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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.

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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 
DeAnna Dukes, 
PK 3 Teacher

DeAnna Dukes earned her CDA from TCC in 2018 and has a Career Studies Certificate in Child Development. She will be finishing her associates degree in Early Childhood Development in December 2019. She is very excited to be teaching the 3's at WBA!
Holly Silcott
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 third year teaching at Western Branch Academy. 
Teaching Assistant Staff
Juliet Wilson
Curriculum Coordinator
PK 3 M/W/F Teacher
​Juliet Wilson has twenty years of experience in Early Childhood Education. She has worked as a nanny, run an in home preschool, and held multiple positions within center based care.  She has a daughter and is an active member of the Girl Scout Council of the Colonial Coast. She is excited to start her ninth year at Western Branch Academy!
​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 for 26 years and has 3 daughters.  She is very excited to help all of our Western Branch Academy families enjoy their experience here. 
Rosalyn Briales
Assistant Director
PK2 T/TH Teacher

Nancy Layton  Heike Priest
Pooja Patel  Ariel Stokley
Briana Monk  Cornelia Epps
Krystal Vargas  Kaitlyn Neagle
Sandy Archard Jerrise Palmer

​Sunshine Glance graduated from Southwestern College with a Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education.
Her teaching experience includes student teaching in Suffolk Public Schools,substituting in a private school and 7 years of volunteering.
Holly Silcott has been working with children for more than 30 years. She holds an associates degree in education with a focus on psychology. Over the years she has worked with children from infancy to high school. She has been happily married for 21 years and has two beautiful daughters. She is very excited to be beginning her first year with WBA.

Nicole Hines, 
PK4 Teacher
Nicole Heines has 16 years of 
experience working with children
and has an Associates Degree in 
Early Childhood Education from
TCC. She is very excited to be
joining the WBA team and teaching
the PK4 class! 
Melinda Harris
PK4 Teacher
Melinda Harris has been working with young children for the past sixteen years. She comes to us from a church based program in Chesapeake.Se has been married for 21 years and has two boys. She moved to Hampton Raods 16 years ago from West Virginia. She is very excited to be teaching at Western Branch Academy this year!