I am the Director of the Pre-Kindergarten located in the Education Annex. At the Pre-Kindergarten, we are dedicated to providing a developmentally appropriate educational experience for children who are enrolled in our pre kindergarten program. We also provide quality, practical experience for students who are enrolled in the College of Education.
Department Assistant - Associate
My name is Allison Driver. I began working at thePre-Kindergarten in 2006. I previously taught first grade at Temple Elementary for six years. After that I was fortunate enough to stay home with my children for eight years. I am enjoying being back in the classroom. The Pre-Kindergarten is a great place to be. I enjoy being with the children and watching them grow and learn throughout the year. My husband, Joe Driver, is a pre k teacher at Carrollton Elementary. He is also the pastor of Corner Stone Baptist Chapel in Waco. We have two wonderful children. Our son, Haynes, is in fifth grade at Carrollton Middle and our daughter, Lainey, is in first grade at Carrollton Elementary.
I began teaching at the UWG Pre-Kindergarten in 1999. I was an after school program director for 2 years, and worked for a daycare for over 15 years. I am High/Scope certified and have attended all of Best Practice training offered by Bright From the Start. I enjoy traveling in my spare time, and hope to have time to go on a cruise soon!
My name is Nena Cox. This will be my 10th year of teaching in Pre -K. I also worked with Special Education Class for four years. In 2006, I started to teach at the University of West Georgia Pre-Kindergarten. I am very excited to meet the children and work with a wonderful staff at UWG. About my family, we lived in Carrollton for the pasted five years and lived in Villa Rica the previous four years. Therefore, I have lived in Georgia for 9 years and I lived in New Mexico the rest of my life. I am married and have one son. My part time hobbies are scrap booking and shopping. I enjoy working children.
Hello! My name is Molly Shilling. After graduating from Clemson University, my career “took off” as I became a flight attendant for Delta Airlines. During my 12 years of flying, I was briefly based in New York City, then in Atlanta for many years. In 2001, my husband Greg and I moved to Carrollton with our 2 wonderful boys, Luke and Alex. At that time, I quit my job with Delta to stay home and raise my sons. Since then, I have been active in the community with volunteer work, especially at Carrollton Elementary School, where I helped in classrooms, and served on the PTVO board. In 2007, I briefly worked as Ms. Johnnie’s assistant here at the Pre-K, and now I am looking forward to joining the program full time and can’t wait to get to know the next class of children!
Hello, my name is Johnnie Samples. I began teaching at the Pre-Kindergarten in 2000. I have worked with children in both the private and public sector for over 25 years. I have an Early Childhood Care and Education Diploma from Chattahoochee Technical College and a Child Development Associate from the National Credential Program in Washington, D.C. My family and I have lived in the Carrollton area for the past 30 years. My husband David is an employee of Southwire. I have three children who are all married and have families of their own. I have five grandchildren. Of course I think they are the greatest! I like to draw, watch NASCAR races, and I like to spend time with my family. I enjoy working with 4 and 5 year olds here at the University of West Georgia. I feel we have the best staff, parents, and children. I also have a great teacher assistant. Our center provides a great, safe learning environment.