We have a staff committed to the development of our kids
Bobbi Cross, Director
Bobbi Cross was born into the Western Boulevard Presbyterian Church family and is a graduate of Western Boulevard Kindergarten (as it was known then). She attended Elon College and NCSU. She has worked at the preschool for 24+ years. Bobbi has experience in behavioral issues, the strong willed child and training in Second Step Violence and Anger Management program. She has been the Director of the WBPP summer camp for the past 5 years. She is married to Jerry and they have 2 daughters, Kaycee Rice and Krystee Cross.
Dawn Priestley, Pre-K
Dawn Priestley has taught for 27 years and has been at WBPP for 2 years. Her experience is in pre k and kindergarten, as well as being an administrator at a local preschool. She believes preschool is a child’s first opportunity to learn to love school and be excited about education. She loves offering fun, interactive, engaging learning experiences daily to ignite that love of school and find the joy in learning. When Dawn is not teaching, she loves to spend time with her husband Bill and her dog Sawyer. She also loves to cook, read, scrapbook and take trips to the beach.
Emily Harmon, Pre-K
Bobbie Reese, 3s
Bobbie has been teaching our threes for many years and is loved by her students.
Rita Gorgees, 3s
Laura Lund, 2s
Laura, a mother of three children, has work at WBPP since 2016. She has been involved in childcare and teaching her whole adult life. She became a mother two months after completing her BS in Communication Disorders at BYU, where she spent several semesters working as a nanny or a teacher’s aide. One highlight of her education was working as an intern at the world-renowned Texas Children’s Hospital. While there, she was trained in DIR Floortime, a framework for working with children on the autism spectrum. She spent many subsequent semesters of college on the floor playing with children on the autism spectrum. Her training also served her well for the eight months she spent in Romania working with children with special needs both as an intern and an intern facilitator. Since starting her own family, and prior to beginning at WBPP, she has worked as an in-home nanny for several families where she has been richly blessed by her relationships with children and families. Ms. Laura feels fortunate to spend time discovering, creating, and playing with the children in the two-year-old class at WBPP. Her hobbies include reading, hiking, eating ethnic foods, listening to music and having spontaneous dance parties with her family.