BEE LOVED PRESCHOOL

2019/20 SCHOOL YEAR


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 Preschool since 2010. Brandi and her husband Paul own Fricano's Deli in Austin, TX near UT campus. She's also the proud mother of two wonderful boys. Layne is a Senior at Lake Travis High School and Cade is studying at the University of Chicago.

  • Coretta Jenkins -  Assistant Director

    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. 

  • 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.  Together they have a 7th grade daughter, Elizabeth and kindergartener son Charlie, both are Bee Loved alumni!   After graduating, she became a nanny/personal assistant/house manager for a family with 5 children ranging from ages 2-10. She was the interim lead teacher for the 3's class for one semester before becoming pregnant with her son and then went back to being a stay at home mom.  The last 6 years she has been an active member of Bee Creek UMC and serves in children, youth and women’s ministries.  This will be her third year assisting Ms. Kayla in the Critter Class!!

  • 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!  

  • 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. 


  • Leigh Muller - 3's Lead Teacher - M, T, W, TH


    My name is Leigh Muller, I was born and raised in Northern, New Jersey. I have always wanted to work with children. I attended Rutgers University and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a double major in Psychology; Early Childhood Development and Elementary Education. I am certified to teach Nursery through 8th Grade. I was also a member of Kappa Delta Pi, the International Honor Society in Education. I began teaching first and second grade at Forrest Elementary in my hometown of Fair Lawn, New Jersey after graduation.

    In 2012, my husband Ryan and I decided to move our family to Austin. We have 2 children, our son Sean is a senior at LTHS and my daughter Ava is a freshman this year. I decided to be a stay at home-mom but stayed very involved at their Elementary Schools through PTA and Room-Mom activities. Once children were old enough, I decided to go back to teaching. I wanted to work with younger children and took a job at Lake Travis United Methodist Church Preschool. I was the lead teacher for the MWF 3’s class there ever since.

    My free time is spent watching the Lake Travis High Band march or watching my daughter play tennis.

    I am very excited to begin my newest adventure teaching at Bee Loved!

  • Stephanie Ivie Harvey - 18 Month Lead Teacher

    Stephanie was born and raised in northern New Mexico. She came to Texas after completing her Bachelor's degree in Psychology. Stephanie spent several years as a case manager in a crisis counseling center before making a career shift into education. She is a certified special education teacher who taught for six years before taking a brief hideous following the birth of her daughter Haven. This summer Stephanie and her family moved to the Spicewood area from Dripping Springs, and are loving their new community. Stephanie is thrilled to be part of the Bee Loved team and cannot wait to meet her students!

  • Ashley Rule - 2's Lead Teacher


  • Janis Anderson - 2's Assistant Teacher

    Janis is the Assistant in the 2 year old class this year. She is also new to our school but comes with valuable background experiences. Lived in New York City until the death of her mother, she was relocated to Dominica West Indies to live with her aunt. After graduation she returned to Las Cruses, New Mexico and obtained her BA in Medical Social Work. She is married to Rick for 39 years and has two daughters and adopted a nephew. Janis owned and operated a licensed daycare then worked in the school system as an assistant while her children were school aged. Janis and Rick were called into the ministry and served several years leading churches.