information or to set up a tour.  We'd love to meet your family!


About Us

Mission Statement

St. Alban’s Weekday Preschool, a ministry of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, encourages our children’s development through interactive experiences and play in a Christian environment.  We promote the development of the whole child, focusing on opportunities to broaden language, social, problem solving, fine motor, gross motor, self-help, and cognitive skills.

Philosophy of Education

At St. Alban’s Preschool, we pride ourselves in providing age appropriate, concrete experiences to meet developmental needs in the lives of young children.  We believe that learning is an interrelated process, with each area of development overlapping with and affecting other areas of development.  We will provide opportunities that nurture the development of the whole child.

Using the essential knowledge of how young children learn and grow as our framework and knowing that learning takes place as experiences are relevant and meaningful to children, we will prepare an environment that takes advantage of what children do naturally, explore and make sense of the world around them through play.  Through these real, “hands on” experiences, children are learning higher order thinking skills; problem solving, critical thinking, cause and effect.  With teacher as facilitator, children will be guided to work and play together, learning to make decisions, take initiative, cooperate with others, follow instructions and think of themselves as capable persons.

Our total school program will include the following: stories, reading, role playing and drama, a print rich environment to support emerging language and literacy, age appropriate math and science experiences, music, sensory experiences, movement and outdoor play, lunch, and monthly enrichment experiences.

We know that each child comes to us with his/her individual background, experiences, interests, strengths, needs and learning style.  We will respect and celebrate differences in children, creating a nurturing, caring community within each classroom.  We will be a safe place for children to learn to express themselves in appropriate ways and love others.  We will value each child as a precious gift from God.

Teachers & Administration

St. Alban’s is proud to have such a dedicated, loving group of teachers who care about each individual child and family. Our staff has a great combination of education and over 100+ combined years of experience in education. We look forward to providing a safe and nurturing environment where your child can thrive!

  • Administration

    Patti Rossini, Director

    Patti has been working with young children and their families for over thirty years. She has a B.S. in Speech Pathology and Psychology and a M.S. in Early Childhood/Special Education. Her experience includes work in private as well as public schools. She has served as a classroom teacher, administrator, and consultant. Patti has been married for twenty-nine years and has two adult sons. In her spare time she loves to read, be outdoors, and spend time with her family. Patti believes that by partnering with families, we can provide the best, loving, Christian preschool program for each individual child.

  • Teacher

    Lyn Pyne, M/W and T/Th Twos

    Ms. Lyn has been a part of the St. Alban's staff since 2009. She has a degree in Elementary/Early Childhood Education from Arcadia University in Philadelphia, PA. She has taught kindergarten, first grade and basic skills. Aside from teaching, Lyn worked in the educational publishing field for a number of years as both a writer and an editor. Lyn lives in Denver with her husband, daughter and son. Of all her past experiences, Lyn enjoys teaching preschool the most!

  • Teacher

    Melinda Greene, M/W and T/Th Twos

    Melinda grew up in Florida and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. She lives in Davidson with her husband and four children. Melinda knew from an early age that she would spend her life working with children and has filled that calling by actively volunteering at her children’s schools, her church, and by working at St. Alban’s. Melinda began her role as a substitute teacher and was delighted when an opportunity arose to play a larger role in the preschool in 2015. Melinda taught our three year olds for 6 years but made the switch to join the twos in September 2021. In her spare time, Melinda enjoys attending live theater performances, exercising with friends and spending quality time with her family.

  • Denise Kirch, M/W/F Threes

    Ms. Denise joined St. Alban's in the fall of 2022 as a Three-Year-Old Teacher. Denise has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and an M.S. in Communication Disorders. She has worked as a Speech Language Pathologist in preschool and hospital settings, as an educator at Discovery Place Kids, and in the TK program at Davidson Day. Denise has lived in Huntersville for the last 25 years with her husband Jimmy. Denise has two grown children. Denise loves to read, hike, and travel - especially explorng cities close to Charlotte!
  • Annmarie Wetherbee, M/W/F Threes

    Annmarie joined St. Alban's Preschool in 2023 as M/W/F Threes Assistant Teacher.
  • Jen Kiraly, T/Th/F Threes

