Meet our Preschool Educators
Amy Hill, Director
With over 25 years of experience, I have had the privilege of being an elementary school principal, an early childhood director, and an early childhood specialist. As far as my education, I have earned a Bachelor of Science in Early Education from Wingate University, a Masters Degree in Elementary Education with a specialty in Reading from UNC-Charlotte, and an Education Specialist degree with a focus on Educational Leadership from Liberty University.
I am an avid reader, gardener, and enjoy spending time with little people. I have been married for over 20 years, and a mom to two grown children. While my children are away at school, I love on my sweet doggies, Bella and Kelly.
Ms. Maria, Teacher
I have been a member of the Gateway Academy-McKee Family since 2006 and I'm the Toddler 1 Teacher. I have my NC Credentials and have been working in early childhood education since 1999. I am also a mentor to new teachers in our toddler program.
Ms. Margaret, Teacher
I received my Early Childhood Education, Lead Teacher Certificate, and Administration 1 & 2 from Wheelock College and I have worked with children for over 30 years. I believe education is best learned through love and exploration. I teach by structure, responsible child independence, and we are constantly praising one another.
The love I have for children and people makes my heart rejoice. I am a proud wife, mother, and grandmother. I engulf myself with family and enjoy their time everyday.
Mr. James, Chef
I have been a part of the Gateway family since 2005. I am originally from New York and graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park.
In my free time, I like to go to the gym, spend time with my family, and try new restaurants around the Charlotte area. I have two children: Sam and Katelyn.