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Ellen Parker is not just the director of UPPS, she is also mother to several UPPS alum. A strong believer in the importance of teaching children using their language- the language of play- she was excited to become a part of a preschool that values whole child development. Ellen is a Licensed Professional Counselor, with a Masters degree in Psychology and additional graduate work in School Psychology. In addition to keeping busy with her own three children, she is an avid triathlete, loves reading, and is an active member of University Presbyterian Church.



Caroline couldn’t stay away from UPPS after her own three children moved on to elementary school.  She really enjoys being part of this wonderful program, this time on the staff side.  Caroline is a graduate of UNC and worked as a merchandiser for an e-commerce site before having children of her own.  She enjoys running, being outside and spending many hours on the sidelines of a soccer field watching her girls play.  

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