Central Baptist Church holds a special place in Teresa's heart. As a young girl, she started attending Central and became a member as a teenager. She now actively serves in various ministries. She enjoys serving as our Lead Cook and has the opportunity to spend time in every classroom getting to know all the children. What a blessing to love these children and to be loved by them!
Lawanda is originally from Aurora, NC. She has over 20 years of Early Childhood experience. Her career in Early Childhood started in September 1998 as an assistant teacher at Aurora Child Care Center. She worked as an Assistant teacher for one year and then was promoted to Assistant Director. In 2001 she opened her own in-home childcare center and worked in the home for seven years, then branched out into a center in 2009. She was the owner/director until December of 2018.
She is a mother of 4 children, 2 foster children, and 8 grandchildren. She and her husband work with the youth in their church. She has a heart for God, His people, and His little children. Her goal is to help each child reach their goals spiritually and academically and to create a safe, loving, and nurturing environment for each child she comes in contact with. In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her family, shop, and read.
Valerie recently joined the CBC Preschool family and is so happy to be a part of such a wonderful staff. It gives her great joy to see children awaken to a love of learning in an environment where they can see how precious they are to God.
Valerie was an elementary teacher assistant for Wake County Public Schools for 24 years where she instructed children in all academics. In 2003-04, she was selected as one of the finalists for the Top Ten Teacher Assistants in Wake County.
Valerie retired in 2016 and has enjoyed spending time with her 2 children and 4 grandchildren. She and her husband, Terry, attend Central Baptist Church. She enjoys Bible Study, mentoring, reading, cooking, and gardening.
Maddie is a junior at Corinth-Holders High School and is one of our teenage assistants. She helps n lots of classes and plays with all the kids. Her dad is a youth director at a church and she is involved in lots of activities at the church. She has a younger brother and a dog named Jeffrey.
Sylvia has been a floater at Central Preschool since May 2022. She has grown up in Central Bapt Church and attends with her family who are all active members. She currently serves as a floater for the Central Preschool Worship Care on Sunday mornings. She has also served in various other positions within the church.
Sylvia feels that God has blessed her with a gift to work with kids. She is pursuing a degree in elementary education. Sylvia enjoys spending time with her family and playing with her dog.
Trudy is a retired elementary teacher with over 30 years of experience. She has a B.A. in Elementary Education from Almeda University. After retiring in November 2016, she began seeking God’s direction in what He would have her to do. She knew it was God that directed her to Central Baptist Preschool. She loves teaching children, especially teaching them God’s principles and Bible verses. She hopes they will hide these verses in their hearts and apply them to their lives. She is excited to work with parents in teaching their children. She feels it is an honor and privilege that you have entrusted her with your most prized possession—your child.
My name is Paulette Strickland, and I have lived in the Wendell area all of my life. I have an older brother and a younger sister. I was married to my wonderful husband, Joe, for 43 years before he passed away in 2013. I have one son and one daughter. I have been blessed with three granddaughters and two grandsons ages five to twenty-one. I enjoy yard work, decorating and flower arranging. I am very blessed to work at the preschool and to be able to care for these children who are so special to me!