Staff

Each staff member at Rock Mills  Daycare and Preschool Center must be 19 years of age or older, have a  high school diploma or a GED, pass a criminal history background check,  and be cleared through the State Central Registry on Child  Abuse/Neglect. Each staff member must also pass a medical examination  that includes a TB test. Within 30 days of employment, a new staff  member receives 12 hours of training and then continues to receive at  least 12 hours of training each year.  

PK-4 Teacher/Center Director Mrs. Anita Allen

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Mrs.  Anita has 29 years experience in education. Mrs. Anita has an  Associates Degree in Child Development; a Bachelors Degree in Religious  Education; and a Bachelors Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, PK-6.  Mrs. Anita is certified to teach PK-6th grade in the state of Alabama.  Mrs. Anita has taught in New Jersey, Louisiana, and Alabama. Mrs. Anita  feels that God has called her to teach young children and she is  dedicated to giving the students in her care the best education possible  and to introduce them to a God who loves them and cares for them  unconditionally.  

PK-3 Teacher/Assistant Director Mrs. Kathy Estes

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Mrs. Kathy is a 1996 graduate of Randolph County High School and has been employed at the center for 15 years. Mrs. Kathy has  served in many different positions during her employment and she has  excelled at them all. Mrs. Kathy is currently serving as the PK-3  Teacher and Assistant Center Director. Mrs. Kathy has a warm and caring  personality and truly loves each one of her students. Mrs. Kathy is very  knowledgeable about the operation of the center and Mrs. Anita and Mr.  Doyle have complete confidence in her ability to direct the center in  Mrs. Anita's absence.

Kitchen Manager/Cook Mrs. Cindy Henry

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  Mrs.  Cindy Henry is a 1979 graduate of Chambers Academy and has over 28 years experience in childcare. Mrs. Cindy has  worked at Chambers Academy and at Traylor's Childcare Center. Mrs. Cindy  has worked in every area of childcare from Assistant Center Director to  Cook during her career. Mrs. Cindy is currently serving as Kitchen Manager/Cook.

PK-4 Assistant Teacher Mrs. Wanda Moore

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Mrs. Wanda is a 1991 graduate of Randolph County High School and has been employed at the  center for a total of 8 years. Mrs. Wanda has worked with infants,  PK-4's, and toddlers. Mrs. Wanda is currently serving as the PK-4 Assistant Teacher. Mrs. Wanda is a loving, compassionate, and kind teacher and  she does an excellent job assisting Mrs. Anita with the PK-4  students. 

PK-2 Teacher Ms. Jessica Smith

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Ms. Jessica Smith is a 2012 graduate of Woodland High School. She attended Southern Union State Community College earning an Associate of Science Degree in 2014 and in 2016 she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from LaGrange College. Jessica has worked at Rock Mills Daycare and Preschool Center for 3 years and is currently the PK-2 Teacher. Jessica is a sweet, loving, christian young lady and she is loved by all her students, parents, and co-workers. 

Toddler Teacher, Ms. Allison Gooden

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Ms. Allison Gooden us a 2014 graduate of Handley High School. Allison has been a teacher at Rock Mills Daycare and Preschool Center for 3 years. She has worked with infants, toddlers, and school age students. Allison is currently the Toddler Teacher and she is doing an excellent job with this age group. Her students as well as their parents all love Ms. Allison.