Teaching Team

Warm, caring, experienced and professional interactions are hallmarks of the school.

Ben and Jan Waugh

Ben and Jan Waugh are the co-directors and teachers of the school. Jan has a degree in Outdoor Recreation from UNC-G and has worked the past 40 years with all ages of children and as a preschool owner in Chatham County many years ago. Ben has a degree in Early Childhood from the University of Maine and taught at the former Community Independent School for many years. His teaching brings a uniquely warm style to the many families and children he has worked with over the years.

Kara Dalton

Kara moved to North Carolina 12 years ago from Massachusetts and began teaching preschool and kindergarten at Perry Harrison where her sons were attending. Later, she taught exceptional children at Pollard Middle. She found herself missing preschoolers – their "natural curiosity, love of learning and their aha! moments" – so she is happy to find a new teaching home at The Old School. With her sons off to college, she stays busy with her two "crazy dogs, bossy chickens," and walks in the woods with her husband.

Lynda Williams

Lynda Williams is a mother of four and grandmother to two. She is originally from California and formerly worked with Chatham County Schools as an Inclusion Specialist. In that role, she supported children in one-on-one and small group settings teaching self help, organizational skills and remediation in math and reading. Lynda brings a special calmness and leadership approach to working with children at Old School. She will be teaching yoga in addition to her regular teaching.

April Moore

April, the mother of three grown children, has become settled in Pittsboro after many moves with her husband's military career. Now empty nesters, she brings to the preschool her professional expertise in pediatric occupational therapy with an emphasis on sensory integration. April loves biking, hiking, and traveling with her husband and is active in her church community. 

Skyler Waugh - Teacher in Training

Skyler Waugh has grown up at The Old School, and while as a young adult interning here, decided that working with children is her life's passion. Towards that end, she is currently studying education at The University of North Carolina - Greensboro. She brings a particular warmth and enthusiasm to Old School while teaching during her summers and breaks.

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