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Our Staff

Preschool teachers are the first educators your child will have. Our teachers will inspire a love of learning in your child and help prepare them for kindergarten. They will encourage children to explore and try things out by using imaginative play and learning activities.

Devin Willis


My name is Devin Willis and I’m the Director at Allison Creek Preschool. I love being part of such a wonderful preschool. I have lived in the Lake Wylie/ Clover area for 10 years and love this community.

I am a graduate from UNCC with a BA in Communication Studies. I have been at Allison Creek Preschool since 2012. I was the Assistant Director for the 2015-2016 school year and transitioned this year to the Director. I love working with children and watching them and our preschool grow. I strive to stay current on Early Childhood education and practices so that your child(ren) will get the most benefit out of their preschool education.

Please stop by and visit Allison Creek Preschool. I’d love to meet you and your family to show you our school, and introduce you to our fantastic teachers!

Marcie Bowe

Two's Teacher

I’ve been working at Allison Creek Preschool since 2018 and part of the Allison Creek Preschool family for many years now. I am so excited to be a part of the staff this year. I live in Lake Wylie with my husband and children. I have been in Lake Wylie for 11 years.

I have been a nanny to many children over the years, all of whom attended ACPS. Working with our Toddlers is a perfect fit for me. I love helping and watching the children grow throughout the year and seeing all that they are able to accomplish.

Maddie Weber

Two's Assistant

Hannah Potter

Two's Assistant

My name is Hannah Potter and this is my first year at ACPS. I am the 2's assistant in Miss Marci's class and I am so excited to be working with your children! I live in Lake Wylie with my boyfriend Zach and our two cats, Emerald and Owen. I graduated from Winthrop in 2016. In addition to working at ACPS, I teach dance in the afternoons at Adagio School of Dance. I love working with little ones and am so happy to be a part of this community!

Brooke Jenson

Three's Assistant

Hi! My name is Brooke Jenson. This is my first year teaching at Allison Creek Preschool as the 2's assistant. I am so excited to work with the awesome staff and all the amazing kids. I am originally from Utah. My family moved to the area 4 years ago and we love it here! I love in the Lake Wylie area with my husband Chris and our three daughters, Emerson, Piper and Camden. When not teaching I love to spend time with my family, baking, camping, hiking going to the beach and doing house projects.

Amy Penninger

Three's Teacher

Hey everyone, my name is Mrs. Amy. I started with Allison Creek in 2016. I absolutely love being in the classroom. We ARE A FAMILY. I am Married to Wes, and we have 2 children. Sage is a sophomore and very active in sports and Marli is in 8th grade and she enjoys horseback and volleyball. We have dogs, chickens, and a horse. I can't wait to meet you and enjoy our year together learning new things and making memories.

Marie Curtis

Four's Teacher

I am very excited for this school year! I have been at ACPS since 2017 as an assistant in the Two year old class. I’m originally from south Florida. We moved to South Carolina 10 years ago and absolutely love it here. I've been married to my husband for 16 years and we have a 13 year old son. I have previous experience in child care and always felt it was something I wanted to get back into. I love children and it’s rewarding to watch them learn and grow. I look forward to getting to know your children.

Leigh McConnell

Four's Assistant

Heather Walters

Art Teacher

This is my second year at Allison Creek Preschool, and I am very excited to be part of this wonderful preschool family. I live in Lake Wylie with my husband and two children and have recently moved to the area from St. Louis. We definitely miss home but have met amazing people in this great little community.

Jill Sabella

Assistant Director

I’ve been at Allison Creek Preschool since 2018 as the Office Manager or “Lunch Lady”, as some of the kids call me. I have lived in the Clover area for 18 years. I am married to Tim, and we have 3 sons. All three of my boys attended Allison Creek Preschool and loved their time here. I enjoy crafting and hanging out with my family…going hiking, camping, kayaking…and always staying busy.

It’s been a pleasure to be part of the preschool for so many years…from my involvement as a parent, a substitute, the chapel music teacher, serving on the Preschool Board and as Board Chairman. I am so excited to be back at Allison Creek and working alongside the great staff and getting to know all the kids. It’s precious to see them grow and learn and share who they are.

Heather Anderson

Two's Teacher

Hello! My name is Heather Anderson. I am so excited to start my first year at Allison Creek Preschoo. I live here in Lake Wylie with my husband Tim and our 4 wonderful children. When I’m not at ACPS, I spend most of my days at a ballfield. Our daughter Lacey is at CHS and plays travel softball, Mason goes to OMS and plays baseball. Kennedy just started 1st grade at OES and Madelyn who is also here at ACPS spends her days playing in the dirt on ballfields patiently waiting for her day to start t-ball. We also enjoy traveling, and love spending time outdoors.

Being an ACPS parent, I know how AMAZING each person you see here truly is, so I am very blessed to be part of such an awesome group! I look forward to getting to know each child and watch them grow!

Kaley Flores

Two's Assistant

Angie Ingold

Three's Teacher

Hi! My name is Angie Ingold and this is my first year at ACPS. I started as Staff Support and recently joined Windy as the 2s assistant. I am very excited to spend this school year with your children!

I currently live in York with my husband Jericho and 3 sons, Benji, Cael and Emmet. Emmet is in Marcie's class this year and loves coming to school each day.

When not at ACPS, I enjoy spending time with my family. We spend our weekends outside at soccer games, at the gym for basketball, or watching college football. If I get lucky and have a day free from sports I love to go shopping!

