Theresa Berry-Patterson – 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 traveling and spending time outdoors. I enjoy most being a mother of four wonderful daughters. 

Sara Fox – Center Director 

  • 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. 

Miss Bethany

  • Education: Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education from Missouri State. 
  • Experience: I worked at another center for over 4 years. I also was a nanny for multiple years.
  • I started at Berry Patch in January 2021. 

I enjoy being outside with my family, taking walks with m dog pretzel. I also enjoy camping, going to the lake, traveling, and game nights. 

Miss Dawn

  • Education: Bachelor’s of Science
  • Experience: I have worked as a classroom teacher with children grades kindergarten – 5th grade. I was a reading specialist and special education para. 
  • I started at Berry Patch in December 2021

I enjoy building relationships with the children. 

Miss Nadina

  • 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.

Miss Jess

  • Education: CDA in Dental assisting
  • Experience: I worked 13 years with Webster Groves School District as a substitute. I worked with their after care program and summer enrichment program. I was able to work in all 7 elementary schools and the 2 year old room at ECEC.
  • I started at Berry Patch in February 2022.

I enjoy art, music, and the natural world. I have played the clarinet, ukulele, piano, and guitar. My favorite thing to do is kayaking in the summer, hiking, and walking my two dogs! 

Miss Elizabeth

  • Education: B.S in Elementary Education from William Jewell College
  • Experience: I have been babysitting for multiple years. I had clinical experience that I did in college.
  • I have worked at Berry Patch since August 2021

I enjoy spending time with my family. I also enjoy taking walks and traveling. 

Miss Tessa 

  • I started at Berry Patch January 2022

Miss Julie 

  • 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.

Miss Mickey 

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

Miss Kathy 

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

I enjoy spending time with my family. 

Miss Malorie

  • I started at Berry Patch in June 2021

 

Miss Jena

  • I started at Berry Patch in February 2019

Miss Amanda 

  • Education: Bachelor’s in Art Education
  • Experience: I was an Art Teacher in Brazil where I worked with children ages 5-12 years old. I was also an assistant teacher in a Montessorian daycare working with two year old children. 
  • I started at Berry Patch in October 2021

I enjoy playing with the children outside, doing art projects, and singing and dancing in the classroom. 

Miss Allison – Substitute and Closing Teacher 

  • I started at Berry Patch in October 2020  

Miss Amanda – Floater 

  • I started at Berry Patch in November 2021

Miss Brooke – Closer 

  • Education: I am pursuing a degree in Early Childhood.
  • Experience: I have babysat for multiple different families
  • I started at Berry Patch in February 2022

Madison – Floater 

  • Education: Associate of Arts in Teaching. I am working towards my BSEE
  • Experience: I have babysat for over 5 years. I also did kids club for 1 year.
  • I started at Berry Patch in July 2021

I enjoy being around children. I like making children smile and working on their academic growth. I also enjoy hanging out with my friends and family. 

Miss Kris – Kitchen Manager 

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

Miss Carolyn – Substitute Teacher 

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