La Escuelita San Marcos Leadership

Principal & Educator


Laura is from Venezuela. She has been working at La Escuelita San Marcos for three years. Previously, she worked with the Head Start Program in Florida. In addition to working with children, Laura has found a true passion for teaching Spanish. Laura's likes swimming and spending time with her husband, son and daughter.




Edith grew up in El Salvador and has lived in the United States for 26 years. Her life long passion is enhancing children's learning through fun and meaningful experiences. Edith has worked in child ministries and coordinated kids programs for years. This is her second year teaching at LESM. Edith completed her education at South Piedmont Communty College. She enjoys reading, travel and time with her husband and two daughters.



Elizabeth Arteaga

Elizabeth has served as an Assistant Teacher for La Escuelita, an intern for Caterpillar Ministries and a preschool teacher at the Learning Tree at Lake Forest Church. She has a certificate in Early Childhood Education from CPCC as well as a certificate in Children's Wellness.


Executive Director


Jama holds an MBA from King University. She comes to LESM with experience as manager, paralegal and educator. She enjoys writing and performing spoken word poetry. 

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Board of Directors

These are the dedicated men and women who oversee the vision, direction and organizational strategies of La Escuelita San Marcos:

Michael Tinsley


Lacy Hamilton

Kathy Joan

Suzanne Davis

Ex Oficio: 

Rev. Lynn Bryant

Inquirer Sarah Scoggin

Eileen Stack Moreno

Maria Gandy

Patricia Lyons

Courtney Hammock

Judy Hill

Jama Fleming