About the Owners
Hello! We are the Thrailkill family and the local owners and operators of Alphabet Academy. Mom, Angela, is a Waukee graduate, holds a Master’s degree in Computer Information Systems and has a professional background in education, technology, and business in both the private and public sectors. Dad, Berry, has a professional background in photography and computer technology and manages bookkeeping at Alphabet Academy. Daughter Claire is an avid reader and looking forward to Third grade. Daughter Darcy loves every day and is a budding Kindergartener. Daughter Emily is growing up with Alphabet Academy and will soon celebrate her third birthday.
About the Director
Hello! My name is Faith Spencer-Hamilton and I am the Director of Alphabet Academy. I have an elementary education degree from the University of Northern Iowa and my Early Childhood Special Education endorsement from Drake University. I have over 15 years experience in childcare and education. I look forward to providing quality care for the children at Alphabet Academy.
Contact the Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Staff
Ms. Anna – Twos Co-Teacher
Ms. Cina – Infant Co-Teacher
Ms. Kelsey – Infant/Toddler Co-Teacher
Ms. Dipti – Lead Toddler Teacher
Miss Taylor – Toddler Co-Teacher
Miss Ashley – Toddler Co-Teacher
Ms. Caroline – Twos Lead Teacher , On-Site Supervisor
Hi! My name is Caroline and I live in Slater, Iowa with My husband Bill and our 3 children. Caitlin age 16, Owen age 9 and Savanna age 8. I spent 3 years as an assistant head start teacher and then as a stay at home mom and nurse.
Miss Angie – Twos Co-Teacher
Ms. LeAnn – Twos Co-Teacher
Miss Ronita – Twos Co-Teacher
Miss Michelle – Lead Teacher, Preschool West
My name is Michelle. I have a degree in Early Childhood and have been working with children ages 2 and up for many years. I also teach 4 classes at my church. I live on the East side of Des Moines and enjoy gardening and reading. I have a cat and guinea pig.
Miss Genesta – Preschool Co-Teacher
Miss Abby – Preschool Co-Teacher
Miss Megan – Lead Teacher, Preschool East
Miss Emily – Preschool Co-Teacher
Miss Lauren – Preschool Co-Teacher
Miss Natalie – Preschool Co-Teacher, Alphabet Adventures Program Manger
Ms. Diane – Floating Co-Teacher
Ms. Beth – Kitchen Leader, Infant Co-Teacher
Mr. Jacob – Co-Teacher, Alphabet Adventures Camp Counselor
Mr. J.D. – Teacher Assistant
Miss Madison – Teacher Assistant
Miss Faith B. – Teacher Assistant
Miss Alexis – Floating Co-Teacher
Mr. Brent – Maintenance