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NELC Meet the Team

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Jehri Schutt, Director

I’m a Catholic mom & wife, banker turned preschool teacher. I’ve been married to my husband, Ian, for 10 years and we have two little boys; Barron is 7 and Calvin is 4. We moved to Spring Hill from Iowa two years ago & completely adore Tennessee. In my free time I enjoy traveling, spending time outdoors, reading & seeing live music. This is my first year at Nativity Early Learning Center and third year in preschool teaching. I look forward to meeting each of your families and growing with your children through the year. Jheri's Favorites


Laurie Barclay, Assistant Director

Laurie Barclay is so excited to be working at NELC!  Laurie has a degree in Journalism and a graduate degree in Counseling from Mississippi State University.  She has taught and worked in various preschools for a number of years, worked as the Assistant Director of the Mark Mitchell Children’s Shelter in Columbus, Mississippi and worked as a clinical therapist. She has an amazing husband and beautiful 15-year-old daughter, and they are founding members of the Catholic Church of the Nativity.  Laurie loves the Lord and feels privileged to work with Father Jerry, Andrea McGrath and the NELC staff to spread this love to preschoolers! Laurie's Favorites

Emily McCormick, Assistant Teacher

Emily is really excited to join the NELC as an assistant teacher. This is her first year teaching and she can’t wait to meet and work with our families. Emily settles in Spring Hill, after moving around a bit, three years ago. She has been married to her husband, Guy, for 13 years and has three children, Jackson (10), Ella (8), and Charlotte (6). In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, and spending time outside. Emily's Favorites

Summer Olanger, Assistant Teacher

Summer is so excited to be able to get to know each and everyone of the wonderful kids and families at NELC! Summer, her husband, Alex and their twin girls Ella & Kylie (9) moved here from Michigan almost 3 years ago and are loving Tennessee! In her free time she loves being outside and playing with her kids, working out and enjoying family time. Summer's Favorites

Anne Patterson, Teacher

Anne is delighted to be joining the NELC family this year as a pre-school teacher! Anne was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. She attended the University of Tulsa and graduated with a Bachelors and Master’s degree in Communication Disorders.  With a love and a passion for helping young children, Anne provided Speech and Language Therapy for several years in the public and private school setting.  Anne has been married to her husband, Chip, for 19 years and has 2 teenage children: a son, Carter and a daughter, Eva Belle.  In her spare time, Anne enjoys being with her family and friends, going for walks, going to church and visiting local coffee shops. Anne's Favorites


Alex Tran, Teacher

Alex is happy to start her first year at NELC. She is originally from Central Florida and moved to Tennessee two years ago with her husband and three kids. Alex has an A.A. degree in Early Childhood Education and has spent five years as an assistant teacher in preschool. After staying home with her children for the past eight years she is ready to get back in the classroom. In her spare time, she likes decorating cakes and sitting on the front porch with a cup of coffee.

Rebecca Wooldridge, Assistant Teacher

Rebecca is thrilled about joining the NELC team this year as a pre-school assistant teacher. Rebecca was born and raised in our great state of Tennessee. She attended Franklin High School and received her bachelor’s degree in All-Grade Special Education at the University of Evansville. Before becoming a stay at home mom, she taught school for 9 years, of which 3 were at St. Jude Catholic School in Indianapolis, Indiana. Rebecca, her husband, Jason, and their children are founding members of The Catholic Church of the Nativity. They have four children:  Savanna-22, Analiese-17, Hagan-14, and Jillian-12. In her spare time, Rebecca likes to cook, volunteer at her children’s school, and watch her son play baseball. Rebecca's Favorites