Our Preschool Team

Meet our Preschool team!
    • Melanie Brissette
      2's Teacher

      Melanie Brissette

      2's Teacher

      Years in Education/Early Childhood: 19
      Years at DKH Academy: 5
      Education: BS from Florida State, MS degree in Social Work from UTA.
      Experience: Mrs. Brissette was a therapist specializing in early childhood disorders, family therapy, and behavior modification before coming to DKH Academy.
      Hobbies and Family: Mrs. Brissette is married and has a son and daughter. Her son attended DKH Academy. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and yoga.
      Email: brissette@dkhacademy.org

    • Ashley Burt
      2's Teacher/ Toddler's Teacher Assistant

      Ashley Burt

      2's Teacher/ Toddler's Teacher Assistant

      Bio Coming Soon…

    • Meghann Callison
      3's Teacher

      Meghann Callison

      3's Teacher
    • Claudia Hong
      3's Teacher Assistant

      Claudia Hong

      3's Teacher Assistant

      Bio Coming Soon…

    • Kelly Beugler
      2's Teacher Assistant

      Kelly Beugler

      2's Teacher Assistant

      Years in Education/Early Childhood: 16
      Years at DKH: 1
      Education:
      Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of North Texas with a minor in
      Special Education.
      Certified I-8, Special Education, ESL and Art
      Experience:
      Mrs. Beugler taught Special Ed and art for LISD before becoming a Stay-at-home-mom.
      Hobbies/Family info:
      Mrs. Beugler is married and has 4 young children who have attended DKH.
      She enjoys reading, movies, and spending time with her family, usually at the ball fields!

    • Elissa Brown
      2's Teacher / LEAP Assistant

      Elissa Brown

      2's Teacher / LEAP Assistant

      Years in Education/Early Childhood: 9
      Years at DKH Academy: 7
      Education: BS degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Child Development.
      Experience: Mrs. Brown taught at a private school before coming to DKH Academy. Her mother taught at DKH Academy for many years while Mrs. Brown was a young child.
      Hobbies and Family: Mrs. Brown is married and has three young children who all attend or have attended DKH Academy. She enjoys baking and decorating cakes.
      Email: brown@dkhacademy.org

    • Noelle Griffith
      2's Teacher/ 2's & 3's Leap Teacher

      Noelle Griffith

      2's Teacher/ 2's & 3's Leap Teacher

      Years in Education/Early Childhood: 23
      Years at DKH Academy: 11
      Education: BS in Early Childhood Education from Kent State, Certified EC-6th
      Experience: Mrs. Griffith taught Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grades in both public schools and a private Catholic school in Ohio before becoming involved in the Curriculum and Development of a Multi-age Program. She went on to be one of the first teachers in the district to instruct students in a 1st/2nd grade classroom.
      Hobbies and Family: Mrs. Griffith is married and has two grown sons and a daughter who attended DKH Academy. When she toured DKH as a prospective pre-school for her daughter, she knew it felt like home from the moment she stepped through the doors. Mrs. Griffith enjoys running, reading, and spending time watching her children participate in their respective sports.
      Email: griffith@dkhacademy.org

    • Robin Jones
      2's Teacher Asisstant

      Robin Jones

      2's Teacher Asisstant

      Years in Education/Early Childhood: 18
      Years at DKH Academy: 7
      Education: Attended Lamar University
      Experience: Ms. Robin volunteered many years at her children’s elementary and middle schools before coming to assist at DKH Academy. She spearheads DKH Academy’s Spirit Wear sale and is instrumental in planning the semi-annual Scholastic Book Fair.
      Hobbies and Family: Ms. Robin is married and has three grown children who all attended DKH Academy. She enjoys sewing, art, and cooking.
      Email: jones@dkhacademy.org

    • Elizabeth Nowell
      3's Teacher/ FAPP Teacher

      Elizabeth Nowell

      3's Teacher/ FAPP Teacher

      Years in Education/Early Childhood: 8
      Years at DKH Academy: 2
      Education: Bachelor of Music with a Teacher Certification from Midwestern State University
      Experience: Mrs. Nowell taught at Coppell Child Development Center as a 2’s teacher. She has been teaching theater at Studio B Performing Arts for the past 5 years.
      Hobbies and Family: Mrs. Nowell enjoys theater, singing and cooking. Mrs. Nowell is from Nocona, Texas.
      Email: nowell@dkhacademy.org

    • Anna Porter
      3's Teacher

      Anna Porter

      3's Teacher

      Years in Education/Early Childhood: 32
      Years at DKH Academy: 24
      Education: Attended Texas Woman’s University
      Experience: Mrs. Porter taught eight years at a private preschool before joining DKH Academy in 1992. She is very experienced with child development and individualizing instruction for all types of learners.
      Hobbies and Family: Mrs. Porter is married and has two grown daughters and one grandson. She enjoys gardening, sewing, and reading.
      Email: porter@dkhacademy.org

    • Stephanie Ranieri
      2's Teacher Assistant

      Stephanie Ranieri

      2's Teacher Assistant

      Years in Education/Early Childhood: 25
      Years at DKH Academy: 7
      Education: BAAS in Adult Education from University of North Texas
      Experience: Ms. Stephanie worked in both the public and private sectors as a training and development supervisor before joining DKH Academy. She has worked the last 6 years as an assistant for a wide range of classrooms, from toddlers to Pre-K.
      Hobbies and Family: Ms. Stephanie is married and has a son and daughter who both attended DKH Academy.   She loves sports and during most weekends can be found at a baseball field.
      Email: ranieri@dkhacademy.org

