Enthusiastic, passionate and focused on your child’s well-being, development and of course FUN! These are a few things we can say about our leaders. For an added safety measure, each Recess Leader has successfully passed a thorough background check and we know each of them personally! 

Leigh Aberle

CEO & Head Recess Leader

Leigh Aberle is a versatile and multi-talented industry leader bringing experiential and meaningful fun to the experiences and challenges of parenting. Giving birth to her business, Family First Household Staffing Agency, she matchmakes families with nannies who match their personalities and values. With over 13 years of experience as a professional nanny, she understands how to keep children engaged. Leigh has been singing since she was a child and believes music and song can bring joy to any situation. 

Miss Anna

Miss Anna is a momma to one kiddo and 2 precious pups. Miss Anna is an experienced elementary enrichment teacher, reading coach, and child mentor as well as a former nanny. Her 10 + years of experience teaching children in both a one-on-one capacity AND full classroom setting makes the transition to a Virtual Play-Based Learning a seamless one. When she is not leading a Virtual Recess session she likes to spend her time kayaking, writing children’s books, playing trivia, and enjoying educational shows with her family.

Miss Sam

Miss Sam is a CNA, Proffessional Nanny and mother who loves interacting with kiddos and seeing through their eyes. She uses her imagination to be creative and help children learn through art, movement, and nature. She is lively, engaging and loves to help children explore their curiosity through play!  As the oldest of 4 children, and momma to 1 little princess, Miss Sam loves to spend time enoying the outdoors with her large family and is passionate about making meaningful connections with children!

Casey Jean

Casey Jean is a 500-hour registered Therapeutic Yoga Teacher, Early Childhood Educator, PLUS the creator of Jean’s ApotheCare. Her mission is to help others live in a way that nurtures their overall wellness.   Miss Casey Jean aspires to  make meaningful connections in a light hearted and harmonius way with each child while in her classes.

Miss Krystle 

Krystle Baller is a musician, artist and business owner that teaches folks to use their voices to stand up for themselves and others with the power of music. She is the Director of Girls Rock Charlotte and previous TEDx Charlotte Speaker. She has been featured in Charlotte Parent Magazine, NBC Charlotte, Charlotte Five and other reputable media outlets. 

Dream with Me Art

Miss Tiffany 

What started as a hobby to give this tired mom of four a break became her creative outlet and passion to share with others.  Tiffany Trudewind is a self taught artist who mainly uses acrylic paint on canvas to express deep feelings and ideas. Miss Tiffany enjoys helping our younger generation discover a passion for art. By hosting paint-and-sip parties, teaching homeschool art elective lessons, and even face painting at events art has become an extension of herself and a way to create a more beautiful world. You can find her work at Dream with Me Art. 

Book Club

Miss Caitlin 

Caitlin Andersen is a project manager with SchoolMint, a San Francisco-based education technology company. She is an expierenced elementary educator and holds a Master’s in Education from the Literacy K-12 program at UNC Chapel Hill. Caitlin was recently crowned as Mrs. South Carolina American. Her platform is Early Childhood Literacy and she loves giving back to the community in anyway that she can! She adores spending time with chidren and making meaningful connections with children while sparking a love for reading!