Teachers/Staff

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Sarah Bass

Education

  • A.A., Child Development Administration, Wallace Community College, Dothan, AL (2017)
  • B.S., Social Work, Troy University, Dothan, AL (Present)

Personal

Mrs. Bass has been married for nearly five years, and has two young children ages three and one. In her spare time, Mrs. Bass enjoys cooking, reading, writing and playing video games.

Hobbies

Mrs. Bass likes to binge watch Monk on Netflix.

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Marlee Boswell

Education

  • B.S., Biology, minor in Educational Studies, Troy University, Dothan, AL (Present)

Work Experience

  • Ridgecrest CDC (January 2017-January 2018)
  • Troy University - Kellogg Grant (September 2017-May 2019)
  • VISTA (May 2018-Present)

Personal

Mrs. Boswell recently married in August of 2019. Mrs. Boswell and her husband built a home in Enterprise, Alabama and are expecting their first child this February. Mrs. Boswell owns an energetic long-haired Chihuahua named Yogi.

Hobbies

Mrs. Boswell enjoys going to the beach, spending time with family, and relaxing.

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Christy Brown

Education

  • B.S., Fine Art, Florida SouthWestern State College, Naples, FL
  • Early Childhood Administration, Auburn University, Montgomery, AL
  • Early Childhood Management Certification, State of AL

Personal

Mrs. Brown used to own and operate her own early learning center, and train caregivers though Family Guidance in Dothan, Alabama. Mrs. Brown moved to Headland, Alabama in 2004 with her husband and three children. Mr. and Mrs. Brown have also raised three additional children, for a total of six.

Hobbies

Mrs. Brown enjoys playing softball, baseball, pickleball and hiking. 

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Leeann Chumney

Education

  • Child Development Certification, Wallace Community College, Dothan, AL

Personal

Ms. Chumney has worked with children in a variety of settings for over 20 years. Ms. Chumney has worked in childcare centers, church nurseries, and was a private tutor for ESL children. Ms. Chumney has one child and one granddaughter whom she adores.

Hobbies

Ms. Chumney enjoys spending time with her friends and family and reading her Bible. 

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Kristyn Enfinger

Education

  • B.S., Elementary Education, Troy University, Dothan, AL (2017-Present)

Work Experience

  • Vista, Coleman Center, Dothan, AL (2019-Present)
  • Metro Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Dothan, AL (2005-2015)
  • Ashford Academy Daycare, Ashford, AL (2004-2005)

Personal

Mrs. Enfinger is married, and has three children. Landon, 8, Colt, 8, and Cash, 3 all keep Mrs. Enfinger quite busy. Her family also has a Dachshund named Darcy.

Hobbies

Mrs. Enfinger enjoys camping, kayaking, hiking and watching sports with her family. 

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Rose Gibson

Education

  • A.A., Applied Science Child Development Educator and Administrator, Wallace Community College, Dothan, AL

Work Experience

  • Beulah Land Christian Academy, Dothan, AL

Personal

Originally from New Jersey, Ms. Gibson has been teaching children the last nine years in Dothan, Alabama. Ms. Gibson has four children, two girls and two boys. Mrs. Gibson also has five grandchildren, four grandsons and one granddaughter.

Hobbies

Mrs. Gibson enjoys shopping, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends. She also loves to eat at Red Lobster!

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Melissa Hall

Education

  • B.S., Psychology, Troy University, Dothan, AL (2011)

Work Experience

  • Katy Independent School District, Katy, TX

Personal

Ms. Hall was born and raised in Dothan, Alabama. Ms. Hall has worked with children for over six years, including children with Autism.

Hobbies

Ms. Hall enjoys spending time with her family and traveling. 

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Machelle Hart

Education

  • M.S., Early Childhood Education, Troy University, Dothan, AL (1995)
  • B.S., Early Childhood Education, Troy University, Dothan, AL (1990) 

Work Experience

  • Dothan City Schools, Dothan, AL (29 years)

Personal

Mrs. Hart is recently retired from Dothan City Schools with 29 years of service. Mrs. Hart taught Kindergarten for 12 years, and third grade for 17 years. Mrs. Hart is married, and has two children named Davis and Hannah. Mrs. Hart is excited to meet her first grandchild coming this December. Mrs. Hart and her family enjoy helping and serving others at their church, Ridgecrest Baptist Church.

Hobbies

Mrs. Hart enjoys attending Troy football games, scrapbooking and gardening. 

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Minhie Lee

Education

  • B.S., Human Environmental Sciences, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL (2010)
  • Northview High School, Dothan, AL (2004)

Work Experience

  • Ms. Lee worked as a manager at her family-owned martial arts studio before joining the Coleman Center.