    • Amanda Renter
      3's Teacher

      Amanda Renter

      3's Teacher

      Years in Education/Early Childhood: 13
      Years at DKH Academy: 5
      Education: BS degree in Early Childhood Education from Southern Illinois University, Certified EC-3rd Grade
      Experience: Mrs. Renter taught 3rd grade in Lewisville ISD before joining DKH Academy. She was a stay-at-home-mom while her children were young and attended DKH Academy.
      Hobbies and Family: Mrs. Renter is married and has a son and daughter. She loves spending time with her husband and two children. Mrs. Renter enjoys cooking and decorating her home.
      Email: renter@dkhacademy.org

    • Susan Sigler
      3's Teacher

      Susan Sigler

      3's Teacher

      Years in Education/Early Childhood: 14
      Years at DKH Academy: 13
      Education:
      Bachelor of General Studies concentrating in Early Childhood, Business and Health Studies. American Red Cross Certified Water Safety Instructor and Instructor Trainer
      Experience:
      Mrs. Sigler has experience teaching the 3 year old and 4 year old classes at DKH Academy. She lead the LEAP program for 2 years.
      Hobbies/Family info:
      Mrs. Sigler is married and has three sons. She enjoys home decorating, crafting, swimming and walking her dogs.

      Email: mrssigler@dkhacademy.org

    • Laura Hudson
      Toddler's Teacher

      Laura Hudson

      Toddler's Teacher

      Years in Education/Early Childhood: 4
      Years at DKH: 1
      Education:
      Bachelor of Science from Indiana University
      Experience:
      Mrs. Hudson has taught at Trietsch Enrichment Center for 3 years.
      Hobbies/Family info:
      Mrs. Hudson is married with 3 children, a daughter and twin sons. She enjoys working out at
      the gym and running. You can usually catch her hanging at the soccer or baseball fields.

    • Jennifer Beman
      3's Teacher Assistant/ LEAP Assistant

      Jennifer Beman

      3's Teacher Assistant/ LEAP Assistant

      Bio Coming Soon…

    • Lily Colemen
      Toddler's Teacher/ Leap Assistant

      Lily Colemen

      Toddler's Teacher/ Leap Assistant

      Bio coming Soon…

    • Kristin Silverman
      Toddler's Teacher Assistant

      Kristin Silverman

      Toddler's Teacher Assistant

      Years in Education/Early Childhood: 9
      Years at DKH: 1
      Education:
      Attended Mid-East Ohio Technical College
      Experience:
      Mrs. Silverman worked for 15 years as a licensed vocational nurse.
      She was a stay-at-home-mom while her children were young and attended DKH.
      Hobbies/Family info:
      Mrs. Silverman is married and has a daughter and twin boys.
      She enjoys sewing, crafting, and spending time with her family.

    • Ashley Turner
      2's Teacher/ 4's Leap Teacher

      Ashley Turner

      2's Teacher/ 4's Leap Teacher

      Years in Education/Early Childhood: 8
      Years at DKH: 1
      Education:
      Bachelor of Science in Education from TWU
      Certified teacher in early childhood (6th grade)
      Experience:
      Mrs. Turner student taught at Liberty Elementary 1st grade and has worked at several preschools and truly feels that early childhood education is her passion.
      She also home-schools her children.
      Hobbies/Family info:
      Mrs. Turner is married and has 3 children who currently attend DKH.
      She enjoys being outdoors, traveling, playing the guitar, and spending time with her family.

    • Kathleen Goff
      Toddler's Teacher Assistant

      Kathleen Goff

      Toddler's Teacher Assistant

      Bio Coming Soon…

    • Cynthia Askew
      2's Teacher Assistant

      Cynthia Askew

      2's Teacher Assistant

      Years in Education/Early Childhood: 6
      Years at DKH: 2
      Education:
      AA Degree from Santa Monica College
      Experience:
      Cynthia has many years of volunteering in PTA while her children were attending school.
      She is a Lifetime PTA Member
      Cynthia has also taught 4 years at a private preschool in Arizona prior to moving to Texas.
      Hobbies/Family info:
      Cynthia enjoys traveling, entertaining, decorating, reading, and watching The Rangers &
      Cowboys.
      Cynthia has 3 grown children, 8 grandchildren & two fur babies, two Shih Tzu’s—Jill and Amy.

    • Meredith Lowery
      2's Teacher

      Meredith Lowery

      2's Teacher

      Years in Education/Early Childhood: 7
      Years at DKH: 1
      Education:
      Bachelor of Science Interdisciplinary Studies at Texas A&M University
      Experience:
      Meredith has taught 7 years in public school—Kindergarten, 3rd & 7th grade in East Texas,
      Austin, and the Dallas area.
      Hobbies/Family info:
      Meredith has been married for 17 years to Gene and they have 2 daughters (11 & 13).
      Her youngest daughter plays soccer for the Dallas Texans and her eldest is a competitive dancer
      at The Dance Space.
      They have 2 dogs, a Springer Spaniel named Maggie and a yorkie named Moe.
      Meredith is often at one of her kids’ activities or cheering for the Aggies at sporting events.
      She is also a member at Trietsch UMC.