Get to know our staff

Since Epworth Day school is very selective about hiring, the staff at EDS only consist of experienced, kind and creative individuals who have shown that they can further young children’s development with patience and understanding. The lead teachers at EDS have training/ education which meet the licensing standards of Virginia. These teachers have either earned a CDA Certificate, Associates, Bachelors or Masters Degree in Education or a related field of study. All teachers have CPR and First Aid certification and are required to complete 16 hours a year of additional training to keep skills and knowledge current.
Our staff is required to be certified annually by a practicing physician or nurse practitioner to be free from any disability which would prevent them from caring for children. A Virginia State Police Background check and a Criminal Records Background Check with Social Services are submitted at the time of hire and every five years afterwards.   New and current staff are required to submit to fingerprinting through the Virginia Department of Social Services.