2019-20 Bascomb Preschool Staff
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Young Fives Teacher

Ms. Stephanie Mileshko

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Ms. Stephanie holds a Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education with experience teaching second grade, having taught in an elementary school for four years before joining BUMP. This will be her fourth year at Bascomb Preschool.

Four Year Old Teachers

Ms. Kristen Saulinkas

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Ms. Kristen holds a Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education and is in her sixth year at BUMP. All three of her children have been BUMP attendees and Ms. Kristen herself attended BUMP when she was a child!

Ms. Amie Jones


Ms. Amie holds a Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education and is in her fourth year at BUMP. Her daughter attended BUMP and was part of the young fives class.

Three Year Old Teachers

Ms. Sara Skeen


Ms. Sara Skeen is in her third year at BUMP and teaches five day threes. She has worked with special needs children and adults over the past fifteen years and is trained in education.  Not only are her children Bascomb graduates, but her husband is as well.

Ms. Lacy Abbasi


Ms. Lacy holds a Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education and is in her fourth year at BUMP. She is a fourteen year veteran in the teaching field, having taught children in kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade. She also has experience working with children with special needs. She has three children that have gone through the BUMP program and is a former graduate herself!

Ms. Caroyln Shillcutt

Ms. Carolyn Shillcutt is a certified teacher and has experience in teaching preschool; she is in her third year at BUMP and teaches four-day threes. Her sons were also BUMP graduates!

Two Year Old Teachers

Ms. Erica Ainsworth


Ms. Erica is in her third year at BUMP and works as a twos teacher. She is experienced in early childhood education and has had training in the Montessori method. She is also currently pursuing further education and she is the mom to two boys, one of whom is a graduate and another still part of the program.

Ms. Diana Garcia

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Ms. Diana is experienced in child-care and is trained in art. She spent three years as the toddler teacher at BUMP and will now be working with twos. Both of Ms. Diana's children are BUMP graduates. Her older son just graduated from high school and is off to college.

Ms. Evelize Sanchez

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Ms. Evelize is a former BUMP parent. She is now in her second year with us and is teaching our young two year old class.

Science/Math Teacher

Ms. Tonya Croft


Ms. Tonya is teaching science and math in her first year at BUMP. She comes to Bascomb with a wealth of knowlege and ? and experience. One of Ms. Tonya's sons and grandchildren are all BUMP attendees.

Chapel/Music Teacher

Ms. Jaime McLemore


Ms. Jaime teaches chapel class and serves as the BUMP librarian. She has a Master' Degree s in Library Science and is also the Children's Minister at Bascomb United Methodist Church. 


Ms. Kathi Underwood


Ms. Kathi Underwood is also a certified teacher with twelve years experience in the teaching field. She has served as the BUMP director for twenty years and also worked as a teacher for twos and fours for ten years.

Floor Manager

Ms. Karman Skeens


Ms. Karman Skeens is in her third year as the floor manager and previously worked as a teacher at BUMP for three years.

Teaching Assistants

Ms. Joan Brown has worked as a teaching assistant at Bascomb Preschool for nineteen years.

Ms. Lori Novack is working in her second year as a teaching assistant.

Ms. Carmel McKoy is a former BUMP teacher who is working as a teaching assistant this year.

**All BUMP teachers and staff members are trained in CPR and first aid. Teachers are also required to have ten hours in Bright from the Start training each year. All staff members must undergo yearly background checks .**