Jacque Koger, School Director
I have been fortunate to have been blessed with such a fun and rewarding career. I absolutely love working with the teachers, children and families here at Cadence Academy. There is no greater feeling in the world than being a positive influence for the people of community around me. I began working with children immediately after high school and found this to be such a reward that I pursued a degree in early childhood. I began my employment with Cadence Academy in November 1999. I worked as an infant teacher and within two years I moved into a management position and found this as my passion. I truly love to watch the children grow and thrive each day.
As for my family, I live in Summerville with my husband, Greg. Together we have two boys, Shawn and Spencer and three daughters, Ashanti, Arreyon and Amonie. We also have a pet turtle, Timmy, who is fourteen years old and a Chihuahua, Zeus, who is thirteen years old. I am originally from San Antonio, Texas; I came to visit in the winter of 1999 and decided this was my new home. I have loved living in the Charleston area ever since.
I would love to have you join our family at the top preschool in Mt. Pleasant, SC. Please stop in anytime during the week for a visit. See you soon!
Danielle Gooch, Assistant School Director
I have worked in early childhood for many years and even worked as a Lead Teacher for Cadence Academy back in 2007-2009. My education and background took me on a little adventure where I was an Assistant Office Manager with a law firm, but now following my heart and I am coming back to early childhood! I know that a combination of my early childhood education along with my education in business and human resources will benefit the Cadence Academy family as a whole.
I am married to my best friend, John, and together we have a total of 6 kids and 5 grand kids! We have two at home, while the rest of the bunch are grown and out spreading their wings. I am the oldest of my 4 siblings, my family is all local, and I have several nieces and one little nephew on the way.
I have always loved working with children and I am looking forward to being a part of the Cadence Academy family. I’m excited to get to know the wonderful staff, parents, and children who will now become an addition to my family!
Connie Beach, Teacher
Ms. Connie began her employment with Cadence Academy in December of 2006. She has over 12 years of experience in the early childhood field. Ms. Connie shares her home with her fiancée and son, Rod’Dreon. She grew up in Georgetown, South Carolina. Ms. Connie’s favorite childhood memory was being the youngest cousin and was able to do whatever she wished. She enjoys spending time with her family and shopping. Ms. Connie looks forward to meeting your little bundle of joy as she is one of the loving and devoted caregivers in our nursery.
Alyson Wiggins, Teacher
Ms. Alyson began her employment with Cadence Academy in October of 2009. She has over 15 years of experience in the early childhood field. Ms. Alyson was born in New York and grew up in Downingtown, PA. Her favorite childhood memory was going to summer camp each summer. She enjoys shopping and her favorite food is pasta. Ms. Alyson is married to Adam and they have one fur baby, Hannah. They currently live here in Mt Pleasant and love the community and all the great things Mt Pleasant has to offer to its families. Ms. Alyson is a very loving and nurturing, she looks forward to meeting your family.