Beth Academy Staff
Dave & Carla Beth ~ On-Site Owers
Carla has BA degrees in Elementary Education and Corporate Communications from Lindenwood University. She has a teaching certificate in Elementary Education from the state of Missouri. In addition to substitute teaching in the Francis Howell and Fort Zumwalt school districts, she has owned her own business (Kinderdance®) teaching dance in over 30 preschools throughout St. Charles and St. Louis counties.
This experience at teaching in so many different preschools has provided Carla with a unique perspective and understanding of the “do’s and don’ts” for successfully running a preschool. She has developed an outstanding reputation for her knowledge, skill, and love for working with young children. She feels very blessed for this opportunity to bring her love and passion for working with young children to her own Childcare Center and Preschool.
Dave has a BS degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Arkansas. He spent 21 years as the VP of Engineering for Emerson Tool Company, a division of Emerson Electric Company. His business management and technical expertise were instrumental in the creation of Beth Academy. Dave shares Carla’s love for children and the desire to help as many children as possible get off to the right start in life.
Stephanie Collins ~ Director
We are very proud that Stephanie has been part of the Beth Academy family since the training program before our opening in January 2011. She worked as a Lead Teacher for five years and an Assistant Director for three years, before being promoted to Director. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and 18 years of experience working in elementary and early childhood schools, before joining Beth Academy.
Stephanie enjoys participating in family adventures with her husband (Justin) and two sons (Gavyn & Blake) - who both attended Beth Academy. She also enjoys reading and attending concerts. Her dedication, hard work, and, most of all – a love of children – makes her an excellent fit for the Beth Academy team.
Reyna Kerr ~ Assistant Director
Miss Reyna completed the Childcare Development program at California Community College and has been teaching for more than 20 years. She joined the Beth Academy Team as a Lead Teacher at our training program in November, 2010 - before the school start-up date in January, 2011. She quickly developed an outstanding reputation for her positive attitude, professionalism, hard work, and love/dedication to the children. She worked as a Lead Teacher in several different age groups before being promoted to Assistant Director on October 5, 2018.
Miss Reyna always has a big, infectious smile as she greets everyone at the front desk. She loves to read, hiking, and spending time with her family. She has been married for 23 years and has two sons.