Preschool Support Staff

  • Preschool Support Staff

    Education Specialist

    Education Specialists focus on the preschool teacher and classroom.  They work directly with the teacher to ensure the classroom runs smoothly.  Education Specialists assist the teachers with implementing the Creative Curriculum and utilizing the My Teaching Strategies online assessment.  They plan and/or facilitate professional development and pre-service training for teaching staff.  Education Specialists are actively involved in the preschool leadership team meetings.  They also conduct PLC meetings with classroom staff and/or any other meetings or trainings relevant to their job.

    Family Specialist/Service Workers/ School Social Worker 

    The Family service team creates, provides, and coordinates services and activities with families and communities that foster strength, healthy living, and overall well-being.  They also provide support in a case management-style and act as a liaison between families, staff, the community, and other family-related services.  The Family service team encourages all family members to become advocates for their children and family. 

    Preschool Office Support

    Office support work with families in accessing preschool information and resources.  They oversee the preschool application process and provide support to families.  Additionally, they assist with transition activities and community activities to support the overall preschool program. 

    Exceptional Children Staff

    Exceptional Children staff works with families to ensure eligible children with disabilities are appropriately serviced through a range of environments to include walk-in or play-group services, services in the home or daycare, or services in a preschool setting. 


    The Director oversees the preschool program (Head Start, Title I, NCPK & Exceptional Children) for Onslow County Schools to include monitoring of fiscal management, program operations, program management, quality improvement, and supervision of preschool support staff. 


    Early Childhood Initiatives

    Luisa Davis

     (910) 455-2211 Ext. 56001


    Susan Guy

    (910) 455-2211 Ext. 56002

    Assistant Director

    Melinda Watkins

     (910) 455-2211 Ext. 56049

    Preschool Coordinator

    MaryJean Funkhouser

    (910) 455-2211 Ext. 56056

     Office Support

    Child Applications

    Joy Thompson

    (910) 455-2211 Ext. 56052

    Office Suport

    Child Applications

    Jeneli Almonte

     (910) 455-2211 Ext. 56054

    Family Service Worker

    Janie Marshburn

     (910) 455-2211 Ext. 56053

    Family Specialist

    Lindsay Dean Gillis

     (910) 455-2211 Ext. 56055 

    Family Service Worker

    Lea Williams

    (910) 455-2211 Ext. 56003

    Family Service Worker

    Traci Yates

     (910) 455-2211 Ext. 56051

    Family Specialist

    Hannah Bradshaw

     (910) 455-2211 Ext. 56059 

    NC PreK Coordinator

    Brandy Lammonds

     (910) 455-2211 Ext. 56022

    Education Specialist

    Gwen Macias

     (910) 455-2211 Ext. 56072

    Education Specialist

     Diana Salis

     (910) 455-2211 Ext. 56050

    Education Specialist

    Kate Ray

     (910) 455-2211 Ext. 56010

    EC PreK Coordinator

    Jane Biggs

    (910) 455-2211 Ext. 56012

    EC PreK Office Support