Jeannie Wigal

Preschool Teacher

Years at NGFS: 12

Education: Studied Child Development, University of Akron; A.A., Guilford Technical Community College; Studied Human Development and the Family, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Certificate in Accounting, Guilford Technical Community College

Jeannie loves “instilling a love of school and a curiosity for learning in children just beginning their school experiences.” While she has been a Preschool Teacher for many years, she has been a part of the New Garden community for even longer as a volunteer, as a substitute, and as a teacher’s aide. NGFS has been a part of Jeannie’s life for so many years because of the creative curriculum, the responsiveness to students’ needs, and the close relationships that teachers enjoy with families.

Jeannie has many outdoor interests, such as mountain-biking, road-biking, trail-running, camping, yard work, home repairs, and growing blueberries, raspberries, and herbs in her garden. Jeannie has two adult children, Zack and Addie, and a cat, Mittens, who is over 20 years old!