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Bascomb's Commitment

Bascomb's commitment is to promote the educational development of young children in a Christian Environment.


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Please Visit Us

We would love to meet you and show you our school. Call  770-926-0397 or email the director at kathi@bascombpreschool.com to arrange a tour. 

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BUMP's History and Tradition

Bascomb United Methodist Preschool, also known as BUMP, is in its thirty-first year of business!


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    Ms. Stephanie Mileshko teaches five-day young fives' class and is a certified teacher with experience second grade, having taught in an elementary school for four years before joining BUMP. 
Ms. Stephanie Mileshko  
      Ms. Kristen Saulinskas is also a certified teacher and is in her fourth year at BUMP and teaches five-day fours.  
 Ms. Kristen Saulinskas  
  • Ms. Amie Jones holds a degree in early childhood and is in her second year at BUMP and also teaches five-day fours.   
  • Ms. Lacy Abbasi is in her first year at BUMP and is a nine year veteran in the teaching field, having taught kindergarten through second grade. She teaches five-day threes.
  • Ms. Carolyn Shillcutt is a certified teacher and has experience in teaching preschool; she is in her first year at BUMP and teaches three-day threes.
  • Ms. Sara Skeen is in her first year at BUMP and teaches five day threes. She has worked with special needs children and adults over the past fifteen years and is trained in education. 
  • Ms. Jamie Sanderson has taught twos for two years and also served as the MMO teacher for one year.
  • Ms. Angela Chirello is experienced with twos and is in her fifth year at BUMP as the Tuesday-Friday two-year teacher. 
  • Ms. Diana Garcia is experienced in child-care and is trained in art. She is in her second year as the toddler teacher at BUMP.
  • Ms. Erica Ainsorth is in her first year at BUMP as the music and twos teacher; she is experienced in early childhood and has had training in the Montessori method.
  • Ms. Stacy York is teaching science and math for the fifth year. Ms. Stacy holds a masters in special education and is experienced in special ed. 
  • Ms. Jaime McLemore teaches chapel class and serves as the BUMP librarian.  She has a masters in library science and is also the Children's Minister at Bascomb UMC. 
  • Ms. Kathi Underwood is also a certified teacher with twelve years experience in the teaching field.  She has served as the BUMP director for eighteen years and also worked as a teacher for twos and fours for ten years. 

**All BUMP teachers and staff members are trained in CPR and first aid.  Teachers are also required to have ten hours in Bright from the Start training each year.  All staff members must undergo background checks.**

Each of the teachers, including the director, have children who have attended or are attending the BUMP program. 

The following staff members also bring their experience to BUMP:

  • Ms. Ann Farmer is the office manager and has worked at BUMP for the past eighteen years.
  • Ms. Karman Skeens is the floor manager and worked as a threes teacher for three years.
  • Ms. Joan Brown has worked as an assistant for eighteen years.
  • Ms. Katrina Barrett, Ms. Carmel McKoy, and Ms. Lara Webb also serve as teaching assistants.

About Bascomb

Bascomb Preschool is a traditional, church-based preschool and is open five days a week from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Office hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. BUMP follows the Cherokee County School calendar.  Please call 770-926-0397 for further information or email the director at kathi@bascombpreschool.com.



Bascomb UMC




ext 17 Director; ext 26 Main Office

2295 Bascomb Carmel Road, Woodstock, GA 30189