In August 2008, Mrs. Hines was welcomed into the Academy’s family as pre-k4 lead teacher. Subsequently, children have been a part of her life ever since high school where she began working as a teacher’s helper; this employment experience helped shape the belief that children have a right to a quality education. As a result, she was motivated to promote early childhood education throughout the community. She is a continuous learner seeking innovative methods to develop the whole child.
Mrs. Hines received her Associate Degree in education from Middlesex County College, attended Rutgers University, and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Thomas Edison University. Her child psychology course work has been helpful in encouraging staff, children , and parents to understand the development of young children.
Mrs. Hines was the pre-k4 teacher for eight years before leaving The Academy in 2016. She answered God’s call to ministry, preaching her initial sermon on August 27, 2016. After a short but enjoyable period of working in the Franklin Township schools, Mrs. Hines eagerly reunited with The Academy family in March 2019.
Mrs. Hines believes in developing a trusting relationship with staff, students , and parents. When parents leave their children at The Academy, they will be shown Godly love. She believes in the development of the whole child: to include quality health and safety, quality social-emotional development, quality cognitive development, quality nutrition, quality physical development, and the assurance that Jesus saves to the utmost.