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.
Karen Petty, Toddler Supervisor
Joined staff in 1999
CDA (Child Development Associate) Credential
Before joining our staff, Karen worked in a center in Pegram, TN
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.
Jennifer Kloke, Co-Teacher
Jennifer comes to us with a BS in Education from UT Knoxville.
She has been teaching in Nashville, TN since 2003.
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.
Katie 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.