I have been married to my hunky hubby, Ed, since 2009. We live in Rock Hill with our four crazy, amazing children - Emma Ryan, Ellie, Riv, and Shaw.

Throughout my professional career and life in general, God continues to bring me back to opportunities to love on children. I have taught high school and middle school, served as a district executive, camp director, and marketing specialist for the Boy Scouts of America, and poured myself into the lifelong learning experience we call "parenting." In each role, God has been my source to empower, educate, and encourage children and families. 

I am a 1986 graduate of Oakland Day School, my siblings attended the school, and my own children have grown up here. That personal history makes this opportunity so much sweeter. It is truly an honor and a privilege to have a front row seat to what God is doing in and through the school.  He has placed a passion for diversity, inclusion, and innovation on my heart for ODS, and I look forward to following His lead as we partner with local families and supporters in the pursuit of lavish love and academic excellence.

Two of my favorite verses are : "Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will for God, what is good and acceptable and perfect." Romans 12:2 and "For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of God." Galatians 1:10

I love meeting others and sharing about our work here at school, so feel free to reach out if you have any questions or want to chat!


Jessica collins

Office Assistant

My husband Ronnie and I have been married for 13 years and we have a 10 yr old son, an 8 yr old daughter, and 2 crazy dogs.

Working in a preschool is so much fun and I get so much joy from seeing the children laugh, learn and play! I love working with this wonderful group of people and seeing how God is working in and through the families at ODS.

In my free time I like to walk and hike outdoors and go on adventures with my family. We love traveling and exploring new areas. I also love spending time with friends, decorating and working in the yard.

My favorite verse is : “But by the Grace of God, I am what I am, and His Grace toward me was not in vain.” 

1 corinthians 15:10