Extended Day & Enrichment

We offer a range options for Lower School students to participate in after-school care and enrichment.

Extended Day



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Hawks' Club – Extended Day

Hawks' Club – Extended Day is designed to be an extension of the school day by offering a variety of activities that promote emotional, social, and physical development. The Extended Day after-school program serves Charlotte Latin students in Transitional Kindergarten through the fifth grade, space permitting. Students may stay in extended care until 3:10 p.m., 4:30 p.m., or 6 p.m. The program supports the School's mission of encouraging individual development and offering growth-promoting opportunities. The teachers provide a fun, safe, and caring environment in which children can relax and unwind at the end of their day.

Hawks' Club provides students with a balance of structured and unstructured time, and a chance to enjoy nature and the outdoors, engage in dramatic play, create a craft, and participate in many hands-on activities. Older students have a dedicated classroom space in which to play and study, and assistance with homework also is available. The after-school teachers plan, prep, and create monthly activities that are age-appropriate and are based upon the child's individual needs, interests, and abilities. In addition, other professionals from the school and the community are frequently invited to enhance the program. Hawks' Club also is available to Latin families on teacher workdays; on these days the children often enjoy local field trips. Some of the children's favorite trips are to the Aviation Museum and Discovery Place.

Fees are charged per semester and reflect a one-day, two-day, three-day, four-day, or five-day a week options. (Please see fees below.) In addition, a daily option is available, space permitting, with one-day notice. This drop-in rate also applies if a child needs to switch days during a particular week, space permitting.


Extended Day Fees 2019-2020
(Per Semester)
Hours1-day2-day3-day4-day5-day
1:30–3:10 p.m.$270$545$810$1,080$1,325
1:30–4:30 p.m.$490$955$1,460$1,925$2,415
1:30–6:00 p.m.$710$1,440$2,150$2,860$3,615
3:10–4:30 p.m.$230$435$650$900$1,100
3:10–6:00 p.m.$460$910$1,390$1,815$2,285


A 4:30 p.m. activity bus is also available to Extended Day students at an additional charge per semester (if student is not already registered at the round-trip rate).

Enrichment Program


Enrichment Program – Let's Soar!

In addition to the many daily activity choices that children enjoy in Extended Day, we offer semester-long enrichment classes to all Lower School students. The class offerings are designed to introduce students to a new skill, spark a new interest or broaden an existing talent. The classes are taught by instructors who are professionally trained and educated in their respective fields.


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Lower School Clubs


Lower School Clubs

In addition to our After-school and Enrichment Programs, our Lower School Clubs provide a wealth of interesting opportunities for our third, fourth and fifth grade students. Many clubs run throughout the school year, and students have a variety of options from which to choose. Our clubs are led by Charlotte Latin teachers with support from our parents.

Girls on the Run, Grades 3–5

Club Coordinator: Katie Smith, Grade 4 Teacher

Girls on the Run is a positive youth development program that inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running. Registered girls will participate in interactive activities such as running, playing games and discussing important concepts such as standing up for yourself, resisting peer pressure, stopping the spread of gossip and making healthy decisions. Girls on the Run focuses on building self-esteem and improving emotional and physical health. Registration will be conducted online at www.gotrcharlotte.org August 19 – September 9. The 10-week season will start the week of September 16 and will conclude with a celebratory 5K on December 14. The Club meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:15 – 4:20 p.m. Maximum number of participants is 15 girls. Join the fun!

Meeting Dates: Sept. 16, 18, 23, 25, 30; Oct. 2, 7, 16, 21, 23, 28; Nov. 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25; Dec. 2, 4, 9, 11

5K Run: December 14

Let Me Run (Boys), Grades 4 & 5

Club Coordinator: Alan Becker

The Let Me Run program is about fun and fitness after school. Through the power of running, LMR inspires boys to be true to themselves, to build healthy relationships and to maintain an active lifestyle. The club meets Wednesdays and Fridays from 3:15-4:20 p.m. Register via the Let Me Run website www.letmerun.org: Charlotte Area, Charlotte Latin School, Coach Becker. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Alan Becker.

