Dianne Hambly | Ducklings class 

Dianne will be starting her ninth year in the baby room at Bethlehem Preschool … her colleagues refer to her as “the baby whisperer.”  Dianne is the proud mother of 5 wonderful children (Austin, Derrick, Timothy, Johnathan and Amanda).  She hails from the great state of California.  She has been in Tennessee 16 years now.

Aurora Pierson | Honeybees class 

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Aurora is a native Texan, but has lived in Franklin for the last 6 years. She has a degree in Interior Design from the University of North Texas and a Masters in Early Childhood Education from the University of Texas at Tyler. This is her first year teaching preschool!

 

Aurora is married to Mike who is an account manager for the JM Smucker Co (yes, the jelly!). They have been married for 20 years and together have lived in TX, CA, back to TX and TN. They have two children. Avery is a freshman at Renaissance High School and Greyson is in 6th grade at Grassland Middle School. In her spare time, Aurora enjoys reading, baking, interior design, family movie nights and watching her kids at their various activities. 

Tina Bartlett | Turtles class

Tina Bartlett began working at Bethlehem Preschool as the Assistant Director.  Last year, she decided to nurture her love of children and became a full-time teacher at the preschool.  She grew up in Minnesota and got her degree at Cumberland University.  Tina lives in Franklin with her husband Marshall and two daughters Emmaline and Erin.  She likes to read, go on walks, and spend time with family and friends.  

Kim Sherrod | PDO Teacher Assistant

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Kim has been with Bethlehem Preschool for 3 years.  She had the opportunity to sub for several teachers prior to being hired and looks forward to working with the children on a consistent basis.  Kim is married to Bryan and they have two children, Mae and Mack.  Kim enjoys cooking, sports, and gardening.  She will be assisting Miss Tina.

 Jenny Rippy | PDO Teacher Assistant

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Jenny is starting her second year with us at Bethlehem Preschool.  She is a native-Nashvillian and is assisting Miss Dianne and Miss Heather.  Miss Jenny and Miss Jessi, who is a Pre-k teacher assistant are sisters, and we are fortunate to have both of them on staff.