601 N. Parham Road Richmond, Va 23229   804.741.4118
Teachers and Staff
Mia K. White
Executive Director and Music Teacher


"Promise me you'll always remember. You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think."
- Christopher Robin to Pooh

Sherry Smith
Jr. K Teacher - Blue Room

"He who teaches children learns more than they do."
- German proverb

Christine Rosenborough
Jr. K Teacher - Blue Room

"Peace begins with a smile."
- Mother Teresa

Robin Davia
Jr. K Teacher - Rainbow Room

"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children...to leave the world a better place...to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
Ralph W. Emerson"

Sarah Dunkum
Jr. K Asst. Teacher - Rainbow Room

""Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood."
Fred "Mr." Rogers"

Linda Griff
JrK Teacher - Green Room

""To teach is to touch the mind, heart, and spirit of a child. To teach is to love a child as an individual. To teach is to inspire a child to continue learning, to respect himself, others, and the world around him.""

Cora Wise
Assistant Teacher - Green Room

Sara Hudson
Older Pre K - Yellow Room

"Above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it."
- Roald Dahl

Amy Farina
Older Pre K Yellow Room

"The world is but a canvas to our imaginations."
- Henry David Thoreau

Karen Eldred
Lead Teacher - Red Room

"Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up."
- Pablo Picasso

Emileigh Benson
Assistant Teacher - Red Room

Melanie Buffenstein
3 year olds (3 day) - Orange Room

""We need to be the change we wish to see in the world."
Mahatma Gandhi

Linse Henley
3 yr. olds (3 day) - Orange Room

"Kind words can be short and easy to speak but their echoes are endless."
- Mother Teresa

Rachel Jones
3 year olds (5 day) - Polka Dot Room


Time spent playing with children is never wasted.
- Dawn Lantero

Carrie Akins
3 year olds (5 day) - Polka Dot Room

Karen Baird
3 years (by January 31) - Purple Room

""Why fit in when you are born to stand out""
- Dr. Seuss

Cary Taylor
16 - 24 months (clementine's)

""A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank... but the world may be a better place because I made a difference in the life of a child."---Forest Witcraft"

Kassie Hollowell
3 year olds (by December 31st) Purple Room

MacKenzie Burkett
3 year olds (by December 31st) Purple Room

""A person's a person, no matter how small."
Dr. Seuss"

Ashley Sherdel
Toddler - 2 yr. old Lead Teacher - Pink Room

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A Quick Note

We are licensed by the Virginia Department of Social Services and accredited by the National Accreditation Commission (NAC) through NACCP (National Association of Child Care Professionals). Every year, approximately 125 families enroll their children at Canterbury to give them the best possible start to learning.

Canterbury has been part of the Richmond educational community for over 30 years. We are a non-profit secular preschool, dedicated to providing high-quality programs for children ages 16 months to 5 ½. We believe in partnering with families, working together to meet the developmental needs of children. 

For more information please contact our Executive Director, Mia White.

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