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The Teachers
All our staff members at Through The Garden Gate Preschool have two things in common: they all love working with children everyday and they are extensively educated and trained in the field of early childhood education and development. These are very important elements of a high quality preschool experience for your child.


Marilyn Mers-Hardison
Owner / Director
Lead teacher for Red Robins Class
B.S. in Early Childhood Education / Special Ed.
Over 30 years teaching experience and 150+ continuing education hours in Early Childhood Teaching


Jody Penick
Lead Assistant teacher
Over 12 years teaching experience
Over 100 hours Early Childhood classes/workshops