Meeting Dates: Sept. 25, 27; Oct. 2, 4, 11, 16, 18, 23; Nov. 6, 8, 13, 15

5K Run: November 16

Math Olympiad, Grades 4 & 5

Club Coordinator: Neil McConaughy, Fourth Grade Teacher

Math Olympiad is a problem-solving contest composed of one team of fourth and fifth graders that develops mathematical flexibility, creativity and introduces important concepts. The team will meet weekly on Mondays after school from 3:15-4:20 p.m. Math Olympiad is limited to 20 students. The program introduces students to important mathematical concepts and strategies for problem solving. The highlights for students are the five monthly contests, administered from November through March. Students will be excited by the immediate feedback received from other students all around the globe. Registration will be available through CampBrain.

Meeting Dates: Oct. 7, 21, 28; Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25; Dec. 2, 9, 16; Jan. 6, 13, 27; Feb. 3, 10, 24; March 2, 9, 23

Service Club, Grades 4 & 5

Club Coordinator: Mary Cerbie, Lower School Physical Education

“Helpful Hawks” participate in service learning and volunteer work to make an impact in the community and school. Service Club meets one Thursday a month starting in October. Service Club details will be posted outside of the Lower School Gym and in the fifth grade hallway. Registration will be available through CampBrain.

Club meets on Thursdays: Oct 24, Dec. 5, Feb. 13, March 12, April 23

Sumo-Bots, Grades 4 & 5

Club Coordinator: Andrew Hammitt, LS STEAM Lab teacher

Robotic sumo-bots is a competition where two robots attempt to push each other out of an arena using sensors, clever programming, and innovative design. Fourth grade teams will meet weekly on Wednesdays from 3:1 -4:20 p.m. Fifth grade teams will meet on Thursdays from 3:15-4:20 p.m. Sumo-Bots is limited to 20 fourth grade students and 20 fifth grade students. The program concludes with a state-wide competition on a Saturday in April (date TBD). The all-day tournament will be held on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. Registration will be online through CampBrain.

Grade 4 Meetings: Jan. 15, 22, 29; Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26; March 4, 11, 25; April 1

Grade 5 Meetings: Jan. 16, 23, 30; Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27; March 5, 12, 26; April 2

Club Information
All students attending an afterschool club will meet their teacher at an assigned location to check attendance. Once class is over, your child will be dismissed to front carpool (Media Center), Hawks’ Club or the Lower School Christ Church/Trinity bus, which leaves campus at 4:30 p.m.

Activity Bus
CLS offers a late activity bus that leaves campus at 4:30 p.m. for Lower School students who participate in an after-school club. The charge will be $455 per semester if your child is not a round-trip bus rider. All children who riding the 4:30 p.m. bus must be registered. You may register for 4:30 p.m. bus when you register for Enrichment or Lower School Clubs.

Club Attendance
If your child needs to miss a class or has changes to their transportation, please email the club coordinator and copy your child’s classroom teacher.

Allergies
Please notify the club coordinator if your child has any anaphylactic allergies. You must provide an Epi-Pen and an action plan prior to the first day. The Lower School nurse is available between 1:30 – 3:45 p.m. After 3:45 p.m., an athletic trainer is on campus if needed. Our teachers are also trained in CPR, First-Aid and EpiPen procedures. Upon the completion of class, all medications will be sent home with your child.



Winter 2020 Offerings

Dr. Seuss Science with Atomz Lab (TK/K)

Fridays, 2:00-2:45 p.m.
8-week session

Dates: January 10, 17, 24, 31; February 7, 21, 28; March 13
(No class February 14 or March 6)

Cost: $165

From Cat in the Hat to Green Eggs and Ham and Butter Battle to Ten Apples up on Top, this colorful, exciting, hands-on session with Atomz Lab will be filled with all of the fun science behind Dr. Seuss books. Dr. Seuss is one of the most beloved children’s book authors of all time. His books inspire creativity, curiosity, and imagination for fans of all ages!

