Awards and Affiliations
Denise Wyatt received the 2018 Covenant Community Preschool Teacher of the Year award by the Early Childhood Professionals of Gaston and Lincoln Counties. Denise has taught at CCP for 4 years. She has extensive experience in working with children with special needs and the NC system that serves them. She is a wonderful preschool teacher with a passion for play based programming.
Fiona Miller was awarded the 2015 and 2017 Covenant Community Preschool Teacher of the Year by ECP. Miller graduated from Shippensburg University with a degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Early Childhood Education. She has eleven years of experience directing and teaching children's programs.
The Teacher of the Year award recognizes teachers who deliver the highest quality preschool experience across all the standards in the profession.
Judy Pasqualone is awarded the 2016 Covenant Community Preschool Teacher of the Year by the Early Childhood Professionals of Gaston and Lincoln Counties and CCP. She has taught early childhood education for 23 years.
“Mrs. Pasqualone presents activities to enhance the total development of young children. She models appropriate social skills by promoting conflict resolution, sharing, and turn taking, She increases expressive language and stimulates vocabulary acquisition. Mrs. Pasqualone works over and above for the success of children, parents, and the school."
Mary McFarland was awarded the 2014 Covenant Community Preschool Teacher of the Year by Early Childhood Professionals. Mary teaches both the "Music" and "Coordination and Nutrition" encore classes at the school. We are blessed by her dedication to young children and excellence in programing.
Mary earned her BA in music from Madison College (now James Madison University) in Virginia, and a Masters in Music from East Carolina University in North Carolina. Additional voice study was at Arizona State University and with coaches in California and Maryland. She has been actively engaged in teaching, performing and directing in the US and Guam. Mary is a certified carillonneur by the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America. She serves as carillonneur at First Presbyterian Church in Belmont and plays carillon concerts nationally. She serves as a organist in Belmont area churches, gives carillon lessons and writes children's music. Mary has taught and nurtured young children for over 30 years!
Covenant Community Preschool Received 2015 Best Preschool of Gastonia Award
Gastonia Award Program Honors the Achievement
Gastonia, November 26, 2015 — Covenant Community Preschool has been selected for the 2015 Best Businesses of Gastonia Award in the Preschools category by the Best Businesses of Gastonia Award Program.
Each year, the Best Businesses of Gastonia Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Gastonia area a great place to live, work and play.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2015 Best Businesses of Gastonia Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Best Businesses of Gastonia Award Program and data provided by third parties.
About the Best Businesses of Gastonia Award Program
The Best Businesses of Gastonia Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Gastonia area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.
The Best Businesses of Gastonia Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.
SOURCE: Best Businesses of Gastonia Award Program
Best Businesses of Gastonia Award Program
Billie Riley was awarded the 2013 Covenant Community Preschool Teacher of the Year by ECP. Riley graduated from UNC Charlotte , is currently enrolled at Gaston College and has ten years of experience in working with young children.
Courtney Stratman was awarded the 2012 Covenant Community Preschool Teacher of the Year by ECP. A graduate of Miami of Ohio, she has her BS in Elementary Education, is a certified teacher, and has taught preschool and elementary school for eleven years.
This award recognizes those who deliver the highest quality preschool experience across all the standards in the profession.
Fiona Miller was awarded the 2015 Covenant Community Preschool Teacher of the Year by ECP. In 2012 she received the ECP Caring Award for Gaston County. The Caring Award goes to the teacher who goes beyond expectations in preparing for and caring for young children and their families. This award also includes an engraved silver plate and $100.00. Miller graduated from Shippensburg University with a degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Early Childhood Education. She has eleven years of experience directing and teaching children's programs.
Lynda Williams, director
Professional Memberships, Awards and Affiliations –
- National Association for the Education of Young Children
- ECP- Early Childhood Professionals of Gaston and Lincoln Counties
- NAC-National Association of Child Care Professionals
- Advisory Board of the Gaston College Early Childhood Education Department
- 2017 and 2010 Director of the Year Award, ECP of Gaston, Lincoln and Cleveland Counties
- Degrees- BS in Business, Winthrop University and BA in Education, Belmont Abbey
- Master Gardener certificate, NC State University
- NC Child Care Credentials, Gaston College
- NC Administrator Level III Credentials, Gaston College
Mrs. Riley, Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Stratman