A Message from the Director

St. George’s Kindergarten enjoys a rich history dating back 70 years when a small kindergarten was started in the Church’s Sunday school classrooms. Commonly referred to as the largest outreach of St. George’s Episcopal Church, St. George’s Kindergarten has an outstanding reputation in the Nashville community and is often considered the largest Episcopal preschool in the country.

While the school is steeped in tradition, we focus on implementing the Developmentally Appropriate Practices (DAP) set by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). St. George’s Kindergarten is accredited through the National Early Childhood Services Program Accreditation, and is consistently rated Three-Stars, the highest possible rating, by the Tennessee Department of Human Services.

Though technically a preschool, “St. George’s Kindergarten” is the original name given to the school by St. George’s Episcopal Church in 1950. St. George’s provides programs for children ages 1 through 5. Completion of the program does NOT replace the Tennessee state-mandated kindergarten year at the elementary level.

One of our most important goals is to develop a love of learning and curiosity in each child, which encourages self-expression through language, music, art, and dramatic play. We strive to develop a well-rounded child who will be ready for the next stage of education.

We invite you to visit out school and share in the excitement of St. George’s Kindergarten.

Sincerely,
Zee Pendleton, Director

A Lifetime Love of Learning

St. George’s Kindergarten, an outreach of St. George’s Episcopal Church, is dedicated to providing a high-quality education based on developmentally-appropriate curriculum.  The school is committed to partnering with families to foster a positive sense of self and a lifetime love of learning within a Christian environment.

SGK Staff

Zee Pendleton

Director
zee.pendleton@stgeorgesnashville.org
615-269-9712

 

 


Angela Rice

Assistant Director 
angela.rice@stgeorgesnashville.org
615-269-9712 ext. 151


 

 

Teaching Staff

5 Year

 

Lisa Littlejohn

5 Year Old - Lead Teacher
 

 

 

Kelli Seamens

5 Year Old - Lead Teacher
 

 

 

Lisa Saltsman

5 Year Old - Lead Teacher

 

 

 

Missie Robinson

5 Year Old - Lead Teacher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 Year

 

Lauren Baird

4 Year Old - Lead Teacher
 

 

 

Laura Wells

4 Year Old - Lead Teacher

 

 

 

Amanda Dragan

4 Year Old - Lead Teacher
 

 

 

Claire Rice

4 Year Old - Lead Teacher
 

 

 

Sheila Snead

4 Year Old - Lead Teacher
 

 

 

Ginny Gibbs 

4 Year Old - Lead Teacher
 

 

 

 

Year 3

 

Nancy Jankowski 

3 Year Old - Lead Teacher

 

 

 

Susan Keilholz 

3 Year Old - Lead Teacher

 

 

 

Allison Brock

3 Year Old - Lead Teacher

 

 

 

Kay Kay Lee

3 Year Old - Lead Teacher

 

 

 

Abby Granbery 

3 Year Old - Lead Teacher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bumblebee Room

 

Amy Campbell 

Bumblebee Room Teacher

 

 

 

 

Bunny Room

 

Casey Cantwell

Bunny Room Teacher

 

 

 

Melissa Dashiff

Bunny Room Teacher

 

 

 

 

Turtle Room

 

Caroline Cline 

Turtle Room Teacher

 

 

 

 

Monkey Room

 

Sonia Castilaw

Monkey Room Teacher

 

 

 

 

Floaters

 

KK Rainey

Floater - 3's

 

 

 

Erin Lynch

Floater - 4's

 

 

 

Libby Cheek

Floater - 5's

 

 

 

Mary Ayers

Office Manager
mary.ayers@stgeorgesnashville.org
615-269-9712 ext. 153

 

 

Ansley Wells

Business Manager
ansley.wells@stgeorgesnashville.org
615-269-9712 ext. 155

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lockhart Ledbetter

5 Year Old - Assistant Teacher
 

 

 

Clara Milligan

5 Year Old - Assistant Teacher
 

 

 

Charlotte Ritter

5 Year Old - Assistant Teacher
 

 

 

Alisa Donato

5 Year Old - Assistant Teacher
 

 

 

Danielle Herndon

5 Year Old - Assistant Teacher
 

 

 

 

 

 

Lauren Dawkins

4 Year Old - Assistant Teacher
 

 

 

Nancy Gruber

4 Year Old - Assistant Teacher
 

 

 

Courtenay Cline

4 Year Old - Assistant Teacher
 

 

 

Jennifer Stark

4 Year Old - Assistant Teacher
 

 

 

Michelle Renaldi

4 Year Old - Assistant Teacher
 

 

 

Janice Daves

4 Year Old - Assistant Teacher

 

 

 

 

 

 

Erika Clingenpeel

3 Year Old - Assistant Teacher

 

 

 

Catherine O'Bryan

3 Year Old - Assistant Teacher

 

 

 

Malinda Philpot

3 Year Old - Assistant Teacher

 

 

 

Dabney Ledyard

3 Year Old - Assistant Teacher

 

 

 

Donna Smith

3 Year Old - Assistant Teacher

 

 

 

Lisa Cheek

3 Year Old - Assistant Teacher

 

 

 

 

 

Katie Morel

Bumblebee Room Teacher

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maggi Dunne

Bunny Room Teacher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kimmi Spence

Turtle Room Teacher

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kristie Sieders 

Monkey Room Teacher

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lisa Wallace

Floater - 1's and 2's

 

 

 

Kelly Hillenmeyer

Floater - 5's

 

2020-2021 Board of Directors

  • Mr. Porter Meadors, Board Chair
  • Mrs. Katie Agnew, Treasurer
  • Mrs. Eliza Brunson
  • Mrs. Stephanie Gillmor
  • Mrs. Catherine Grace
  • Mr. JR Hand
  • Mrs. Rankin McGugin
  • Mr. Craig Reavis
  • Mr. Chris Schickling
  • Mrs. Julia Spickard
  • Mrs. Sarah Vogel

Ex-Officio Members

  • The Rev. R. Leigh Spruill
  • Mrs. Zee Pendleton, Director
  • Mrs. Angela Rice, Assistant Director
  • The Rev. David Barr, Interim Kindergarten Chaplain
  • Mr. Kelly Worman, Vestry Representative
  • Mr. Steve Fridrich, Senior Warden
  • Mrs. Alice Essary, Junior Warden
  • Mrs. Emily Walker, Past Board Chair

Substitute Teachers

If you are interested in being a substitute teacher, please download and fill out the forms listed below. You will need to print (3) copies of the reference form. Please bring the completed forms to Mary Ayers in the Business Office, or mail them to:

St. George's Kindergarten
c/o Mary Ayers
4715 Harding Road
Nashville, TN 37205

All applicants must be fingerprinted by the Tennessee Department of Human Services 2601 Bransford Avenue location. You may schedule your appointment by calling 1-855-226-2937 or online at identogo.com (Enter Provider ID 626002162) Extension Suffix 000 and confirm St. George’s Kindergarten as Name of Agency.

Please call Mary Ayers at 269-9712 x 153 with any questions.

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Employment

We are currently looking for teachers for 20/21 school year. Please call Zee Pendleton at (615) 269-9712.

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