Preschool Teachers

All teachers and staff have certification in CPR and First Aid as well as certificates in TN ELDS Developmental Learning Standards.  All employees obtain a minimum of 30 training hours per year.

Room 5



Karen Staff PhotoKaren Petty, Toddler Supervisor

Joined staff in 1999

CDA (Child Development Associate) Credential

Before joining our staff, Karen worked in a center in Pegram, TN





Amy Staff PhotoAmy Riebel

Joined staff in 2015

Bachelors degree from Middle Tennessee State University

Before joining our staff, Amy worked with special needs children for 3 years before moving on to be a personal caregiver for 5 years. Amy has an extensive background in education and tutoring.




Debra Perkins, Co-Teacher

Joined staff in July 2012

Debra is a certified Nutrition Specialist, is TECTA & TNELDS certified, and is currently enrolled at Nashville State Community College

Before coming to BMCC Debra was a cook/teacher at Victory Leaning Center






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Kellie Phelps, Co-Teacher

Joined staff in June 2012

Kellie has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Muskingum College in New Concord, Ohio

Before coming to BMCC Kellie was a Lead Teacher at Youthland Academy, in Newtown, Ohio.




IMG_2541Katie Carr, Co-teacher

Joined our staff in July of 2016

Bachelors in Elementary Education, TN Technical University

Katie has experience in preschool classrooms and elementary tutoring. She also brings much knowledge from her time as a Kindergarten teacher.