Innovators: Davian, Christen, Kerri



Originally from Massachusetts, Davian moved to North Carolina in search of warmer weather and to attend college.  She graduated from Elon College in 2002 with a B.A. in Human Services and a minor in Psychology.  She started working with young children as an after school care teacher and a summer camp counselor where she learned a wide variety of camp songs that she lovingly sings with her children every day.  After college she gravitated back to her work with children and became a lead teacher for Toddlers, Twos and Preschool groups.  She was introduced to the Reggio Philosophy and loved the value it places on children's ideas and interests, and its respectful view of early childhood educators and the environment.  In her free time she loves to watch baseball (GO RED SOX!!), and enjoys outdoor activities with her son Dexter and her husband Steven.  She also absolutely loves to take road trips and explore new places.



Christen was born in Knoxville, TN and lived there all of her life until she moved to Georgia in December 2013, with her fiance’.  Now she lives in Durham, NC and loves it!  She has a passion for Early Childhood Education and just loves broading the young minds of children.  Christen went to school at Pellissippi Community College in TN for Early Childhood Education and plans on finishing her degree.  Her goal is to make each child feel special, loved and capable.



Kerri was born and raised in North Carolina, with the majority of her life spent in Greensboro.  In 2014, she graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a degree in Early Childhood Education, and then started looking for a great place to begin her career working with children!  She came to The Little School excited about the warmth, ideas, and creativity being fed into the children and teachers.  She loves children and their endless curiosity and she is always excited to learn and grow right along with them.