Phone: (251) 259.5037
Fax: (251) 382.1763
Address: 28765 N. Main St. • Daphne, AL 36526
Dr. Deadra Powe, Director
I retired from Baldwin County Public School System after 30 years of service where I served as a middle and high school principal. I have Masters Degrees in education, leadership and English. In addition, I earned a doctorate in Educational Leadership. I have also served as an Adjunct English Professor at The University of Mobile, Faulkner State Community College and Bishop State Community College. In addition, I also conducted teacher education classes for the Alabama State Department of Education. Educating children and assisting teachers is truly my passion and I have found a new home at Weinacker’s Montessori School.
Meet the Teachers
In 2005 after receiving my degree in Early Childhood Education, I began teaching preschoolers and realized working with children was my passion. I became an Assistant Director in 2007. However in 2008, I decided to open my own preschool, I owned and operated Foley Learning Center, until 2010. I received Montessori training from North American Montessori Center and began working at Weinacker's Montessori School in the fall of 2015. Working at Weinacker's Montessori School has given me the opportunity to provide lifelong learning skills in a peaceful environment.
I began my career in the Air Force, serving 30 years. While in the military, I had the opportunity to work in a Pre-school in Okinawa, Japan. I also had the joy of working for a public library in Hawaii. I truly feel that working with children is my calling in life. I joined the Weinacker’s family in 2018, and look forward to growing and learning with your children.
I have a Bachelors degree in Psychology from Spring Hill College and a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of South Alabama. While at Spring Hill I completed two years of elementary education courses and tutored for all four years in local elementary schools. While completing my Master’s degree, I worked at Alta Pointe as a MR Case Manager with adults and eventually children with Mental Retardation. After receiving my Master’s degree, I worked with Penelope House Family Violence Center as Night staff and Transitional Living Community Assistant. During this time I worked a lot with the children in the shelter and transitioning out into the community and was introduced to Montessori education and began seeking employment and training in Montessori education. Having come from an education and psychology background, I found the Montessori teaching method’s approach of hands-on learning and self-directed activities to be the teaching environment that I had searching for. I have been employed in Weinacker’s Montessori School since 2015 and have received training and experience in working with infants, toddlers, and preschool. I love working with preschool and watching the children learn and grow as they prepare for elementary school!
Toddler Lead Teacher
I have been with Weinacker's Montessori School for over ten years. I graduated from Theodore High School in 2009. In 2012, I completed my AMS Infant/Toddler Certification. Teaching young children is my calling and my passion. I have enjoyed everything that I have learned from the Montessori philosophy and look forward to passing on that knowledge to the children that I work with. When not working, I enjoy spending time with my family.
I am the Lead infant teacher at Lake Forest Weinacker's Montessori School. I have raised two successful and respectful children. I am a Memaw and have a host of nieces and nephews whom I have influenced and guided for quite some time. I truly feel children are blessings from God And the future for all we hold dear. That is why I chose to become a teacher at Weinacker’s and a light for all kids to shine.