Meet Our Team

Lauren Hess


Lauren has a passion for learning and teaching young children. She graduated from Shepherd University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education in 2012. She then worked in the Washington County Public School System until 2016 when she took a leave of absence to stay home with her little boys. Now that her children are older and ready for school, Lauren is excited to start and grow JayDee’s Academy. JayDee’s holds a special place for Lauren, as this is where she met her husband. She is thrilled that she gets to pursue her dreams and goals in a place that she holds so dear to her heart! 


Lauren is CPR, First Aid, and Medication Administration trained.

Devin Scappini

Teacher Assistant

Devin has always been drawn to children, as she shares the same inquisitive and honest nature as them. She graduated from West Virginia University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Nutrition and Foods. Upon graduation, Devin worked at The ARC of Washington County with special needs children. In more recent years, she has enjoyed being a stay-at-home mom with two girls while working part time for JayDee’s. She is honored to transfer over to become a part of the JayDee’s Academy team and excited to witness the growth of all students.

Devin is CPR and First Aid trained.