Jessica Weeks - Director of Preschool Education

I have worked in childcare since 2002. I have been at the Castle since 2007. I enjoy working with children because I enjoy watching them learn throughout the year. I have over 120 training hours based in the Early Educational Rating System supported through the Virginia Quality of the ValleyProgram.  I have 4 children and am engaged to my fiance’.

5 Things To Know About Me

  1. I do not eat leftovers.

  2. I have 4 dogs.

  3. I love to cook.

  4. I have a shoe addiction.

  5. I have 25 year old year old brother whose name is Barry.

5 Things To Know About Me

  1. I LOVE the beach and fishing!

  2. I’m saving for my lifelong dream to travel abroad to Italy and France and stateside, specifically the Pacific Coast Highway.

  3. I collect vintage glassware and love all things vintage.

  4. My passion is music and collect vinyl albums.

  5. I live and breathe college football and basketball

I have been married to my husband since 2000. We have 3 sons and a granddaughter. My family is my world. We moved to Virginia from my home state of Arkansas in 2002. I have worked in childcare in one form or another since I was 18. I worked with special needs children and have worked in early childhood since moving to the valley. I currently hold my Childhood Development Associates certificate since 2006. I am passionate about teaching and I love the lessons that children teach me every day about life and love.

Misty Jewell - Administrative Director

5 Things To Know About Me

  1. I am a huge Virginia Tech fan!

  2. I have lived in 3 different states; Virginia, Texas, and North Carolina.

  3. I have never been out of the country.

  4. My biggest goal is to travel to as many places as possible.

  5. I am always busy!

I am the mother of an awesome son named Cooper who consumes my entire world, and my dog Roxy who thinks she’s the boss. My husband, Jeff works in the military and is currently stationed at Fort Bragg, NC.  I worked for Children’s Castle right after high school after the business opened and worked in several age groups prior to becoming Assistant Director. I came back to work for Children’s Castle in January 2017 to work as the Assistant Director of Parent Relations.

Tasha Thomas - Director of Parent Relations