Director (currently hiring)
2-year-old Lead teacher
Mrs. Amy Smith (2-year-olds; 2 mornings per week)
Mrs. Smith was born and raised in Waynesboro, Virginia and has worked with preschool children her whole adult career. Mrs. Smith graduated from Waynesboro High School and Eastern Mennonite University with a Liberal Arts degree. She majored with a concentration in education and a minor in psychology. Mrs. Smith's experiences include working in preschool special education at Hug K. Casell and then private church preschools, which led her here to FBC Weekday Preschool. Mrs. Smith has been on staff for 2 1/2 years and has worked with ages 2 and 4. Mrs. Smith has told us that 2-year-olds are where her passion lie, and we are so grateful she leads our smallest children here at the Preschool two days per week!
Mrs. Smith is a member here at FBC along with her husband, Danny who serves as a deacon at our church. They have two sons, Caleb--who attends Liberty University, and Patrick--who is in middle school. Mrs. Smith enjoys doing church volunteer work. She loves sports including UVA (Go Hoos!), Liberty University, and the Redskins. She visits her family close by often and loves to go shopping.
3-year-old Lead Teachers
Erin Harlow--3-year-old lead teacher, 5 days a week
Erin Harlow is returning to FBC Weekday Preschool as the lead teacher for the 3-year-old 5 mornings a week class. Mrs. Harlow was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, but made her way to Virginia where she attended Radford University. She has stayed here ever since! My husband, Brent, is from Waynesboro and we are raising our two girls Lily (7) and Morgan (6) here. We love gardening and making pizzas with the girls. I also have a deep love for coffee, as you will likely always see me with a cup in my hand! I am looking forward to rejoining FBC preschool and can't wait to see all of the families!
Mrs. Sheri Hicks (3-year-olds; 3 mornings per week)
Mrs. Hicks loves teaching three years olds and is excited to be returning for her second year as a teacher. She was teacher and school librarian in Augusta County Schools and Waynesboro City Schools. Sheri received her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from James Madison University and her Master's degree in Education from Virginia Commonwealth University. She was honored to receive the William Perry Teacher of the Year Award and the Rotary Club of Waynesboro Jean Harris Award for her dedication to children who are economically disadvantaged.
Mrs. Hicks has been married to her husband, Preston, for 40 years and together they have 2 children and 5 adorable grandchildren. In her free time, she loves gardening, cooking, traveling and spending time with her grandchildren. Sheri attends First Baptist Church of Waynesboro and has a real love for serving the Lord and helping others.
Sheri's strength in the classroom is leading children in her class to become more independent, more social and to have a love for school and learning.
Pre-Kindergarten (4-year-old) Lead Teachers
Melanie Keagy--PreKindergarten lead teacher
I am so excited to begin my first year here at First Baptist Preschool! I have spent the last six and a half years being a full time stay at home mother to my three girls. I have twins in first grade at Westwood Hills and my youngest, Liliana, will be in our 3-year-old classroom here with Mrs. Harlow and Mrs. Jones. While I thoroughly enjoyed my time at home with them, I am thrilled to get back to teaching again!
I received my Masters in Elementary Education and a BA in psychology at the University of Virginia. I am certified to teach pre-K through 6th grade in Virginia. I am currently working on my reading specialist endorsement at Eastern Mennonite University. Prior to being a stay at home mom, I was a first-grade teacher in Chesapeake, Virginia for six years and taught the preschool program over the summers.
I was born in Buffalo, NY, and raised in Springfield, VA - a suburb of Washington, DC. After graduating from UVA, I lived in Virginia Beach for seven years with my husband Michael. We then moved to Staunton for four years before finally relocating to Waynesboro over a year ago in the Westwood neighborhood. We love Waynesboro and are so excited to call it home!
Besides spending time with family, I love to read, dance, exercise, go to the beach, and just be silly and have fun! I can’t wait to be silly and have fun with your little one this year in my class!
Mrs. Tiffany Agler
Mrs. Tiffany Agler is in her third year working on the Pre-K team and her second year in the position of lead Pre-Kindergarten teacher. She has previously taught the combine two/three-year-old class and worked as a substitute teacher for Waynesboro City Schools. Mrs. Agler received her teaching licensure through Mary Baldwin College where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a minor in education. She is certified to teach grades Pre-K through sixth through the Virginia department of Education, but preschool is truly where her heart is.
Mrs. Agler has been married to her husband, Joe, for 11 years and together, they have two amazing children. Ava is 10 and is in fifth grade this upcoming school year. Andrew is four and is in Mrs. Keagy's Pre-k class at First Baptist. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her family. Swimming, fishing, jumping on the trampoline and visiting theme parks are some of our favorite things to do together. She is super excited to be teaching Pre-K again this year and she cannot wait to meet you and your child!
Carrie Jones--3-year-old teacher's assistant, 5 days a week
Carrie Jones was born and raised in Waynesboro, Virginia. She graduated from Mary Baldwin College and received her master's from Baylor University, where she focused on museum education and hands-on learning experiences. After moving around the country, Carrie and her husband Steve resettled in the area to raise their two daughters, Charlotte and Amelia. She is thrilled to be back for her second year at First Baptist Preschool, after working as the teacher's aide in Mrs. Smith's 2-year-old classroom last year. Carrie has worked in classrooms from primary school all the way to college, but enjoys the fun and laughter of preschool learning the most!
Carrie loves enjoying the Blue Ridge Mountains, spending time with her family, reading, and eating Kline's ice cream.
Mrs. Angela Anderson (Teacher's Assistant; 3-year-olds)
Angela Anderson joins us for a second year at FBC Weekday Preschool. Angela is a native of Augusta county, who was home-schooled throughout grade school and took some classes at Blue Ridge Community College. She hails from a large family with many siblings. Angela loves working with children, and has been working with children since she was in middle school! Mrs. Anderson notes that she has worked as a nanny, babysitter, and in the church nursery. She joined us at FBC Weekday Preschool through a long-term nanny reference. Last year, she worked in the split two-year-old/ three-year-old class and loved every minute of it and looks forward to working with the same groups this year! In addition to her work throughout the school morning, Mrs. Anderson looks forward to leading a small group on Mondays and Wednesdays in our bi-weekly "Lunch Bunch" program.
Mrs. Anderson has been married to her wonderful husband, Luke, for over just a year. They love to play board games and go hiking together. In her spare time, she enjoys reading books and trying new recipes. Angela Anderson is an American Sign Language certified interpreter as well as a certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).
Mrs. Kim Mace (Teacher's Assistant; Pre-Kindergarten)
Kim joins us for the first time this year as a Teacher's Assistant in our 4-year-old/Pre-Kindergarten classroom. Kim attended Eastern Mennonite University and was employed in the Augusta County School System a First Grade classroom aide for 8 years. She was then a substitute teacher and classroom aide at Grace Christian School. For the past 4 years, Kim has provided and operated in-home daycare for a great little group of kids. She is overjoyed to be back in the classroom and looks forward to becoming a part of the FBC Weekday Preschool family and getting to know the children, parents, and staff!
In her spare time, Kim enjoys spending time with her husband of 19 years, Troy, and their teenage daughter Hannah, reading, and beach vacations.