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Our Staff

New Beginnings makes it a top priority to hire and retain staff members who not only enjoy children, but who also have experience and education in working with them. New staff members are required to provide information for a criminal background check and a check with the Central Registry of Child Protection.

We strive to provide a positive work environment that encourages people to remain with our program. We are aware that staff turnover is a major concern in child care, and we will do whatever possible to minimize change for your child. As part of our effort to retain quality staff, the center provides time for staff training and development on a regular basis. Training and time together allows us to build a sense of community among our staff and work toward enhancing their skills with children.

Research shows that ongoing training for teachers is one of the most critical factors in providing a quality early childhood program. Whenever possible, New Beginnings provides access to scholarships, financial incentives, flexible schedules and other rewards for employees that wish to further their education and enhance their skills.


Ashley Hudson, Childcare Director

Ashley has been at New Beginnings since 2009. She has a Child Development Associate Degree and an Associate Degree in Applied Science in IECE (Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education). She loves her job because it inspired her to continue her education, and we are fortunate to have someone so loving and understanding on our team. Ashley is a self-proclaimed “kid at heart” and loves that the kids at New Beginnings always have fun while learning. Her favorite activity to do with the students is painting. “It’s great to see their creativity and excitement.” Outside of work, Ashley enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and crafting.

Pamela Shearer, Administrative Office Assistant

Pamela has been part of our administrative team since 2010. She has a CDA and loves to interact with the children and hear their stories. When she gets a chance to help in a classroom, her favorite activity is art. Outside of work, Pamela loves taking walks, hiking, and enjoying the outdoors.

Mary Ann Mullins, Managing Director

Mary Ann has been with New Beginnings since 2011 and is an indispensable part of our administrative team. She loves working for an organization that makes a difference in the lives and of children and their families. When she’s not working, Mary Ann enjoys spending time with her fur babies and grandbabies.

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Ashley Anthony, Floating teacher

We are happy to have Ashley as part of our team since the beginning of the 2017 school year. She is working on her Child Development Associate Credential and brings a real energy to our team. Her favorite activities to do with our students are art, dance, singing and playing outside. Outside of work Ashley enjoys spending time with her family.

Katherine Baker, Floating Teacher

"Kat" is a new addition to our staff and works as a floating teacher. She loves working with kids, inspiring them to do great things. She loves knowing she can make a difference for them. Outside of work, she enjoys playing sports with her son, four-wheeling and swimming.

Mary Browning

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Michele Callahan, Lead Teacher, 1-Year-Old Class; 18-24 months

Michele has been a valuable member of our team since 2004 and has Associate in Arts and Child Development Associate degrees. Her long experience working with kids has taught her that you have to be flexible and think on your feet, moving on to something new if an activity isn’t working. Her favorite time of the school day is Circle Time, watching and listening to the children converse as everyone says “Good Morning” to each other. Michele says, “I love the look of wonderment on the kids’ faces when they accomplish something for the first time, which happens all the time at this age.” When she is not at work, Michele is a book and movie buff, enjoys cooking, and is currently researching her family tree.

Dominique Cole

Samantha Cole

Keana Combs

Hannah Fields

Hannah has been at New Beginnings since 2016, and we are fortunate to have someone so caring and nurturing working with our infants. She is currently working on an Associates in Early Childhood Education with a CDA. In the Nursery, she has the privilege of seeing new personalities grow and develop. Her favorite thing about her job is watching the infants learn new skills and experience new things. Hannah says, “I love watching their eyes light up at the sight of a book. I truly care for each child as if they were my own.” Outside of work, Hannah loves reading, writing, and spending time with her family.

Montana Fields

Shaelynn Hayes

Kaitlyn Johnson

Kayla Jones, Assistant Teacher, School Age Class

Kayla started at New Beginnings this year, and we are fortunate to have someone so excited to be working with our school age children. She has an Associates in Science, an Associates in Arts, her CDA and Director's Credentials. Her favorite thing about her job is teaching the children and watching them grow and develop. Kayla says, “I love my job because it's rewarding and my co-workers are amazing.” Outside of work, Kayla loves to travel, go camping and spend time with her family.

Courtney Mosley

Michelle Mullins

Kaitlyn Overbee, Assistant Teacher, Nursery

Kaitlyn joined New Beginnings this year. She is such a caring welcome addition to our nursery. She is CPR certified and is also a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant. Kaitlyn is working towards her Associates degree in Early Childhood Education. She loves taking care of the children and "getting to watch them learn and grow. I also like the people I work with". When Kaitlin is not at work she enjoys hanging out with friends, family, and her boyfriend. She is also the worship leader and piano player at her church.

Vickie Rice, Lead Teacher, 4-Year-Old Class

When Vickie joined our team in 2007, she brought loads of experience with her. She has a Child Development Associate Degree and is a vital part of our teaching team. She loves working with the children and her favorite activity to do with them is read. She says, “I love children, they are a blessing and need to be cherished.” When not at New Beginnings, Vickie loves to spend time at her church and with her grandbabies.

Tori Robinson

Whitney Sellers

Dora Whitman, Lead Teacher, 3-Year-Old Class

Dora has been an indispensable part of our team since 1995. She has a Child Development Associate degree and working with preschoolers her life’s passion. She loves getting hugs from children each morning and thinks of all the students as if they were her own kids. Dora’s favorite activity is teaching the children colors and how to work a puzzle. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family.

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