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Joshua has been with Winnford since 2013. Joshua started his
journey with us as our After-school Lead teacher and transitioned in
2016 as our Director. Joshua has a passion for working with all ages
and enjoys making impactful memories that will benefit all students.
Joshua is married with one little girl, Lauryn. When he is not working
he enjoys going on hiking trips with his family.

Brian Winniford has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration
from the University of Georgia. Beginning his management career in
High School working as a Shift Manager at his local Pizza Hut,
Brian has accumulated thirty years of management experience in a
diverse field of banking, real estate, private equity, and early
childhood education. Along with his wife, Nicky, he founded
Winnford Academy in 2004. The school broke ground in 2005, and
the school opened its doors in 2006. Since that time, Brian has
served as the Executive Director of the school. Brian has two
daughters ages nine and seven who attended Winnford through
Pre-Kindergarten. In his off time he enjoys fishing, hiking, and
exploring Georgia and the surrounding states with his family.

My name is Amber Dean. I have worked in childcare for 12 years,
and have worked at Winnford Academy for six of those years.
I have experience working with children of every age, starting at
six weeks all the way to elementary after school. Five out of the
six years I’ve been at Winnford Academy has been spent
working as the Assistant Director. In addition, I have received a
diploma in Early Childhood Education and Business Management.
When I’m not at work, I am spending time with my two sons,
Donavin and Cason.

Cassie Wheatley is excited to be a part of the Winnford Academy team! Cassie has an incredible passion to work with children and strives to bring fun, excitement and ongoing learning opportunities into the classroom. She believes that the most important part about teaching a child is taking time to understand them and paying attention to how they learn. While each one is different, every child can grow, learn and is an intricate part of the classroom environment. Cassie graduated from Liberty University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership. Cassie has fifteen years’ experience inside the preschool classroom with her primary focus being birth through age three. Cassie resides in Buford, GA with her husband and three children. Thank You, Cassie Wheatley

Joshua Potters

Brian Winniford

Amber Dean

Cassie Wheatley

Winnford Academy is proud to have earned the Quality Rated mark of
quality for early childhood education programs in Georgia. Quality Rated
indicates that our program goes above and beyond licensing compliance
to support young children.