Area: Kindergarten

Name: Melissa Bruns
Title: Kindergarten Instructor
Phone: 910-868-5131, ext. 3110

Mrs. Bruns holds a B.A. from the University of Iowa.  Mrs. Bruns teaches Kindergarten.  She has served the Academy since 2007 and has been an educator since 1983.

Name: Joy Cogswell
Title: Music Instructor
Phone: 910-868-5131, ext. 3560

Mrs. Cogswell has been a renowned music teacher and performer for over 40 years. She has a Bachelor of Music Education with Piano Principal degree from Florida State University and has completed graduate studies in piano performance at Meredith University. She holds certifications in both Kindermusik and Musikgarten. Mrs. Cogswell has extensive teaching experience, ranging from church youth choirs to individual lessons to music camps and academies. She still serves as Director of the Snyder Music Academy and teaches Kindermusik once a week to children at the Fayetteville Metropolitan Housing Authority. Mrs. Cogswell enjoys teaching a few children at home for private piano lessons.

Name: Leigh Anne Grice
Title: Kindergarten Instructor
Phone: 910-868-5131, ext. 3114

Mrs. Grice holds a B.A. from Columbia College. Leigh Anne teaches one of two Kindergarten Classes in the Lower School.  She has served the Academy since 1990.

Name: Laura Harsant Reeves
Title: Art Instructor
Phone: 910-868-5131, ext. 3401
After studying Foundations and Illustration at the Savannah College of Art and Design for two years, Mrs. Reeves earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in Painting and Drawing from East Carolina University, as well as a Master of Arts in Teaching with a concentration in Art Education from UNC-Pembroke.  She teaches Art to grades Pre-K through 7th grade.  She has been teaching since 2005, and she has been at the Academy since 2014. Mrs. Reeves is also the co-founder of Care’s Coasters, an active art-based charity in memory of her twin sister Caroline, as well as illustrator of the independently published Tristan Trapp book series, authored by Martha Goetz.  
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Name: Debi Smith
Title: Chair, Technology Department and Technology Instructor
Phone: 910-868-5131, ext. 3403

Mrs. Smith holds a B.S. from Methodist University.  She has served the Academy since 1990.

Name: Myrtle Summers
Title: Science Instructor
Phone: 910-868-5131, ext. 3404

Mrs. Summers holds a B.S. and M.A. from Fayetteville State University.  She teaches pre-kindergarten and kindergarten science.  Mrs. Summers has served the Academy since 2006 and an educator since 1975.

Name: Angela "Angie" Zahran
Title: Kindergarten Instructor
Phone: 910-868-5131, ext. 3113

Mrs. Zahran received her B.A. degree from Elon University. She has over 32 years of teaching within Cumberland County.