Beaches Chapel Preschool was launched in March 2017 as a part of Beaches Chapel Church's mission to share God's love with all people. The property was purchased at a great discount from Ms. Linda Perschel who was an educator for over 40 years. Ms. Linda has a passion for education and founded The Little Red School House and Beaches School.
Alex Hawkins is the director at Beaches Chapel Preschool. She earned her Bachelor in Arts at The State of New York University at Buffalo, where she was a scholar athlete competing in Swimming . Upon graduating in 1998 she became a swim coach for AGUA and soon realized she belonged in a classroom. She started her career in Early Childhood as an assistant in 1999 at the Mandell School in New York City. She earned her Masters in Elementary Education at St. John’s University and continued her career as a lead UPK teacher for a head start program in Washington Heights. Before deciding to become a stay-at-home mom in 2012, she was one of the first teachers at the first Goddard School campus in NYC. Her family moved to Jacksonville in 2015. She is a resident of Neptune Beach, is wife to Andrew and mother to Gavin and Lincoln. You may see her on the weekends/weeknights cheering for her boys at the baseball or football fields or walking her two dogs, Gabby and Nash.