A Letter from our Jam Towne Staff

                We would like to welcome you and your child to Jam Towne Preschool. It is our privilege to have your child attend this wonderful program and we look forward to an exciting year. 

                     It is our goal to provide the very best preschool experience for your child. If you have any questions or concerns at any time during the year, please contact a teacher or director. We welcome any and all comments and suggestions in hopes of benefiting our preschool.

                    The preschool years are exciting and important times in our children’s lives. We encourage you to participate in your child’s school activities as often as possible for nothing can replace time spent with your child! Remember, childhood should be a journey and not a race. JAMtowne is honored to be a part of your child’s journey. 


Kelly Schuellein

Jam Towne Director

Kelly Schuellein

Jam Towne Director

Kelly grew up in a Christian home in Poquoson, VA. She graduated from Longwood University as a member of the Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society for education majors. Kelly comes to JAM Towne with years of experience teaching, in both public and private school settings. She was director and lead teacher for a Christian preschool in Rocky Mount, VA.  She has also been involved in annual mission  trips to White Eagle Christian Academy on the Rosebud Lakota Sioux Reservation in South Dakota. Kelly has a calling for teaching young children and sharing the love of Jesus with them.  She lives in Camden with her husband, Dr. Paul Schuellein.  They have been married for twenty seven years and have three grown children. They are members at Towne South Church of Christ and she serves in the children's ministry here. In her spare time, Kelly enjoys writing, going to the beach and spending time with her family and friends.



cathy Hutchinson


Cathy has been a teacher for well over 20 years and has taught all ages from two to forty.


She moved to North Carolina in May of 2017 with my husband, John, after retiring as a public school teacher in central Ohio.  My husband and I attended Towne South our first weekend in North Carolina and placed membership the second Sunday.  We are so blessed to have been led to this church family.Cathy has two grown sons.  Chris is her oldest and is married to Shelly.  They have a daughter, Zoe (13), and a son, Liam (18 months).  Rob is her youngest and is married to Katie.  They have a daughter, Layla (8), and son, August (9 months). 


When Cathy is not playing with her grandchildren or teaching, she enjoys kayaking, camping, crocheting, reading, and taking walks with her two dogs, Keiko and Yoshi.

Betty Chappell


Betty was born and raised in a Christian home in Louisville, KY. She comes from a large family of 8 children and has always worked with young children in church. She worked for the city of Chesapeake, VA as an Administrative Assistant for 35 years. After retiring, she worked as a Teacher Assistant at Evangelical Methodist Church for 6 years. Betty loves working with children and sharing the love of Jesus with them. She is a widow and lives in Elizabeth City with her little dog Brutus. She has 3 grown children, 3 grown grandchildren, and 3 precious great grandchildren. In her spare time betty enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with family and friends. 

Kristi Townes

JAM Towne TEACHER Assistant

Kristi is an upcoming college freshman studying to become an American Sign Language Interpreter. She has always found the joy children have to be very engaging. She has been able to strengthen her ability to mentor and be a leader through freelance babysitting. She is extremely thankful and excited to be a part of Jam Towne!

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