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Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team!

Each of the Hampstead Preschool of the Arts teachers and staff brings elements of excellence to the HPA team. In addition to decades of early childhood education experience combined and education ranging from Masters in Education to the North Carolina School of the Arts, every HPA teacher is CPR and First Aid certified. Each of our lead teachers has a bachelor's or associate's degree and even our teacher's assistants are more than qualified with years of childhood education experience.  We also complete yearly furthering education classes with Smart Start of New Hanover County as well as attend the National Association for the Education of Young Children Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina each year.

Jessie Johnson-Smith


Katie Cook

Story Telling Special

Read what our teachers have to say about their love for teaching!​

"There’s just something fabulous about watching kids figure things out. Their interest in everything is infectious, and I

learn as much from them as they do from me."

Susan Lackman - Pre-K

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