Amy Yates

St. Paul's Preschool teacher Amy Yates

Amy Yates

What education, training, credentials and life experience do you have that help you in your work with preschoolers?

I have a BS in Early Childhood Education and a MEd in Math and Science Education from the College of Charleston. I hold NC Certifications in Pre-K-Kindergarten, Kindergarten-6th, and Math and Science (9-12). I taught first grade and pre-K for five years before having my son. I was also a substitute at SPP last year. I love the early childhood years!

What year did you join the Preschool staff?


What class are you teaching this year?


What do you consider to be your hometown?

Winston Salem

What are your most important teaching goals for the children in your class?

I hope to help develop and nurture each child’s love for learning through play and exploration. I also hope to help each child become an independent and confident learner.

What do you like most about your job?

I love watching each child grow and transform over the course of the year. They are constantly learning at this age and I love seeing their “lightbulb go on.”