Jennifer Brooks is a preschool teacher for the Rollins Child Development Center. She has worked with children in several capacities including camp counselor, camp director, children’s choir director, preschool music teacher and most recently the extended day director at Cross and Crown Day School.
Jenny’s journey to the childcare field was not a direct one. She spent years in retail management and several years in college before finally making the decision to follow her passion for working with children. Jenny has completed coursework for her CDA and hopes to return to college and obtain her Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education.
Jenny enjoys spending time at home with her husband and son. They also have a miniature Dodson named Dharma. Jenny and her husband have been married almost three years. They love to travel, paint and explore. Their favorite outing as a family is one with no destination and no timeline.
Jenny’s philosophy on teaching and life are very similar. She believes that discovery is the best teacher. She believes that children should be the captain on their own educational journey. Jenny also believes that if we show children our passion it will catch like wildfire and they will be encouraged to discover their own.
Debbie was born, raised, and educated in Early Childhood Education in Indiana. She married her college sweetheart Sam and moved to Minneapolis, MN. There she worked at a Montessori School as an assistant to the Directress. Sam’s new job took them to Wichita Falls, Texas where Debbie taught three and four year olds and kindergarteners in a private school. Debbie then moved to the public school to teach first, second and third grade. From there, Debbie’s family moved to Branson, MO. In Branson, Debbie stayed home with her two young sons, volunteered extensively, and worked for the Branson Public School as a paraprofessional for kindergarten, autistic, and behavior-disordered children.
Debbie had a dream that if she was to continue working in the Public School system that it would be in a Pre-K classroom. That dream came true when her family moved to Cartersville and she began subbing for Pre-K through 5th grade at the Cartersville School. She worked as a Pre-K teacher for Cartersville Public Schools for 14 years and loved working with four year olds. Feeling in her heart that there was yet another path to take her to retirement or old age, Debbie resigned from her position to consider other options. Debbie joined Rollins Child Development Center as a preschool teacher. Her enthusiasm for working with young children and their families is renewed. Yet again, Debbie feels that she is working where her heart is—this time, working with young three year olds.
Lori has worked in education for twenty years. She has found that working with children is a reward beyond measure. She is proud to be part of the Rollins family. She earned her CDA in September 2015. Lori also holds a Georgia Paraprofessional certificate. She is also certified in Integrating Technology.
Lori enjoys reading, going to the beach, and spending time with her family. She believes that all children deserve the opportunity to become successful. By providing an interactive, fun learning atmosphere based upon the Principles of Christian Faith, Lori will encourage parental involvement to enhance the developmental success of each child in her care.
Lee Ann’s career as an educator began in 1985 after completing her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education at Shorter College. She has teaching experience in several systems in North Georgia. These include Gordon County, Bartow County, Floyd Count, Cartersville City, and primarily in Rome City Schools. In addition to public school, Lee Ann also has four years experience in the Georgia Lottery Funded Pre-Kindergarten program in private child care centers. She brings a total of 23 years of teaching experience ranging from Pre-Kindergarten to fifth grade.
Lee Ann is a native of Rome, Georgia. It was there that she raised her family of five wonderful children. Her children now range from age 15 to 27. Lee Ann is also blessed with eight precious grandchildren with number nine due any day. Lee Ann moved to Cartersville recently. She enjoys spending time with her family. Her desire is to retire to the beach someday.
Lee Ann feels that all children deserve the same opportunities. As a Pre-K teacher at Rollins, she hopes to provide an environment rich in positive experiences to promote an engaging, fun, faith-based foundation to learning. Lee Ann feels that this foundation is just as important to parents as it is for their children.
Elizabeth Maulden was born and raised in New York City by both parents and five siblings, her being the youngest. She married at age 23 and was married for 23 years. She had her one and only son, who is the apple of her eye.
Elizabeth began her career at the Early Childhood Intervention Program as an Assistant Teacher, and worked her way up to Service Coordinator of the Head Start Program. She worked for that program for twelve years. Elizabeth then moved to Florida where she continued taking courses and working with early childhood education. She now has her National CDA along with twenty-one years of working with childhood education with children including those with special needs.
In 2008 her family was expanded when her son married, and two years later in 2010 she was blessed with her first grandson, the second love of her life! Then, in 2012, she was blessed once again with a second grandson. At this point in her life, she was very happy and had decided to remain single and enjoy helping to raise her grandbabies. However, she did not know that our loving Creator had another plan for her and that she would not stay single but would have a wonderful companion for life. It was in March 2013 that she met an interesting and unique man. He swept her off her feet, moved her to Georgia and they were married February 8, 2014. She is very happy and grateful to God for blessing her with such a wonderful man. Although she is far away from her family, she talks to them daily and visits often. She now is enjoying living in Georgia and working with her passion in life, as she calls them… “My babies at Rollins Child Development Center.”
Mandy has lived in Cartersville for over a year. Before living in Cartersville, Mandy lived in Chatsworth, Georgia. Mandy enjoys scrapbooking, decorating, and listening. She got involved in working with young children after graduating from high school. She started working as a paraprofessional with kindergarteners for just over 10 years. Mandy has been working with preschool children for the past seven years. She earned her Child Development Associate in October of 2010.
Mandy believes that children are awesome to be around. Not only do we teach them, they teach us. She enjoys working with children because they are full of life and say the funniest things; their expressions are priceless. Mandy believes that the best part of her day while caring for children is when their faces light up when they learn something new and fun. It's exciting to see that they are enjoying school. Mandy feels that the best thing she can do for young children is to be consistent in the classroom routine and make learning fun for them, because it's all about them. She knows God has placed her at Rollins to be a blessing in children’s lives and in parent’s lives as well.
Dillon Scott is a dedicated member of the Rollins family. He has a considerable amount of experience the field of education. Dillon received his Associates degree in Early Childhood Education at Georgia Highlands University and is currently continuing his education at Reinhardt. Dillon has worked with children from Pre-K all the way through seniors in high school at facilities such as Tellus Science Museum, Cross Point City Church, and Devil Rays Cheer and Gymnastics. He is dedicated to the mission of guiding children not only academically, but spiritually as well.
Jasmine Steward was born in Poplar Bluff, Missouri and moved to Marietta, Georgia in 2003 with her mother. She attended and graduated from Joseph Wheeler High School in 2010.
Her hobbies include sports, movies and exercising. She is currently attending her last semester at Chattahoochee Technical College. She will graduate with an Associate in Applied Science in Early Childhood Education in December.
She has one daughter, Camille, and she is her world. Being around her encourages Jasmine to love every child as if they were her own. She loves children and loves being a teacher.
Whitney Morehead grew up in Clahoun, Georgia. She graduated from Gordon Central High School in 2007. While at Gordon Centeral, she was in the choir, National Honors Society and Spanish Honors Society. She moved to Kansas and graduated with an Associate Degree in Elementary Edducation from Pratt Community College. She later earned a Bachelor of General Studies degree in Early Childhood Development from Fort Hays State University. Then she moved back to Goergia, where she became a Vet Tech of Surgery. Whitney also worked as a CNA and in retail management.
Whitney has always had a passion for helping others. She recently moved to Cartersville, where she will be married. Whitney has a wonderful fiance and two beautiful dogs. Whitney is looking forward to growing with the children and team at Rollins Child Development Center. She knows how important developmental strategies are at a young age. Whitney likes to spend time with family and friends, volunteer with animal rescues and spend time outdoors with her dogs.
Plaese call the center for updated information:
The Center Will Tuesday, January 3, 2017.
676 Henderson Drive
Cartersville, GA 30120
Fax: (678) 719-4003