Theresa Berry-Patterson – Center Director and Co-Owner

  • Education: Master’s in Early Childhood Education and Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education
  • Experience: I have been around children my entire life. I have worked in the early childhood field since 2006.
  • Started at Berry Patch in September 2006

I enjoy spending time with my family outdoors and traveling.

Nadina Omerovic – Cherry-Berry Room/ 2 year olds

  • Education: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from Maryville University.
  • Experience: I have worked with children since 2006
  • Started at the Berry Patch in March of 2006.

Miss Nadina enjoys building relationships with the children. She also enjoys scrapbooking when she is not at work.

Kim Hylla – Strawberry room/3 year old room

  • Education: Associate Degree in Education from St. Louis Community College.
  • Started at the Berry Patch in May of 1996.

Miss Kim really enjoys when the children tell her stories about their families, pets, weekends, etc. She also like to read, watch the Cardinals play baseball and spend time with her family.”

Sara Fox – Jamberry Room / 4 Year Olds

  • Education – Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Experience – I have been a babysitter and a nanny for the past six years.
  • I started at The Berry Patch in January of  2016

I enjoy working with children and seeing them explore and learn. I enjoy painting, cooking, and hiking. 

Ellen Strouth 

  • Education: Bachelor’s in Early Childhood 
  • Experience: Has prior experience working in a Center while going to school
  • Started at Berry Patch April 2019

Julie King – Raspberry room/5 year old room

  • Education: Master’s in Early Childhood Education from Arkansas State University.
  • Experience:  Worked as a first and third grade teacher for 4 years in Arkansas.
  • Started at the Berry Patch in December of 1988.

Miss Julie enjoys reading mystery books.

Kathy Lewis – Blueberry Room – Infants

  • Education: Accounting Degree
  • Experience: Has prior babysitting experience as well as a mother to two young children
  • Started at Berry Patch May 2018

Carolyn Schulte- Blueberry Room/ Toddlers

  • Education: Bachelor Degree from Missouri Baptist
  • Experience: Has worked with children since 1998
  • Started at Berry Patch in 1998

Miss Mickey – Full time Substitute 

  • Education: BA Degree
  • Experience: Raised her children and enjoys her grandchildren
  • Started at Berry Patch in 2020

Miss Kris – Kitchen Manager 

  • Experience- Has been working in a kitchen her entire career
  • Started at Berry Patch in 2020

Miss Lisa 

  • Education- MA in Education 
  • Experience – Has worked with children for the past 10+ years 
  • Started at Berry Patch in 2015