About

Leadership

The Preschool has a strong leadership team that consist of the administration staff and a representative from each age level. This team helps to maintain a cohesive school vision and strategy focused on student achievement. The leadership team meets monthly and is continuously looking at student data, examining instruction, developing an action plan for improvement, implementing the plan and assessing its effectiveness to ensure improvement efforts moving forward. 

The Preschool is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Board is comprised of parents, alumni, grandparents, alumni parents, and community leaders.
Executive Committee
Chair: Ralson Goetz 
Vice Chair: Emily Graney 
Secretary: Pat Hillegass 
Finance: Randall Loggins 

Members at large
Mallory Savage (Parents Council President June ‘23-May ’24))
Kate Davis (Parents Council President June '24 - May '25)
Sam Adams
Andrew Alias
Keller Battey
Margaret Battison
Katherine Deere
Nicole Ferguson
Kendall Moister
Kendall Ratterree
Carie Ann Sirmon
The Preschool Administration Team

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    Andrea Petsche 

    Executive Director
    404-266-1520
    Pacific Oaks College - Master of Arts in Human Development and Early Childhood Education
    University of Northern Iowa - Bachelor of Arts in Business and Psychology

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    Kristen McCleary 

    Director of Preschool Division
    404-240-8327
    University of Florida - Master of Arts in Elementary Education
    University of Florida - Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education

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    Kara Allen 

    Director of Early Childhood Division
    404-240-8218
    Converse College - Bachelor of Arts Early Childhood Education and Bachelors of Arts Studio Art

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    Kathy Riechmann 

    Assistant Director of Admissions
    404-240-8204
    Southern Methodist University - Bachelor of Arts in English

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    Stacey Aiello 

    Marketing and Communications Coordinator & Toddler Assistant Teacher
    University of Alabama - Bachelor of Science in Marketing

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    Deborah Strack 

    Director of Finance
    404-240-8308
    Katholieke Universiteit Leuven - Belgium - International Languages

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    Katy Jablon 

    Office Manager and Coordinator of Development
    404-266-1520
    University of Georgia - Bachelor of Business Administration in Risk Management and Insurance
    Georgia State University - Master of Business Administration, Master of Health Administration
Located on PRUMC’s beautiful Buckhead campus, The Preschool is an independent, faith based school, for children 12 months through 6 years-old. We are committed to nurturing the whole child in preparation for the most distinguished public and private primary schools in Atlanta.