Meet our Staff

Meredith Burton: Director and Kindergarten Teacher

  • Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Furman University
  • Master’s Degree in Reading/Literacy from Furman University
  • 20  years experience in K5-first grade (public and private programs)
  • President of South Carolina Association for the Education of Young Children (state affiliate for the National Association for the Education of Young Children)
  • Adjunct Instructor for Furman University Graduate Studies in Education
  • Serves on the NAEYC for Families website Advisory Council (2014-2017)
  • Serves on the Education Advisory Board at North Greenville University
  • Serves on the Board of Greenville County First Steps
  • Presents at state and national conferences on topics related to Early Childhood practice and The Project Approach
  • Has conducted trainings for area school districts and private child care providers
  • WYFF Golden Apple Award Winner March 2007
  • Scholastic Book Clubs Teacher Advisor 2010-2011
  • Married to Jason Burton and enjoys traveling, photography, reading, and tea culture
  • Mother to her son, Parker.

Laura Johnston: Teacher at CDC

Crystal (Annie) Guzman:  Teacher at CDC

Carol Bollenback:   Afternoon Assistant