Our Teachers

“The teachers are what make JEA Preschool Savannah so magical. They go the extra mile because they genuinely care about and love each child, making them feel comfortable and safe each day. Our two children feel secure in their classrooms, which makes them more willing to be independent and enthusiastic learners. They are excited to go to school every day, and so much of that excitement is fostered by our teachers.” 

- Allison and Mark Konter

JEA Preschool Savannah Director Jodi Sadler has many years of experience as an educator. She holds a BA in Early Childhood Education from the University of GA and a Master's degree in Education from Armstrong Atlantic State University. As a professional educator Jodi has worked in the Chatham County School system, taught at Royce Learning Center and been a member of the administration at Chatham Academy. She was instrumental in creating the JEA preschool program and has been the Director since its inception.

 

She believes that children are capable and competent and learn best through play. Teaching social and emotional skills during the early years of life is a vital component to building a strong foundation for learning.

 

Sadler completed the prestigious Jewish Early Childhood Education Leadership Institute for Early Childhood professionals. This national leadership program was an 18-month program that included intensive learning about effective leadership, ways to engage families, and the philosophy of children. She is also a part of the National Jewish Community Center Association's Sheva program This is a framework to assist ECE professionals in providing a program of excellence.

 

Jodi is passionate about working with teachers, children and families in order to provide a quality program to the members of our community. 


Contact Jodi by phone at 912.355.8111 or e-mail jodi@savj.org

Preschool Administrator Robin Reineri holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communication and has over 20 years of experience as a preschool teacher, administrator and director. Robin believes preschool should be a warm, loving and stimulating experience for each child. Her motto that "children may not remember you for what you taught them, but they will remember how you made them feel," drives her desire to work in a preschool setting. She is thrilled to assist Jodi and the teaching team in providing a premium early educational environment for our children and a supportive, encouraging environment for our families.

 

Contact Robin by phone 912.355.8111 or email, preschool@savj.org

Adrianna Galvan

​Lead Teacher

Amanda Newport
Lead Teacher

Danielle Davis

Lead Teacher

Penny Berkman
Lead Teacher

Robbin Sikes

Lead Teacher

Sarah Thompson

Lead Teacher

Tara Tirey
Lead Teacher

Brenda Ceurvels

Assistant Teacher/Afternoon Coordinator

Danielle Erney

Assistant Teacher

Elizabeth Jackson

Assistant Teacher

Katherine Raffray

Assistant Teacher/Garden Manager

Kenyada Bell

Assistant Teacher

Shay Dawson

Assistant Teacher

Skyler Weaver

Assistant Teacher

Tami Fowler

Assistant Teacher

Tami Miller

Assistant Teacher

Taylor Voyles

Assistant Teacher

Whitney Robertson

Assistant Teacher

Gwen Eiger

Substitute Teacher / Art Teacher

Angela Powell

Substitute Teacher

Lucile Smith

Substitute Teacher

Orly Henkin

Judaic Teacher

“I love teaching at JEA Preschool because I am able to grow professionally with an amazing staff. We work as a team so that we can be creative, understanding and excited when working with the children and in our interactions with their parents. It means so much to me knowing that the parents and children are happy to be in my classroom.” – Tara Tirey