Mary was born in Chapel Hill, grew up in Raleigh and ended up back in Chapel Hill with her husband Mark and daughters Sarah 10 and Abigail 8. Both girls started at UPPS as Turtle Two's and stayed through the Five's class loving every minute of it!  Mary and her family are active church members at UPC where she also enjoys teaching Sunday School. She likes spending time with her family, hiking, biking, collecting sea shells, fly fishing, trying new recipes and volunteering. Mary is very excited to work with Virginia in the Turtle Two's class and to be part of the UPPS family.

Amber Luckey grew up in the Baltimore Maryland area, but counts North Carolina as her "home state of choice." She earned her Bachelor of Arts 

in Elementary Education from Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory NC.   She has over 15 years of experience in education working in several different settings 

before discovering her real love in preschool.  Her hobbies include cooking, watching documentaries, and adult coloring books.