Meet the Team

Loving & Dedicated 

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Molly Blackmon

Director

Molly grew up in Montgomery and is a graduate of Auburn University.  She has been affiliated with MBPCP since 2007 and has worked at the preschool as an aide, a teacher and Board member. She has a professional background in sales and marketing including 12 years in pharmaceutical sales.  She has two sons, Collin and Jack, (both attended MBPCP through 5K) and two stepsons: Bennett and Brice. She is married to David.

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Elizabeth Powell

Infants

Elizabeth grew up in Elba, Alabama.  She graduated from The University of Alabama in 2002 with a degree in Hospitality Management.  Upon graduating, she worked for a pharmaceutical sales company until her first child was born.  She then became a nanny for a family and was with them for four years until she started at MBPC Preschool.  Elizabeth is married to Taylor and they have two girls, Sara Clark and Amelia; both attended MBPC Preschool.

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Robin Miller

Infants

Robin Miller grew up in Dothan, Alabama and is a graduate of The University of Alabama. She was a graphic designer at an advertising agency before working as a freelance illustrator so she could stay at home with her three girls: Macey, Marian and Caroline. Robin is married to Sam.  Robin is also a wonderful artist…Check out her art on her Facebook page: Robin Miller Art

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Anna Drinkard

Infants

Anna Drinkard was born in Birmingham but spent most of her childhood in Houston, TX. Anna graduated from The University of Alabama in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Advertising and a minor in Nutrition.  Anna and her husband Counce have two daughters: Marlea and Annabelle. Her youngest daughter attended MBPC Preschool for two years before entering Kindergarten.

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Leslie Culpepper

Toddlers; Aide

Leslie grew up in Vestavia Hills and attended Auburn University. She married her high school sweetheart and has two children who attend MBPCP. Leslie’s love of the school and teachers prompted her to leave event coordination/hospitality and be a stay-at-home mom while subbing at MBPCP in 2019. She joined the staff in 2020 as a teacher’s aide for the toddler class. Leslie loves teaching the age because of how full of personality the children are and how fast they grow.

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Celeste Henderson

Toddlers

Celeste has lived in Mountain Brook for the past 20 years.  She has taught elementary school and has a masters in early childhood education.  She has been a preschool teacher at MBPC off and on over the past 18 years, teaching the threes and fours and substituting for all ages.  She and her husband Sam are parents to three children: Rebecca Jane, Sam and Banks.

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Courtney Whitten

Toddlers

Courtney is a busy mother to Mary Margaret and wife to Matthew.  She is pursuing her degree in early childhood education.

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Emily Miller

Toddlers; Aide

Emily Miller grew up in Mobile and attended the University of Southern Mississippi where she played D1 tennis. After college, Emily moved to Birmingham and met her husband Adam; they have three children: Hudson, Hayes and Mary Brooks.  Mary Brooks attended MBPCP and Emily joined the staff shortly after!

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Evelyn Graham

Toddlers

Evelyn was born in California and raised in Texas.  She is an Auburn University graduate with a degree in Business Administration/Accounting and a longtime resident of Birmingham, Alabama.  Evelyn and her husband Paul are parents to four children: Drew, Anne Cadman, Thomas, and Sam-all are graduates of MBPC Preschool.

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Amy Knight

Two Year Olds

Amy grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and attended the University of Alabama.  There she met her husband, Sid.  They have lived in Birmingham for over 30 years and raised their four children, Sidney, Lee, Louise and Cole in the MB School system.  Amy worked in Children's Ministry at Canterbury UMC for 12 years before joining the staff at MBPCP.

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Laura Maddox

Two Year Olds; Aide

 Laura grew up in Mountain Brook. She attended Samford University and  has a degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.  Laura is married and has two children attending MBPC: Elizabeth James and Chris.

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Cesa James

Two Year Olds

Cesa was born and raised in Birmingham.  After college she moved to Los Angeles where she worked as Director of Security and Transportation at The Culver Studios.  She lived in LA for 12yrs before returning to Birmingham.  She has 4 children Briley, Ephram, Dixon and Tyrion.

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Dena Adair

Three Year Olds

Dena has been a part of the preschool for many years.  She grew up in Sylacauga and is a graduate of Auburn University.  She and her husband Brett have three children: Sidnie, Francis and Rett.

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Anna Katherine Scogin

Three Year Olds

Anna Katherine graduated from the University of Alabama in 2008 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. She married her high-school sweetheart (Drew) and they have one daughter, Anna Lake.

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April Farrelly

Three Year Olds; Aide

April is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana and moved to Mountain Brook with her husband in 2018. She is a graduate of LSU and taught middle and high school social studies for ten years. April has two young boys, Easton and Patrick, who also attend MBPC.

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Molly Wilson

Four Year Olds

 Molly attended the preschool as a child. Her grandmother was part of the original staff, and her mother has taught here for 21 years. She is married to Abraham and they currently live in Trussville. They love Auburn Football and spending time with friends and family.

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Tina Watson

Four Year Olds

Tina is originally from Pensacola, FL, but moved to Birmingham as a child. She is married to Cory and they have two daughters: Molly and Courtney.  Molly is also a teacher here at MBPCP. Tina has taught at MBPC Preschool for more than 20 years!

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Bethanne Taylor

 Kindergarten

Bethanne grew up in Decatur and is a mother to two boys: Coe and Cam. Both boys attended MBPC Preschool, and Bethanne gives credit to the program for helping rear her children and prepare them for their social & educational development. Bethanne received a BA in Graphic Design and Art History from Auburn University and a Masters in Art Education (K-12) from UAB. She taught Elementary Art in the Homewood system for many years and has also taught toddlers and 3 & 4 year olds at MBPCP. Preparing kids emotionally, socially, spiritually and intellectually is the sole purpose behind her curriculum.

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Rebecca Jane Henderson

Movement

Rebecca Jane is is a graduate of the University of Alabama. She is currently studying to be a registered dietitian and personal trainer. Rebecca Jane has always been passionate about health and fitness and loves helping children get their wiggles out!

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Madison Roberts

Pastor

Madison Roberts was born and raised in Augusta, GA, and has lived most of his adult life in Atlanta, GA. He recently graduated with a Master of Divinity program at Princeton Theological Seminary (PTS) and serves as the Pastor at Mountain Brook Presbyterian Church.  

Madison is married to Rebecca and has three lively children: Hosford (13), Pryor (10), and Carolyn (7). 

Madison conducts Chapel every Wednesday morning for the children.

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Dewin Tibbs

Director of Music

Dewin Tibbs is a native of Birmingham. He has been directing choirs in the area for more than 25 years. Dewin holds a Bachelor of Music in voice performance from the University of Alabama and a Master of Music in Voice Performance from the University of Montevallo. He is an award-winning classical baritone who performs regularly and has served as the Director of Music at Mountain Brook Presbyterian Church since 2015. Dewin teaches Music on Thursdays for 3 years old and up.

Preschool  Board

Molly Blackmon (Director)
Elizabeth Powell (Teacher Representative)
Bethanne Taylor (Teacher Representative)
Mindy Faircloth (Church Representative)
Madison Roberts (Pastor)
Lauren Ferguson

Leigh Hessler
Kibbe Jones
Katie Browne