Dedee Ephraim

 Director

Welcome to the Jewish Preschool on Sardis. I am currently in my 5th year as the Director of JPS and am thrilled to work along side these talented and dedicated women. After 20+ years of working through four states in early childhood, I love having JPS as my ‘school home.’ I’ve worked as a classroom teacher for 2-5 year olds, consulted as an early childhood professional for other teachers and preschools, reviewed text books in the field and am currently adjunct faculty for an outstanding early childhood college program.

I earned my BS in Child Development and Elementary Education from Michigan State University and my MA in Teacher Leadership and Special Education at Roosevelt University. When I started at JPS, I earned my Level III Child Development Administration Certificate in North Carolina as well. Currently, I’m 1/2 way through my MEd at UNCW as a student in Education Leadership, Advocacy and Policy in Early Childhood. Children are my passion, and making sure our school offers the best care and education is my professional goal.

On the personal side, I am the proud mom of two incredible daughters and we made our way to Charlotte over 6 years ago, after spending 15 years in Chicago. We enjoy visiting our family and friends afar, as well as camping and hiking when we can.

Dedee Ephraim

Director

Welcome to the Jewish Preschool on Sardis. I am currently in my 5th year as the Director of JPS and am thrilled to work along side these talented and dedicated women. After 20+ years of working through four states in early childhood, I love having JPS as my ‘school home.’ I’ve worked as a classroom teacher for 2-5 year olds, consulted as an early childhood professional for other teachers and preschools, reviewed text books in the field and am currently adjunct faculty for an outstanding early childhood college program.

I earned my BS in Child Development and Elementary Education from Michigan State University and my MA in Teacher Leadership and Special Education at Roosevelt University. When I started at JPS, I earned my Level III Child Development Administration Certificate in North Carolina as well. Currently, I’m 1/2 way through my MEd at UNCW as a student in Education Leadership, Advocacy and Policy in Early Childhood. Children are my passion, and making sure our school offers the best care and education is my professional goal.

On the personal side, I am the proud mom of two incredible daughters and we made our way to Charlotte over 6 years ago, after spending 15 years in Chicago. We enjoy visiting our family and friends afar, as well as camping and hiking when we can.