Alpharetta Private Preschool
near Johns Creek and Cumming, GA
At McGinnis Woods, our Alpharetta private preschool seeks families who desire a better education for their children, and see the value of investing in private schooling.
Every child enrolled at McGinnis Woods receives individualized age-appropriate learning and experiences and is well prepared to take each next step.
Enrolling your child as an infant, and watching them graduate a proud, educated, and confident 8th grader is our goal. Our community environment is secure and nurturing, and parent involvement is strong.
All of these elements create an environment of curiosity, learning, confidence, and success.
McGinnis Woods seeks families who desire a better education for their children, and see the value of investing in private schooling. Every child enrolled at McGinnis Woods receives individualized age-appropriate learning and experiences and is well prepared to take each next step.
Samantha Seitz, Preschool Director, has a degree in Early Education and Development and has worked in a variety of learning environments. She has taught children ages infant thru 18 years old and loves creating amazing, safe, nurturing places for children to learn and grow. She enjoys working closely with parents, teachers, and staff to develop child specific, developmentally appropriate curriculum to meet individual learning needs of the children. One of her favorite parts of each day is engaging with the children in all aspects of their educational and social/emotional development, and working with the teachers to hone their teaching skills.
Preschool Assistant Directors
Tonia Usher is an Assistant Director in the Preschool. She has been with McGinnis Woods for over 13 years. Ms. Tonia holds degrees in Early Childhood and Psychology. She has worked with all age groups as both teacher and administrator, but her favorite age to work with is the 2 year olds, because she can act the silliest with them. She excels in logistics and making sure that everyone is on task and has a fantastic “Can Do” attitude.
Jason Santimore, Assistant Director, joined McGinnis Woods in 2017. Before joining the McGinnis Woods staff, was a director at a preschool in Midtown for many years. He has a degree in Speech Communications and also worked as a nuclear reactor operator on a nuclear powered cruiser during his stint in the Navy. After leaving the Navy, he began working in childcare and has never left. Mr. Jason brings a fun loving spirit to our school. He most enjoys working with the 3 and 4 year olds, as he loves to see their faces light up when they understand new concepts.