Personal

Ms. Lee and her family all reside in Dothan, Alabama. Ms. Lee serves as the youth director and organist at her church in Enterprise, Alabama. Ms. Lee also has a 4th degree black belt in Taekwondo!

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Leilany Noel

Education

  • B.S., Social Work, Troy University, Troy, AL (2019)
  • M.S. Social Work, Troy University, Troy, AL (Present)

Work Experience

  • Vista, Coleman Center, Dothan, AL (2019 – Present)
  • Troy University Political Science Department, Troy, AL (2017 – 2019)
  • Troy Regional Medical Center, Troy, AL (2015 – 2017)

Personal

Ms. Noel is a recent graduate of Troy University. She is very involved on campus and within her community. She has a passion for helping others and advocating for change.

Hobbies

Ms. Noel enjoys traveling, sports, spending time with her family and sorority sisters. 

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LaBrea Potter

Education

  • A.S., Child Development, Wallace Community College, Dothan, AL (2017)
  • Ashford High School, Ashford AL (2009)

Personal

Ms. Potter has been working with children for over seven years. She loves serving the needs of others, including her 7-year old son.

Hobbies

Ms. Potter enjoys traveling, eating seafood and spending time with her family. 

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Erin Rosa

Education

  • A.A., Elementary Education, Chipola College, Marianna, FL (2015)
  • B.S., Early Childhood Education, Troy University, Dothan, AL (2016-Present)

Work Experience

  • VISTA, Coleman Center, Dothan, AL (2018-Present)
  • Assistant Teacher, Little Rebels Learning Academy, Dothan, AL
  • Preschool Teacher, The Learning Place, Chipley, FL
  • Substitute Teacher, Jackson County School Board, Marianna, FL

Personal

Ms. Rosa is currently completing her internship through Troy University Dothan. Ms. Rosa will graduate in December 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Rosa enjoys spending time with her family and three dogs Riley, Junior and Tucker.

Hobbies

Ms. Rosa breeds Labrador Retrievers in Enterprise, Alabama. Ms. Rosa also enjoys going to the beach and shopping in her spare time. 

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Felicia Smith

Education

  • A.S., Child Development, Wallace Community College, Dothan, AL
  • B.S., Sociology, Troy University, Dothan, AL
  • MSW, Troy University, Dothan, AL

Work Experience

  • Early Headstart 0-3 years, Salibia Family Service Center, Dothan, AL
  • Midland City Headstart 3-4 years, OCAP, Troy, AL
  • Mental Health Therapist, Dothan, AL

Personal

Ms. Smith is originally from Alexander City, Alabama, but later moved to Dothan, Alabama in 2004. Ms. Smith was born into a large family, and also has a daughter in the United States Army. Winter is Ms. Smith’s favorite time of year.

Hobbies

Ms. Smith likes to garden in her spare time.

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Jessica Tillman

Education

  • A.A., Wallace Community College, Dothan, AL
  • B.S., Elementary Education, Troy University, Dothan, AL (Present)

Personal

Upon completion of her bachelor’s degree, Ms. Tillman hopes to earn a master’s degree in Elementary Education as well. Outside of the classroom, Ms. Tillman works with children in her community, serving as a leader and secretary in many sport fundraisers.

Hobbies

Ms. Tillman likes to shop, travel and listen to music. 

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Brandi Wallace

Education

  • B.S., Early Childhood Education, Troy University, Dothan, AL (2003)
  • Infant/Toddler Montessori Certification (2013)

Work Experience

  • Pre-K Auxiliary Teacher, Headland Elementary School, Headland, AL (2017-2019)
  • Dothan Montessori School, Dothan, AL (2013-2016)
  • Operations Director, SEARP&DC Early Head Start (2010-2013)
  • Alfred Saliba Early Head Start Classroom Teacher (2003-2010)

Personal

Mrs. Wallace is married with three children. Mrs. Wallace has two adult daughters, and one daughter in the eighth grade. Her family also has two rescue dogs. Mrs. Wallace believes that the curriculum and classroom environment should be based on the individual needs and interests of the students. 

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Donnell Young

Education

  • Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, MS

Work Experience

  • K-4 Teacher, First Presbyterian Preschool, Dothan, AL (15 years)

Personal

Ms. Young has taught in the public school system for over eight years. Ms. Young has two children ages 16 and 19. Ms. Young and her children attend Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Dothan, Alabama.

Hobbies

Ms. Young enjoys spending time with her family and friends, watching Alabama football and going to the beach.