Meet the Staff
Dianne Islev-Petersen has served as the Director for the All Saints’ Day School since the fall of 2011.
Dianne comes to us from within our own school where she served as lead teacher of the “Three’s Class” from 2006-2011. Like most of the ASDS Staff, Dianne’s own son came through the school and she credits the school’s nurturing, play-based environment for his current success at Norfolk Academy.
Dianne began her professional career in 1992 as a teacher with the Virginia Beach City Public Schools. Following her tenure with the VBCPS¸ Dianne worked as a field representative for Scholastic Book Fairs. In this role, she visited schools, collaborated with media specialists, and presented workshops for teachers and book talks for students of all ages in order to generate interest in the fairs their schools had chosen to host. This position also had her participating in warehouse sales, a variety of promotional events, and handling the daily related financial responsibilities.
Joanna Washburn: Sea Turtles
Teacher JoJo comes to us after working for the Virginia Beach Public Schools where she taught fourth grade and then served as the Gifted Resource Teacher for grades K-5th. She earned her BS in Elementary Education from Old Dominion University and her Gifted Education Endorsement through the University of Virginia.
Sandra Bucklew: Starfish
Sandra Bucklew has been working in the field of education for over twenty years. As a graduate of Old Dominion University with a B.S. in Elementary Education, she continued on to earn a M.S. in Education. She worked as both a fourth grade and sixth grade teacher for Norfolk City Public Schools before leaving the classroom to become a Field Representative for Scholastic Book Fairs. This position gave her the opportunity to spread the love of reading to students in schools from northeast North Carolina to the southeast part of Virginia.
Sandra started at All Saints' Day School as our school's librarian, a position she still holds in addition to leading our Starfish class.
Susan Lambert: Stingrays
Susan is a graduate of Virginia Wesleyan University, where she received a
BA in Interdivisional Studies. She is also an All Saints' Day School alumnus herself and served as PATTCH chairman when her children attended our program.
Susan has taught preschool and with Virginia Beach Public Schools as both a second grade teacher and with the PALS program.
Marianne Padrick: Sea Otters
Marianne earned her BA in Liberal Studies with a focus on Language Arts and her MA in Early Childhood Education from California State University. Her teaching experience includes both private and church schools where she taught Kindergarten.
Terry is a Virginia Beach native who comes to us with a background of teaching music and physical education to preschoolers. She is the mother of three grown sons, two of which attended All Saints' Day School. She also proudly fosters Golden Retrievers with the rescue SEVA GRREAT.
Patsy Johnson began her career at All Saints’ Day School in 2004 and has worked at all instructional levels within the school. She currently serves as the Teacher Assistant in the Sea Turtles class.
Patsy is the mother of two daughters, and the grandmother of two granddaughters; the younger granddaughter attended All Saints’ Day School.
Teresa Jones currently serves as an assistant teacher in the Sea Otter's class. She has worked at All Saints’ Day School since 2007. Teresa’s son attended ASDS from the age of two through Kindergarten. She began at ASDS as a Substitute Teacher when her son was in the Kindergarten class, and shortly thereafter was asked to join the staff in the official capacity of Teacher's Assistant.
Cathy Cronquist: Dolphins
Cathy received her BS and ME in Elementary Education from Rhode Island College. She has taught Kindergarten in both Maryland and Rhode Island. Cathy joined our staff in 2016 and as an assistant in the Stingrays class and is now our Kindergarten teacher.
Elaine first came to All Saints' as the parent of two students. Having had experience working with young children at the Navy Child Development Center, she is excited to join our Dolphins class as an assistant.