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Our teachers come from many walks of life but all have one thing in common; they love and are completely committed to the care and development of your children as their students.

The Belmont Weekday School has teachers that have been with the school for as long as 26 years, but both new and experienced alike are trained in the age appropriate curriculum designated by the Belmont Weekday School. While each teacher has an understanding of the curriculum the teaching group in each class certainly has an opportunity to mix in their own flavor with their own special touch.

Our Number of Students

Infants 12%
Toddlers 24%
Twos 24%
Nearly Threes 30%
Threes 30%
Fours 30%
Pre-K 30%

Our Valuable Teaching Team

Lauren Manning
Lauren ManningPre-K Fives
I have been a teacher at BWDS for 12 years. I love having my three year old daughter, Parker, attend the WDS. My youngest girl, Madison just began at the WDS in the Infant room. My favorite children’s author is David Shannon.
Karina Gurgendize
Karina GurgendizeTwos
I have been a teacher at BWDS for 16 years. Children and education are the priorities in my life. My favorite children’s book is “Brown Bear, Brown Bear What do you See?” by Eric Carle.
Diane Crutcher
Diane CrutcherThrees
I have been a teacher at BWDS for 20 years. I sing in my church choir, like to shop, and go out to dinner with my family after church every Sunday. It’s a toss up between “Are You My Mother?” or “The Cat in the Hat” by Dr. Seuss for my favorite children’s book.
Amanda Cable
Amanda CableNearly Threes
Hi! I am Amanda. I moved to the Music City last summer from Georgia. I love to laugh! I enjoy all of the Little Critter books by Mercer Mayer.
Kaleigh Barthelemy
Kaleigh BarthelemyToddlers
Hi! I am Kaleigh. Originally from Georgia, I moved to Nashville in August 2013.I am super passionate about children. They bring such joy because of the love and compassion shared with them. My favorite children’s book is “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein.
Jasmine Branch
Jasmine BranchInfants
My name is Jasmine and I am a native here in Music City. I enjoy listening to music and singing off key. My favorite children’s book is “Oh, The Places You will Go” by Dr. Seuss.
Rachel Francis
Rachel FrancisInfants
I am originally from Louisiana and have lived in Nashville for the past few years. I have two younger brothers and I love cats. My favorite books are by Dr. Seuss.
Susan Johnson
Susan JohnsonThrees
I have been a teacher at BWDS for 18 years. I love spending time at the beach with my family. My favorite children’s author is Todd Parr.
Shelby Johnson
Shelby JohnsonFloater and Substitute
I currently attend Lipscomb University, majoring in Early Childhood Education. I love reading books and watching movies. My favorite children’s book is “The Napping House” by Audrey Wood.
Kira Wells
Kira WellsFloater and Substitute
I am a former graduate of Belmont Weekday School. I am currently studying social work at Belmont University. My favorite books are about Carl the dog by Alexandra Day.
Karina Wegner-Lasso
Karina Wegner-LassoTwos
I grew up in sunny, southern California and love every minute in the sun! So it is no surprise that my favorite color is yellow. I love running and am an ex-collegiate soccer player. My favorite children’s book is “A Light in the Attic” by Shel Silverstein.
Liz Minton
Liz MintonThrees
I have been a teacher at BWDS for 14 years. I enjoy floral arrangements. My favorite children’s book is “Oh the Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Seuss.
Torie Houston
Torie HoustonNearly Threes
Hi! I am Victoria Houston and I’m from Marietta, Georgia. I have one brother who is just 10 months older than me. “Bear About Town” by Stella Blackstone is my favorite children’s book.
Maeve Fitzpatrick
Maeve FitzpatrickFloater and Substitute
My name is Maeve. I am from Louisville, Kentucky. I love reading and spending time with my family. My favorite children’s book is “Brown bear, Brown Bear” by Eric Carle.
Jennifer Young
Jennifer YoungToddlers
Hello! I am new here. Please check back for more info about me!.
Ann Walker Greenlee
Ann Walker GreenleePre-K Fours
Hey! I’m Ann Walker. I was born and raised in Nashville. Last summer I adopted a black kitty named Crosby. My favorite children’s authors are Mem Fox and Peter Reynolds.
Melissa Cash
Melissa CashThrees
I love the WDS. I am a busy mom of two and a longtime resident of HWEN. In my spare time, I volunteer for the Eakin PTO and my daughter’s Brownie Troop. My favorite children’s book is “Knufflebunny” by Mo Willems.
Elizabeth Ayton
Elizabeth AytonPre-K Fives
I love singing and acting. My daughter is in the Twos class here at WDS. My favorite children’s book is “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein.
Jennifer Coffey
Jennifer CoffeyToddlers
Hey! I am new here so please check back for more info about me.
Whatley Hamilton
Whatley HamiltonFloater and Substitute
I am a graduate of BWDS. I just finished my junior year at Furman University. I am excited to be back at Belmont. My favorite slice is from Pizza Perfect.
Madame Rita
Madame RitaFrench
Bonjour, monsieur. Comment allez-vous aujourd’hui? Je vais très bien, merci.
I’m back! Glad to be part of the BWDS family once again and sharing music with the children.

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