Teachers + Staff

Who We Are
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“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”

Where a Christian foundation is taught through daily example, bible stories and songs, creative bible crafts and activities as well as weekly chapel.

Our Teachers

 

Heather Blonski

Heather Blonski

Director

Number of years in childcare:  6
Hobbies:  Taking care of my chickens, painting, roller skating, swimming and family.

Favorite quote of Bible verse:  Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. 
1 Peter 3:8
Doreen Michaels

Doreen Michaels

Teacher - Pre-K

Number of years in childcare:  20+ 
Hobbies:  Family time, fishing, golfing, and church.
Favorite quote or verse:  While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen:  for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.  2 Corinthians 4:18
Meagan Ratz

Meagan Ratz

Afternoon Teacher - 4 yr olds

Number of years in childcare:  1st year
Hobbies:  Music
Favorite quote or Bible verse:  Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself… each day has enough trouble of its own.  Matthew 6:34
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Melissa Allman

Melissa Allman

Floater

Number of years in childcare:  11
Hobbies:  Spending time at the beach, family, traveling, binge watching tv, eating junk food.
Favorite quote or Bible verse:  “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”  Eleanor Roosevelt
Amber Harris

Amber Harris

Assistant Director

Number of years in childcare:  14 
Hobbies:   Crafting, baking, sewing and gardening.
Favorite quote or Bible verse:  The Lord is my strength and my shield.  My heart trusts in him, and he helps me.  My heart leaps for joy and with my song I praise him.  Psalm 28:7

Matthew Smith

Afternoon Teacher – 4/5 year olds
Number of years in childcare:  2
Hobbies:  Board Games, Reading, Comic Books, Watching Movies
Favorite quote or Bible verse:  who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. Psalm 103:5
Name: Jessica Ostrander

Name: Jessica Ostrander

Title: Morning Teacher for 3-4 yr olds

Number of years in childcare: 5 1/2 years
Hobbies: Enjoying time with my family, Boating, Golf, School Sports with my four Children and learning new things.
Favorite quote or Bible verse: Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6
Leona Long-Walton

Leona Long-Walton

Morning Teacher - 4 yr olds

Number of years in childcare:  24 
Hobbies:  Crafting, swimming, cooking
Favorite quote or Bible verse:  A smile makes it better!
Grace Heidelberg

Grace Heidelberg

Afternoon Teacher - 3 yr olds

Hobbies: Reading

Favorite quote or Bible verse: For I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 139:14

Kayla Ladakis

Kayla Ladakis

Morning Teacher 3 yr olds

Hobbies: Painting, Reading

Favorite quote or Bible verse: Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6

 

What We Strive For

Goals

Where teachers are aware of and committed to the standards of the Baptist Education Center; striving to be Godly role models after the example of scripture.

Where a Christian foundation is taught through daily example, bible stories and songs, creative bible crafts and activities as well as weekly chapel.

Where, while children engage in play, they will be provided opportunities for cognitive, emotional, social and physical growth.

That guides and encourages children to respect one another, while demonstrating kindness and friendship. 

That provides for a safe, nurturing environment for the wholesome development of the child.

That sets a tone of cooperation and respect in the classroom and toward one another.

That praises the daily accomplishments of children.

That provides age and developmentally appropriate activities and a variety of learning experiences using time tested early childhood themes.

Get In Touch

Location: 2734 Commerce Dr. Jacksonville, NC  28546

Telephone: (910) 347-0704 

Email: baptisteducationpreschool@gmail.com

School Hours: M-F: 7:00 am – 5:30 pm