A Letter from our JamTowne Staff

              We would like to welcome you and your child to JAMTowne 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, as nothing can replace the 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

JAMTowne Preschool Director

Kelly Schuellein

JamTowne Director

4/5's Teacher

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 Kelly 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.



Betty Chappell


4/5's Class

Betty was born and raised in a Christian home in Louisville, KY. She comes from a large family of eight 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 Preschool for six 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 three grown children, three grown grandchildren, and three precious great grandchildren. In her spare time, Betty enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with family and friends. 

Yvonne Honza

JAMTowne Teacher
3's Class

Yvonne grew up in a Christian home in Camden, NC.  She graduated from Camden County High School and attended College of the Albemarle and ECSU.  Yvonne's husband Chris served 20 years in the Navy, so she was able to live in several different states before he retired and they settled in Hertford, NC.  Yvonne has a long history of working with children.  She was a Special Education paraprofessional in the public school system while stationed in Florida.  She has also been a substitute teacher in the public school system at many of their duty stations over the years.  Yvonne has also volunteered in Sunday School classes and VBS.  She and her husband have also volunteered countless hours as youth sports coaches at their local recreation department.  Yvonne most recently served as lead teacher of the three year old class at Evangelical Methodist Church Preschool for six years.  Yvonne and Chris have four daughters.  They recently became grandparents to a beautiful grandson.  Yvonne loves the beach and spending time with her family.  She is excited to be a part of the staff at JAMTowne Preschool and to share the love of Jesus with her students!

Amanda Russell

JAMTowne Teacher Assistant

2's CLASS AND 3's Class

Amanda was born and raised in Elizabeth City and attends Towne South Church of Christ. She graduated from Elizabeth City State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work.  Previously, she worked with children with disabilities. Amanda is married to Jonathan Russell and they have three wonderful children, Logan, Cheyenne and Paisleigh. She worked for two years previously with Evangelical Methodist Church Preschool as a teacher’s assistant. Amanda enjoys spending time with her family and loves being outside. She is excited to be a part of the JAMTowne Preschool team and is looking forward to a great year!

Anna Anderson

Jamtowne Teacher

2's Class

Anna moved to Elizabeth City from Wakefield, VA in 2005 and became a member of Towne South Church of Christ. She graduated from Northeastern High School and studied Early Childhood Education at the College of the Albemarle. She lives in Camden, NC with her husband, Josh, and their two daughters, Maddi and Raelynn. She is excited about being a part of JAMTowne Preschool and teaching children about God and his amazing love!

Jackie Price

JAMTowne Teacher Assistant

2's Class

Jackie grew up in a Christian home in Gates County, NC.  She moved to Elizabeth City after graduation from College of the Albemarle with a degree in Nursing and started working at Albemarle hospital as a LPN in 1985.  She furthered her education at COA and received her RN degree in 1990 and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from East Carolina University in 1998.  Jackie currently lives in Elizabeth City with her husband, Don Price.  They have been married 26 years and have a 24 year daughter, Elaina.  Jackie has been a member of Towne South Church of Christ since 2007.  After 33 years of nursing, she has semi-retired and is very excited to begin this new adventure as a Teacher Assistant at JAMTowne Preschool.  In her free time Jackie Enjoys baking, reading and crocheting.  

Carrie Davenport

Jamtowne Teacher Assistant

2's Class

Carrie was born and raised in Tampa, FL, and attended Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church growing up. She is an only child who was raised by an amazing single mother. Carrie graduated high school in 1993 and then went on to study Special Education at Florida State University.  In 2006, she moved to Elizabeth City and joined Towne South Church of Christ in 2008. Carrie has been an active member, volunteering in several children's ministries including the nursery, VBS, and teen retreats. She is passionate about her love for children and sharing with them the love of Jesus.  She married her husband Bradley in 2016 and together they have five children: Caroline (20), Bryce (17), Will (15), Wyatt (11), and Reid (2). Life is a constant state of blessed chaos and they wouldn't have it any other way!