Teaching Staff

FPI has the best preschool teachers in Fredericksburg, Virginia! Each class has a teacher and a teacher's aide. They are responsible for planning and implementing the school's curriculum which is based on monthly themes that also correlate with the seasons. Both teachers have earned a bachelor degree. They are also trained in first-aid, health screening and CPR. Both teachers are members of the Potomac Area Cooperative Teacher's Association. We are lucky to have such qualified and caring teachers!

FullSizeRenderFPI welcomed Jamie Soper as the three's teacher in 2015! Mrs. Soper earned her Bachelors degree from Mary Washington College and taught kindergarten in Spotsylvania County for 9 years. The Soper family fell in love with FPI when their oldest daughter attended the school. Mrs. Soper is inspired by the school's learning through play philosophy and is trilled to be teaching the three’s class.

Mrs. Cannon is our teacher in the four-year-old class. She graduated from P1040278Mary Washington College and even had her own daughter attend FPI! She began teaching at FPI following a long-term substitution job in a Spotsylvania county Head Start classroom. There she realized her true calling, teaching preschoolers! Mrs. Cannon still continues to work as a Reading and Math specialist in Spotsylvania county twice a week where she works with second through fifth graders. She thinks FPI is the "greatest preschool in the world" and we think she is one of the greatest teachers in the world! This is also Mrs. Cannon's eleventh year at FPI and she is also the Program Director. If you have any questions about the curriculum you can email her at programdirector@fpionline.org

Debbie MichelMrs. Michel is the strong rock that holds up FPI. Before her start as the assistant teacher in both the three and four-year-old class, Mrs. Michel also had two of her children in the FPI program. She keeps the classroom organized, clean, and running smoothly from one transition to the next. She is often responsible for setting up the manipulatives and puzzles at the beginning of the day and the centers during the day. She also helps keep students on track so that there is minimal interruption and maximum engagement. We are thankful for a consistent hardworking assistant teacher for the last thirteen years!