Banner Elk Preschool

This ministry of the church under the supervision of the Session is a part-day program for 2- to 4-year-old children. It operates from 9:00AM–1:00PM Monday through Friday for 2-, 3- and 4-year-olds. The goal of the program is to promote growth in the areas of physical, social, educational, and spiritual development. There is a $50.00 non-refundable fee to register your child and tuition is $300.00/month. For more information check out this web page, see us on Facebook, or call the church office at 828-898-5406.

Preschool Staff 2022

Preschool Staff

From left: Mrs. Britt, Mrs. Erin, Mrs. Lucy, Mrs. AC and Mr. K

AC Marriott: Preschool Director and Three-Year-Old Lead Teacher

Mrs. Ann-Charlott is originally from Gothenburg, Sweden. “AC” came to the America after receiving a full tennis scholarship to play NCAA Division I tennis at High Point University located in High Point, NC. After only 5 years she was awarded 4 Big South All-Academic Honors, Bachelor of Science and a Master’s Degree from HPU. AC came to us from The Goddard School in Mooresville, NC where she was the Lead After School Teacher and Assistant Teacher in the pre-K classroom. While at Goddard, she received several early childhood trainings and earned multiple certificates for her teaching. AC and her husband of 9 years moved their family to Banner Elk in 2016 and absolutely love the mountains. Besides teaching and playing tennis AC loves spending time with her daughter Katariina, 8 years old and her two step children Cooper, 20, and Mimi, 18. AC’s favorite color is purple and one of her favorite children’s books is “Goodnight Moon” by Margaret Wise Brown. AC’s passion for teaching has always been strong “being able to be a positive role model and present the children with a safe educational environment means the world to me”.

Jarrett W. Koski: Four-Year-Old Lead Teacher

Mr. K is an alumnus of Lees-McRae College where he obtained his B.F.A. in Musical Theater with an emphasis in Theater Arts Education K-12! Originally from Florida, he came back to Banner Elk after he performed and taught musical theater and dance for 7 years. Mr. K has also been in several Lees-McRae Summer Theatre productions over the years. In his spare time, he enjoys running, reading scripts in addition to singing and dancing almost everything while always working on his craft. His favorite children’s book is “The One and Only Owen” by Nicole Evans Haumesser and his favorite color is green! Mr. K is very excited to join the wonderful BEPC teaching team.

Lucy Corning: Three-Year-Old Teacher Assistant

Mrs. Lucy moved up the mountains with her husband of 41 years after he took a job in the golf industry. They have four wonderful married children and are blessed with five grandchildren. Those grandchildren are their pride and joy! Lucy started teaching preschool in Jacksonville, Florida where she attended school and eventually met and married her Navy husband. Being a military wife she has moved a “few” times which gave her the opportunity to meet many new friends along the way. In addition to teaching preschool Lucy has a passion for water fitness. She has coached many swim teams in her career and taught both the young and old to swim. Lucy loves being a part of the Banner Elk Presbyterian Preschool and is a great addition to the team. She loves to sing and talk in rhymes. Teaching children and loving Jesus all the time! Lucy loves all shades of purple and has many favorite books, but acting out “Pete The Cat I Love My White Shoes” is at the top!

Britt Ammann: Two-Year-Old Teacher

Mrs. Britt is originally from the Raleigh area but moved to Banner Elk in 2011. Britt attended CCC&TI, where she earned her associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education. Britt and her husband Lee have one daughter, Eastin (6) who has been attending the preschool since she was 2 years old and is now in 1st grade at BE Elementary. On Britt’s free time she likes to run and hike and enjoy taking Eastin to the park. Mrs. Britt enjoys working with children because watching them explore, learn new things and to see their little personalities blossom and shine in their toddler years is so special. Mrs. Britt’s favorite children’s book is “Guess How Much I Love You” by Sam McBratney and her favorite color is green.