Meet the Team

This is a little description area about the staff at Central Faith. We are more than just our teachers. Everyone on our staff plays a vital role in making sure your children are safe, happy, educated and cared for. Take a minute to get to know a bit about who we are and why we love to do what we do!

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Linda Taft
Executive Director

Linda has been the the early childhood education field since 1997.  Previously she worked in the financial industry for 14 years. She has held leadership roles with Parent Teacher Organizations, Aggie Moms Club, Hermann Sons Life Group, and Young Farmers.  She is a member of University Baptist Church of Waco.  Linda is married to Paul Taft, they have four grown children and one grandchild. She has been with Central Faith since 2010.

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Courtney McCormick
Admissions Director

Courtney has been in early childhood education since 2008.  She began her career with Central Faith in January 2009. Courtney holds a Child Development Associates Credential from MCC.  She completed the director credential course and  graduated from Taking Charge of Change.  Courtney is married with two sons.

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Leasa joined the Central Faith family in 2016.  She holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Education from Baylor and a Masters of Education from Tarleton.  Leasa assists our teachers with classroom instruction and management.

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Norma Nunez

Norma is our Infant Director. She has been in child care since 2003 and with Central Faith since 2011.  Norma holds a Child Development Associates Credential from MCC and graduated from the child care directors Taking Charge of Change program. Norma was our Employee of the Month in July 2016.

Brittany Beverly

Brittany Beverly is the toddler director for Central Faith.  She graduated from Stephen F Austin University with a degree in Child & Family Studies.  She has been in child care since 2012.

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Miyoshia Fields

Miyoshia has been with Central Faith since March 2009.  She has been in child care since 2007.  She attended MCC  and Central Texas College for child development.  She completed the Texas School Ready Program and is the supervisor over the preschool department.  Her peers selected her as Employee of the Month in October 2015.

Ashley Greany

Ashley has been in child care since 2010.  She has been with Central Faith since February 2015.  She holds a degree in Inter-generational Care.  Ashley is the Nutrition Director for Central Faith.  Ashley was our Employee of the Month in February 2016.

Brandi Smith

Brandi  is the director for our two year old department. She has been in child care since 2007.  She has completed all of the requirements to be and holds a directors’ license.  Brandi is the mother of two girls.

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Laci Burk

Laci is an opening teacher in the infant department and a Master Trainer.  She has been with Central Faith since June 2012.  She holds a Child Development Associate Credential.  Laci was selected as the Employee of the Month February 2017.

Sherri Adams

Sherri is an opening teacher in the Infant Department.  She worked in retail for over 20 years then began her career in early childhood education with  Central Faith in January 2009.  Sherri was selected by her peers as Employee of the Month in September 2016.

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Erica Galindo

Erica has been with Central Faith since 2017. She has worked with children the past five years .  She is married with four children of her own.  She is a very kind, caring person.

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Autumn Deese

Autumn has been with Central Faith since August 2011.  She attend MCC for visual arts.  Autumn has taught preschool and infants.  She was the employee of the month in January 2015.

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Mary Shumate

Mary is a closing teacher in the infant department.  She has been in child care since 2002 and with Central Faith since September 2012.  She holds a Child Development Associate Credential from MCC.

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LaJuan Douglas

LaJuan is a Master Teacher and Trainer.  She attended MCC for early childhood education.  She has been with Central Faith since August 2007.  Lajuan was selected by her peers as Employee of the Month in April 2016.

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Cynthia Ocasio

Cynthia has been with Central Faith since June 2012.  She is the opening teacher for 18 to 24 month old children.  Cynthia’s has a well established routine. She enjoys singing and doing crafts with the children.  Cynthia was selected by her peers as Employee of the Month in February 2015.

Anna Basham

Anna is the closing teacher for the older infants.  She is very soft spoken and the children love her.  Anna joined the Central Faith family in March 2016.  She was elected by her peers as Employee of the Month in October 2016.

Kim Cheney

Kim has been in the field of early childhood education since 2002.  She has been part of the Central Faith Family since 2008.  Kim is very reliable and is an opening teacher in the older infant classroom.  Kim was selected as the Employee of the Month in July 2017.

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Anne Oliver

Anne graduated from College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois with a degree in Education.  She has been in child care since 1988.

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Renee Roberts

Renee graduated from Connally High School in Waco,  Texas.  She moved to Tennessee, but has grown children in the Waco area and moved here to be closer to them.   She began her career in with Central Faith in 2017. Renee is a very caring person.  Our school is blessed with her pleasant smile and friendly disposition.

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Emily Pravel

Emily graduated from Harmony Science Academy in May 2015 and began her career in child care with Central Faith in October 2016.  Emily was selected as the Employee of the Month for March 2018.

Rosalinda Reyes

Rosalinda began her career with Central Faith in January 2012 as an opening teacher for the older twos department.  She has been an early childhood educator since 2006.  She was selected as the employee of the month in December of 2014.

Sabrina Robinson

Sabrina if a floater teacher at our school. She attends MCC for nursing.  She has been with Central Faith since her high school completion in March 2012.  She has one daughter that attended Central Faith from birth until she outgrew our program.  In May 2016 Sabrina was selected as the employee of the month by her peers.

Maria Valencia

Maria began her career in early childhood education in January 2008.  She joined the Central Faith family in October 2013.   Maria is an opening teacher in the younger twos area.  Maria was the employee of the month in March 2015.

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Dr. Gail Copeland

Gail is one of our preschool teachers.  She graduated from Baylor University and from seminary. She is a retired school teacher and has been working with children since 1974.    She has been with Central Faith since 2017.

Tina Hernandez

Christina is our Pre K teacher.  She is in the Texas School Ready program.  She attended Baylor University.  Tina joined the Central family in 2014.

Kerica Scott

Kerica has been in child care since 2006.  She has been with Central Faith since December 2010. Kerica is the opening teacher in the preschool area.  She was selected as the Employee of the Month in May 2017.