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Teachers and Staff

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Megan E. Mingone, M.S., CCC-SLP
Owner and Director of Education Play Station, Speech Language Pathologist 
Megan is the owner and director of Education Play Station.  She has a B.S. in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology and a Minor in Education from University of Florida. She also holds an M.S. in Medical Speech Language Pathology from New York Medical College.  She has worked at various establishments such as Space Coast Early Intervention Center, Blythedale Children's Hospital, Westchester Medical Center, The School for Special Children and as a private practitionerer.  Megan is a member of American Speech Hearing Association (ASHA), M.A.M.A., Georgia Preschool Association and Kindermusik International.  She is a certified Speech Language Pathologist as well as a certified Kindermusik educator.    
You can contact Megan directly at [email protected] 

Licensed Kindermusik Educator



Dr. Christopher J. Mingone
Science Teacher
Dr. Christopher Mingone is a lead scientist at CryoLife, Inc.  Chris currently researches cyropreservation of human heart valves and arteries.  He holds a B.S. in Biotechnology, M.S. in Physiology, and Ph.D in Physiology. He will be teaching Science Classes and Summer Camps. 
You can contact Christopher directly at [email protected] 

Crystal Purser, Preschool Teacher and Kindermusik Educator
Crystal is our 3 and 4 year old Preschool Teacher and one of our Kindermusik educators.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management from Covenant College.  She has a 20 year history working with various children's ministries.  She has been a director of a local preschool and a parent-involvement coordinator at Calhoun Elementary.  Crystal adds a smile to every room with her vibrant personality.  We are blessed to have to a wonderful addition to our team! 

Licensed Kindermusik Educator

Rick Langston, Guitar Instructor

Singer/songwriter spent 25 years in Nashville, TN, 18 of those playing bass guitar/singing harmony on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry.  Rick teaches our guitar classes, song writing and singing courses!

Rosemary Turner – Dance Instructor

Rosemary comes to us as a former director and instructor for a dance ministry company.   She brings to EPS, 11 years of experience, specializing in ballet, jazz and creative movement classes for children.    She has also written and developed several Christian dance camps and has choreographed choir performances for both children and adults.    In addition to her dance background, Rosemary has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Engineering.   Rosemary loves spending time with her family and teaching children to use dance as praise to Jesus. 

Sheri Medley – Speech/Language Pathologist

Sheri brings her skills as a licensed Speech Language Pathologist to EPS.   She was a First Honor Graduate at the University of Georgia.   She obtained her Master’s in Education while attending UGA.    She is currently employed as a SLP providing therapy to children and adults.  Sheri’s relationship with God and her family bring her the most happiness in life.

Keith Hamilton – Taekwondo

Keith joins us with 16 years of martial arts experience.  In the past, he also coached football and basketball.   Keith has a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering.   When not practicing martial arts, Keith enjoys observing his own children and praising God.   He has a desire to glorify God in all his actions and to be a positive role model for his kids.

Shannon Higginbotham – Tumbling, Home School Group, and Summer Camp Teacher

Shannon is a natural with kids and her friendly personality is a great asset to EPS.  She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in Education.  She has primarily focused on positions that allow her to interact with young people.  Shannon has a passion for helping students with learning disabilities. 

Marilyn Barnes – Front Office

Marilyn has been with EPS from the very start.  You will find Marilyn here two days a week, managing the finances and working in the front office.  She has experience with small buisnesses being that she was a co-owner of a Door and Trim Company in Florida for over 30 years prior to moving to Georgia. In addition to all that she does, you can always expect to be greeted with her smiling face.   While she is a great asset to EPS, her most valued role here is the mother to Megan Mingone, the director and grandmother to Christopher Mingone.   

Georgie Smith – Front Office

Georgie joins EPS as an office assistant.  She has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and was formerly a daycare director before resigning to be a stay-at-home mother to her twins.  After a 7 year break, she reenters the work force with enthusiasm and a willingness to help you in any way.