Shannon Staton has been working with children practically her entire life. From baby sitting to volunteer work at preschools as a young person, to teaching 3rd grade at a public school, and as a mother of two, Shannon has observed childhood from a variety of perspectives. This is Shannon’s third year with OCP and second year guiding our Larks (four year olds).
Shannon loves the flexibility and excitement that that comes with teaching preschool age children.
Derek Ivester is the Larks Teaching Assistant.
“I am thrilled to be entering my fifth year with OCP – 2 years as a parent and now 3 years as the Larks’ Assistant. It is wonderful to watch this special place grow and evolve. My wife, Katie, teaches math at a private high school in Sandy Springs and my daughter, Ashlin, attends Mary Lin in Candler Park. Together, we all love to spend as much time as possible outside, in a tent or hiking.”
Derek just finished his MA in Humanities (Multi-Ethnic Literature) and has a small catering business. That makes it okay to play with food.