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The Staff

Under Construction! Please check back at the end of September 2018. 🙂

Patricia Rocker


Meagan Rubino

Operations Manager

Crystal Bass

Lead Teacher

Crystal was born in Raleigh, NC and has lived here her whole life. She has two wonderful children, Tyler (7th grade) and Lilly (4th grade). Crystal has a Master’s degree in History form American Public University and her Early Child Care Credential. She has worked in preschool for 10 years. She truly enjoys working with young children. Crystal enjoys reading and playing softball.

Henrietta Brunson

Lead Teacher, Summer Camp Director

Henrietta is from South Carolina. She has two children, Canaan and Jordan. She has a degree in Fitness Programming with a minor in Psychology from Coker College and a Master’s Degree from Liberty University in Elementary Education. She has over 12 years of experience working as a More At Four Teacher, director, infants, toddlers, and threes teacher. She has been working for Beth Meyer Preschool since February 2013.

Gloria Warren

Lead Teacher

Gloria Warren has been working with preschools for 10 years. She has both an Early Childhood and a Special Education Certificate. Before working at Beth Meyer Preschool, she was a medical assistant in orthopedics for many years. Gloria is a grandmother of seven!

Carolyn King

Lead Teacher

Carolyn and her childhood sweetheart George have been married for 35 years and live in Raleigh. They are the proud parents of three fantastic adult children. Carolyn is a former nurse with a diverse background in health and wellness. In 2015, she completed the required courses to earn her early childhood credential. Carolyn is passionate about empowering others to reach their full potential and to enjoy the gift of life, regardless of their age. She brings that same passion, dedication and energy into the classroom every day. She is committed to creating a classroom and overall school environment that will best help each child to learn, grow and develop into the most secure and well-adjusted person he/she can be. Carolyn is actively involved in her church and community and is a certified travel agent who enjoys traveling the world and assisting others in creating their own incredible adventures.

Kim Kotzker

Lead Teacher

Mikayla Mercer

Apprentice Teacher

Kim Wicksel

Apprentice Teacher

Pilar LaSala

Apprentice Teacher

Pilar was born in Peru, where she obtained a BA in Education with emphasis on preschool education. Since 1984 she has worked continuously as a teacher. Her passion is teaching young children to reach their potential and discover their talents. She moved to Costa Rica in 1989, where she continued working as a preK teacher, computer teacher and school administrative director. She taught for several years in the religious school at B’nei Israel Synagogue in San Jose, Costa Rica. Pilar moved to Winston-Salem, NC in 2007 where she worked as a kindergarten and 1st grade teacher in a dual language immersion program. She also earned her Master’s in TESOL from Greensboro College. Pilar and her husband Steve are active members of the Beth Meyer Synagogue community. Their blended family includes their four children: Sofi, Nathan, and Talia who are at universities throughout North Carolina, and Micah who is a high school junior. Pilar loves cooking, reading, painting , and travel.