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LeafSpring School at Three Chopt

Meet Our Staff

Jenna Ward Preschool Director
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Jenna Ward
Jenna Ward
Preschool Director

I am thrilled to be a part of the team here at the LeafSpring School at Three Chopt. I graduated from American University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education and a concentration in Literature. I have been a part of the Rainbow Station/LeafSpring School family since January of 2011 when I served as a Lead Teacher and then Assistant Director at the Virginia Beach school. From 2013 until 2018 I was living in Shenzhen, China where I worked as the Chief Program Officer for Rainbow Station China. During my time there I was responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the schools, training and hiring staff, and assisting with the growth of the company throughout the country.

In 2016, I received my Executive Certificate in Global Management from the Thunderbird Executive Education Program, and I am a certified American Red Cross Instructor for CPR and First Aid. In my free time I enjoy traveling, reading books, cooking, and studying Chinese.

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Charlene Bryce Village Director 
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Charlene Bryce
Charlene Bryce
Village Director 

I am a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University where I studied Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations. I joined the LeafSpring School family in September of 2002 as the Lead Teacher in Yellow Room. I have had the privilege of holding several positions with LeafSpring School, including: Lead Teacher, Preschool Curriculum Specialist, Preschool Assistant Director, Site Assistant Director, Village Assistant Director and now Village Director. My husband (Eugene) and I have one child, Addison.

Outside of LeafSpring school, I am involved in many ministries at my church and recently discovered a passion for youth mental health. I currently serve on a community health action committee in Goochland County. I am extremely devoted to my family. I enjoy singing, crafts and spending time with family and friends.

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Andrea Betancourt Preschool Assistant Director
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Andrea Betancourt
Andrea Betancourt
Preschool Assistant Director

I joined the LeafSpring School family in August 2014 when I moved from Maryland. I started teaching in 2011 when I discovered a love for watching children grow and explore the world. I was promoted to Assistant Director in the Fall of 2017 and have enjoyed being a part of a different side of education.

My husband, Alex, and I are both originally from Germantown, MD. We have a beautiful daughter, Isabella, who was born in 2016. I graduated from Towson University with a bachelors in Psychology and a minor in Family Studies. Becoming a Mommy has shown me a whole new world of love, patience and compassion. Some things I enjoy are spending time with family, traveling and eating ice cream sundaes.

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Teshell Bledsoe Village Assistant Director
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Teshell Bledsoe
Teshell Bledsoe
Village Assistant Director

I joined the LeafSpring family in May 2014. I worked while attending college at Virginia Commonwealth University and graduated from VCU in December 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in Early and Elementary Education. I have worked multiple positions here at LeafSpring School including Substitute Teacher, Assistant Teacher/Teacher, Lead Teacher, as well as a Mentor. I left LeafSpring in July 2020 to focus on family and rejoined the team in February 2022 as Assistant Director of the Village.

I love being able to nurture children and see how they can learn and grow through their childhood. I live in Goochland, VA with my significant other, Justin and our two sons, Tyton and Tegan, and our dog Stormy. In my free time, I love spending time with family and friends, crafting, tumbler making, and doing puzzles!

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Anne Galindo Preschool Curriculum Specialist
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Anne Galindo
Anne Galindo
Preschool Curriculum Specialist

Anne joined the LeafSpring family in October of 2015. Since starting here, she has been a Teacher, a Lead Teacher, an Event Planner, and the Camp Co-coordinator. She graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education. She loves watching children explore and learning about the world around them.

Before moving to Richmond, she lived in Raleigh, NC, and in Fairfax, VA. In her free time, she likes to travel with her husband, Doug, play board games and trivia games, and sing.

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Casey Moore Village Curriculum Specialist
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Casey Moore
Casey Moore
Village Curriculum Specialist

I graduated from Lynchburg college in 2014 with my Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations. I moved to Richmond in 2015 and have enjoyed my time here so far. My favorite things to do are explore, hike, hammock. I also enjoy snuggling on my couch with a king size blanket, and hoping my kitten will snuggle with me. I’ve been a part of this Village family since July of 2015.

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Elizabeth Brown, RN Get Well Place Coordinator
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Taylor Davis Administrative Assistant
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Kandy Fielo, RN Get Well Place Nurse
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Daniel Crowder Chef
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Celina Davis Saplings Lead Teacher
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Donna Hayman Saplings Teacher
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Alexandra Hutchinson Saplings Teacher
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Nahida Andary Saplings Assistant Teacher
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Morgan Harrison Red Buds Teacher
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Beth Blackwell Red Buds Teacher
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Desiree Holmes Orange Blossoms Teacher
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Jailene Conran Orange Blossom Assistant Teacher
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Crystal Bogar Yellow Willows Teacher
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Waniya Robinson Yellow Willows Teacher
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Lauren Miles Green Pines Teacher
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Brianna Carlson Green Pines Teacher
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Cherie Gaines Blue Spruces Teacher
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Gania Rose Pre-K 1 Teacher
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Miah Inman Pre-K 1 Teacher
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Tra Frisby Pre-K 2 Teacher
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Diamond Richardson PreK 2 Assistant Teacher
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Anthony Jones Pre-K 3 Teacher
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Elizabeth Windom Private Kindergarten Teacher
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Margaret Hart Private Kindergarten Teacher
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Katherine Maddox Lead Counselor
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Vera Parkinson Lead Counselor
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Dajah George Recreation Instructor
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Noah Follin Camp Coordinator
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Kalpana Shaikh Recreation Instructor
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Vijetha Janganati Multi-classroom Teacher
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Marissa Valentino Multi-classroom Teacher
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Bev Crews Multi-classroom Teacher
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Kimber Moore Preschool Substitute
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Smitha Bandaru Multi-classroom Teacher
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Katie Wright Substitute Teacher
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Angel McKinney Substitute Teacher
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Kelly Carranza Substitute Teacher
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Quia Copeland Multi-Classroom Teacher
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Aaliyah Smith Seasonal Teacher
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Netanya Sherrod Multi-classroom Teacher
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Bailey Nixon Seasonal Counselor
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Jaelyn Jones Seasonal Counselor
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Jaida Deleon Seasonal Counselor
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Jay Simpson Recreation Instructor
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JoAnn Patterson Seasonal Counselor
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Mishe’a Tarpley Seasonal Counselor
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Zoe Brinson Recreation Instructor
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Bethany Wasilik Summer Support Counselor
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Tori Huynh Summer Counselor
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Madeline Garner Recreation Counselor
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Ayman Chowdhury Summer Counselor
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