    Ms. Jen joined the St. Alban's Preschool staff as a three-year-old teacher in 2019 after substituting for several years. She has over 15 years experience teaching preschool and kindergarten students. She is a graduate of Purdue University where she received a bachelor's degree in early childhood education with a minor in special education. She moved to the area 12 years ago and lives in Davidson with her husband, son and daughter. She enjoyed her experience so much as a parent at the preschool that she decided to continue to be a part of the St. Alban' s family as a teacher. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with her family.
  • Teacher

    Cleopatra Hawkins, T/Th/F Thress

    Cleopatra was a substitute at St. Alban's Preschool for several years before joining the preschool staff as a four year old teacher in 2019. Cleopatra now enjoys working with our three-year-olds. She is originally from New York, studied at Baruch College, and lives in Huntersville with her husband and two children. Cleopatra volunteers actively at her children's schools and with their extra curricular activities. She has been a member of St. Alban's Church since 2008 and loves the welcoming environment and sense of community it provides. Cleopatra enjoys the theater, reading, bowling, camping with the family, and time with friends!

  • Teacher

    Caroline Craig, M-Th Fours

    Caroline has been a teacher in the four-year-old program at St. Alban's Preschool since 2011. She is originally from the United Kingdom but now lives in Huntersville with her husband. Caroline has two grown children. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Liverpool Polytechnic. She worked for several years in both private and public schools teaching mainly in kindergarten before her husband was relocated to the USA in 1993. Caroline has worked with young children for many years both in the classroom and outside on playing fields or at camp teaching riding lessons. Caroline enjoys tennis, reading and her family.

  • Carrie Beeler, M-Th Fours

    Carrie joined the M-Th Fours in the fall of 2023 as a co-teachers. Carrie has worked at St. Alban's for 6 years in both the three-year-old and four-year-old programs. She has a Bachelor's Degree in General Education with a concentration in Psychology and Sociology. Carrie enjoys many crafts, including scrapbooking, as well as being out on the lake, traveling and cooking. Carrie lives in Mooresville with her husband and two children.
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    Ellen Phelan, M-F Fours

    Ellen joined the St. Alban's Preschool staff in 2016 as a three-year-old teacher. She currently teaches in the M-F Fours where she is passionate about giving children the foundational skills for all future schooling. Ellen taught for Charlotte Mecklenburg schools for eleven years, spending most of her tenure in K/1 classrooms. Ellen graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in Health Education and then returned to school to earn a second degree in Early Childhood Education. In 2009, Ellen earned her National Board Certification in Early Childhood Education. Ellen is originally from Rochester, NY but now calls Huntersville her home. Ellen has two young adult children, Riley and Liza.

  • Evelyn Villar, M-F Fours

    Ms. Evelyn jpined the threes team during the 21/22 school year and currently co-teaches with Ms. Ellen in the M-F Fours. Evelyn is a native of Chile but now resides in Davidson with her husband and two daughters. She loves to read, travel, cook and bake. She is super crafty and loves to engage in messy projects with her class. Ms. Evelyn taught preschool in Florida prior to moving to Davidson.
  • Julia Lloyd, Administrative Assistant

    Julia joined the St. Alban's Preschool staff in the fall of 2022 as our Administrative Assistant. Julia has worked and volunteered in churches with children and youth for the last 30 years. She has administrative experience as an office manager, bookkeeper, and household manager. She went to Georgetown University and has a Master's Degree in Theology from Virginia Theological Seminary. She is married to Father Kevin and has two young adult children. Julia enjoys baking, reading, and hanging out with her family.
  • Patti Rossini, Director
  • Lyn Pyne, M/W and T/Th Twos
  • Melinda Greene, M/W and T/Th Twos
  • Denise Kirch, M/W/F Threes
  • Annmarie Wetherbee, M/W/F Threes
  • Jen Kiraly, T/Th/F Threes
  • Cleopatra Hawkins, T/Th/F Thress
  • Caroline Craig, M-Th Fours
  • Carrie Beeler, M-Th Fours
  • Ellen Phelan, M-F Fours
  • Evelyn Villar, M-F Fours
  • Julia Lloyd, Administrative Assistant

St. Alban's Preschool

301 Caldwell Ln
Davidson, NC 28036

(704) 892-8955 

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