Lani Douglas
Director of Education

Lani has been at IPCP since 2012 and has been the Director since 2014. She has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Environmental Studies from the University of North Carolina and a Master’s in Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education from the University of West Virginia. Prior to working at IPCP, Lani worked in the education department of two zoos where she developed programming for children, teachers, and adults.


Emily Howland
Assistant Director

Emily has been part of the IPCP community since 2005 as a parent, board member, and as a lead multi-age teacher for 6 years. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The University of Rochester. Emily previously taught at a few other local preschools and has over 20 years of preschool experience.


Laura Lancaster Archer
Office Manager

Laura Lancaster or LLA returned to IPCP as the Office Manager in 2009. Prior to that, LLA was a parent, board member, and teacher at IPCP. She has degrees in Psychology and Theatre Arts & Speech from Sewanee: The University of the South. LLA’s previous work experience includes office and human resources positions.