Meet the Child Development Center Staff


Alicia GraceAlicia Grace

Alicia Grace
is the Lead Teacher in the “Fireflies” (young toddlers) classroom. She is graduated from the University of Mount Olive with a Bachelor's of Arts in Early Childhood Education. She is also a graduate of the AAS in Early Childhood Education program at Johnston Community College. Alicia has been with the CDC as a practicum student, substitute teacher, assistant teacher, and now a lead teacher with our littlest ones.


Roberta CarlsonRoberta Carlson

Roberta Carlson is the Lead Teacher of the “Grasshoppers” (older toddlers) classroom. Roberta is a JCC Alumni who graduated from JCC with an Associate of Science degree in Early Childhood Education. She has worked with all ages groups of young children but has a special place in her heart for the 2 year olds.  

Lashai LightbourneLashai Lightbourne

Lashai Lightbourne is the NC-Pre K Lead Teacher. She graduated from Wake Technical Community College with an Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Child Development at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She has been in the field for over 7 years and finds it extremely rewarding to be a part of a child’s growth and development. Her teaching philosophy is that everyone in the classroom contributes as a student, teacher, and thinker.

During her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and children.

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