Our Teachers

PRE K-4 TEACHER 

Lindsay Remeta Janness teaches 4 year-olds in a private Pre-K setting.  She says, “I am so blessed to have this opportunity at SMM this year! I was born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee, and I just moved to Peachtree City in July. This will be my second year teaching, I co-taught kindergarten last year, and my first year teaching pre-k! I graduated from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2019 with a Bachelors of Science in Child and Family Studies with a concentration in Early Childhood Education with a focus on PreK-3. In August of 2020 I completed my Masters degree in the same field of study. I attended Catholic schools from kindergarten until my senior year of high school. My faith is very important to me and I am so excited to have the opportunity to instill the Catholic faith in the minds of young children. My classroom will be a place where all diversities (academic, cultural, economic, etc.) will be embraced and celebrated. I am engaged to my Fiancé Aaron, and we will be getting married in September. In my free time, I love to bake, spend time with my family, read, and embroider.”

You may reach Mrs. Lindsay at lremeta@smmcatholic.org or 678.854.9990.

PRE K-3 TEACHER

Cathy Cyr teaches our 3 year olds.  She says, “I am Cathy Cyr, wife of 30 years, mother to 2 grown married children (Joseph-26 and Meranda-24) and a very sweet, cuddly, mischievous fur baby cat named Honey. In my spare time I like to travel with my husband (we visited Alaska this past summer!) and ride with him on his Harley. I also bike ride with a cycling group, I occasionally run in 5K races, garden, and read. I also like to craft, and have Game Nights with friends.

I have been a member of SMM since the “Chapelteria” days when we met at ECHS-and am involved in several ministries. I have been teaching children since my own were young. I was a Kindergarten Paraprofessional at White Oak and Ruth Hill Elementary-and also did a year with the After School Program at Welch Middle School, and a Nanny to two boys after school. This is my first year as lead teacher, so please be patient with me, as this is a new and exciting experience for me! I look so forward to working with your babies, as well as you all. Here’s to a great 2018-19 school year!”

You may reach Mrs. Cathy at ccyr@smmcatholic.org or 678.854.9990.

PRE K-2 TEACHER

Amelia Crine teaches our 2 year olds.  She says, “I am a graduate of Georgia State University. I have been married to my wonderful husband Billy for 17 years and we have three children, Evangeline (10), Lola (7), and Graeme (5). My children attended this incredible preschool over the past 6 years. My oldest daughter was in the first class to graduate from this preschool followed by my second daughter, and finally my son last year. I poured my heart and soul into this preschool since it opened and now I am thrilled to be a part of this fantastic team. I just couldn’t leave this special place!

My family and I are parishioners at SMM. I have been a catechist and have spent many hours volunteering here at SMM Preschool and at my children’s elementary school to help children reach their full potential reading. I want your children to feel loved and secure while developing an early love of God and school. I have seen the amazing things this school has done for my children and I cannot wait to share this with our newest students.”

You may reach Mrs. Amelia at acrine@smmcatholic.org or 678.854.9990.

TEACHERS’ ASSISTANTS 

Kristen Mola is the Teacher Assistant for both Mrs. Amelia’s 2s class.  She says, “I have been married to my husband, Andy, for 11 years and we have two beautiful children (Daniel, 10 & Alexis, 6).  We relocated to Georgia in 2018 from the suburbs of Chicago.  We are enjoying this new adventure. In my free time I love to read (I am at the library at least twice a week) and spend quality time with my family.

I have always had a passion for working with young children.  My daughter, Alexis, graduated form Saint Mary Magdalene Preschool in 2019.  She thrived at the preschool and I was so excited to become a team member for the 2019-2020 school year as the 2s teacher.  I hold a Bachelor’s Degree from Governors State University and have always been actively involved in my own children’s education.  Working with young children and watching them grow is truly a blessing!”

You may reach Mrs. Kristen at kmola@smmcatholic.org or 678.854.9990.

Heather Alley is the Teacher Assistant for Mrs. Cathy’s 3s and Mrs. Lindsay’s Pre-K4 Classes.  She states, “I started at Saint Mary Magdalene Catholic Preschool in February 2017 as the assistant for Pre-K2 and Pre-K3.  I attended the University of West Georgia after high school.  I have been married to my husband Mike for nine years and we have a son named Stephen who is nine years old.  My husband and I are also busy with owning a local business called Storks Newnan which delivers food from restaurants that do not deliver. In my spare time, I enjoy watching my son play baseball.  I love country music, Atlanta Braves, and Alabama Football “Roll Tide”.  In my free time I like to read, attend concerts, hang out with family and friends, and go to movies.

Working with children and the staff at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Preschool has truly been the most rewarding blessing to me.  There is nothing better than seeing a child light up when learning. ”

You may reach Mrs. Heather at halley@smmcatholic.org or 678.854.9990

PRESCHOOL DIRECTOR

Gina DeGennaro says, “I have the privilege to serve as the Preschool Director at Saint Mary Magdalene Catholic Church.  I have been working with children for over twenty years in a variety of learning environments.  I hold my bachelors in elementary education and have taught in the classroom for many years with all different age groups.  My passion is early childhood education and I am honored to work with such an amazing team of kind and compassionate teachers.  I love to see the work of God come together and this preschool is a fine example of just that.  We have been blessed to hire the best staff, enroll an amazing group of families, and be showered with materials by the most generous parishioners known. It has been delightful to see Father Terry’s vision unfold.   I am humble to come to my job each and every day and fulfill this purpose that has been assigned by the Lord.

On a personal note, I am a native New Yorker and have been in Georgia for 20 years.  I have truly enjoyed raising a family in this beautiful state and calling it “home”.  I have been married to my husband Joe for eighteen years.  He also is an educator and is currently a special education teacher for Troup County.  We have two teenage boys, Anthony and Michael.  My husband, children and I are very active in our Boy Scout Troop 57.  We also enjoy camping, hiking, and spending time together.  My favorite hobbies include cooking, dining, reading, socializing, and spending time outdoors.

I am grateful to serve each and every one of you and look forward to growing our preschool family each year.”

You may reach Mrs. Gina at gdegennaro@smmcatholic.org or 678.854.9990.