Junior Chefs (TK/K)

Tuesdays, 1:45-2:45 p.m.
8-week class

Dates: January 7, 14, 21, 28; February 4, 11, 18, 25

Cost: $170

Let’s get cooking! Our Junior Chefs unite with our enriching culinary program. This course is more than just your average ‘cookie-cutter’ cooking school. Chef Dawn and Chef Scott will teach your young chef how to make fantastic dishes from around the world. For our young chefs, this will be an introduction to general cooking and light prepping. Your children will learn about cooking measurements and the techniques of marinating, seasoning, sautéing, and baking while using local and fresh ingredients. Be prepared for them to whip up their own dishes at home with their new skills. Get your aprons on, and be ready to batter up some delicious recipes!

Little Makers: Rockin’ Robots (TK/K)

Wednesdays, 2:00-2:45 p.m.
6-week class

Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 29; February 5, 12

Cost: $200

Robotics is a great way to introduce kids to electronics and programming. Your young engineer will build a multitude of robotics such as a "Code-a-pillar" (programmable caterpillar), an Ozobot (coding robot), and a Tuptoel Construction Robot (programmable construction robot). Students will make and take home their own magnetic robot art and robotic helmet, as well as a robot game. They will learn how to program using fun, age-appropriate robotics platforms and will be introduced to LittleBits to learn about electricity and magnetism. This project-based program will keep your young engineer thinking, creating, designing, and having fun!

My Second Piano Adventure (TK/K)

Thursdays
Group 1: 1:30-2:00 p.m.
Group 2: 2:00-2:30 p.m.
Group 3: 2:30-3:00 p.m.

8-week class

Dates: January 16, 23, 30; February 6, 13, 20, 27; March 5

Cost: $160

Students who have completed My First Piano Adventure with Ms. Morris are eligible to sign up for My Second Piano Adventure. In these eight sessions, we will continue in Book A (it will not be necessary to buy a new book for this session). Students will learn to play songs on the white and black keys, use new rhythms (quarter, half, and whole notes and rests). We will study the music alphabet and how it relates to the piano keyboard. By the end of this session, students will be able to find several hand positions on the keyboard and identify the keys. All of these concepts will be learned in a fun, age-appropriate setting for the TK/K student.

Students will be a part of a small group of four children, meeting each week for 30-minute classes with Annette Morris, CLS Lower School Music Teacher. Parents will be invited to observe and participate in the final session on March 5 where we will share our favorite songs and activities. A piano or keyboard in the home is a requirement of this course. For children interested in continuing the development of their piano skills, a Third Piano Adventure will be offered in the Spring.

Yoga Adventures (TK/K)

Mondays, 2:00-2:45 p.m.
6-week class

Dates: January 6, 13, 27; February 3, 10, 24
(No class January 20 or February 17)

Cost: $110

Yoga Adventures will offer animated poses, energetic games, music, and breathing exercises, while focusing on body core strength, body coordination, and body awareness. Students will begin with a warm-up of breathing, songs, and the Sun Dance. Each week, students will go on adventures and use yoga poses and crafts to act out the story we create. Each class ends with quiet time and relaxation called savasana.

On Safari with Music from "The Lion King" (Grade 1)

Tuesdays, 3:20-4:20 p.m.
8-week class

Dates: January 7, 14, 21, 28; February 4, 11, 18, 25

Cost: $150

First grade students are invited to travel on a safari adventure with music from The Lion King. Each week, students will meet a new animal and visit its habitat. Students will have the opportunity to dress up in exciting costumes from the CLS Performing Arts Department’s vast collection and will create art mementos during each leg of the safari. Parents will be invited to share in our last workshop session on February 25. On this day, students will display their art projects, share their favorite costumes, and perform a medley of music from The Lion King, (Mark Brymer, arranger). Our safari guides will be Melissa Nemirow, former elementary art teacher and current Assistant TK Teacher, and Annette Morris, LS Music Teacher.

