United Church Nursery School at Chapel on the Hill

Administrative Staff

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Director Shona Ellis

Director Shona Ellis

Director Shona Ellis

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Mrs. Patricia

Director Shona Ellis

Director Shona Ellis

I first became aquainted with the Nursery School when my then 4 yr old attended the oldest class. I've worked here as a teacher in the youngest class for 7 yrs and have 30 years total teaching experience.  This will be my first year as an administrative assistant and I'm looking forward to this new challenge.

Youngest Class Teachers (Room 107)

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Mrs. Elissa

Mrs. Katrien

Mrs. Katrien

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Mrs. Katrien

Mrs. Katrien

Mrs. Katrien

This academic year I will be teaching in the youngest classroom with Ms. Elissa. I started working at the Nursery School as an aide/sub in 2018 and in 2019 I started teaching part time in the youngest class. I have a Masters Degree in Psychology and Education Sciences from the University of Liège. I worked for 18 years as a developmental therapist with special needs children and their families. I'm also a dance teacher. I moved to Oak Ridge from the French speaking part of Belgium in 2014 with my husband and my son. My son attended Nursery School in the oldest class, where he learned English. I look forward to working with you and your child!

Half Pint Class Teachers (Room 106)

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Mrs. Beth

Mrs. Karen

Mrs. Karen

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Mrs. Karen

Mrs. Karen

Mrs. Karen

I have lived in the Oak Ridge area for the last 15 years.  I attended BYU-Idaho (called Rick's College back then) and majored in Elementary Education. I have since been a reading coach, pre-school teacher and home health aide. I have worked extensively with children of all ages, in many different capacities throughout the years. My love of children and education and the long standing excellent reputation of United Church Nursery School at Chapel on the Hill have draw me back to pre-school. I look forward to seeing the sweet faces of these little ones and the uplifting experience it will be to learn through playtime!

Middle Class Teachers (Room108)

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Mrs. Kim

Mrs. Teresa

Mrs. Teresa

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Mrs. Teresa

Mrs. Teresa

Mrs. Teresa

I have been married for 34 years to my husband, Mike, and we have two amazing daughters, Lauren and Jenna who all are teachers. Upon graduation from the University of Tennessee I worked at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and quit upon the birth of Lauren. I have worked with young children ever since and have been an employee of this school for 16 years. I absolutely love children and provide them with a loving, fun and educational environment in which to learn.

Oldest Class Teachers (Room109)

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Mrs. Kimberly

Mrs. Kimberly

Mrs. Kimberly

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Mrs. Mary

Mrs. Kimberly

Mrs. Kimberly

I am excited to be teaching along with Ms. Kimberly in the Oldest Class again! This will be my fifteenth year at Chapel on the Hill. I received my Early Childhood Development Associate from Roane State and attended the University of Tennessee as a Journalism major. I also teach at the Children’s Museum as a preschool and elementary instructor during the Summer and school breaks. I enjoy reading, music, art, and nature which I like to incorporate into classroom learning. 

Classroom Aides

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Ms. Leah

Mrs. Tomoko

Mrs. Sissy

My name is Miss Leah. I attended United Church Nursery School when I was three. Soon after my mother, Ms. Mary, became a teacher there. This is my first year as a teacher’s aide. However, I am a babysitter, I have taught at the Wildcat Preschool, and helped out at Camp Faith Preschool.

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Mrs. Sissy

Mrs. Tomoko

Mrs. Sissy

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Mrs. Tomoko

Mrs. Tomoko

Mrs. Tomoko

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Special Area Teachers

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Mrs. Darcy

My name is Darcy Schrider. I am a Music Therapist and I have been working as a contract Music Therapist in the Oak Ridge/Knoxville area for twenty two years. I have been the Music Director at Chapel on the Hill since September 2013