<p>Our CCDC Staff<br />
Approach and Qualifications</p>
Our CCDC Staff
Approach and Qualifications

Our CCDC Staff

As a staff, our CCDC teachers and administrators are personally invested in the spiritual, physical, social, and emotional growth and development of your child. Our goal is to serve and lead children by example as authentic followers of Christ.


We realize every interaction is an opportunity, and we are committed to daily helping each child:

  • Develop a positive self-image, secure in the knowledge that he/she is loved and God has a plan for his/her life
  • Develop language skills to express thoughts and feelings and to increase knowledge
  • Develop social skills to successfully work and play with other children and adults

We love what we do, and it shows in the lives of our CDC children and in our active, ongoing partnership with parents.

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    Meet Lori Koppelmann
    CDC Interim Director

    Lori Koppelmann

    Interim Director, Calvary Child Development Center




    Lori’s calling is to use her gifts to serve God by working with the staff, parents and children of Calvary Child Development Center.

    Lori was raised in a Catholic home, and was saved as a freshman in college. She is originally from Chicago and has been married for 21 years to her loving husband, Ron. They have two daughters, Caleigh (20) and Scout (19). Both girls are attending college in North Carolina.

    Lori has had a diverse and fascinating work life. She has owned and operated her own business, managed a call center for AT&T, and worked as the Director of the Main Street program in Wisconsin. She fully realized her love of working with children when she became a teacher of 4 year-olds in Chicago, IL. Her husband’s position brought them to Charlotte in 2011 and Lori has worked at Calvary Child Development Center ever since. She has worked as a Lead Teacher, Coordinator, Scheduling Manager, Staff Manager and now Interim Director.

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    Staff Requirements

    Lead Teachers at Calvary CDC must have their North Carolina State Credentials, a minimum of two years experience working in the field of early childhood education, and a high school diploma or equivalent experience.


    Teachers of our specialized classes (including Art, Computer/Math Lab, Fun-N-Fitness, Multicultural Class, Music and Movement (Drama), Science, and Spanish) have specific training, undergraduates degrees, and/or professional experience in their respective areas.


    All CCDC staff members undergo a background check (including a drug test), a reference check, and must be fingerprinted before they are hired.