Our Staff

We are proud of our caring and qualified teachers who engage children actively in learning. Only individuals who exhibit a true love for children, and who are patient and understanding are employed by our school. Turnover is minimal among our staff which gives children a strong sense of security and “family”. All child care staff is required to participate in extensive annual training in child care topics. Parents should feel free to approach their child’s teacher if they have any concerns or need help with their child. Open communication is critically important.

Ester Cash

Ester Cash

Director

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Mary York

Mary York

Program Coordinator | Teacher

Mary York graduated from Triton College in Illinois in 1994 with an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. She is married, and is a mother of two sons and a step daughter, and a grandmother to five grandsons. Mrs. York has been with Mary Bethune since September of 1994.

Julie Knight

Julie Knight

Teacher

Julie Knight graduated from Central Virginia Community College with her Associate’s Degree in 2009. She has 14 years experience in child care at various organizations. She is also a mother of one. Ms. Knight has been with Mary Bethune since February of 2009.

Chenequa Shorey

Chenequa Shorey

Teacher

Chenequa Shorey graduated from William Campbell in 2007, and graduated from Lynchburg College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education in 2012. She is married and has one son, and another child on the way. Mrs. Shorey has three years experience with day care, and has been with Mary Bethune since 2014.

Joy Miller

Joy Miller

Teacher

Joy Miller graduated from E.C. Glass in 2003. She is a Lynchburg resident, and has three children. She has a strong passion for Mary Bethune – she sent two of her children here, and now she works here. Miss Miller has been with Mary Bethune since May of 2015.

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson

Teacher Aid

Jennifer Hudson graduated from MMTC with an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science. She is certified as a massage therapist and worked as a CNA for ten years. She is the mother of three girls. Miss Jennifer has been with Mary Bethune Academy since May of 2013.

Teressa Jones

Teressa Jones

Teacher Aid

Teressa Jones graduated from E. C. Glass. She has two children and four grandchildren, two of which attend MBA. She has worked for Lynchburg City School for eight years, and before that she did office work for almost 15 years. She has been at MBA for four years.

Carol McNeil

Carol McNeil

Teacher Aid

Carol McNeil graduated from E.C. Glass, and got her Bachelor’s Degree at Phillips Business College. She has over fourteen years experience at various daycares. Mrs. McNeil has been with Mary Bethune since August 2014.

Hollis Moore

Hollis Moore

Teacher Aid

Hollis Moore graduated from E.C. Glass in 1989, and Central Virginia Community College in 2012 with Child Care Certification. She has five years of childcare experience. Mrs. Moore has been married since 2007, and is a Lynchburg resident. Mrs. Moore has been with Mary Bethune Academy since June of 2011.

Glenda Hubbard

Glenda Hubbard

Teacher Aid

Glenda Hubbard graduated from Appomattox High School. She has six years of experience with child care. She is a mother of one, and her son is 20 years old. Glenda has been with MBA since 2009.

Barcell Saunders

Barcell Saunders

Head Chef

 

David Musselman

David Musselman

Bus Driver

 

Charles Aessler

Charles Aessler

Bus Driver

 

Patricia Walker

Patricia Walker

Bus Attendant