Meet our Preschool Educators
Joy McNaughton, School Director
Joy McNaughton joined our Winwood family in 2014 as the Center Director for Winwood Lansdowne. She transitioned into a Regional Support role in 2016. This position afforded her the opportunity to work part-time and devote more time to her family of seven! Family is a huge driving factor in Joy’s life and she brings those same values to work every day. Joy has since stepped into help support the Leesburg center where she has been the Center Director for a few years now. Joy hopes to continue the warm and loving culture that is present here. She endeavors to be the biggest supporter of every current and new family that comes through the door, as well as the wonderful team of teachers. She strives to lead with a servant’s heart and to provide sincere, quality care. Joy’s experience in an Early Childhood Managerial role over the past twelve years and a Psychology Degree make her an indispensable component to our team of educators.
Bailey Murphy, Assistant Director
Bailey Murphy joined the Winwood Leesburg family in 2013. She was originally a Lead Teacher in our Toddler Program before taking over the Junior Kindergarten Program in 2014, where her passion for teaching flourished! Bailey completed the Cadence Leadership Training Program in 2015 and trained closely with her management teams before being selected to take over the position of Assistant Director in July of 2017. Her strong knowledge of curriculum and attention to details has made her an important asset to our team. Bailey holds a B.S. in Human Development (emphasis in Child & Family Studies) with a minor in Psychology from Lee University. She is a huge advocate of our Kind Child Curriculum and truly believes that respect and meaningful relationships are the foundations for effective education. On the weekends, Bailey enjoys hiking with her husband, playing in a football league, and loves to cook new recipes.
Celeste Gaskins, Teacher
Celeste Gaskins has been working with children for over 35 years, 9 of which have been here at Winwood. Celeste’s nurturing, soothing, and dedicated attitude has made her an invaluable member of our Infant I team since she began working at Winwood in 2009. Celeste consistently makes herself available to the families of the children in her care and exemplifies what open communication with parents should be. She is always looking to take the next step to bettering herself and the care she gives to the children. Celeste adores being able to assist infants in reaching their physical and social milestones as they grow and develop. Celeste is universally loved by her coworkers, students, and their families and an absolutely essential member of our Winwood Family.
Keysha Frye, Teacher
Keysha Frye joined our Winwood family in October 2013. She holds a certificate as a Personal Care Aide and has over ten years of experience working with children. She feels that being a caregiver is the most rewarding career a person could choose! Keysha's easy going nature and boundless energy has made her a perfect addition to our Infant and Young Toddler programs. She believes in treating everyone who walks in the door as if they were family and is always willing to help out her co-workers. Keysha is from Washington DC and is the proud mother of two wonderful girls.
Kristine Cortez, Teacher
Kristine Cortez joined our Winwood family in August 2014. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Management, a certificate in Special Education, and over ten years of experience as a Lead Preschool Teacher. Kristine loves spending time with children and helping them learn through play and fun activities. She loves and encourages each child as if they were her own. Kristine is known for her creativity, and makes every birthday and holiday extra special in her classroom with elaborate decorations and engaging activities. Kristine lives in Leesburg with her husband and two children and loves to travel whenever she can!
Becky Lyons, Teacher
Ms. Becky Lyons has been a part of the Winwood family since we first opened in November 2008 - over 10 years! Becky loves working with all ages but has found the Preschool II Program is where she excels. Becky has established a wonderful reputation among our families, having taught many children and siblings throughout her time here. She is encouraging, patient, and committed to helping each child uniquely as they begin their early Preschool journey. Becky's favorite part of working with this age is watching children discover and learn new things for the first time. In her downtime, Becky enjoys camping, hiking, reading, cleaning and organizing. She is also a proud dog mom to her fur baby, Wicket.