Amy Davison

Pre-School Class Teacher

Amy DavisonI was born and raised in the mountains of North Carolina and graduated from Appalachian State University with a B.A. in English and a M.A. in Student Development. I received a Master of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. I have been a preschool teacher at the Kilby Child Development Center for eight years. My husband (who teaches Biology at the University of North Alabama) and I have one daughter. My family considers me a good cook and I enjoy cooking with the preschool class. We make the best breads! As a hobby, I collect children’s books. My favorite authors are Eric Carle and Margaret Wise Brown. I love to introduce favorite books to my preschoolers and always enjoy seeing their faces when they hear a wonderful children’s book for the first time!
Mrs. Davison's vita is available here.


Melanie Kennedy-Jackson

Lead Teacher

Melanie KennedyI was raised in a military family and have lived in many interesting places including Alaska and Turkey. After briefly attending Oklahoma State University, I transferred to UNA and received a Child Development degree with a minor in Nutrition. As a born river rat, I enjoy boating, canoeing, fishing, and hiking especially around the Tennessee River area. I am also an avid music memorabilia collector, enjoy the theatrical arts, and athletic events. I am very hands on with my hobbies such as gardening and painting, and use this “get your hands dirty” outlook to foster children’s interest and creativity to enhance their learning experiences.

Kayla Dunham

Auxiliary Teacher