The Gingerbread Cottage Preschool

Where learning for the future begins
Celebrating 40 Years of Service to the Community!

Location Info

9675 Staples Mill Rd
Glen Allen, VA 23060
804-755-1667

gingerbreadcottagepreschool@gmail.com

Half Day Preschool Program
Ages: 2 ½ - 5 Years Old
9:00AM - 12:00PM
September - May

  • 2 ½ year olds
    2 days / week
  • 3 year olds
    3 days / week
  • 4/5 year olds
    3, 4, or 5 days / week

Additional Fun / Enrichment Programs:

  • Early Drop Off Program
    All ages
  • Cottage Kids Club
    3, 4, and 5 year olds
  • Summer Fun Camp
    3, 4, and 5 year olds

Staples Mill

Staples Mill Employees

Debra Long - Administrative Director

Debra Long came to GBC Preschool as the Site Director in March 2002 after working as the director in the preschool program at Southwestern Illinois College. She has a BS in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Clarion University with additional classes in Early Childhood Business Management from Southwestern Illinois College. In the past 30 years Debbie has worked in the Early Childhood Education field. She and her husband have 3 married daughters and 6 grandchildren.

Stacy Millican - Director

Stacy Millican has been teaching at Gingerbread Cottage Preschool since 2011, and has been working with children for over 15 years. She has her BA Degree in Psychology. Stacy lives in Henrico with her husband and three children.

Jane Levy - Teacher

Jane Levy has been teaching at Gingerbread Cottage Preschool since 2000. Prior to coming to GBC she taught Kindergarten and 1st grade in the public school system. She holds a degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Richmond. Jane is the mother of 3 and lives in Glen Allen with her husband.

Cheryl Missimer - Teacher

Cheryl Missimer has been teaching at Gingerbread Cottage Preschool since 2004. She has a BA in Biology and Art History from Wake Forest University. She and her husband live in Glen Allen with their 2 teenage sons (both graduates of GBC), and their pets; a dog and a gecko.

Valerie Psuik - Teacher

Valerie Psuik attended Virginia Wesleyan College. After enjoying ten years as the Gingerbread Cottage Preschool Music Teacher, Valerie made a change and is now teaching in the 2 1/2 year old program. Her two children both attended GBC.

Rachel Beckler - Teacher

Rachel Beckler has been teaching at Gingerbread Cottage Preschool since 2004. The first 8 years were at the Mechanicsville location before she transferred to the Staples Mill location. Prior to working at GBC, she was a stay at home mom who volunteered in the public schools, delivered Meals on Wheels, and was a part-time caregiver for other children. She is active with church activities and teaching a preschool Sunday School class. Rachel and her husband have three grown children and one grandson.

Kim Murphy - Administrative Staff

Kim Murphy joined the Gingerbread Cottage Administrative staff in 2007, when her son started Kindergarten after attending GBC Preschool! Before coming to GBC, she was a stay at home Mom for several years; and prior to that had many different work experiences including working for Merrill Lynch in NYC, and a brokerage software company for which she traveled all over the country. Kim enjoys working at Gingerbread Cottage and seeing the children every day, and loves the part time schedule that allows her to be home when her children are home, and keep up with their busy schedules! Kim lives in Glen Allen with her husband, Kevin, and their 2 teenage children.

Welcome New Teachers -

Celia Barrett (3 year old class)
Kristine Fitzgerald (3 year old class)
Julee Martinez (2 1/2 year old class)
Virginia Smith (4 year old class)
Angela Terrell (2 1/2 year old class)