Experience: After several years as a work study student at The Clifton School, Jacqueline began her teaching career as Assistant Teacher with the youngest children in the infant classroom. She spent the next ten years at The Clifton School enjoying the roles of Assistant Teacher, Lead Teacher, and Infant Level Coordinator implementing the Reggio Emilia Approach. After the Clifton School, Jacqueline accepted a position with FIO360 where she served as the Program Coordinator. After several years and two children, Jacqueline left FIO to spend some time at home with her young family before beginning her journey with The Rollins Child Development Center as the Assistant Director.
Education: Jacqueline attended Oxford College of Emory University where she received her Associate’s Degree. She went on to earn her Bachelor’s Degree from Emory University in Educational Studies and Sociology. Jacqueline continues to build her capacity in the field of Early Childhood Education and regularly takes courses and attends conferences to further her knowledge.
About Jacqueline: Jacqueline Holton was born and raised in the beautiful city of Boston, Massachusetts. She is the youngest in a family of three children, all working in the field of education. After graduating from high school, she moved to Atlanta to attend college and has lived in Georgia ever since. She is married and has two young daughters who fill her life with joy!
Jacqueline believes that all children have the right to a strong foundation as they begin their journey in life and education. She is dedicated to creating a safe and supportive environment where children, families, and teachers learn and thrive.
Experience: Prior to teaching Melissa served as a communications officer where she was able to see the importance of teaching children when they are young. Melissa worked as a communications officer for approximately one year when she decided to make a change that could make an impact on a child’s successful entry into the community. She earned her B.S. in Social Science with concentrations in the areas of Exceptionalities, Brain Development, Infant and Toddler Development and Family Involvement. Melissa began her teaching career as a volunteer for Head Start working her way up to a Lead Teacher position. Melissa held her position with Head Start serving the organization in three of the organization’s locations. Melissa has had the privilege to work with children ranging in age from three to five.
Education: Melissa completed her B.S. in Social Science earning Specializations in Exceptionalities, Brain Development, Infant and Toddler Development and Family Involvement through Coosa Valley Tech. She immediately enrolled for her Master’s in Education with a specialization in Culturally Responsive Education through Ashford University. Melissa continues to stay current on the latest research and best practice through ongoing training, workshops and conferences.
About Melissa: Melissa is originally from Miami, Florida. Her family transferred to Georgia when she was three. She has lived in the Bartow county area for the majority of her life and loves calling it her home. She is raising her three children and her nephew there with the hopes that they will love their community as much as she does.
Melissa is committed to serving the children and families at Rollins Child Development Center in the hopes that these children and families will gain the experiences that will allow them to grow and give back to their community in a way that can be received by others as a blessing.
After attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill studying English, Molly moved to Atlanta in 1988 and worked for 15 years at an Engineering Firm digitizing telephone records. An industry downsizing in 2003 led to her relocation to Cartersville. After 15 years living in the city, Molly’s move to the suburbs was a shock to say the least. What she found, however, was a town with wonderful people and a small town feeling that she could really call home. Molly found a church family and a job at the American Red Cross. In her six years at the Red Cross, Molly worked in disaster services and taught CPR and First Aid Classes. In 2010, she went to work for Just Kids Child Care. While Molly had enjoyed all the jobs she’d had in her life, she felt like she had finally found her calling. Just Kids Child Center closed in 2012 and Molly was blessed to be hired at the Rollins Child Development Center soon after. Molly has found wonderful role models at Rollins from whom she learns everyday. She has also formed relationships with the children at Rollins Child Development Center that enrich her life daily.
When encountering challenges throughout the day, Molly reminds herself that the process is as important as the product. Each planned and unplanned experience with a child is part of the foundation upon which they will build a successful education.
Experience: Valerie has worked in child development for the past eight years and has found it to be very rewarding. She has enjoyed working closely with children ages six weeks old to 5 years old.
Education: She earned her CDA in June of 2010, and loves working with children and their families. She continues her education through yearly training courses and learning from those around her.
About Valerie: Valerie truly loves what she does. She feels that it is her mission in life to teach the next generation. Valerie enjoys photography, painting and singing. She loves working with young children and hopes to make a difference in their lives. "God has blessed me beyond measure and I look forward to working closely with you and your family."
As the Center Receptionist, Valerie is looking forward to serving the center and the community. She looks forward to seeing everyone's smiling faces throughout the day.
Plaese call the center for updated information:
The Center Will Tuesday, January 3, 2017.
676 Henderson Drive
Cartersville, GA 30120
Fax: (678) 719-4003