A talented staff that’s dedicated to helping your child learn and grow
Meet Our Faculty
My name is Jayme Wilkinson and I’m the Director of Bethany ECEC. I have my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction. I’ve been with the preschool for 4 years; two as a teacher and two as Director. I am originally from Tennessee and moved to Virginia 6 years ago. I have 3 children 2, 3, and 8 with my husband of 9 years. We currently attend Bethany Lutheran Church in Waynesboro and live in the area as well.
My name is Sandi Swartz and I love being in a Christ-centered preschool.. I have been working with children in a professional setting for 14 years. I live with my wonderful husband, Bruce and we’re blessed with a sweet daughter, Hannah, 15, and Elsa, 3 (our furry –four-legged child pup). I am serving my 10th year as vice-coordinator & unit leader for my daughter’s AHG troop. I enjoy reading, hiking, taking horse riding lessons, and watching movies. I can’t wait to hear all about your favorite things!
2 YEAR OLD TEACHER
My name is Mrs. Lang and I’m a teacher at Bethany ECEC with the two year olds. I’ve worked with children for over 15 years. I’m fascinated with anything medical, so along with my teaching certification I have various certifications and experience in the medical and nursing field. I have a love of education, art and reading. I’m married and have four wonderful children, 3, 9, 10 and 17, as well as several fur babies. We attend West Waynesboro Church of Christ. I’m from Virginia and I’ve always lived here.
2 YEAR OLD AIDE (3-DAY)
I just graduated from Blue Ridge Community College with my General Education degree as well as my Associates in Science. I plan on returning to BRCC in about a year to start nursing with a concentration in obstetrics. Until then I will be working on my Bachelors in Biochemistry. I have about 10 years’ experience in childcare.
3 YEAR OLD TEACHER (3-DAY)
My name is Lindsay Kennedy and I live with my family here in Waynesboro. I have a 5-year old son, Braylon, who just graduated from Bethany this past spring. In addition to Braylon, my fiancé and I have our niece and nephew at home with us. I’m currently finishing up my Childhood Development Associate’s Degree. I’ve been with Bethany going on my 3rd year and have worked with children of all ages. Some of my favorite things are The Yankees, UVA sports, arts and crafts, dark chocolate caramels and children and animals!
3 YEAR OLD TEACHER (5-DAY)
My name is Angela Anderson and I’m the teacher for the 5 day, 3-year old classes. I have been working with children since I was fifteen years old. I started out babysitting, mostly my siblings, then I worked as an assistant at the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind. After that I was a professional nanny for a while. Three years ago I started working as an assistant in a preschool and I loved it immediately! I discovered a love for that age group. They’re so full of curiosity and eagerness that their joy spreads to me. I’m so excited to be teaching your children this year. I can't wait to see what the year brings!
3 YEAR OLD AIDE (5 DAY)
Bio coming soon.
4 YEAR OLD TEACHER
My name is Genny Rogers. I am happy to be working as a pre-k teacher this year. I am finishing up my teaching degree this year and have previously been a Veterinarian Tech. My husband and I have two awesome children, one of whom attends BECEC. Our family loves to ski, hike and play tennis together.
4 YEAR OLD TEACHER
My name is Monika Blackburn and this is my 7th year teaching Pre-K here at Bethany ECEC. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Marketing. I grew up in Southern New Jersey and lived there until 2011 when I moved to Virginia with my family. I’m married, and have three children who keep me very busy. We enjoy spending time together as a family and making special memories. We live in Fishersville and are members of Bethany Lutheran Church.
4 YEAR OLD AIDE
My name is Jessica McCloskey. I studied pedagogy for two years and I have three years of classroom experience with kids of all ages. I am originally from Brazil and got here to the U.S. working as a nanny because I just love kids so much. I am happy to be part of this great team.
4 YEAR OLD AIDE
My name is Megan Robertson. I grew up in the area and have lived here my whole life. I have a background in healthcare and also have completed a year of nursing training. I’ve also taken several Child Development classes at Blue Ridge Community College and find the subject fascinating. I’ve loved working with children as long as I can remember. I have 2 children of my own; ages 5 and 9, and I've been married 7 years to my wonderful husband. I've been a stay-at-home mom prior to working for Bethany and have focused my attention on raising my children and attending school. With my free time, I enjoy being outside, swimming and camping. I also enjoy traveling and seeing new places. I look forward to meeting you and your children.
My name is Janie Smith and I am a recent transplant to the Waynesboro/Staunton area. I moved here from the Northern Va. and Fredericksburg areas. I am currently teaching music to the 3 year old and Pre-K classes at Bethany ECEC. I have had a wonderful career teaching Special Education, Preschool, and Elementary Education. By far, though, my favorite has been teaching in Lutheran preschools throughout the state! I have also enjoyed directing church children’s choirs as well as adult choirs and ensembles as a music director in various churches. I currently live in Staunton with my husband and when not at home, enjoy visiting our 5 sons and 13 grandchildren, living throughout the state.
Other faces you may run into on campus
Pastor Tim has served as Pastor at Bethany for thirteen years, having previously served in South Carolina and Ohio. He graduated from Valparaiso University and Concordia Seminary, earning his Masters of Divinity degree. He enjoys mountain biking, hiking, refinishing furniture and model railroading. He and his wife, Sue, have three grown children.
DIRECTOR OF LIFESTAGE MINISTRY
I began this position in September of 2017 and I oversee Children, Youth and Small Group ministries, Missions and ECEC/Congregational bridge building. I have a BA in Sociology from Seton Hill College and a MS in Human Resource Development from Western Carolina University. I enjoy being with my family, crafts, decorating & remodeling, cooking and being outside!
Sara came to Bethany as the Administrative Assistant in September 2014 after a career in banking. Sara, her husband, and their 2 children enjoy Bethany as their home church. She loves serving in her role as Administrative assistant and is also a part of the Bethany Early Childhood Education Center Ministry team. Outside of work, she enjoys taking family vacations and loves dogs, especially her dachshund, Annabelle.