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Our Staff

Renee Lynch

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Hi! My name is Renee Lynch and I serve as the Program Director as well as the Lead Teacher in the Orchid Room here at SVK.  My commitment to early childhood advocacy is the driving force in my professional life, pushing me to obtain a BA and MA in the field.  I am passionate about our unique program here at SVK and am incredibly grateful to be part of something that can truly make a difference in the lives of our children. 

I believe in strong family-school relations and always strive to involve families as much as possible in the education process. 


I live here in Saxapahaw with my two children and am honored to be a part of such an incredible community. In my free time you can find me at live events or out in nature hiking, kayaking, or enjoying a good book!

Kendra Cruz

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My name is Kendra Cruz and I am the Associate Director as well as the Lead Teacher in the Daffodil Room. I started my journey here at SVK in June of 2014. It has been an amazing experience to learn and grow here with incredible educators as we have developed this program. One of my very favorite parts of my job is exploring nature with my littles. It is a marvelous experience to see the beauty of the Earth through the eyes of the child.

I live in Swepsonville with my husband and two little boys, Jonah and Nolan. We love to spend any of our free time in the garden, at the beach or in the mountains! 

Madyson Kaulinis

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Hi, I'm Mady! I currently serve SVK as a substitute teacher. As a young girl I took on childcare roles with my mother who ran her own center and have worked in and out of the field ever since. I've always had the 'nurturing bug' and love being able to care for little ones as they learn and grow. SVK is such an amazing atmosphere, especially for the students but also for me. It is inspiring to see so many happy children thriving in one setting. I feel grateful to be a part of the SVK team!

I live in Liberty with my husband, three boys, and three fur babies! We ABSOLUTELY love to travel and discover adventures anywhere we can!

Kaliq Alexander

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Hi, my name is Kaliq.  I am the Afternoon Supervisor here at SVK.  I recently graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in speech-language pathology from North Caroline A&T University.  I have previous experience as a private nanny for families and have worked with children of all ages with a variety of needs.  I have a true passion for children and making a difference in their lives!

Lisa Bradley

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Hi everyone! I'm Lisa Bradley and I'm very excited and thankful for the opportunity to grow here at SVK as an assistant teacher. I've been a caretaker for the very young as well as the elderly throughout my career as a CNA and a childcare provider. I love watching children learn through play and engage their natural curiosity! I can't wait to get to know you all and to begin building relationships!


I live in Graham with my four children, and in our free time we enjoy beach trips and movie nights at home in a blanket fort!  

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