Meet our Teachers

Jenny Brown – Lead Teacher – PreK4

Our Pre-K Lead Teacher, Mrs. Jenny Brown, has a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Old Dominion University and has taught for over twenty years in some of the most well known preschools in the area.  Her winning smile and fun attitude make the Pre-K classroom a warm and exciting place to be.

Tiffany Harris – Lead Teacher – PreK3

Tiffany Harris, the Pre-K3 Lead Teacher has worked in the early childhood field for 8 years. She has a BS degree in Occupational Technical Studies from Old Dominion University. She is currently working on a Master’s Degree in Education. Her love for working with young children started as a Sunday school teacher and her passion for teaching grew from there. Tiffany was the lead assistant before moving into the Lead position at Ascension. She loves to let the creativity and curiosity of her students thrive in her classroom.


Kathryn Doty – Lead Teacher Preschool

Kathryn is a Norfolk native. She studied Art Education at Longwood College for over three years. Returning to Norfolk, Kathryn received her Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education with the highest honors from Tidewater Community College. She fell in love with teaching preschoolers by working alongside her role model and mother. Before coming to Ascension, Kathryn worked as a teen aide, Toddler Teacher, an assistant teacher, and Lead for two year olds. She has been working at Ascension as a Primary Assistant, before becoming the Interim Lead Pre-School Teacher. She currently is working towards a bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education. In her free time she can be found outside spending time with her daughter and playing with her dog.


JenniferWilson – Infant Lead Teacher

Our Infant Lead Teacher, Jennifer Adams, has worked in the Early Childhood Education field for over 10 years. She received her BS degree in Early Childhood Education from Norfolk State. Teaching and caring for young children brings joy to her life. She feels communication and building a strong relationship with her infant’s parents is very important to ensure them that Ascension’s youngest children are receiving the very best, high quality care.

Ashley Blackman – Toddler Lead Teacher

Ashley Blackman is the lead teacher for the Toddler classroom. Her initial experience with caring for children came when she began to work in her grandmother’s daycare. She received her undergraduate degree from Norfolk State University in 2010. She has a BS degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with an Education concentration and a minor in History. Ashley is currently pursuing a Masters of Education degree. She is so excited and elated to be in such an incredible position to educate young children.

Meet our Lead Assistants

Moriah Cruz – Preschool

Barbara Teske – PreK-3

Portia Hyman – PreK-4

Chinaza Williams – Toddler

Nicole Albrecht_ – PreSchool

Shanequwe Wilson – Infant

Meet our Assistants

Navia Walton – Infant

Khadija Hoskins – Toddler

Nicole Albrecht – PreSchool

 

Courtney Stallings – PreK-4

Alyssa Brickhouse – PreK-3

Meet our Staff


MARK HATTLER – Director

Our mission at Ascension Episcopal Day School is to provide a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment where children can develop socially, emotionally, cognitively, creatively, physically and spiritually. We provide this by establishing a supportive Christian setting that is developmentally appropriate.

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