Mother's Day Out
Admin and Family Pastor - Exec. Director MDO Program
I am proud to be a graduate of Hiwassee College in Madisonville, TN and the Univeristy of Tennessee. My professional degrees include psychology (Bachelors) and Elementary Education (Masters). I have enjoyed working at Ridgedale Elementary School as an intern and student teacher, and as Operations Manager at Dollywood company. I enjoy spending time with my wife Tammy and son Seth who I love and thank so much!
Director MDO and P.A.L.S program
I am a native of East Tennessee and a graduate of Baylor University in Waco, TX. I began teaching two and three year olds at Mother's Day Out in 2010 and became the director of the program in 2012. I also serve in a variety of children's ministries here at Ridgedale, including Awana and Vacation Bible School. I absolutely love hearing about how God is moving in people's lives, and I am incredibly blessed to be able to share the love of Christ with children on a daily basis.
One year old teacher
I've got the joy, joy, joy down in my heart! I'm a mom of three boys and I'm hopeless with hair bows but I love seeing them.
I've previously worked in clerical settings but my love has always been for kids and people. Where else can you start your day singing and blowing bubbles?
Tuesday/Thursday - 3 year old teacher
I grew up in Rockwood, TN, and graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Child & Family Studies. I am happily married to my high school sweetheart, J.R., and we have two adorable boys, Griffin and Carter. I love DIY projects, seeing people fall more in love with Jesus, party planning, serving at church, and UT football. You will always catch my family in orange on gameday...GO VOLS!
Monday/Friday - 2 year old teacher
I am a 2004 graduate of Kansas State University and Manhattan Christian College with a B.S. in Secondary Education. The majority of my teaching experience, however, has been in Southeast Asia where I served as a missionary for 6 years. When I’m not chasing my daughter, Penelope, around, I love to read, create, run, eat good food, and watch football. My family attends Faith Promise Church in Blount County where I sing on the worship team. I love being able to bless the families of Ridgedale Mother’s Day Out!
Monday/Friday - 3 year old teacher
I am a stay-at-home mom to my wonderful little girl, Addison. I am a member of OneLife Church in Powell, where I teach a toddler class. I enjoy spending time with my husband and daughter, crafting, gardening, water skiing, and anything outdoors.
Tuesday/Thursday - 3 year old teacher
I received my degree in Elementary Education from ETSU, and I am certified to teach K-8th grades. For a while I was a stay at home mom, but after a lot of thought and prayer, my husband and I decided that it was in our families best interest for me to fulfill my dream of teaching. I love working with children and watching them grow and learn. God has blessed me with two amazing children, a son and a daughter. In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, doing crafts, and decorating cakes. I attend Grace Lutheran Church where I participate in a weekly Bible study and also lead the MOPS group (Mother's of Preschoolers). It seems that whatever I get involved in, the focus is usually children. I feel honored and blessed to be a part of the teaching team at Ridgedale Mother's Day Out.
Tuesday/Thursday - 2 year old teacher
I am a member of Ridgedale Baptist Church where I currently serve as the Cubbies Director in our Awana program. My favorite things to do include spending time with my husband and daughter, Eddie and Hope, cooking and trying out new recipes, making crafts with Hope, reading, and riding bikes in our neighborhood.
Tuesday/Thursday - 4 year old teacher
I am the mother of two wonderful girls. My greatest joy is spending time with my family. We enjoy hiking, boating, and swimming. I have worked in different children's ministries for over six years; however, I do not really consider it work. I think of it as a blessing. It is a true joy to get to know the children and their families. It is great to work with such a caring group of teachers at Ridgedale.
I am a stay-at-home mother of three lovely children son Ryan, and daughters Brileigh and Samantha. I am a member of Ridgedale Baptist church where I actively work in the children's ministries leading in many different roles. I enjoy spending time with my husband Brian and our children, reading, gardening, scrapbooking and outdoor activities.