Gentle, loving, patent, nurturing, and forgiving begin to tell the characteristics we search out when hiring for any position at CMCA. We believe that every individual working with us, regardless of job title, must possess these qualities. Our hiring process begins with the character of the individual, fully vetted to ensure your child’s safety, and then verify the technical skills needed to perform the tasks required. It is our honor and responsibility as teachers and support staff to provide for your child’s education, skill development, character enrichment, spiritual growth and safety.

FACULTY & STAFF

SHANNON NUCKOLS
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

My name is Shannon Nuckols.  I am a certified Arkansas elementary school teacher and hold an Early Childhood degree.  I have worked in education for 20 years as a preschool teacher, a teacher in a Christian elementary school, and public schools. I have also been a school principal and superintendent of a Montessori Charter School.

 

I discovered my passion for Montessori by seeing my son's love of learning blossom when enrolled in a Montessori school.  I began my studies in Montessori at the Montessori Institute of North Texas and received my diploma through Association Montessori Internationale.  I later pursued my Master's degree in education with an emphasis in Montessori Integrative Learning.  

 

During my free time, I enjoy reading God's word, participating in my local church, spending time with family, cooking, and making Montessori materials.  

ASHLEY WOOD
AFTERNOON BABY TEACHER

Hello, my name is Ashley. I joined CMCA at the beginning of 2020. I previously worked at childcare network. I have always enjoyed being with children and helping be apart of their development. I enjoy volunteering at my local church and putting on family events to get the family closer together. I’m always looking for new crafts to do whether it be at home or in the classroom.  
 

MEGHAN McGRATH
FOUR YEAR OLD TEACHER

Hey! My name is Meghan McGrath. I graduated from UALR in 2017 with a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education and I have been teaching Pre-K at Our Lady of Fatima for the last two years. Preschool is my favorite age group to teach and I'm very excited to start at CMCA. In my spare time I enjoy crafting, painting, and being outside with my two-year old daughter, Harper.

AMANDA FLAISCHAKER
THREE YEAR OLD TEACHER

My name is Miss Amanda and I am glad to have joined the CMCA family. I have previously worked for an elementary 21st Century Learning Center for ten years. I am currently pursuing my Child Development Associate license for early childhood. I do believe that early childhood teachers lay the foundation for a child to willingly further their education. I love to spend time with my family and do all sorts of crafting in my free time. Teachers are a special breed and by helping just one child, you really make a difference. We are what helps make them, them!

AMY HOWARD
MORNING BABY TEACHER

Hello, my name is Amy Howard. My husband is a pastor in Little Rock. We have served in the ministry together for 24 years. We have four incredible kids that keep us hopping all the time.

 

We moved to Arkansas in 2013 and decided to make Benton our home because of the amazing school district.

 

I have worked with children from the moment I was old enough. I have served in the nursery, at camps, and as children's church director. I have loved every second of it.
 

AUTUMN PRUETT
TODDLER TEACHER

My name is Ms. Autumn Pruett. I am the oldest of 3 sisters and one brother. I am a teacher at Cornerstone Montessori Christian Academy. I am a devoted and loving Christian. I have been working with children for three years now! I am a graduate of Bryant High School and Attended Pulaski Technological College. I am a dog mom to a border collie named Cali. And I love children with all my heart and enjoying teaching them and watching them grow. And I’m always here to work With your children and help them with anything they need. I would love to see you soon!! “Children are a heritage from the Lord” Psalms 127:3



 

ABOUT US

We love God, we love children, and we love teaching. Let us combine our passions and apply them to enrich the life of your child. It would be our honor to walk beside you in this most amazing journey.

CONTACT INFO

501.944.7779

Benton, AR 72015

slaureen.nuckols@gmail.com

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