Yoga Adventures (Grades 1-2)

Mondays, 3:15-4:15 p.m.
6-week class

Dates: January 6, 13, 27; February 3, 10, 24
(No class January 20 or February 17)

Cost: $110

Yoga Adventures will offer animated poses, energetic games, music, and breathing exercises, while focusing on body core strength, body coordination and body awareness. Students will begin with a warm-up of breathing, songs, and the Sun Dance. Each week, students will go on adventures and use yoga poses and crafts to act out the story we create. Each class ends with quiet time and relaxation called savasana.

Charlotte Chess Center (Grades 1-5)

Wednesday, 3:20-4:20 p.m.
10-week class

Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 29; February 5, 12, 19, 26; March 4, 11

Cost: $185

Checkmate. Come experience chess instruction and play in a fun-filled environment. Beginners will learn how the chess pieces move, their values, and how they capture, as well as the object of the game and various ways the game can end. Intermediates will review basic skills and learn new tactics such as forks, skewers, and types of checkmate. Students will also be introduced to opening strategies such as center control, piece activity, and king safety. By the end of the class, students should be able to confidently move pieces and castle. Whether your child is new to chess or has played before and needs to polish his or her skills, this class is sure to be a winner for all!

"Go Fish" Performance Theater (Grades 2-3)

Tuesdays, 3:20-4:20 p.m.
8-week session

Dates: January 7, 14, 21, 28; February 4, 11, 18, 25

Cost: $150

Dive into the ocean and Go Fish with our performance theater program for Grades 2 and 3. Students will practice acting, singing, and dancing while preparing a short, age-appropriate musical. Go Fish characters include many ocean creatures, including a lonely tiger shark in search of a friend. Throughout the show, the characters find that it takes all different kinds of fish to make the ocean a beautiful place. The class will include theater concepts in stage direction, pantomime, simple choreography, and projection. In addition to learning new songs and staging, every student will have a speaking part. Parents are invited to the final class to watch our Go Fish performance on February 25. The class is taught by LS Music Teacher, Alicia Long.

"Bloom Where You Grow": Art in the Open Studio (Grades 2-4)

Thursday, 3:20-4:20 p.m.
6-week session

Dates:January 9, 16, 23, 30; February 6, 13

Cost: $200

This fun open studio art workshop will shine a light on those broad thinking dispositions, or creative habits of mind, that the visual arts teachers encourage in their classes at Charlotte Latin. However, this art class will give students a chance to create individual, self-driven projects with many different mediums, with emphasis on recyclable materials. The goal will be on finding one’s artistic passion, imagination, and discovery where the sharing of ideas is allowed to bloom where it grows!



Spring 2020 Offerings

Jump Bunch: Superhero Training (TK/K)

Wednesdays, 2:00-2:45 p.m.
6-week class

Dates: April 8, 15, 22, 29; May 6, 13

Cost: $100

This class is all about training to be your favorite superhero! To be a superhero means having strength, agility, balance, and speed. We focus on learning special superhero training skills through fun games and activities such as “jumping over hot lava,” “dodging fireballs,” “lightsaber training,” “scooter flying,” “ghostbuster tag,” and so many more. Being a superhero also means having compassion for society, a kind heart, and a willingness to do good and help others. These are the qualities we will reinforce and discuss with our students. This class really encourages students to be a superhero in everyday life! Every child will receive their very own superhero cape to wear during class and to bring home on the last day.

