Executive Director | Joined TLC in 1999
Judy’s leadership is at the heart of TLC. She has a BS degree in Child Development from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Judy has extensive Director training from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools through NC Pre-K and has worked in the field of childcare her entire career. Always deepening her knowledge of early childcare, she successfully completed the Child Care Resources Inc. Director’s Leadership Academy. Additionally, Judy earned certificates in Early Childhood Leadership and Marketing from JC Smith Metropolitan College. As godmother to a child with autism, Judy knows what it takes to be an advocate for children. She provides the tools children of all backgrounds and abilities need to succeed in school and in life.
Pam Gray, CFRE
Development Director | 2003-2010 & 2018-present
Pam has a deep interest in creating equity by giving all children an opportunity to succeed in school. This drive first led her to first join TLC in 2003. She stayed connected through the years and returned to lead TLC development and communications in 2018. Pam has a BS degree in Communication and Media Studies from Illinois State University and has earned the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential. Seeing the children of TLC flourish and grow is a continual inspiration to her. In her position, Pam works with donors, volunteers, friends, and organizations to secure the funding necessary to fulfill the TLC mission.
Family Support Specialist | Joined TLC in 1996
Veronica has a BS degree in Human Services from Gardner Webb University and the Family Support and Empowerment credential from Duke University. She is trained in KIP (Keys to Interactive Parenting). She is a certified Triple P (Positive Parenting Practices) trainer and coach. Veronica takes pride in bringing new information and resources to TLC and coordinates the weekly workshops for the Family Support & Involvement program for TLC parents. She enjoys networking and learning more from community partners about services to bring to TLC to empower parents as their child’s first teacher and strongest advocate.
NC Pre-Kindergarten I
Vanessa Goodwin, Teacher
Elissa Fincher, Teaching Assistant
NC Pre-Kindergarten II
Nicole Welch, Teacher
Tawanda Everett, Teaching Assistant
Older 3-year olds
Cherry Goodwin, Interim Teacher
Yolanda Gilmore, Teaching Assistant
Younger 3-year olds
Teresa Watkins, Teacher
Wilhelmina Simpson, Teaching Assistant
Growing Early Learners
Carolyn Williamson, Teacher
Toni Lukacs, Teaching Assistant