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

Amanda Newport
Lead Teacher
Danielle Erney
Lead Teacher
Ella Taufik
Lead Teacher
Megan LaFontaine
Lead Teacher
Natasha Ocasio-Rodriguez
Lead Teacher
Penny Berkman
Lead Teacher
Garden Supervisor
Ruby Readman
Lead Teacher
Regina Clark
Assistant Teacher
Rebecca Brooks
Assistant Teacher
Whitney Robertson
Lead Afternoon Teacher
Chaz Amarica
Assistant Teacher
Lucile Smith
Assistant Teacher
Ever Burton-Dooley
Assistant Teacher
Tierra Brown
Assistant Teacher
Abby Warden
Assistant Teacher
Lauren Page
Assistant Teacher
Tricia Lawson
Assistant Teacher
Angela Powell
Substitute Teacher
Tzila Lemberger
Judaics Teacher