BEE LOVED PRESCHOOL IS HIRING FOR THE 2019/20 SCHOOL YEAR

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The teachers at Bee Loved Preschool are dedicated in providing a safe, warm and loving educational experience for all of their students. All of the teachers go through extensive training on courses relevant to providing the best education and care for the children at Bee Loved Preschool. We are a community that transforms lives!!! 


  • Brandi Young - Director

    Brandi grew up in Seabrook, Texas. She moved to Austin in 1991 to attend college and never left. Brandi graduated from The University of Texas with a Liberal Arts degree in Psychology. She received her Montessori Certification to teach children ages 2 to 6 years old in 2008. Brandi has worked as the preschool director for Bee Loved for nine years. Brandi and her husband Paul own Fricano's Deli in Austin near UT campus. She's also the proud mother of two wonderful boys. Layne is a Junior at Lake Travis High School and Cade is studying at the University of Chicago.

  • Amanda Cavanaugh - Assistant Director

    Amanda grew up in Kentucky. She moved to Austin in 2016 with her husband, Mike and their two children, August (13) and Hayden (9). She has taught preschool for 5 years. Before moving to Austin, she was the Director of the preschool program at her church in Nolensville. She is excited to have joined the Bee Loved family.

  • Kayla West-Regner - Lead Teacher - 4's: M/T/W/TH

    Kayla has lived in Spicewood for the past 10 years. She has two children: Daylen who is 10 this year, and Irelan who is 8 years old. Both Kayla and her husband Anthony love living in Spicewood. Kayla has her Master's degree in Psychology from Texas State University. She has taught preschool for the past 18 years, predominently in a Montessori setting. She is looking forward to getting to know all the new children in her classroom! 

  • Courtney Blake - Assistant Teacher - 4's: M/T/W/TH

    Courtney moved to Spicewood in 2008 from Brenham, TX.  She is married to her high school sweetheart Matthew and together they have a 6th grade daughter, Elizabeth and son Charlie in the 4's class here at Bee Loved.  After graduating, she became a nanny/personal assistant/housekeeper for a family with 5 children ranging from 2-10.  She was the interim lead teacher for the 3's class for one semester before becoming pregnant with her son.  The last 5 years she has been an active member of Bee Creek UMC and has served as chair person for the Worship Committee. 

  • Shelly Wilkerson - 3's M/T/W/T Lead Teacher

    Shelly was born and raised in California. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Houston. Shelly also has her Associate degree in Early Childhood Development. Shelly recently moved to Austin from Houston where she was a Kindergarten/Pre-K teacher for over 20 years. Shelly is happy to bring her knowledge to the children at Bee Loved Preschool during the week and to our nursery on Sundays.

  • Denise King - Lead Teacher - 4's M,T,W,TH & After Care Teacher

    Denise was born and raised in Texas, residing mainly in the Austin area. She and her husband Matt have 2 wonderful children. After being a stay at home mom, she volunteered at Lake Travis schools and was a Girl Scout leader. Denise has thoroughly enjoyed teaching at Bee Loved since 2010. She also has provided many years of fun summer camps.

  • Kristy Chism - Assistant Teacher - 4's M,T,W,TH

    Kristy has lived in the Austin area her entire life. She graduated from Texas State University, then worked for a government agency for many years. After the birth of her second child she was fortunate enough to be a full time mom and wife for two amazing daughters and her husband. She enjoys being part of the Bee Loved Family!  

  • Coretta Jenkins -  Assistant Teacher

    Coretta was born and raised in California and is a recent transplant to Austin since August 2017. Coretta and her husband both attended St.Mary’s College of California. She has a BA in Liberal Arts. During college Coretta supported herself by working as a preschool teacher. Coretta is passionate about young people and has a wealth of youth development knowledge. In the past, she has worked in several elementary school settings along with working for both The Child Abuse Prevention Center and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). She is the proud mother of three awesome girls Jesilyn, Jayde & Jaylyn. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, traveling and spending time with family. 

  • Felissa Taylor - Spanish Teacher

    Felissa has a Master's degree in Education from Texas State University and a Bachelor degree in Arts from Stephen F. Austin. She has developed Spanish curriculum for Austin and Elgin ISD as well as founded the Dia De Los Ninos Program. She is excited to bring her Spanish curriculum to Bee Loved Preschool.

  • Millicent "Renee" Jardine - Music Teacher

    Millicent grew up in Corpus Christi and moved to Austin in 2001. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Music Studies, Choral Emphasis at The University of Texas in Austin and has worked with children of all ages for over a decade. Millicent currently lives in Spicewood with her husband, Eric and her two children, Ryder and Emery. 


  • Kim Pickard - Music Teacher