Charlene Shepard, Director. Charlene has taught and directed Vacation Bible School, taught Sunday School, substitute taught Preschool, and served in various positions on the Preschool Board. She managed her own Home Daycare for 16 years from infants to age 12. Charlene has been our most successful Director at fundraising for the preschool.
Michele Blue, 5 day 4-year-old teacher. Michele graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies and completed an Elementary Education PK-6 Licensure Program at George Mason University. She has taught Kindergarten and first grade and coaches volleyball at Osbourn Park.
Dana Pannell, 5 day 4-year old teacher. Dana graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science in Family and Child Development and also received a Master of Science in Education in Early Childhood Special Education from Old Dominion University. She has several years experience as a preschool teacher and also as a special education preschool teacher.
Sande Neeley, 3 day 4-year-old teacher. Sande came to us with over 28 years of teaching experience, 22 of those years as a preschool teacher. She has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with minors in Children’s Literature and Library Science from Utah State University.
Kim Shaver, 3-year-old teacher. Kim has an Associates Degree from NVCC. Prior to teaching at Bethel Preschool, she was a Teacher Assistant and Kindergarten Assistant in PWC schools. Kim has also been a lead teacher for preschool programs at her church.
Candice Ferguson, Teacher’s Aide. Candice assists in our 3 day 4-year-old class. Candice has an Associates Degree in Medical Assisting. Prior to coming to Bethel Preschool, she was a lead teacher at Caterpillar Clubhouse.
Andrea Kunz, Music Teacher. Andrea has a BS in Family Services/Social Services from Brigham Young University. She is very active at her church and has run her church’s children organization for 3 years.
Cheryl Asturias, Preschool Aide. Cheryl is our floating aide/substitute teacher. She assists the teachers and director with anything that is in need of being done.
Our staff is certified in First Aid. Some also have CPR as well as Pmat training.