Our interim director, Jean Grinnell, is starting her 15th year at Grace. She holds a Master’s in Elementary Education from Virginia Tech, specializing in Pre-K through 8th grade, and has taught the two-year-old, three-year-old, and four-year-old classes and is currently teaching the Day School’s Kindergarten class. She has lived in York County with her husband and four children since 1999 and enjoys sports, lazy days on the water during the summer, family time and traveling.
Stephanie Perez teaches our three-year-old class. She also assists Miss Autumn with the two-year-old class this year. Words cannot describe how excited she is to get back in the classroom. Stephanie is originally from New York City but moved to Virginia with her amazing husband and three boys (ages 6, 5 and 3) four years ago. In New York, she attended Dowling College and was an elementary school teacher for three years, and taught 1st, 3rd, and 5th grade before deciding to stay home to raise her family. Now that their boys are getting older, she cannot wait to get back in the classroom again. In her spare time, she loves to play acoustic guitar for her boys, put together jigsaw puzzles and play with their 170-pound Mastiff named Storm.
Meredith Moore is entering her first year at Grace as the assistant teacher in the two-year-old program. Meredith was a substitute teacher last year and enjoyed every opportunity she got to sub at Grace. Meredith grew up in Yorktown and graduated from York High School. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies with a minor in Religious Studies from Christopher Newport University. In addition to working at Grace, she is the Head Competition Cheerleading Coach at York High School and coaches at FAME All Stars. She likes to spend time with her family, which includes her two children who also attend Grace Day School.