Educators & Staff

Ms. Pia

Hello! My name is Pia Orellana. I’ve worked at TOS for more than 8 years. I’ve taught Spanish, Art and yoga over the years. I’m excited to be in a classroom again this year. I live in Ormewood Park with my husband, daughter and our dogs Paco and Roxy!

Ms. Brie

My name is Brie Woodham and I’m excited to start my sixth year at The Ormewood School. I have 2 energetic, loving, wild and crazy boys who are Ormewood alumni. They are now at King Middle and Maynard Jackson High School. I have a degree in fashion that I have been using since graduating from UGA in 2001 and still use part time. I really enjoy working with kids and look forward to getting to know my new kiddos and their families.

Ms. Jane

I am Jane Phillips, and I am an Atlanta native and am starting my 6th year at The Ormewood School. I started teaching midway through the year in 2019. This will be my fifth year teaching in the Younger 4’s class. I have four children, a son (22), a daughter (19), a son 16 that is a junior at MJHS, and a daughter 14 that is a freshman at MJHS. I live in East Atlanta with my Husband, our children, and our wild dog Woodford. I enjoy spending time with my Family. I like to go hiking and camping. I enjoy cooking, reading, and coffee when spending time at home.

Ms. Debbie 

Hello! My name is Debbie Cartee and I am one of the teachers in the one year old classroom. My husband of 30 years, Lewis, and I live in East Atlanta with our 16 year old daughter. I have always loved children and have babysat for children from age 13 through my adult years. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from The University of Georgia and continued on to do some graduate work at UGA running studied on children’s memory development. After college I spent 10 years working in a credit union and then 4 years as a stay-at-home mommy. Outside of working at the Ormewood School you can usually find me volunteering at my daughter’s school. I’m looking forward to another great year with my one-year-old team and a new class of babies!

Ms. Sarah

Hello Ormewood Families! My name is Sarah, and this is my 3rd year with the Younger Twos at The Ormewood School. I live in southwest Atlanta with my husband and daughter (who is an Ormewood School alum). We love to explore and have family adventures near and far. When I have free time, you can find me with family and friends, reading, spending time outdoors, or checking out any of the wonderful things Atlanta has to offer. I am so excited to get to know your children this year!

Ms. Brinnae

Hello Ormewood family! My Name is Brinnae McPhee. This will be my 3rd year at The Ormewood School, and my first working with the older 2 year old class. I’ve been working with kids overall for about 5 years now and I’ve loved every moment of it. I’m a new mom of a beautiful baby girl named A’nae and I love to spend my days making fun memories with my family and running my online jewelry boutique. I can’t wait to meet the little ones & watch as well as help them grow!

Ms. Carey

I am Carey Helal, a mother of 4 girls: ages 22, 20, 14 and 9. I grew up in Grant Park and have been involved in the community the majority of my life.  I have worked at various neighborhood preschools for the past 10 years. My middle daughter, Rania, attended Pre-K at the Ormewood School in 2007. It has been a wonderful experience having my children be a part of this school. I am very excited to resume my role as the music & movement teacher!

Ms. Brianne

Hello parents! My name is Brianne McPhee and I am the co-teacher of the Three-year-old class. I started teaching at the Ormewood School in January 2021, however, I have been caring for children as a babysitter for 5+ years. I love working with children and watching them grow and develop as they take on the world. I am so happy to be a part of the staff here at The Ormewood School and I am very excited for the upcoming school year.

Ms. Jenny Lynn

Greetings! This is my 3rd year teaching at The Ormewood School! I have 27 years of experience working with children of all ages, primarily as a nanny. I am a metro Atlanta native and I live in East Atlanta with 4 dogs, 4 cats and a plethora of plants. I enjoy creating art, gardening, reading, and singing. I am excited to spend the year getting to know your children!

Ms. Rashida

I’m Ms. Rashida and I currently live in East Point. I’m a mom to two girls- Emmer is in kindegarden and an OS alum, and Edith is in the Pre-K class. We have 2 fur babies, Boogie and Buddy Bell!  This will be my 4th year here at The Ormewood School, and I’m excited to be back working with the one-year-old teaching team. I look forward to the school year!

Ms. Jasmin

Hola! My name is Jasmin and I am so excited for this school year. I have professional experience working with all kinds of children of all ages, from infants to 5-year old’s! I enjoy every day that I’m working here and enjoy watching kids grow as they’re learning more about themselves! When I’m not working at the preschool, I’m either babysitting or working on my photography and learning more about filmmaking! I have fun working with kids and love being a part of their journey. I hope to be an inspiration to these wonderful kids!

Ms. Justina

Hi! I’m Justina Mason (aka Stina), and I’m currently attending GSU for a pre-nursing pathway. I attended what is formerly known as Grady High School and I also attended the Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School around the corner. I have two beautiful little ones of my own, Amia (3) and Amir (1). I love to dance, ride horses, try new foods, and swim. I’m so excited to be a part of this amazing community.

Ms. Myonika

Hello all! My name is Myonika Morgan and I’ve been educating children of all ages for over 10+ years, and I earned my CDA 6 years ago. One of the best things you can do in life is TEACH – it’s something that a child can take with them throughout their life. I don’t have any kids of my own, so I love and snuggle on the ones in my class because I have more than enough love to give. Thank you for entrusting your kiddos with us. We’ll have a wonderful school year!

Ms. Cristina

Hi families! I am excited for my 2nd year at The Ormewood School as part of the 1-year-old teaching team. My family and I love living in North Ormewood Park and are thrilled that our daughter will attend TOS this year! I have my masters degree in early childhood special education, with over 6 years of experience. In the classroom I enjoy curating learning experiences that encourage the play and exploration that is essential for strong brain development. Prior to working in education I was a marine mammal trainer for 10 years.

It is such a privilege to be a part of the learning journey of your kiddos and I look forward to getting to know you! 

Ms. Chelsea

I’m a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) who works with children of all ages and abilities to help them grown and learn in the way that works for them. I thoroughly enjoy working with parents to help them understand how their child learns. I have been working in a professional capacity since 2014 and joined the Ormewood School in 2022. During my personal time I enjoy gardening, nature, animals, and live music. I hope to one day combine my personal and professional interests by starting a farm where adults with special needs can live and work with autonomy and enrichment.


Meow! My name is Tony “Taco” Tucker and this is my third year at the Ormewood School. I spend my days napping in various classrooms, eating meals at multiple houses, terrorizing dogs, and daring people to pet my belly. You can follow me on Instagram @sirtonyoformewood. Don’t forget to buy a Tony sticker!