M.A.T.I. Kempo Karate Kids (TK/K)

Mondays, 2:20-2:55 p.m.
8-week class

Dates: March 9, 23, 30; April 6, 20, 27; May 4, 11
(No class March 16, Spring Break or April 13, Easter Break)

Cost: $165

Don Newell and Eliza Newell from M.A.T.I. Kempo Karate are back by popular demand for their ninth year. The Martial Arts Training Institute helps students learn basic karate techniques, including kicks, blocks, strikes, and self-defense. The class will also focus on students building confidence when meeting someone new by practicing the Three Things to a Polite Greeting: Good Eye Contact, Good Firm Handshake, and Good Loud Voice. Students also learn the Three Rules of Concentration: Focus your Eyes, Mind, and Body. Important Life Skills, such as being respectful, having a positive attitude, self-control, and honesty will be reinforced as well. The last class will consist of a belt ceremony where the students will showcase what they have learned to their instructors and family. Whether a child is new to the sport or working to move up to a higher belt level, this class will accommodate all skill levels.

My First Piano Adventure (TK/K)

Tuesdays
Group 1: 1:30-2:00 p.m.
Group 2: 2:00-2:30 p.m.
Group 3: 2:30-3:00 p.m.

8-week class

Dates: March 10, 24, 31; April 7, 14, 21, 28; May 5
(No class March 16, Spring Break)

Cost: $180

My First Piano Adventure will introduce your child to piano lessons in age-appropriate and exciting sessions packed with songs, games, and activities. This program will engage your child with songs in several genres including folk, classical, blues, and originals, which are designed to reinforce rhythmic and melodic reading.Your child will be a part of a small group of four children, meeting each week for 30-minute classes with Annette Morris, CLS Lower School Music Teacher. Please see the video below for a sneak peek into your child’s first piano adventure.


Parents will be invited to observe and participate in the final session on May 5 where we will share our favorite songs and activities. A piano or keyboard in the home is a requirement of this course.

My Third Piano Adventure (TK/K)

Thursdays
Group 1: 1:30-2:00 p.m.
Group 2: 2:00-2:30 p.m.
Group 3: 2:30-3:00 p.m.

8-week class

Dates: March 12, 26; April 2, 16, 23, 30; May 7, 14
(No class March 19, Spring Break or April 9, Grandparents’ Day)

Cost: $180, includes lessons and activity books

Students who have completed My First and Second Piano Adventure with Ms. Morris are eligible to sign up for My Third Piano Adventure. In these next eight sessions, we will work in the next level of the series, Book B. In this level, students will begin reading on the Treble and Bass Clef staves. We will move forward with fun, jazzy songs and meet our new friends, Mr. Mozart and Mr. Beethoven. The students will become comfortable moving through several hand positions and will study more complex rhythms. All of these concepts will be learned in a fun, age-appropriate setting for the TK/K student.

Students will be a part of a small group of four children, meeting each week for 30-minute classes with Annette Morris, CLS Lower School Music Teacher. Parents will be invited to observe and participate in the final session on May 14 where we will share our favorite songs and activities.A piano or keyboard in the home is a requirement of this course.

Soccer Shots (TK/K)

Fridays, 2:00-2:45 p.m.
8week class

Dates: March 13, 27; April 3, 17, 24; May 1, 8, 15
(No class March 20 or April 10)

Cost: $145

Goooooal!! For twenty years, Soccer Shots has introduced soccer to the children of Charlotte. Using creative and imaginative games, weekly sessions focus on basic soccer skills like dribbling, passing, and shooting. Positive character traits are highlighted during each session such as respect, teamwork and confidence. Whether your child is new to soccer or has been playing for a few years, Soccer Shots will expose him or her to the fun of soccer, sportsmanship, and being part of a team.

SwimMac Swim School (TK/K)

Mondays & Wednesdays, 2:00-2:30 p.m.
6-week session

Dates: February 24, 26; March 2, 4, 9, 11, 23, 25, 30; April 1, 6, 8
(No class March 16 or 18)

Cost: $190

This class takes place in the remodeled SwimMac facility and is taught by certified swim instructors. Your child will be learning water safety skills, freestyle, backstroke skills, and more advanced strokes/skills for those who are ready. The class will include a lot of swimming and fun activities that promote safety and good swimming, building the child’s ability and confidence in the water. This class will accommodate all skill levels, so come on in and make a big splash!

