Katherine Henry – 4 Year Old Class
My name is Katherine Henry and I am the director of TAI Preschool and I am the lead teacher in the four year old class. I have been a teacher here since 2007 and I became director in April of 2009. I am a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University with a degree in Elementary Education. I received my Masters degree from Georgetown College In Elementary Education. I taught sixth grade students for two years in Ohio and then I moved back to Kentucky and taught fifth grade for five years. I have always enjoyed working with children and teaching is definitely what I love to do. I did take some time off to stay at home with my twins, but as soon as they started kindergarten I went back to work. I taught for two years at Cassidy Elementary school as an ESS teacher. I worked with small groups of children that needed extra help in math. I then heard about the four year old position at TAI being open and I applied immediately. I was fortunate to be hired and I have loved all my years of teaching and directing at TAI.
My husband, David, and I have twins that attended TAI Preschool. They had a wonderful experience when they were here and I am certain that it helped prepare them for kindergarten and beyond. We first heard about TAI from a cousin that attended here. She made lots of friends and she was also well prepared for elementary school. We told a younger cousin about our positive experience and then he attended here as well. It has been a wonderful school for our family! It is a real joy to be a teacher here now and help instill a love for learning for our current students. It is rewarding to watch them learn and grow.
Alice Logsdon – 2/3 Year Old Classes
My name is Alice Logsdon and I am the lead teacher in the two and three year old classes at TAI Preschool. I have been a teacher here since 2003. I am a graduate of Western Kentucky University with degrees in English, German and Education. I was honored to be a recipient of a Fulbright award, and spent a year as an English language assistant at Gymnasium Wermelskirchen, near Cologne, Germany. I later moved to Colorado where I spent several years as a buyer/manager specializing in children’s books and educational toys at The Boulder Bookstore.
My husband, Doug, and I have two children. My son is a student at the University of Virginia and my daughter attends SCAPA Lafayette. I became involved at TAI first as a parent, when my youngest began her school experience as a two year old. When she entered kindergarten at our local elementary school, she was very well prepared to read, write, and learn. It is a pleasure to be a teacher here now, helping to prepare a new generation of students for a lifetime of learning.
Sharon Murphy – 2/3 Year Old Class Assistant and Parent’s Day Out
Elissa Weinstein – Transitional Kindergarten
My name is Elissa Weinstein and I am the lead teacher in the Transitional Kindergarten (TK) class at TAI Preschool. I began teaching at TAI in 2001. At that time I was the lead teacher in the 2 and 3 year old classes. I taught until 2009 when I took some time off to stay at home with my own children. I began volunteering at TAI in 2011 after my first daughter was born. I have been teaching Hebrew at TAI since then. I am a graduate of Indiana University with degrees in Anthropology and Jewish Studies.
My husband, Alan, and I have two children. Our older daughter attends Athens Chilesburg Elementary and is a graduate of TAI Preschool. She was extremely well prepared for Kindergarten when she entered public school and both my husband and I credit that to the wonderful start that she received at TAI Preschool. Our youngest daughter is currently a student in Mrs. Logsdon’s class and will move into Mrs. Henry’s class next year. I am excited to be returning to the staff at TAI and working with a new generation of children.