Hi! My name is Suzanna Gaylor. I am 34 years old and have been married for 13 years. I have one child, Tyde, and he is 9 years old. I love spending time with my family, anything outdoors related, and I love to cook. I am a Christian and gave my life to God when I was 12 years old. I have been working at Bethany Preschool for 7 years now. I love this job and love watching all of my babies here learn, grow, and hit their milestones.
4 Year Old Teacher
My name is Kathy B. Vaughn. I serve as the teacher of the Pre-K Class, Ages 4 to 5.
I believe that children are natural born learners. A child's temperament and attitude toward learning is very important. Therefore, I seek to make learning fun, engaging, and exciting. I believe that every child has a different approach to learning. Each child figures out what works best for them. In addition, each child progresses at his/her own unique pace.
I believe that children learn by a hands-on approach, and through play. They learn by seeing, doing, and trying. Children relate what they learn to previous experiences and use their knowledge in new and different situations. I provide various learning centers in my room to encourage learning and self-management. I change out the centers weekly relating to the new letter/theme of the week. I also tweak them daily to encourage further learning and to ensure that the children do not become bored.
I believe that my role as a teacher is to help children learn and grow physically, socially, emotionally, cognitively, and spiritually. I see myself as a role-model to all of my children.
I am married to a Baptist minister and have served alongside him at churches in Alabama, Arkansas, and Louisiana. I have one adult son/daughter-in-law and two beautiful grandchildren, Caiden, age 9, and Kelsea, age 6.
3 Year Old Teacher
My name is Lisa Carpenter and I am 48 years old. I am a wife, mother, and grandma.
I have been married for 16 years and I have 4 wonderful children and 2 amazing grandsons.
I have been in childcare for almost 10 years and I find it very rewarding to see children as young as 3 and 4 learn the educational skills that it takes to start in Kindergarten. Each child has their own challenges which pushes me to be an even better teacher!
2 Year Old Teacher
My name is Diane Alldredge. I have been married to Rodney Alldredge for 37 years. We have 3 kids, Megan, Cassie, and Delane Alldredge. We also have 7 sweet grandbabies we love very much.
I feel very blessed to have this job. I started in October of 2010 and I am still here. It is very rewarding to watch these children learn and to see how much love can be given and received.
1 Year Old Teacher
My name is Kay Baker. I have been married to Bobby Baker for 40 years and we have 2 boys, Janssen and Dustin Baker. I also have 6 grandchildren who I love dearly. I have been at Bethany for 8 years now, being the One Year-Old teacher for 7 of those years. I absolutely love working and teaching with children this age because they love to learn and they soak everything up. It is such a rewarding job. I am truly blessed to have such a good Christian place to work. God is so good.
My name is Linda Bryson and I am 63 years old. I have been working with children in a daycare/preschool setting since 1993. I have an Associate degree in Early Childhood Education and I am also licensed in the state of Alabama as a Cosmetologist. I am married and have 16 grandchildren. The youngest is 2 years old and the oldest is 20 years old. I chose to work in the nursery department at Bethany Baptist Church because that is where God has guided me to. My goal is to provide a nurturing and educational classroom that begins with children as young as 6 weeks old. My hobbies include: gardening, sewing, needlework of all kinds, and art. I am a Christian and the Lord has blessed me with an understanding of the needs of young children. I am truly grateful for this opportunity to take care of these babies and hopefully ease the worry their parents have about their care; I love these babies like they are my own. When they leave my classroom, graduating to the next class, I try to keep that connection with them so they will always feel safe here at Bethany.
My name is Tanya Armstrong. I am the proud mother of 4 boys and awaiting my first grandangel in February. I love children and have been working with and raising children for 27 years. I am the daughter of a Methodist preacher and have a loving family who raised me in church and taught me love, respect, and the value of good morals. As a preschool teacher and a mom, I have tried to instill those same morals and values in the children I raise at home and the ones I get to share with their families.