Mandy Krashner

Three's Assistant

My name is Mandy Krashner, and this is my first year at ACPS. I am excited to be Heather’s assistant in the 2’s class. My husband, John and I have twin boys who are 14. Our son, Wyatt, is a swimmer and swims for the UPYMCA Stingrays and Riverwalk Academy. Our other son, Walter, is a First Degree Black belt in Krav Maga and is an Assistant Instructor at Premier Martial Arts in Lake Wylie. When we are not busy with sports; we love going to the beach and are obsessed with all things Marvel. I am so excited for this school year! I can’t wait to get learn and play with these amazing kids!

Molly Thurman

Four's Teacher

Hello, my name is Molly Thurman. I was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. I attended Ohio University in Athens, Ohio where I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Recreation Therapy. After graduation I continued to work in Ohio until I relocated to South Carolina in 2007. This is my 12th year teaching at Allison Creek Preschool. I live in Lake Wylie with my husband, David and my two sons, Drew (age 18), and Sam (age 14). When I am not teaching I enjoy spending time with my family. We enjoy camping in the mountains, and watching Steeler Football. On weekends I can be found on the field watching my boys play soccer and lacrosse . Watching them play sports is one of my favorite past times as well as my proudest moments.

I feel blessed and proud to have the opportunity to teach at Allison Creek Preschool.

Amy Czyz


I have been with Allison Creek Preschool since 2016. I am originally from Syracuse NY, we relocated to Clover, South Carolina in 2014, with my husband's company. I have been married for almost 18 years and have 2 children aged 17 and 15, my daughter will be graduating this year. We absolutely love the south and do not miss the snow and cold weather at all!

I have an LPN nursing degree and have worked as a nurse for 20 plus years. I worked in the school system up north in the health office for 5 years before we moved. I am beyond excited to meet your little ones and I can’t wait for the exciting year ahead!

Jill Wolfe

Four's Assistant

Rev. Sam McGregor


The preschool is a very important part of the ministry of ACPC and is fully supported by our leadership. As pastor, I am blessed to be able to lead chapel every Thursday morning and enjoy seeing the children at other times during the school day. In chapel we read a biblical story, sing, pray, and the students light candles to connect to the spirituality of children. I am a native South Carolinian and graduate of Clemson University with a degree in Dairy Science. I received my Masters and Doctorate of Ministry from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA. I am married to Kathryn and we have three young adult children.

Debbie Nichols


My name is Debbie Nichols and I have been with ACPS since 2017.. I graduated from The University of Texas with a bachelor’s degree in English and Secondary Education. My family and I are very active in our church, Ridge Church, in Matthews. I reside in Lake Wylie with my husband and 3 children. My hobbies include spending time with my family, reading, and working on anything crafty.

Kim Weber

Two's Teacher

Alisha Rudd

Three's Teacher

Hi everyone! My name is Alisha Rudd, and I am serving in my first year at ACPS. I work alongside Ms. Caroline in the 3's class, and feel that God led me to this position to serve and love on His children.

I live in York with my husband Jonathan and my two kids, Peyton and Ava. We have a 3 year old Shorkie named Chewy who we rescued and has completed our family.

I also work as a wedding and lifestyle photographer, and am currently serving my 10th year as owner of Alisha Rudd Photography. I love trips to my parents' cabin in the mountains, playing board games with my kids, and spending time outdoors.

I am thrilled to be working alongside the awesome staff at Allison Creek Preschool and am thankful for all the families who have entrusted their little ones to us!

Angie Marr

Three's Teacher

I have been part of Allison Creek Preschool since 2010. I am so excited for this opportunity to teach your babies. I absolutely LOVE preschool age children.

My husband and I are natives to the area. We have a daughter Lilli. When we aren’t on the softball field, we are relaxing at OKI.

If you ever have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Jennifer Grove

Three's Assistant

I have been a part of the preschool for many years, as all of my children attended ACPS. I started as a substitute teacher in 2017 and later joined the staff full-time.

I am originally from the Atlanta area (Go Dawgs) but have lived in Lake Wylie since 2014. I graduated from the University of Central FL with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. I am married with 3 wonderful kids. In our free time, we enjoy taking family vacations and watching our kids play sports.

Christie Galeota

Four's Teacher

Hello, I am Christie Galeota. I am originally from West Virginia! I’ve been a preschool teacher for over 11 years. I am married and have 2 children. Todd and I have been married for over 20 years. Grace is attending UNC Asheville this year and Owen will be in 9th grade at ninth grade academy! I love to hang out with my family, watch sports, swim, hike and go on girl’s weekends!

Natalie Ward

Four's Assistants

This will be my 9th year at Allison Creek. I have been a teacher or assistant in every age class.

I have been in the Lake Wylie area for 20 years and have definitely watched it grow!

My husband Scott and I have one daughter, Bella Grace, who just started 6th grade middle school at Oakridge Middle School.
I am excited about the new year and meeting lots of new children.

Ashley Mosbacher

Four's Assistant

My name is Ashley Mosbacher and this is my first year on staff at ACPS. Previously I have served on the Preschool Board, and my youngest two children attended Allison Creek! By now, I've been a part of Allison Creek for many years in various capacities! I work alongside Mrs. Amy in the 3's class, and we have so much fun!

I live in York with my college sweetheart (who I married) Karl, and we have three wonderful children: Quin, Lucy and Will. When we aren't busy with sports or Boy Scouts, we love to travel as a family and visit new places. I also love to read and bake, although I'm better at reading than I am at baking. We love spending time with family, and are blessed to have so many close by.

I am so excited to be a part of the ACPS staff, and feel truly blessed to be able to spend my days with our precious students!

Allison Creek Preschool Board

Chad Martin, Board Chair

Kristen Surratt, Secretary

Kathleen Davis, Deanne Campbell, Kenda Cook

David Updike, Lois Pederson, Sam McGregor

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