United Methodist Kindergarten

Educating Children Twelve Months through Kindergarten


2404 Kirby Road, Memphis, TN 38119

EUMK Announces New School Director

Alice Wilson returns to Emmanuel as Director

We are so pleased to welcome Alice Maund Wilson back to Emmanuel where she taught from 1993-1996.

She is assuming the position of Director of our preschool/Kindergarten this summer in preparation for the new school year. 

As Director, she will maintain the school’s tradition of the highest academic standards within a Christian environment and a safe setting for students and staff.

Alice is entering her 36th year in education. She holds a B.S. in Elementary Education with a minor in Special Education from West Virginia University. Additionally, she has an MED from the University of Memphis with an emphasis in the gifted and learning disabilities areas. 

Alice Wilson is a lifelong learner, speaker, educator, and educational innovator. She has a varied background of work experiences in early childhood and elementary schools and has had many unique leadership and professional growth opportunities. Twice, she has studied at Harvard University during their summer program series entitled Project Zero.

Most recently, Alice served as the facilitator of a design thinking studio, The EDGE at Presbyterian Day School (PDS). Alice received her design thinking training while attending a Leadership and Design boot camp in Seattle, Washington. Upon returning she implemented the elements of design thinking with her students in The EDGE program as well as integrating Harvard’s Project Zero Visible Thinking principles.

Ron Ritchhart, a senior research associate at Harvard Project Zero, featured Alice and The EDGE Design Studio in his book, Creating Cultures of Thinking. Alice Wilson is available as a speaker and presenter of these principles.

In addition to working at PDS since 1997, she taught in Shelby County Schools and Memphis City Schools as part of her professional career. While in Shelby County Schools, Alice served on a committee that created the gifted program, APEX.

Alice has jumped right into her role as Director with many new ideas and plans to enhance our program.

Stop by her office to meet her.

Welcome Back to Emmanuel, Alice!

At a recent welcome breakfast given by the teachers, our interim director, Rena Hiatt, "passed the torch" to our new Director, Alice Wilson.

Several staff members attended the breakfast to welcome Alice Wilson to EUMK on her first day!