Our Staff


Meet Our Staff

With education and experience in early childhood care

Our staff consists of three administrators and teachers with experience in early childhood care.

We provide year-round full and part-time education for infants and children starting at 18 months of age. Our secure environments and low teacher-to-child ratios allow us to get to know your child’s interests and abilities to help maximize their potential.

Administrative Staff

Amanda Maisonneuve


Amanda received her bachelors degree in business administration from Texas A&M. She has been employed at the school since the age of 14, when her mom opened the center. She helped design preschool classrooms, put up the original alphabet train, assisted in summer camp programs, and helped paint all the original home living furniture. Amanda has extensive experience teaching all ages of preschool, and working with school-age children during holidays and summer camp. Amanda continues her early childhood education through ongoing online courses and in-school staff trainings.

Amanda and Joe have four children. Their two school-age (Lemm and Schindewolf) daughters were adopted from Haiti. They also have a son at Austin Community College and another son at UT Austin. The family are active members of Faithbridge Church. In their free time, they enjoy traveling together, swimming, riding bikes, and playing games.

Joe Maisonneuve


Joe Maisonneuve has worked at School in the Pines since 1996, when he joined his wife Amanda in the family business. Joe was born in Oklahoma, then lived in Texas and California. Joe graduated from the University of California, Riverside with a business degree. Joe’s background in business and finance helps him keep track of the payroll and bookkeeping at school. Joe is also our go-to guy for technical assistance whether a computer problem, a broken XBOX, or a clogged toilet.

In his free time, Joe enjoys volunteering at Faithbridge church, swimming and playing outside with his children, reading, and playing video games.

Teaching Staff

Barbara Stewart

Teacher, Bumble Bees

Barbara is a calm, caring and nurturing teacher who works with our youngest students in the Baby Bumble Bees Class! She worked for Klein ISD for 13 years and nannied for 3 families. Barbara was born and raised in Atlanta, GA, where she attended college at Georgia Southern College in Statesboro. She moved to Texas 29 years ago. Barbara enjoys volunteering at her church, quilting, reading, and working in her garden. She has been married for 38 years and has 2 children and 2 grandchildren, both who attended School in the Pines! Barbara’s favorite thing about working here is getting to know the children and being a part of their developing years.

Christie Greenan

Teacher, Curious Caterpillars

Christie Greenan is a patient, kind, and cheerful teacher for our students at School in the Pines. Christie has been teaching our Curious Caterpillars for three years, and has worked at School in the Pines for six!

Happily married with two college-age daughters, Christie values family time by traveling to her girls’ sporting events. A lifetime Spring resident, Christie graduated from Klein High School and attended college in Houston.

Annette Ulrich

Teacher, PreK Owls

Annette Ullrich, a dedicated and hard-working member of our preschool staff, has been teaching preschool for over 20 years! Annette’s style of teaching engages each child in exciting and enjoyable activities.

Annette has been married for many years and has one daughter who lives with her husband, a marine sergeant, in Camp Pendleton. Annette was born and raised in Texas, and attended Austin High School in Houston. She earned her CDA (Child Development Associate degree) in 2006. Annette regularly participates in classes, workshops, and training to meet her continuing education requirements as part of her CDA. Annette loves scrap booking, camping, and traveling to Germany to visit relatives.

Annette delights in teaching our PreK students, watching them learn new things, and grow and learn together as a class.