Longtime Marcus JCC Sunshine School Director Raye Lynn Banks is retiring May 31, to be replaced former Sunshine School teacher Nancy Goldstein Parker.

Banks has been with the East Cobb preschool for more than 40 years. “Raye Lynn supervised and mentored countless teachers and was instrumental in bringing high-quality early childhood education to the East Cobb community,” Marcus JCC CEO Jared Powers said. “She will certainly be missed.”

Parker, most recently a senior account executive at Canterbury Press, began her career at the Sunshine School as a teacher of 3-year-olds. She rose to become the director of the Marcus JCC’s Camp Billi Marcus in East Cobb. She also was a Sunshine School parent.

“Nancy Parker is the perfect person to take the helm of this very special school,” Powers said. “Nancy is a longtime member of the Sunshine School family, and it is my pleasure to welcome her back in this new capacity.”

Parker’s first day will be Monday, April 30.