The Weekday School (WDS) is blessed with a team of professional and devoted early childhood educators that have a passion for the early development of children and their care. Periodically, we would like to introduce you to this wonderful staff.
My name is Diane Crutcher and I have worked at the WDS for over 24 years. Eleven of those have been in the 3’s classroom. Prior to working at the WDS, I taught for 5 years at Adventureland Daycare in Mt. Juliet.
My husband, Derrick, and I have 3 boys, Brandon, La’Terrance, and De’marcus, and 5 grandchildren, Markellus, Keyson, Diane, Aleah, and Yummillet. I’m very proud to say that Markellus and Demarcus attended the WDS as children.
I was born here in Nashville and resided in Mt. Juliet for a few years before moving to Lavergne. I am a product of the Metro Nashville Public School system and received my TECTA certification in March 2015.
I love working with children! My goal each day is to be able to touch a child’s life with the encouragement they need to know that the hard work they put in is worth it.
I am Maria Petty and very excited that I was able to spend the school year in the Threes classroom!
This is my fourth year teaching at Belmont Weekday School. I spent the first two years in the Nearly 3’s classroom and taught in the Pre-K 4’s classroom the following year. I love teaching preschool because I love to see how children learn and grow. I also love being around laughter all day! I have chosen to work in early childhood education because I believe that preschool sets the foundation for a child’s relationship with education; I am proud to be a part of that.
My name is Becca Consacro and I was so happy to return to the Two’s classroom at Belmont Weekday School this year! I am a Nashville native and grew up in this neighborhood myself, attending school just down the street at Eakin Elementary. I moved back to Nashville last year with my family after living abroad for the past 7 years and in the northeast US before that.
I became a teacher in 2001 after receiving my Masters in Elementary Education from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. I have over 15 years of combined teaching experience, including 8 years in Baltimore City public schools, 4 years as a private tutor and homeschooling mom in Philadelphia, PA and Dubai. Then, 2 years in a private American school in Dubai and 2 years in a British International school in Morocco.
I have 3 amazing children of my own: Salim (5), Safia (10), and Elias(13). My husband is Moroccan, and we are a multilingual and multicultural family who enjoy traveling and spending time with our extended family around the world.
I have taught children from every walk of life in many diverse settings, and I can honestly say that teaching at Belmont Weekday School has been an absolute pleasure. I love the friendly, welcoming environment of our school community and have really enjoyed teaching in a preschool for the first time.
My name is Rebecca Johnson and this is my second year working at Belmont Weekday School. I was born and raised right here in Nashville and, as a native of Tennessee, I have loved traveling and being in the outdoors fishing, hiking, and hunting!
I am a mother myself to three wonderful girls: Lexi (14), Autumn (5), and Gracye (3). I have always been drawn to children and have had a passion for working with them since a very young age. I began that journey at the age of 14 when I started babysitting. I babysat through high school and also began tutoring. I also used that passion to homeschool my children before I started working for the WDS. My love for family and education is what I like to incorporate back into the classroom. I am excited to have the opportunity to shape the minds of children and cannot wait to see what this year has in store for us.
Life is great in the toddler class and I hope to inspire my students as they continue to inspire me every day!
Hola! My name is Connie Piper; I am one of your child’s teachers and am happy to be an intricate part of your family’s life. I have been working with children for over 15 years and am originally from NC but made Nashville my home by way of the US Military for the past 7 years.
I have always felt that teaching was my calling, so I decided to put the wheels in motion by receiving my bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Penn State. My first experience teaching was as an art teacher at a military school, and I have volunteered in the cancer ward at Duke Children’s Hospital. For the past 10 years I have been one of the leaders for FRG-Army Medical Unit, where I counsel youth who are trying to cope with the deployment of a parent.
I have been a proud military spouse for over 18 years and have two wonderful children, Nya (15) and Joshua (11). I am also a cat mom to 2 crazy and spoiled cats. When I am not busy, I like to spend time with myself praying and reading to stay grounded.
I set goals for my life, my family, and I bring that same enthusiasm and hard work ethic into the classroom. My goal for the classroom is to provide a positive and welcoming learning environment for, not only your child, but for your family. I want to instill in them the importance of their individuality and for them to see how others are special because of theirs. As a parent and educator, I like to always keep the lines of communication open.
My name is Evie Breedlove. I am excited to join the Belmont Weekday School family. I have been working with children in some capacity for over 8 years. I am a Nashville native and only moved away for college before returning to settle back into my hometown. I have always loved children and that encouraged me to pursue Early Childhood Education. I have always had a passion for seeing children grow independently; seeing the lightbulb come on when a child masters something new is a complete joy.
I am an extrovert and I adore spending quality time with family and friends. I love movies of all kinds and going to see movies in the theater (when we were actually able to). I have a Bichipoo (Bichon Frise /Poodle mix) puppy named Buddy and I am excited to be getting married in November of 2021.
My name is Tahnee Pittman; I am from Cookeville, TN. My husband, Jeff, and I have two sons: Jace, a college student, and Jacob, a high school student. I have 21 years experience teaching preschool with a TECTA certification and attend annual training specifically for infants and toddlers. In early 2018, I worked as a substitute teacher for The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. During this time, I taught at several preschools in the Nashville area. When I came to work in classrooms at Belmont Weekday School, I found the faculty and staff welcoming, knowledgeable, and dedicated to enriching the education of the children that attend. I loved it so much that I stayed!
In your child’s classroom my focus area is their health and safety. My goal is to observe your child’s individual interest and to facilitate their development and play. This is my favorite age group to teach; I feel very blessed to have a career that I love!