Our Staff

Our Staff

2 year olds

Hi, my name is Ms. Lisa. I teach the 2.5 year old class (Busy Bees). I am native to this area. I have been working in preschool settings for 15 years. I have been here at NALC for 6 years. I love guiding and teaching each one of my kids. When I’m not at school, I enjoy traveling and spending time with my family. We have two girls; one just turned 20 and the other is 12.

Hi! My name is Lucy and I am the assistant teacher in the 2’s class. I have always enjoyed working with children, so being able to love on these kiddos is such a blessing! Currently, I am in school studying behavioral health science, so working here is a perfect way for me to gain experience and fulfill my love of working with children.

3 year olds

Hi there. I’m excited to introduce myself as part of the Noah’s Ark Learning Center teaching staff. My name is Vicki Hicks and I’ve been working at NALC since 2009.  I earned my Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Southern Indiana, and have received continuing education and training including CPR/First Aid/AED and have MAT Certification. I am the Hippo Class teacher and work with children from ages 2-4. Every year is a new adventure of learning and exploring with my awesome students! I am so blessed to be a part of such a wonderful school and have the opportunity to do what I love!

Hi! I’m Addison White. I started at the preschool in the fall of 2020. I work with ages from 2 1/2 to 10. I am currently an education major at James Madison University. 

Hi I am Ashley Ragland and welcome to our wonderful school. I  joined Noah’s Ark staff in the fall of 2008 teaching varying ages between 2 and 4. I have a diploma in Early Childhood Education from Stratford Career Institute. I am also MAT and CPR certified and completed training in the “123 Read” program. 

God and my family are what bring me happiness. I love downtime with my family and weekends being spontaneous. During my free time I enjoy thrift shopping, painting and vacationing in the mountains. I am passionate about working with young learners to reach their potentials through play and discovery. Helping each child progress in all areas of their development; language, motor, social and academic. A challenge that I am honored to accept daily. I look forward to working together with you as partners in your child’s growth and development. 

Hi my name is Brooke McCune. I am married with two kids; a nine year old boy and 4 year old girl. I have been with Noah’s Ark for a year now and can’t wait for many more.  I enjoy beach trips and any chance I get to see my family in Williamsburg. On weekends my family and I love movies and any outdoor time we get. I look forward to meeting your child and getting to know your family.

PreK

I am Ms. Susan. I have a Bachelors of Science in Education from the University of Tennessee. Prior to joining the staff at NALC I worked as the PreK teacher at Westminster Preschool for 13 years. I have been working as the PreK teacher for the last 11 years. I enjoying reading, gardening, going to the beach and spending time with my family.

I am Cheryl Melton. I currently live in Augusta County with my husband and two dogs, Ember and Halligan. I have a daughter. I have been babysitting for a family with two children, ages three and five, for the past 5 years. I enjoy camping, fishing and spending time with my family.

My name is Mary Beth Reed.   I live in Staunton, VA with my husband and 2 children (son and daughter).  I have been teaching preschool for 17 years and I love my job!  2 of my favorite things are horses and Perks Place. 

I am Nicole M. Baucom and I’ve been here since August 2014. I am married with 4 children, 2 adult children and 2 under 18.  All of them have played many sports.  My favorite color is purple and I love coffee from Perks Place.  I love children and helping them learn. 

Hi, I’m Ms. Jody. I have worked at the preschool since 2015. I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology with a concentration in Social Work from East Stroudsburg University.  I am originally from Pennsylvania and moved here with my family in 2009.  I live in Augusta County with my husband and our three children.  I love spending time at the beach with my family, reading and taking care of my plants. 

Hi I am Ms. Jenny and I have been working at the preschool for 6 years but have worked with children (babysitting and coaching) for over half of my life. I have a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Mountain State University but fell in love with teaching. I am originally from West Virginia and moved to the area in 2014. I have two beautiful children with my husband of 11 years. I have many interests and hobbies such as plants, concerts, and sports.

Afternoons

Hi! I am Ms. Mackenzie and I have been at the preschool since the summer of 2022. I work in PreK and absolutely love getting to spend my afternoons with the kids! I currently attend Mary Baldwin University where I am majoring in elementary education

I am Ms. Lillian. I graduated from Central Augusta High School,  Staunton, VA.  I am also a graduate from  Sacred Heart University,  Fairfield,  Connecticut  with an Associates Degree in Business Administration/Management.   I lived in Connecticut for over 50 years and recently relocated back to Virginia.   While in Connecticut,  I  worked at Health Net, Inc, as an Account Service Coordinator.  My hobbies are Crocheting,  word search puzzles,  and piano.  I have been with the center since September 2022, and really enjoy working with the little ones.

Elementary After School

Ms. Addison / Ms. Jody / Ms. Robyn (information shared above)