Learn About Several of Our Mother’s Day Out Teachers 

We wanted to share with you perspectives from a few of our teachers in Woodlawn Chapel’s Mother’s Day Out (MDO) program. As you can see we have a diverse background among them, thus giving your child a wealth of experiences for their days here with us. We are very proud of the quality environment that we provide to each of the children that we have the pleasure of teaching, singing, playing, reading, writing and having fun with each day!


Beth Robbe is the Director of our Mother’s Day Out program. She began as director in September of 2007, bringing with her a wealth of experience with pre-school children from a variety of settings. She lives by experiencing the imagination of the children and the smiles that they share each day. The friendships that she has built with staff and families is what she likes most about Woodlawn MDO. The unconditional love she receives from each of the children is priceless.

Miss Becky joined Woodlawn MDO in 2004. She is a graduate of University of Missouri. She has been a library aid at Kehrs Mill Elementary, a Teacher at Hideaway Preschool-Wildwood and raised two sons of her own. What she likes most about working with children is when “that child has an ‘a-ha’ moment with the things we go over with them regularly, like letter sounds, and they suddenly get it!”  She feels that the warm, family atmosphere here is very special. “I feel like my co-workers are my sisters…I feel like my students are extended family!”


We are very happy that Miss Jenny joined our team in 2023. With over 12 years of teaching experience she brings lots of new ideas to our classrooms. But she really loves “watching the progression of the children through the year, both academically & socially. I love helping them learn to love school!!” 

Joining our team in 2023, Miss Sandy was a neonatal ICU nurse for over 18 years prior. She says “I love watching the children learn and grow. The babies/toddlers change so much in just two years!”  She said that one of the funniest things that one of the children in her class said (she has our youngest children!) was when “one of them repeated ‘My Goodness’ and it sounded so funny coming from a toddler!”

Miss Lisa has been a childcare worker for many years, and with Woodlawn Chapel MDO since 2008, bringing those years of experience to our team. She say, “I love working with kids so much! Seeing their smiling faces and especially their excitement to come to school each day!!” She appreciates the very kind and loving atmosphere between the teachers and the Woodlawn Chapel staff, “We all work together to make it a great experience for the children we see each day.”

Miss Amy has been with Woodlawn MDO since 2015. She sent her son to pre-school here and liked it so much came to work with the team. She loves all the other teachers she works with. But most of all “I love the innocence of the children and how truly eager they are to learn!”  One of the funniest things that a child said to her was “It smells like blue gill in here!!” (this was because someone had brought their goldfish in for show and tell!!) Miss Amy is right, the children bring joy in the most unexpected ways! 


Miss Mary joined us in Fall 2023 bringing her experience as a gymnastics coach for pre-K through high school children. She enjoys learning all the children’s ” unique personalities and encouraging their strengths as they grow.” The thing she likes most having joined Woodlawn MDO is, “All the parents, teachers and kids. It is like a family!!’ 


Miss Jennifer comes with a BS from University of Mississippi. She enjoys “the setting at Woodlawn Chapel…it is such a happy place to come to work each day. The staff are giving of their time & are always so helpful. And kind with the kiddos”  And an additional benefit for all is that “the kids are endlessly curious about the world around them. Their eternal optimism keeps the world around them a happy place”

As a mother, grandmother, and aunt, Miss Susan has spent many years helping children have the best learning and growing environment. What she enjoys most about being on the staff is the “children’s spontaneity – you never know from one day to the next whaty they will bring to the classroom. Also looking at how much they change and grow throughout the year.” 


Miss Amy R. brings experience teaching in special education, along with raising her own six children. She loves helping the children “learn new things like letter, numbers and how to be a good friend. Her positive attitude helps to keep the atmosphere for the children positive and upbeat.