Mrs. Geier’s Manatees
The Binkley two-year-old class is a safe, fun environment where your child will get a gentle introduction to school. We focus on learning through play.
We will set your child up for success as they move on in school with a feeling of security to explore and investigate, a foundation in self-help, social, and communication skills, and the fundamentals in preparation for future language, cognitive, and math learning.
Our 2’s also enjoy Music class with Mrs. Alberda! Read more about Music here.
Mrs. Geier – Lead Teacher
Elizabeth Geier came to Binkley in 2014 when her two youngest children attended the 2s and 4s classes. She began as an assistant in the 2s class in 2016, became the Lead 3’s teacher during Covid, and is thrilled to have returned as the Lead 2s teacher beginning in 2023. Elizabeth has a Master’s Degree in Art Education and has spent years working with young children in various settings. She spends her summers working at UNC’s The Farm as Director of the Little Farmers, a summer camp for 5 to 6-year-olds. Elizabeth lives in Carrboro with her husband and 3 children. In her spare time, she enjoys painting, listening to her family play and write new music, and learning new skills in anything and everything. She considers Binkley her “happy place” and treasures being a part of the Binkley family.
Mrs. Van Wert – Assistant Teacher
Dana earned her bachelor’s of science degree in psychology from UNC Charlotte. Her background is in neurological research with over ten years of experience focusing on behavioral health, specifically ADHD and addiction. Before becoming the assistant teacher in the 2’s class Dana served as the parent board chair. She grew up in Charlotte and currently lives in Chapel Hill with her family. Dana is an artist and enjoys finding the beauty of science in art. In her free time, she enjoys visiting the mountains and exploring the triangle with her family.