Mrs. Umberger joined the faculty as a kindergarten teacher in 2013. Anissa earned a B.S. in Elementary Education from Longwood College, holds an endorsement in developmental reading, and has completed post-graduate studies through the University of Virginia. She taught first and fourth grade at Leesville Road Elementary, as well as preschool at Saint Andrew Presbyterian prior to coming to James River Day. Anissa is passionate about growing young readers and enjoys the opportunity that an independent kindergarten classroom affords both the child and teacher. She feels “blessed to teach in a warm, supportive, family-like atmosphere where students thrive in a child-centered curriculum.” Anissa and her husband, Chip, reside in Evington and have two terrific children.