Junior Chefs (Grades 1-2)

Tuesdays, 3:20-4:20 p.m.
8-week class

Dates: March 10, 24, 31; April 7, 14, 21, 28; May 5
(No class March 17, Spring Break)

Cost: $170

Let’s get cooking! Our Junior Chefs unite with our enriching culinary program. This course is more than just your average ‘cookie-cutter’ cooking school. Chef Dawn and Chef Scott will teach your young chef how to make fantastic dishes from around the world. Our older chef program will have a greater emphasis on cutting techniques, sautéing, frying, and baking. The children will learn about selecting and using local and fresh ingredients, along with prepping and cooking measurements. Your child will be ready to whip up their own dishes at home with their new skills. Get your aprons on, and be ready to batter up some delicious recipes!

Soccer Strikers with Coach Spraul (Grades 1-2)

Fridays, 3:20-4:20 p.m.
8-week class

Dates: March 13, 27; April 3, 17, 24; May 1, 8, 15
(No class March 20, Spring Break or April 10, Easter Break)

Cost: $130

Our soccer program for first and second grade students will be taught by CLS JV Soccer Coach Tyler Spraul. Players will learn the proper technique for fundamental skills such as dribbling, striking the ball, and defending, and they will incorporate what they’ve learned in skills based games and exciting challenges. Students will also learn about having a growth mindset, gratefulness, and what it means to compete with honor above all. Your child does not need to have previous soccer experience in order to have fun in this program!

Art: Visual Journaling (Grades 1-3)

Tuesdays, 3:20-4:15 p.m.
6-week class

Dates: March 31; April 7, 14, 21, 28; May 5

Cost: $170

This course will focus solely on drawing techniques designed for visual journaling, which one can do easily while traveling this summer on family vacations. An exploration of a variety of drawing mediums, subject matters, and unique places that we will be drawing around the CLS campus will be sure to spark the creative travel bug in everyone. Each student will receive a sketchbook to begin their artistic journeys.

M.A.T.I. Kempo Karate Kids (Grades 1-5)

Mondays, 3:25-4:15 p.m.
8-week class

Dates: March 9, 23, 30; April 6, 20, 27; May 4, 11
(No class March 16 or April 13)

Cost: $165

Don Newell and Eliza Newell from M.A.T.I. Kempo Karate are back by popular demand for their ninth year. The Martial Arts Training Institute helps students learn basic karate techniques, including kicks, blocks, strikes, and self-defense. The class will also focus on students building confidence when meeting someone new by practicing the Three Things to a Polite Greeting: Good Eye Contact, Good Firm Handshake, and Good Loud Voice. Students also learn the Three Rules of Concentration: Focus your Eyes, Mind, and Body. Important Life Skills, such as being respectful, having a positive attitude, self-control, and honesty will be reinforced as well. The last class will consist of a belt ceremony where the students will showcase what they have learned to their instructors and family. Whether a child is new to the sport or working to move up to a higher belt level, this class will accommodate all skill levels.

"Bloom Where You Grow": Art in the Open Studio (Grades 2-4)

Thursdays, 3:20-4:20 p.m.
6-week class

Dates: February 20, 27; March 5, 12, 26; April 2
(No class March 19)

Cost: $200

This fun open studio art workshop will shine a light on those broad thinking dispositions, or creative habits of mind, that the visual arts teachers encourage in their classes at Charlotte Latin. However, this art class will give students a chance to create individual, self-driven projects with many different mediums, with emphasis on many recyclable materials. The emphasis will be on finding one’s artistic passion, imagination, and discovery where the sharing of ideas is allowed to bloom where it grows!

