Summer graduated from Amherst, Virginia High School in 1996 and received a General Studies diploma from Central Virginia Community College in 1998. After marrying her high school sweetheart, Jason, in 1998 Summer moved around the country as an Army wife living in Maryland, Texas and Arizona before returning to Virginia. During her travels as an Army wife, Summer worked as an HR payroll rep as well as a currency analyst for Bank of America.
Summer joined Bright Beginnings in 2011 as a preschool teacher assistant for one year before being promoted to lead teacher. Summer has taught twos, threes and pre-kindergarten and brings her perky and personable personality to us each day.
Summer now serves as Crozet Program Director supervising a staff of 25 and supporting approximately 125 families. Summer is the team leader everyone wants to work with. She’s fun, fair and open to listening to all points of view. She takes the time to our staff always mentor our new teachers and welcomes new students and their families with a hearty “Hello Darlin’!” Summer plans original and creative family events and fun and wholesome child activities. Summer is First Aid and CPR trained. and regularly completes early childhood training both in classroom and online to continue to enhance her skills and education.
Gina grew up in Pennsylvania, in a town called Shenandoah, no larger than one square mile! She moved from Pennsylvania to Charlottesville, and has been living in Albemarle county for 29 years. She completed two years at Penn State, her first step in focusing her energies on the field of early childhood education!