Phone: (251) 259.5037
Fax: (251) 382.1763
Address: 28765 N. Main St. • Daphne, AL 36526
Meet Director Ms. Jennifer Potokar
Jennifer has been with Weinacker’s Montessori School since May 2014. She moved to Fairhope, AL from Cleveland, Ohio in 2009. She has her Bachelors Degree in Early Education and a Masters Degree in Psychology. Jennifer has been working in childcare since 2003 and has 4 years of experience as a Director. She completed part of a Montessori Administrative training in July 2014 and plans to continue developing her knowledge and training in the Montessori philosophy throughout the years.
Meet the Teachers
Ms. DeEtta Brown is our Lead Early Childhood teacher. She has been with Weinacker’s since 2010. Ms. DeEtta earned her bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and her bachelor’s degree in History from Springhill College. She received her early childhood Montessori training at the Midwest Montessori Teacher Training Center in Chicago, IL and her Administrative Montessori training through the Houston Montessori Center. In her down time, Ms. DeEtta likes to spend time at home with her daughter.
Hi. My name is Molly Hyatt. I am a Pre-K teacher. I have spent most of my life in the Mobile/Baldwin County area. Currently, I reside in Fairhope with my 3 children. My alma maters include Theodore High School, Mississippi State University, and The University of South Alabama. I hold a bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education. My Montessori Certification training was completed in 2006. I have worked with children since 1993. My experiences include infants, toddlers, preschoolers, 1st grade, 4th grade, and title 1 tutor of grades 1-6. I have been working in a Montessori setting since 2004.
Hello, my name is Jannene Ingram. I have been with Weinacker’s a little over five years now. I am currently the lead Toddler teacher. I graduated from Theodore High School in 2009. During the summer of 2011, I attended the American Montessori Infant/Toddler training and I received my Certification in June 2012. I have always felt that teaching young children is my calling and my passion. When the opportunity came to work with Weinacker’s, I was excited to begin this new journey in my life. I have enjoyed everything that I have learned from the Montessori philosophy and I look forward to passing on my knowledge to the children I work with. When I am not at school, I enjoy spending time with my nieces and nephews.
My name is Brittney Powell and I have been working with Weinacker’s for six years now. I started in our Preschool and Infant classrooms, and have had experience with every age group we have at our school. From the beginning I knew that the Montessori philosophy was unique and very special. I became more interested and passionate about the programs we offer as I spent more. In 2012 I completed my Montessori certification in the Infant/Toddler age group, and I am now the lead teacher of the school’s infant program. I love encouraging each child’s development and watching them grow every day. Every day brings a new experience for me and each child in the program to grow closer to each other and build the love of learning for a lifetime.