Our Team

 

Ann Young

Ann graduated from Appalachian State University where she received her B.S degree in Special Education Cross- Categorical K- 12.  She received her Master’s in Language and Literacy from Salem College as well as her Elementary certification. She is also a National Board Certified teacher.  She has taught in the Davidson County School System for 30 years.  She taught in a variety of Special Needs settings as well as kindergarten, first, and third grades.  Ann has two sons and two grandchildren that she enjoys spending time with as well as other family members.  She looks forward to working with young children and their families.

Dana Anderson

Dana has a BA in Liberal Arts and her Infant Toddler Family Certification. Dana has a great knowledge capacity of working with families and children who have special needs. She has several years’ experience working with children who have different types of diagnosis from the most severe to the most minimal. Dana is able to provide techniques of intervention strategies to children and families. She works well with children within their everyday routines and environments to provide services based on the child and family strengths. Dana builds infant and toddler play skills through communication and hands on intervention strategies. Her major motivator is seeing the success of children towards meeting their developmental milestones within their daily settings.

Marjorie Atkins

Marge grew up in New York. She and her husband have called North Carolina since the late 1990’s. She earned her Bachelor’s in Birth through Kindergarten, a Master’s in Education and is currently working on her Ed.D. in Early Childhood.  She has worked in early childhood for over thirty years.  Marge’s focus has always been to create a team with families to ensure all children reach their highest potential. She has been awarded her Infant Toddler Family Services Certification.

Nicole Gallimore

Nicole has her teaching certification in b-k education and Infant Toddler Family Services Certification. She has 20 years of experience working with children who have special needs in different capacities. She has a great deal of knowledge of a variety of techniques to provide intervention strategies to children and families. She has worked with children who have different types of diagnosis from most minimal to the most severe diagnosis. She is a strength based CBRS (specialized instructor). She strives to empower families to look and build on their child’s strengths while meeting outcomes and goals they have designed for themselves and their family.

Robin Mikles

Robin Mikles is a Davidson county native, with a BS degree in Education from Appalachian State University. She holds Master’s degrees from NC A&T State University in Intermediate Education and Counselor Education. With over 35 years of experience in Davidson County Schools, first as a classroom teacher (15 years) and as an elementary school counselor (20 years), she enjoys working with students of all learning abilities, and their families. She is a new volunteer at Forsyth Medical Center, helping out on the Nursery floor. She likes antiques, shopping, and spending time with family and friends.  Now an “empty nester” Robin is the proud mother of her son, Hunter a recent graduate of Point Park University who is now pursuing his career as a professional dancer.

Sara Tierney

Sara graduated from UNCG with a Birth thru Kindergarten Teaching License in 2010. Sara has worked in various child-care settings with infants, toddlers and preschoolers.  She worked as a substitute and summer teacher for 2 years with toddlers and preschoolers at ABC of NC, a school for children with Autism, in Winston-Salem. At ABC, she helped children achieve their IEP goals through developmental play. She also served as a preschool teacher assistant with Guilford County Schools, and special education teacher with Alamance Burlington School system. As a special education teacher, she worked with kindergartners and first graders to help them succeed on grade level. Sara left the public school system to focus on working 1 on 1 with younger children with developmental needs. She is a big proponent of play based intervention services to help young children learn and grow. She looks forward to working with your children in helping them achieve their developmental milestones.

Sarah Windgerter

Sarah holds a Masters in Education with a Birth to Kindergarten teaching license. Originally from New Jersey, she has been in the state for over a decade now, all the while working with children in a variety of roles and approaches. Most recently she worked with the North Carolina Rated License Assessment Project (NCRLAP) in the role of Assessor, rating child care centers who are licensed through the state. This provided her with a wealth of experience in identifying the strengths and weaknesses of a child’s environment as it relates to their development. Having worked doing CBRS (special instruction) several years ago, she eagerly returns to this role after finding that she missed working one on one with families. Her other important roles are mother to her spunky toddler, Evelyn, and wife to her awesome husband, Mark.

Shanee Howell

Shanee possesses both her Bachelors degree and her Masters degree in Social Work, each specializing in work with individuals, families, and groups. She is a Certified Autism Specialist as well as an Infant Toddler Family Specialist and seeks to build consensus and achieve positive results for every family with whom she interacts.  Shanee enjoys working with children and their families utilizing a strengths based approach and various methods of play therapy.  Shanee has extensive experience in the IDD field and has provided services in a variety of home, community, and classroom settings.

Taylor Smith

Taylor graduated from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC with a degree in Child Development.  She has worked at Gateway Education Center, which has given her a wonderful opportunity and background to work w/ children and families. Taylor has loved children from the time she was able to decide where she wanted her professional life to lead and knew she wanted to work with children in some capacity. She is so excited to meet each family and really hopes to make an impact in each child’s life. She is most excited about the goals that will be reached and developmental progress that will be made! Taylor is very thankful for this opportunity and looks forward to her time working with BEEM.

Athene Godbey

Athene is a graduate of Catawba College with a BA in B-K Education. She has spent the last decade in early childhood education, working with children from birth through Pre-K. Before that, she spent several years as a Para Professional. Athene has wanted to work with children, especially those with the greatest needs, since High School. Her focus is to work with children and their families to ensure that each child can reach their utmost potential. When not a work, Athene is an avid reader, a lover of the outdoors, and a bit of a geek. Most of all, she loves enjoying these things with her husband and 8-year-old daughter.

Tina Covey

Tina has her teaching certification in K-6 Education, AIG and Infant Toddler Family Services Certification. Additionally, she       holds a Masters in Educational Leadership.  She has 24 years of experience working with children from different       backgrounds, ages and capabilities.   She has a great deal of experience working with individuals who have special needs.  In her own family;  her  nephew was born with Downs Syndrome and she has 4 cousins who are mentally disabled.  Tina enjoys crafting in her spare  time mostly in the form a re-purposing items.  She also enjoys gardening, bike riding, hiking (pretty much anything  outdoors).  Mostly, she enjoys doing things with her husband and 2 children.

Meredith McWilliams

 Meredith graduated from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA., where she earned a  Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.  While working on her degree, Meredith spent time working as a residential counselor in a group home.  Meredith has many years’ experience in the early childhood profession and provides a wealth of knowledge across all developmental domains.  Meredith realized early in life her desire to work with children and families and her biggest motivator is to be able to make a difference in the lives of people in her community.