All of our teachers attend pre-service and in-service training. In order to meet state licensing requirements, all staff must obtain regular continuing education units. First-aid and CPR instruction are part of their training as well.
LPBC Preschool staff consider their work a calling and believe it is a privilege to care for your children. We pray regularly for the children entrusted to our care, as well as the families they represent.
Mrs. Hall serves as the LPBC Preschool Administrator. She and her family, moved here from New Mexico in 2012. She has two children and four grandchildren. Mrs. Hall has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Family and Child Science from New Mexico State University. She has taught preschool classes for many years and served as Administrator of a preschool and a day care in New Mexico. She has worked with children in church and secular settings in various capacities for over 35 years.
Mrs. Hall loves to sing, play guitar, draw and decorate. She has a heart for young children and families and feels this to be her ministry.
[EMAIL: Ruthellen Hall]
Mrs. Barrett and her husband, Jeff have been married for over 13 years and they have two young daughters. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Administration/Pre-Law from the University of West Florida. Mrs. Barrett has over eight years of experience working with pre-schoolers in various settings. Mrs. Barrett's hobbies include running, reading, cooking the Wednesday night dinners for the Lexington Park Baptist Church, coordinating the LPBC Fall Fest and coordinating the snacks for Vacation Bible School at LPBC each summer.
Mr. Bowen has been an assistant at Lexington Park Baptist Church Preschool since 2016. Mr. Bowen served last year as the Teacher's Aide for the two year old class. He is currently working primarily with the Kindergarten classes and assisting the other classes as needed. Jacob is a graduate of Leonardtown High School and is currently attending the College of Southern Maryland. Jacob has years of experience working with children in Children's Church and Vacation Bible School at the Lexington Park Baptist Church. While in High School, Jacob has completed a two year Criminal Justice Program and participated in Theater in addition to his regular studies.
Mrs. Darden is our three year old teacher here at LPBC Preschool. Mrs. Darden graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science in Special Education. She taught at St. Mary's Public Schools for seven years before she decided to stay home with her children. She finished her Master's Degree in Reading Education in 2006 at Towson University, while at the same time training with the National Institute for Learning Development (NILD) to be an Educational Therapist. Prior to coming to LPBC Preschool, Mrs. Darden worked out of her home with students who struggle to learn using the NILD techniques. She has been teaching here since 2012. She and her husband have been married for over 18 years and have three children ranging from kindergarten through high school.
From a very early age Mrs. Sanger has had a passion for nurturing young children. As a young adult, she worked in several early childhood centers. After marrying her husband in 1999 and moving to St. Mary's county, she became a licensed childcare provider, caring for infant through elementary age children. In addition, she provided preschool instruction for children starting at age three. In 2011 Mrs. Sanger joined our staff as a teacher's assistant, providing support in planning and preparation as well as instructional support for students and families. In her spare time, Mrs. Sanger enjoys reading, traveling and camping with her husband, family and friends.
While Mrs. Reed's youngest daughter attended our preschool in 1995, she began to volunteer in the classroom and stumbled upon a passion for teaching young children. After many years of involvement in children's ministries in church and assisting in the Kindergarten classroom, Mrs. Reed became the Kindergarten teacher, and later a PreK teacher. This allowed her to enjoy the opportunity to not only create hands-on, developmental learning experiences for young children, but also to invest in the lives of children and their families. Annual early childhood conferences and an enthusiastic and supportive working rapport with fellow teachers have given her the opportunity to continue gaining insight, inspiration, and motivation in creative teaching methods. In addition to researching and preparing for new ideas for the classroom, Mrs. Reed enjoys reading, crafts, traveling and spending time with her husband of over 30 years, her two daughters and other family and friends.