Our Staff

Director Megan Hans
Megan has over 20 years of experience in the

field of Early Childhood. She holds a

Bachelor of Science Degree in Child Development and a Bachelor of Arts

degree in Psychology and has earned her State of North Carolina Administration Credential Level III. She is dedicated to providing nurturing and caring environments for young children as they develop a passion for learning.

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Each Friday our students join Music Director Lexi Hallman and one of our Rabbis for an exciting Shabbat service.  This is a special time of the week the entire school comes together for exciting stories, fun songs and, of course, delicious challah. Our services are opened to parents and scheduled visitors of our school.

Assistant Director Shannon Ford

Shannon has been a part of the TBOP team since 2001.  She has three children, all of whom attended the preschool.  She attended ECU and has the Early Childhood Credential Certificate.  In addition to being the first point of contact for families, Shannon is a wonderful resource for parents and staff, ensuring that the operational elements of the preschool run smoothly for everyone.



Music Teacher Diane Winger

Diane, of Musicare, is a contemporary folk musician with a

background in pediatric nursing and music therapy.  Musicare

is a special program designed for children 18 months to 6

years of age. Two Musicare classes a month are held for

each class.  Diane has been teaching music since 1999.

Senior Rabbi Lucy Dinner

Rabbi Dinner has served Temple Beth Or since 1993 and has two sons

who have attended both preschool and religious school here at TBO

and a grandchild who currently attends the preschool!


                                                                  Rabbi Leah Citrin 

                                                                Rabbi Citrin joined our community in 2015 and serves as both Associate                                                   Rabbi and Jewish Educator, overseeing the curricular development of                                                              our religious school and adult education programs.  


Music Teacher Lexi Hallman
Lexi is director of Jewish Music for Temple Beth Or congregation   Each                                                              week she teaches Hebrew words and songs on Fridays at a school wide                                                              Shabbat service in our Temple. Lexi has been teaching music since                                                                    2005.