We'd like to introduce you to our staff

The teachers at Bee Loved Preschool are dedicated to 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 eight years. Brandi and her husband Paul own Fricano's Deli in Austin. She's also the proud mother of two wonderful high school boys.

  • 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.

  • Jen Nathaniel - Lead Teacher - 18 month classroom

    Jen and her family moved to Austin in 2014. Jen has a degree in social work and worked as an adoption caseworker for several years. For the past 5 years Jen has been home full time with her 3 children. She has also been spending time volunteering with preschoolers at her home church. Jen is passionate about the importance of providing positive early experiences and how that impacts the brain development of young children. She is excited to be a part of your child's life and watch their growth as they experience love, education and fun at Bee Loved. 

  • 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 5th grade daughter, Elizabeth and son Charlie in the 3'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.  Now that her kids are getting older, she is ready to rejoin the team!

  • Stephanie Delgado - Lead Teacher - 3's M/T/W

    Stephanie grew up in Round Rock, Texas. Upon graduating from high school she worked for the YMCA after school program. Stephanie went on to run the Child Learning Center at Westwood Country Club for four years. Later she became a professional nanny in San Diego. After a few years she missed Texas too much and decided to move back to Austin. Now Stephanie is married with two children. She has a seven year old daughter, Peyton and a three year old son, Foster (who attends Bee Loved). 

  • Denise King - Lead Teacher - 4's M,T,W,Th

    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 is super excited about being part of the Bee Loved Family!  

  • Shelly Wilkerson - Lead Teacher - 4's M/W, T/ Th

    Shelly was born and raised in California. She recieved 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.

  • Casie Pelczar - Lead Teacher 2's

    Casie grew up in San Antonio and has lived in Texas most of her life. She went on to study Family and Child Development at Texas State University, where she met her wonderful husband of 20 years. She has been busy raising her three beautiful daughters, Charlsey (16), Carsen (13) and Chandlyr (6). Casie was a substitute teacher last year at Bee Loved and was able to get to know many of the wonderful children and their families. Now that her youngest is attending Kindergarten she is ready to start working at Bee Loved full time. She is thankful for the opportunity to work in a nuturing, loving environment and excited to get to know all the children and watch them develop throughout the year.

  • Pollyanna Hopson - Floater/Outdoor Teacher (M/T/TH)

    Polly Hopson grew up in Amarillo, Texas and graduated from UTDallas with a computer science degree. She spent 6 1/2 years as a computer programmer first in the space industry and then in artificial intelligence. She quit to be a stay at home mom shortly before her second son was born. She has 25 years teaching Sunday School as well as experience as a cub scout den leader and supervising game clubs for her sons. She loves children and enjoys helping them reach their full potential.

  • 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.

  • Cheryl Kaspar - 4’s Assistant Teacher

    Cheryl was born in San Antonio, Texas. Her father was a pilot in the Air Force and she spent her childhood traveling the world and living abroad in Europe and Asia. She has experienced an abundance of different cultures while meeting people from all over the world. She met her husband Tracy in Austin, Texas, and settled down in Spicewood, where she currently resides. Cheryl has two beautiful daughters, Nikolette (26) and Noelle (21.) She has worked as a substitute teacher in local elementary schools, and has loved living near Lake Travis, where she enjoys swimming, fishing and waterskiing. She is happy to be an assistant teacher at Bee Loved, and is excited to assist with the growth of the children in this beautiful community.

  • Jennifer Baugus - 3’s Assistant Teacher/ 18 month Assistant Teacher

    I was born and raised in Austin, TX and moved to the hill country in 1993. I graduated from Texas Tech University with a degree in multidisciplinary studies and early childhood education through 6th grade as well as all levels of special education. I have taught in the Lago Vista ISD as a middle school and intermediate school special education teacher and inclusion teacher. I have been married to my wonderful husband, Chris, for almost 6 years and we are raising our three beautiful daughters Rita, Addison, and Ava. I am an avid scuba diver and swimmer and enjoy spending time with friends and family. I am so excited to be a part of BeeLoved Preschool!

  • Coretta Jenkins - 2's M/W 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. 

  • David Brodrick - Music Teacher


  • Kim Pickard - Music Teacher