Volleyball (Grades 3-5)

Wednesdays, 3:20-4:20 p.m.
8-week class

Dates: March 25; April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; May 6, 13

Cost: $ 125

Volleyball will provide an exciting environment in which Lower School students can learn the sport of volleyball, develop their skills, coordination, and teamwork, and most importantly, have fun! This co-ed program is designed for both beginner and intermediate volleyballers. Children will be grouped based on volleyball experience for games, and focus on age-appropriate skill work.

Young Makers: Woodworking (Grades 4-5)

Thursdays, 3:20-4:20 p.m.
6-week class

Dates: April 2, 16, 23, 30; May 7, 14
(No class April 9)

Cost: $225

Join us for a session of creativity in carpentry! We are excited to introduce our young engineers to the wonders of woodworking this year! After designing and creating models out of cardboard, our Young Makers will build and assemble their very own LEGO coat hanger, balance board, and simple wood caddy. Students will have the opportunity to use hand tools and some basic power tools. This project-based program will keep your young engineer thinking, creating, designing, and having fun!

Freya Hamilton

Freya Hamilton,
Director of After-School Programs

About Freya

Freya Hamilton is the Director of After-School and Enrichment Programs. She holds a degree in early childhood and a level 2 certificate in administration. Freya enjoys beach trips and spending time with her husband, Keith, and their twin girls, Viviana and Sofia.


For more information regarding all aspects of the after-school program, please contact Freya Hamilton, Director of After-School Programs, at fhamilton@charlottelatin.org or 704.846.7260.


Meet the Teachers

Kathryn Brown

Kathryn Brown is an assistant teacher in TK/K and grades 1 and 2. She recently graduated from UNC-Charlotte with a degree in child and family development. She student taught at the Mary Frances Wall Center in Concord.

Kelly Brown

Kelly Brown is a TK/K Assistant in Extended Day. Kelly has her B.S. in social services. Over her career, Kelly has worked in the foster care field for both children and adults with disabilities. Kelly also has passion and talent for the arts and cooking and was previously an art and cooking teacher as well as a lead teacher for the Ballantyne Preschool of the Arts. Kelly has also been a Youth Culinary Coordinator for the Morrison YMCA. Kelly and her husband, Rick, have two daughters, one son, two dogs, one cat, one guinea pig, one rabbit, and one bearded dragon!

Anna Clifford

Anna Clifford

Anna Clifford is a lead teacher for Grade 1 and 2 and also helps coordinate enrichment. She holds a degree in French studies. Anna enjoys monogramming and spending time with her husband, Pat, her children, Harrison and Betsy, and their sweet dog Rudy.

Linda Curtis

Linda Curtis is a Grade 1 and 2 lead teacher. Linda has her B.S. in Public Relations and Media Advertising. She started her career in insurance, but she has worked for the past 20 years in Early Childhood Education. Linda also previously worked as a substitute teacher in Extended Day. Linda has a passion for working with children and youth, and she serves on the Confirmation Team for sixth graders at her church. She comes to Latin from St. Stephen preschool and extended day. Linda and her husband, Steve, have two sons, two dogs, and a cat.

Lauri Dragelin

Lauri Dragelin is a Grade 3-5 Assistant in Extended Day. Lauri received her B.A. and M.A. in secondary education from the College of William & Mary. Lauri and her husband, Tim, have three Latin students: Alec ’11, Hope ’15, and Amy ’18. Lauri is an avid runner and cyclist – she has run 21 marathons and has cycled across the United States. She enjoys spending time with her children, walking her two dogs, and anything outdoors.

Catherine Gore

Catherine Gore, a Latin lifer and 2013 graduate, holds a degree in Elementary Education from the University of Alabama, as well as certifications in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education. She is currently a head teacher at Myers Park Presbyterian Weekday School and a TK - Grade 2 Assistant in Extended Day.

Jennifer Turner

Jen Turner

Jennifer Turner holds a degree in science. She is a lead teacher with TK/K. Jen enjoys sports, volunteering at church, and spending time with her husband, Terrell, and boy/girl twins.