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

 

Tammie Smith

Tammie Smith

Director

Number of years in childcare:  10
Hobbies:  Reading, spending time at the beach or pool
Favorite quote of Bible verse:  But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.  Isaiah 40:31
Doreen Michaels

Doreen Michaels

Teacher - Pre-K

Number of years in childcare:  20+ years
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.  2Corinthians 4:18
Meagan Ratz

Meagan Ratz

Afternoon Teacher - 4 yr olds

Number of years in childcare:  New to childcare
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
Xenia Roman

Xenia Roman

Morning Teacher -2/3 yr olds

Number of years in childcare:  9 years
Hobbies:  Zumba, listening to music, hair styling, reading, cooking, dancing
Favorite quote or Bible verse:  The Lord is my shepherd.  Psalm 23:1
I will say of the Lord, His is my refuge and my fortress.  Psalm 91:2
Robin Coker

Robin Coker

Assistant Director

Number of years in childcare:  10
Hobbies:  Walking, cooking, hiking, adult coloring
Favorite quote or Bible verse:  A friend loves at all times.  Proverbs 17:17
The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.  Psalm 23:1
But godliness with contentment is great gain.  1 Timothy 6:6
Amber Harris

Amber Harris

Morning Teacher - 3 yr olds

Number of years in childcare:  13 years
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
Danielle Armfield

Danielle Armfield

Afternoon Teacher - 2/3 yr olds

Number of years in childcare:  6
Hobbies:  Reading, singing, dancing
Favorite quote or Bible verse:  We are pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down but not destroyed.  2 Corinthians 4:8-9
Melissa Allman

Melissa Allman

Floater

Number of years in childcare:  10
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
Sonnie Augustine

Sonnie Augustine

Morning Teacher - Pre-K

Number of years in childcare:  35 years
Hobbies:  Fishing, camping, hunting
Favorite quote or Bible verse:  Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.  Psalm 119:11
Leona Long-Walton

Leona Long-Walton

Morning Teacher - 4 yr olds

Number of years in childcare:  23 years
Hobbies:  Crafting, swimming, cooking
Favorite quote or Bible verse:  A smile makes it better!
Grace Heidelberg

Grace Heidelberg

Afternoon Teacher - 3 yr olds

Number of years in childcare:  1st year
Hobbies:  Reading
Favorite quote or Bible verse:  For I am fearfully and wonderfully made.  Psalms 139:14
Heather Blonski

Heather Blonski

School Age Teacher

Number of years in childcare:  5
Hobbies:  Taking care of my chickens, painting, roller skating, swimming, 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
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