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Cynthia Zerr, Director
Cindy Zerr has extensive background/ experience in management in Early Childhood Education. Cindy Zerr has an Associate’s in Early Childhood Education, a Bachelor’s in Social Work and a Master's in Early Childhood Education. She has been a Director for the past fourteen years and has been in the field of early childhood for over thirty years.  
Meet our Staff
Teachers makes a huge impact on the lives of young children and their families.  ​We strive to be a team-oriented environment that encourages professional development in one another while building strong relationships with one another.  All of our preschool teachers hold a college degree and have early childhood classroom experience.  We strive to provide high quality educational programming at Western Branch Academy.

Introducing our talented team members:
If you are interested in teaching at Western Branch Academy please email or mail us your resume and a completed employment application.  Thank you.
Carol Beaver, PK 3 Teacher

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Sade Jones, PK 4 Teacher
Rosalyn Briales has been an educator for over 25 years. She earned her CDA in 2013 from TCC. She is working towards completing her Associate of Applied Science: Early Childhood Development at TCC. Miss Rosalyn loves working with children! She is so excited to become apart of WBA!
Victoria Nelson, PK 4 Teacher
Sunshine Glance, 
Kindergarten Teacher 
Rosalyn Briales, PK 3 Teacher
Louisa Matrozzo, PK 2 Teacher
Victoria Nelson graduated from Old Dominion University with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Elementary Education PK-6. Her experience includes several years of working as a nanny and student teaching in the Chesapeake, Suffolk, and Norfolk school systems. This will be her second year teaching at Western Branch Academy. She is very excited to be a part of the PK-4 program at WBA! 
Teaching Assistant Staff
Juliet Wilson, PK 2 T/Th and PK 3 M/W/F Teacher
​Juliet Wilson has been at Western Branch Academy for the past six years.  She is currently working towards her Associate's Degree from Tidewater Community College.  She has a daughter and is an active volunteer with the Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast. 
​Christine Messex is an RN and has been working in Early Childhood Education for 8 years as a teacher's assistant and school nurse.  She has been an office assistant for 1 year.  She has been married or 26 years and has 3 daughters.  She is very excited to help all of our Western Branch Academy families enjoy their experience here.  
Christine Messex, Assistant Director



  Jennifer White        Shannon Partain 

    Nancy Layton    Janet Smith

Valerie Gentilini  Heike Preist

Pooja Patel   Jonesha Cloyd

Kimberly Messex  De Anna Dukes



Sade Jones has been working in Early Childcare field for 10 years.  Starting in 2008 as a teacher's assistant at Kings Grant Academy, in 2011 she took the role of lead teacher working with small infants up to 4 year old children.  In 2017 she earned her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Development from TCC.  She is very excited to be a part of the Western Branch Academy family as a lead teacher in the PK-4 program
Carol Beaver has a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and a Master's in Elementary Education. She has extensive teaching experience in the public school system and taught for 1 year at Green Acres Preschool. Her experience with young children make her a great asset to our teaching team. 
​Louisa graduated from Rudy & Kelly Academy in 2012.  But her passion is children.  She has been working with children for the past eight as a nanny. She previously nannied for five children who attended WBA.
Louisa plans to starts her Associate's in ECE in the next year.
She is excited to be a part of the WBA staff.
​Sunshine Glance graduated from Southwestern College with a Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education.
Her teaching experience includes student teaching in Suffolk Public Schools, as well as additional in classroom hours while earning her degree, substituting in a private school and 7 years of volunteering in classrooms.

Miss Nikki graduated from Longwood University with a Bachelor’s Degree in History. She has worked in childcare for five years. Miss Nikki is currently helping to start a youth hurling program. This is her second year teaching at WBA as the Enrichment Teacher and we are very glad to have her. 

Nikki Jones, Program Coordinator