PEEP Staff


PEEP Staff

Tammie Blackburn, PEEP Director

Hello PEEP families! I'm a Beulaville native where I've lived basically my entire life.  I'm married to Michael and have two sons, Austin and Josh and a new daughter-in-law, Mallory (Josh's wife).  We also have a few pets -- Andy, our dog, and Floyd and Ellie, our cats.  I worked as a kindergarten teacher for Duplin County schools for 30 years and retired in June of 2023.  This year, I've enjoyed getting a chance to work with children in a Christian preschool setting before they head off to "big school".  I've worked with both 3s and 4s this year. I attend church at Beulaville Presbyterian Church.  In my free time, I love spending time with my family, getting out in the yard and garden, playing the piano, reading, woodworking, and other types of crafts.  


 Theresa Houston, Lead Teacher, Assistant to the Director

  I was born in Pender County and have lived in Duplin County my whole life.  I graduated from East Duplin High School.  I have been married to my husband, Jamey, for twenty six years.  We have two children, Hillary and Katie.  I have worked at PEEP for almost twelve years.  I am lead teacher in the two year old classroom and assistant in the morning and afternoon threes classrooms and afternoon four year old classroom.  In my spare time I enjoy being with my family and watching my youngest daughter play volleyball at Lenoir Community College!

Emma Lee, teacher and teacher assistant (3s and 4s)

Janice Sanderson, teacher assistant (2s and 3s) 

Jessica Smith, teacher assistant (4s)