Welcome to Monticello UMC Weekday School. My name is Amy Gooden and I became the Director at Monticello in the spring of 2020. I grew up and currently still live in Statesville and I have an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. I have been the 2 year old teacher here for the last 12 years and interim director back in 2010 for 6 months. I also owned and operated my own registered home daycare for 5 years and worked in another local daycare. My husband’s name is Jonathan and we have a son Konnor, 18, and a daughter Karrigan, 12. Both of my children attended here at Monticello Weekday School before starting Kindergarten. We also have a cat named Biscuit. I have loved being in the classroom and love teaching preschool children but I am also blessed to have been led to taking on this role and be able to continue being a part of the Monticello family, our preschool families and the community. I believe the preschool experience should be fun and exciting for the whole family and we gladly welcome new families every year. Please contact me for more information about our preschool program, or you are welcome to schedule a tour by calling (704)924-8322.