Meet the leaders of Young Hearts, a Great Hearts Preschool.

Erica Cannon

School Director

Mary Elizabeth McDonald

Curriculum Specialist

Lead Teachers

Meet our lead teachers at Young Hearts Preschool. With a heart full of passion and expertise in early childhood education, these individuals nurture young minds, fostering curiosity and a love for learning. Their creative teaching methods, patience, and dedication create a safe and engaging environment where each child thrives. Join the Young Hearts team on this incredible educational journey.

Makenzi Lamb

Lead Teacher

Ellie Strassburg

Lead Teacher

Teaching Assistants

Meet our dedicated teaching assistants at Young Hearts Preschool. With a warm and caring nature, they support the lead teacher in creating an inclusive and nurturing classroom environment. Their enthusiasm and patience ensure that each child receives personalized attention and guidance. Their strong organizational skills and creativity contribute to a vibrant and engaging learning atmosphere. They are valuable assets to the Young Hearts team.

Alexis Carlson

Teaching Assistant

Hannah Ocano

Teaching Assistant

Lisa Piepmeier

Teaching Assistant

Angel Rivera

Teaching Assistant

Melodie Zachel

Teaching Assistant


Introducing our versatile substitute teachers at Young Hearts Preschool. With a passion for education and a wealth of experience, they fill in when our teachers are unavailable. They create a welcoming and supportive atmosphere for the children, adapting to their needs and fostering a love for learning.

Jamie Crisantos


Alazae Gudger