First Presbyterian
Learning Place Preschool
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Meet Our Teachers

Our teachers here at the Learning Place Preschool are dedicated and strive to help our preschoolers become successful learners.

Ms Jill Albro, Teacher Assistant- Ms. Jill has been with the Preschool for  14 years.  She continually brings support and new ideas to help support the teachers.  

Ms Becky Behrendorff, Director- Ms. Becky has 3 years teaching experience at the Elementary Level.  She has 2 children of her own, who have both attended the Learning Place.  She is also an alumni of the Learning Place Preschool.   She continues to bring fresh new ideas to help better our Preschool. 
            
Ms Kathy Burnett, Advance Pre Kindergarten Teacher- Ms. Kathy is one of our veteran teachers who has over 15 years of teaching experience, mostly which have been done right here at the Learning Place.  She has 2 children who both attended the Learning Place Preschool.  Ms. Kathy brings a great deal of knowledge and support to the Preschool that is invaluable.  
            

Ms Misty Byrom, Intermediate Teacher- Ms. Misty is new to our preschool this year.  She has 3 children of her own, one of which is attending the Preschool currently.  Her oldest 2 attended the Learning Place.    She has previously taught at St. Paul's School here in Tullahoma and brings the Learning Place, classroom experience and new ideas for learning.  
            

Ms Cindy Chappell, Pre Kindergarten Teacher- Ms. Cindy has been with our preschool for over 20 years.  She has 5 children who all attended the Learning Place Preschool. She continues to bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to our Preschool. 
                   
            
Ms Nancy Gluch, Intermediate Room Teacher Assistant- Ms. Nancy is new to the Learning Place this year.  She brings a fresh look and new ideas to the Preschool. 
            
Ms Lesley Lawson, Administrative Assistant/Teacher Assistant- Ms. Lesley has been with the Learning Place Preschool for over 10 years.  She has many talents which include working in the office and being in the classroom with our Preschoolers.  Ms. Lesley has 3 children who have all attended the Learning Place.  She is an active church member here at First Presbyterian.  


Ms Bethany Sterling, Nursery Teacher- Ms. Bethany has taken on the challenge of our Nursery classroom this year.  She has a teaching degree and has been home with her 3 children until this year.  Her 3 children all attended the Preschool and she is an active church member here at First Presbyterian.  

Ms Pam Tucker, Junior Teacher- Ms. Pam has been with the Learning Place for nearly 5 years.  She has been working as the Junior Room Assistant and this year has taken on the challenge of leading this classroom.  

Ms Libbi Verdell, Intermediate Teacher- Ms Libbi is new to the Learning Place Preschool.  She has a degree in Child and Family Studies.  Ms. Libbi has a great passion for working with children.  She brings a fresh new look, ideas and energy to our Preschool.  

All our teachers and assistants have an overwhelming passion for the Learning Place Preschool and the success of our preschoolers.

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