Meet our Preschool Educators
Annie Mendible, School Director
I joined the Gateway Academy Northlake team as Director in January 2018. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Drexel University and I have been working with children for over 21 years. My experience in education includes teaching, curriculum development, program management, and leadership. I believe all kids deserve to have a safe, educational environment to learn and grow.
I have three beautiful adult daughters and two grandchildren. I love spending time with them and playing outdoors.
Mrs. Trish Malcolm, Teacher
I have been here at Gateway since May of 2012. My husband and I have been married since June 1980. We have one daughter and one granddaughter. I am a member of Christ Community Church in Huntersville. I have enjoyed working with the infants since 2008. It is amazing how many changes they go through in just one year.
Miss Samiria, Teacher
Ms. Samiria is a dearly loved toddler teacher. She has her North Carolina Early Childhood Credentials and several additional classes toward her degree. Miss Samiria has a fun loving personality and enjoys dancing and singing with the toddlers in her care. She has over 12 years of experience caring for children.