Our Team.

The Lupine School values our teachers.  We look for educators who are inquisitive, observant, and reflective.  We prioritize professional development and staying current on best practices with children.  Most importantly?  We love to have fun and make sure that the children in our care are having fun too! 

Amy Magrinat

Director, Teacher

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My name is Amy Magrinat, and I hold a Masters Degree from UNC-CH in early childhood education, early intervention, and family support.  I'm a licensed birth-kindergarten teacher through the state of NC and a certified nature-based educator through ERAFANS. I also have a BA in Psychology from NCSU. Before becoming involved in early childhood education, I spent time working in the music industry and in holistic health.

 I love creating a magical experience for children on the lovely grounds of 1870 Farm!  I really enjoy spending time with children and seeing the excitement on their faces when they discover something new or exciting.

 When I'm not teaching or furthering my education, I love to garden, see live music, go hiking, travel, and spend quality time with my husband, Tommy, two children, Walker Blue and Aubrey, and my dogs, cat, bearded dragon and backyard chickens.  

Andrea Mazade


My name is Andrea Mazade and I have been a preschool educator for several years now. It’s a pleasure and a privilege to be a part of the Lupine School community – I can’t wait to begin our year at 1870 Farm. There will undoubtedly be so much to explore and discover!

For the last several years I have also worked with the Building Bridges Initiative, a non-profit specializing in issues related to children’s residential mental health.  I have a BA in Psychology from Guilford College. I also have a love of crafts and culinary arts, both of which I enjoy incorporating into some of our projects!

Outside of the classroom I love spending time with my husband Eduardo, our daughter Luisa, and the many fabulous friends we’ve made here since our move from Austin, TX. 



Starr Williams

My name is Starr Williams and I have sixteen years of experience working with children in a variety of settings. I have my certificate in North Carolina Early Childhood Education. 
To me, there is nothing like seeing the world through the eyes of a child. I love sparking children’s imagination and curiosity through reading and storytelling. I am honored and excited to work at the Lupine School on the 1870 Farm!
Outside of the classroom I love spending time with my family, close friends, and my cat.