Early Childhood

  • Jeremie Upshaw

    August 4, 2020
    Position: Young Knights Teacher
    Last Name: Upshaw
    First Name: Jeremie
    Division: Young Knights, Early Childhood
    Phone - Work: 901-842-4655
    Work Address: 4025 Poplar Avenue
    Work City: Memphis
    Work State: TN
    Work Zip: 38111
    Young Knights Teacher
  • Cami Sewell

    August 4, 2020
    Position: Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
    Last Name: Sewell
    First Name: Cami
    Division: Pre-Kindergarten, Early Childhood
    Phone - Work: 901-842-4637
    Work Address: 4025 Poplar Avenue
    Work City: Memphis
    Work State: TN
    Work Zip: 38111
    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
  • Lydia Butler

    March 27, 2020
    Position: Senior Kindergarten Teacher
    Last Name: Butler
    First Name: Lydia
    Division: Senior Kindergarten, Early Childhood
    Phone - Work: 901-507-3496
    Work Address: 4025 Poplar Avenue
    Work City: Memphis
    Work State: TN
    Work Zip: 38111
    Degrees: B.A., M.Ed.

    Senior Kindergarten Teacher

  • Tosha Smith

    March 27, 2020
    Position: Senior Kindergarten Teacher
    Last Name: Smith
    First Name: Tosha
    Division: Senior Kindergarten, Early Childhood
    Phone - Work: 901-507-3492
    Work Address: 4025 Poplar Avenue
    Work City: Memphis
    Work State: TN
    Work Zip: 38111
    Degrees: B.S.

    Senior Kindergarten Teacher

  • Elizabeth Bell

    March 27, 2020
    Position: Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
    Last Name: Bell
    First Name: Elizabeth
    Division: Pre-Kindergarten, Early Childhood
    Phone - Work: 901-842-4662
    Work Address: 4025 Poplar Avenue
    Work City: Memphis
    Work State: TN
    Work Zip: 38111
    Degrees: B.S. in Early Childhood, The University of Memphis

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

  • Shari Caruthers

    March 27, 2020
    Position: Junior Kindergarten Teacher
    Last Name: Caruthers
    First Name: Shari
    Division: Junior Kindergarten, Early Childhood
    Phone - Work: 901-842-4659
    Work Address: 4025 Poplar Avenue
    Work City: Memphis
    Work State: TN
    Work Zip: 38111
    Degrees: B.S. University of Tennessee at Martin

    Junior Kindergarten Teacher

  • Lynley Goddard

    March 27, 2020
    Position: Senior Kindergarten Teacher
    Last Name: Goddard
    First Name: Lynley
    Division: Senior Kindergarten, Early Childhood
    Phone - Work: 901-832-6372
    Work Address: 4025 Poplar Avenue
    Work City: Memphis
    Work State: TN
    Work Zip: 38111
    Degrees: B.S. Elementary Education, M. Ed. Curriculum and Instruction Leadership

    Senior Kindergarten Teacher

  • Sandy Kilgore

    March 27, 2020
    Position: Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
    Last Name: Kilgore
    First Name: Sandy
    Division: Pre-Kindergarten, Early Childhood
    Phone - Work: 901-507-3482
    Work Address: 4025 Poplar Avenue
    Work City: Memphis
    Work State: TN
    Work Zip: 38111
    Degrees: B. A. E. The University of Mississippi

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

  • Emily Lequerica

    March 27, 2020

    Emily Lequerica serves as Director of Research and Innovation for Boys’ Education at Presbyterian Day School.

    Born and raised in Memphis, Emily attended St. Mary’s Episcopal School and then graduated from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Arts in Education. Following college, Emily spent time in the early childhood classroom and coached middle school volleyball and basketball while working on her master’s degree. Emily received a MEd from Christian Brothers University and joined the PDS faculty in the fall of 2009.

    Over the years, Emily has served PDS as a Junior Kindergarten teacher, Director of Early Childhood Programs, Assistant Director of Admission and as an Associate in the Advancement Office. She has trained through Harvard’s New and Aspiring School Leaders program and most recently completed TAIS’ New and Emerging Leaders Institute through Vanderbilt University.

    Outside of PDS, Emily enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach, and all things sports. Emily is married to Frank Lequerica and they have one daughter, May. They are members of Second Presbyterian Church.

    Position: Director of Research and Innovation for Boys' Education
    Last Name: Lequerica
    First Name: Emily
    Division: Administration, Early Childhood, Elementary
    Phone - Work: 901-842-4618
    Work Address: 4025 Poplar Avenue
    Work City: Memphis
    Work State: TN
    Work Zip: 38111
    Degrees: B.A.E. University of Mississippi, M.Ed. Christian Brothers University

    Director of Research and Innovation for Boys' Education

  • Anna Pearson

    March 27, 2020
    Position: Early Childhood Music
    Last Name: Pearson
    First Name: Anna
    Division: Special Areas, Arts
    Phone - Work: 901-507-3495
    Work Address: 4025 Poplar Avenue
    Work City: Memphis
    Work State: TN
    Work Zip: 38111
    Degrees: BFA, University of Memphis; MS, University of Memphis

    Early Childhood Music

Presbyterian Day School (PDS) is a private, Christian preschool and elementary school serving boys from 2-years-old through 6th grade for almost 75 years.

With our mission of striving to glorify God by developing boys in wisdom and stature and favor with God and man, we take a holistic approach to education, nurturing the heart, soul, mind, and body of each boy.

4025 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38111

901-842-4600

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