CEC Staff

The CEC is proud to have a dedicated professional staff with a long-term commitment to children and families. All staff are CPR and First Aid certified. The staff attends many workshops and seminars throughout the year in an ongoing effort toward continued education and professional growth. Thank you for the opportunity to love and care for your children.



Sallie Bett Theall, Director

Jackie Gehsmann, Business Manager

Terri Mills, Floater

Cathy Vaughn, Floater


Susie Watkins, Crib Room/Caterpillars

Becky Phoenix, Crib Room/Caterpillars

Carol Bickley, Cruisers/Lambs

Tamy Thayer, Cruisers/Lambs

Anette Schmidt, Toddlers/Turtles

Marybeth Bedrosian, Toddlers/Turtles

Sarah Pearson, Toddlers/Turtles and Tykes/Owlets

Julie Wagoner, Jr. Tykes/Squirrels

Valerie Johnson, Jr. Tykes/Squirrels

Holly Ballenger, Tykes/Owlets

Rebecca Borchard, Tykes/Owlets

Lisa Thompson, Tykes/Owlets


Lisa Carwile, Flamingos M-F

Meggan Reagan, Flamingos MWF

Stephanie Briggs, Flamingos T/Th

Laney Elmore, Penguins T-F

Melissa Cavanaugh, Penguins, M-Th

Cristi Driver, Penguins, M//F

Stephanie Williams Beal, Cubs, T-F  

Brittany Hudson, Cubs, T-F


Stephanie Briggs, Owls, MWF

Mary Jo McGraw, Owls, M/WF

Debbie Mapel, Bees, M/T/Th

Leslie Martorano, Bees, M/T/Th

Laurie Tarnowsky, Frogs, M-F  

Gina Leonard, Frogs, M-F


Susan Beal, Clifford’s Crew, M-Th

Lou Ledbetter, Clifford’s Crew, M-Th

Amber Yarborough, Pandas, Older 4's/Pre-K, M-F

Laura Schauer, Pandas, Older 4's/Pre-K, M-F

Diana Whaley, Whales, M-F

Jenny Majors, Whales, M-F