Our Educators & Staff

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Miss Pia

Hello! My name is Pia Orellana. I’ve worked @ TOS for over 7 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 fifth 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 Parkside elementary in 8th and 4th grades. 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.

Miss Jane

I am Jane Phillips, and I am an Atlanta native and am starting my 5th year at The Ormewood School. I started teaching midway through the year in 2019. This will be my Fourth year teaching in the Younger 4’s class. I have four children, a son 21, a daughter (Ms. Chloe)that is Starting at Georgia Southern this fall, a son 15 that is a Sophomore at Maynard Jackson, and a daughter 13 that is in 8th grade at King. 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.

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Ms. Debbie 

Hello! My name is Debbie Cartee and I am one of the teachers in the one year old classroom. My husband of 29 years, Lewis, and I live in East Atlanta with our 15 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!

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Ms. Janan

Hi my name is Janan. I recently graduated from Brenau university with a Bachelor’s degree in Dance and Physical Therapy. I am so excited to be back at the Ormewood school. I am teaching with Jane in the older 3’s class. You might know my mother, Ms.Carey the Music and Movement teacher! 

Ms. Bria

Hello families, I am Bria McPhee a former student at Georgia State University. I discovered my love for teaching children caring for kiddos during my babysitting/nannying career over the span of 8+ years. I have worked with children as young as infancy to as old as preteens. Although I have only been active in the classroom for 6 years, that doesn’t stop my passion for helping children develop and grow by providing them with love, discipline, and fun in the classroom. My mission while I am here is to be a reflection of love to each and every person I encounter and have a positive and loving impact on your children’s lives.

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Ms. Sarah

Hello Ormewood Families! My name is Sarah, and this is my second year with the younger twos here at The Ormewood School. I live in the Cascade Heights area of the southwest Atlanta with my husband and daughter (who also attends TOS). 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 2nd Year at the Ormewood School working with the younger one year old class. I’ve been working with kids overall for about 4+ 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. I can’t wait to meet the little ones & watch as well as help them grow!

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Ms. Avery

My name is Avery Suhr, I’m adopted from Haiti, but have lived in Georgia most of my life. I like spending time with friends, reading, food, cats, and going to the beach. I love kids and I’m so grateful to be working with yours.

Ms. Carey

I am Carey Helal, a mother of 4 girls: ages 21, 19, 13 and 8. 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 two years 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 2nd year teaching at The Ormewood School! I have 26 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 and Edith. Both are also attending The Ormewood School. We have 2 fur babies, Boogie and Buddy Bell!  This will be my 3rd 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. 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 5 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!

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Tony

Meow! My name is Tony “Taco” Tucker and this is my second 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 at sirtonyoformewood. Don’t forget to buy a Tony sticker!