Meet the Team

Here is a little bit of information about the wonderful 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.  Linda is married to Paul Taft, they have four grown children and two grandchildren. 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 and a daughter.

Ashley Greany

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

Norma Nunez

Norma is our Admissions Director.  She has been in child care since 2003 and with Central Faith since 2011.  Norma holds a Child Development Associates Credential form MCC and graduated from the child care directors Taking Charge of Change program.  Norma was our employee of the month in July 2016 and employee of the year in 2018.

Emily Pravel

Emily joined the Central Faith family right after graduation in 2016. She started as an Assistant Teacher then moved up to Lead Teacher followed by Area Supervisor. She completed her director credential course and became an Area Director and is now our Staff Development Director.

Laci Burk

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

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Clara Sparkman

Clara is a teacher our infant department.  She began her career in child care right after graduation from Connally High School.  She has been with Central Faith since 2018.

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.  Erica is a Lead Teacher in infant department.

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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Sandra Bell

Sandra  is a Lead Teacher in the infant department.  She has been in child care since 2003 and with Central Faith since 2017.

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Yolanda Pevia

Yolanda is a teacher in our infant area. She graduated from MCC  and holds a Child Development Associates degree. She has been with Central Faith since 2017.

Sherri Adams

Sherri is an opening lead teacher in the Toddler 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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Emily Orner

Emily is the opening teacher in the older toddler class. Emily joined the Central Faith family in 2018.

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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Sierra Branam

Sierra is a lead teacher in our older infant/toddler classroom.  She has been with Central Faith since 2018.

Lajuan Douglas

Lajuan has been with Central Faith since it opened in 2007.  She has held numerous positions.  She is currently a Master Teacher/Trainer in the toddler area.  She is married with children and grandchildren.

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Jordan Taylor

Jordan is a teacher in the toddler area.  She has been with Central Faith since 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.

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Aeryn King

Aeryn is the Lead Teacher in our Seahorse Classroom. She has been with Central Faith since 2018.  She is currently attending Tarleton University for a degree in education.

Maria Valencia

Maria began her career in early childhood education in 2008.  She joined the Central Faith family in 2013.   Maria is a Lead Teacher in the younger twos area.  Maria was the employee of the month in March 2015.

Shanbra Olvera

Shanbra joined the Central Faith family in 2017. She has been in childcare since 2012.  Shanbra is the lead teacher in the Starfish classroom.

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Annette Meador

Annette  joined the Central Faith family in 2016. She had 2 years of previous child care experience.  She is the Lead Teacher in the Turtle Classroom.  Her peers selected her as the Employee of the Month in December 2016.

Kerica Scott

Kerica has been in child care since 2006.  She is  a teacher in the Texas School Ready Program  preschool classroom.  She began her career at Central Faith in 2010.

Kaylyn Pass

Kaylyn completed the 3 year Texas School Ready Project and served as our curriculum specialist before requesting to go back into the classroom.  She is now one of our preschool teachers.  She was our employee of the year. She has been with Central Faith since 2012.

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Aracelli Villagomez

Aracelli started working at Central Faith in 2018. She received her associates degree from MCC. She is happily married to her husband. She is the opening teacher in the Zebra classroom.

Tina Hernandez

Tina is one of our Lead Pre K teachers.  She completed the Texas School Ready teaching program.  She attended Baylor University.  Tina joined the Central family in 2014.  She was selected as the employee of the month in May 2018.

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Brittany Langbecker

Brittany attended Texas A&M University and has been in child care since 2015.  She is one of our lead  PreK teachers.

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Edith Mosely

Edith has been with Central Faith since 2010. She began as an infant teacher and is now one of our Morning Greeters.

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Mary Schumate

Mary has worked at Central Faith since 2012. She earned her CDA and is one of our Morning Greeters.

Courtney Hampton

Courtney began working in childcare in 2018 at an after school program. She is a Senior at China Spring High School and is an afternoon greeter for Central Faith.

Betnie Mitchell

Betnie is a senior at China Spring High School.  She began working at Central Faith in 2019 and is one of our afternoon greeters.

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Cheryl Cullen

Cheryl moved to the Waco area from Burleson, Tx where she raised her 4 children. She worked in the travel industry for 26 years and semi-retired to take care of her family. Cheryl has 6 grandchildren who she loves very much. She joined Central Faith in 2019.

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Dr. Gail Copeland

Dr. Gail is our chapel leader.  She graduated from Baylor University and from seminary. She is a retired public school teacher and has been working with children since 1974.    She has been with Central Faith since 2017.  She opens our Pre K classroom, conducts their chapel time and then teaches the Bible story for the week to the other Pre K and preschool classes.

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Brooke Dodd

Brooke is the mother to a little girl and brand new little boy. She began working at Central Faith in 2017.