Preschool and Preschool Staff
Our preschool is a state-licensed program that uses the Abeka curriculum for Reading, Writing, Math, and Biblical instruction. Students learn foundational skills that prepare them to begin reading in PK4. They learn Bible verses weekly and songs throughout the year. PK4 participates in choir with K5 students and performs at MCCS concerts. The preschool staff loves working with children, teaching them Biblical truths, and watching them develop academic and social-emotional skills throughout the year.
Edna Weaver | PK1 Teacher
My name is Edna Weaver. I have an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education. I have 20 years experience working with preschoolers. I love watching toddlers learn and grow using age appropriate activities. Most of my experience has been with children under 2 years of age. I have also worked with 3 and 4 year olds. I love working outside and gardening in my spare time.
Jennifer Church | PK1 Teacher's Assistant
I'm married and I have two children, and I enjoy working with children. I also like to read and eat a box of chocolate.
Cindy Holloway | PK2 Teacher
Hi, my name is Mrs. Cindy, your Teacher’s Assistant. I am married and have one son. I have taught in a Preschool setting for 8 years. Since I was 18 years old, I have been led to volunteer and work with children. I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking, reading, and being outside. My family and I attend Shady Grove Baptist Church, and I help in our Children’s Church.
Sarah Ellis | PK2 Teacher's Assistant
I am a Mother of 2, Holly and Jonah. I enjoy cooking, reading, singing, and especially spending time with my children. I live on a farm in McGrady with chickens, ducks, pigs, and my favorite goats! I love coffee, sweet tea, chocolate and store made Birthday cakes! Psalm 23 is one of my favorites. 1 Corinthians 13 has always been my favorite! Psalm 66:12 - Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water: but thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place. If we have faith in the Lord, He will always bring us through!!
Esther Newsome | PK3 Teacher
My name is Esther Newsome. I have been married to my wonderful husband, Adam for six years. We serve the Lord in various ways at Cherry Grove Baptist Church. This is my 4th year here at MCCS.
Alexia Shumate | PK3 Teacher's Assistant
My name is Alexia Shumate. I go to Calvary Baptist Church. My favorite Bible verse is Ecclesiastes 3:11. I love to do crafts, crochet, knit, sewing, write plays, and read. I’ve got two cats that I love playing with too!
Poppi Welborn | PK4 Teacher & PK4/K5, Elementary, High School Choir Director
I have been teaching at MCCS for 9 years, and in K4 for 8 years. I am also blessed to teach High School Choir, K4 & K5 Choir, 1st - 2nd Grade Choir, and 3rd - 5th Grade Choir. I love my jobs and this school! If I could describe myself in one word it would be PINK: it's my favorite color and makes me truly happy! I have been married to my Prince Charming, Ray, for 19 years, and we have two sons, Bryson and Brenyn, who both attend MCCS. I am blessed to have a fantastic family support system consisting of my mama, mother-in-law, sister, two brothers-in-law, two sisters-in-law, three nephews, four nieces, a god-sister and her family to which I am an honorary aunt. I thank God for my time here, and look forward to seeing how He will continue to use and bless MCCS students, staff, and alumni.
Kayley Badgett | PK4 Teacher's Assistant
My name is Kayley and I work as the PK-4's Teaching Assistant alongside Mrs. Poppi. I am 26 years old and I have been married to my husband, Cole, for 4 years. We have one daughter, Katy Jo, who started in the PK1's class t his year!! I attended MCCS from Kindergarten through 12th grade, graduating in 2015. My husband is also an MCCS alumni (2014). I have been working at MCCS in some fashion since I was 15 years old. I started out working Elementary after care, then moved to Preschool aftercare for several years. Next, I became a substitute teacher full time, then assisted in Kindergarten, and now have been in PK-4 for four years. I have also worked at Summer Camp for eight years, serving as Director for the last four. MCCS is a very special place for me, as I have made many friendships, both in school and in the workplace. I have my BS in Birth to Kindergarten Education, with a concentration in Early Childhood from Western Carolina University. I have a passion for small children and absolutely love my job!