Staff

We are blessed to have experienced and caring teachers for each of our classes!

Carla Gearhart – Fours Teacher
Mrs. Carla returned to the Huntsville area due to her love of the area and her husband’s retirement from the Army (finally). She has been teaching music since she was 16 years old and has a B.A. in Music Education from Penn State. Mrs. Carla took a few years away from the classroom to raise her three daughters and to teach and mentor young Girl Scouts as their Troop Leader for many years. When her youngest started elementary school, Mrs. Carla returned to the classroom and taught preschoolers at a school very much like Hope. She also developed and implemented a music program for all ages at the school. Her love of helping children discover skills and the world around them is her favorite thing about teaching. In her free time, Mrs. Carla enjoys spending time with her family, camping, reading, and making music.

Sarah Todd– Threes Teacher
Ms. Sarah received her degree in elementary education from the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and spent several years teaching preschool prior to becoming a parent.  She has been married for 16 years and has two wonderful children who are both former Playschool students.  Ms. Sarah served on the Playschool Board while her youngest child was a student here.  When she’s not busy taking care of her sweet children, she enjoys reading, snuggling with her cats, and doing crafts.  Ms. Sarah loved us so much she wanted to stay with the Playschool and we are so grateful!

 Carol Murphy – Twos Teacher
Ms. Carol has over 15 years experience teaching and caring for toddlers in nurseries, preschools, and mothers morning out programs.  She is full of patience, kindness, and good humor – all of which are essential to teaching two-year-olds!  She is excited to be teaching our youngest students as they learn through play!