Tami Hemp
Preschool Director

Ms. Tami  is our director at the preschool, she lives in Fishersville with her son. Tami has been in childcare for six years and is currently enrolled through Penn State working on her CDA (Child Development Associate) certification. She enjoys spending time on the weekends watching her son on the football field, and being involved with the Jeep club.



Lorene Henderson
Teacher 2 Year Olds

Extended Day (all ages)

Ms. Lorene is our 2 year old teacher and works in extended day with the children. She graduated from Waynesboro High School. She currently attends, The University of Arizona and is in pursuit of her Early Childhood Education degree. She enjoys spending time with her nephews and nieces, as well as doing photography.


Carol Perkins

Teacher, 2.5 Year Olds

Ms. Carol is our teacher in the older two-year-old class. She believes each child is different and has his or her own unique response to teaching and learning. Carol is a retired nurse with experience in pediatrics, family practice, and geriatrics. She and her husband live in Waynesboro and have two sons and seven grandchildren. She especially enjoys time with family and friends.


Abagail Key
 Aide, 2.5 Year Old’s

Extended Day (all ages)

Ms. Abagail is our teacher’s aide in the older two year old class. She graduated from Wilson Memorial High School. She also graduated from Valley Vocational Technical Center where she completed the Teachers for Tomorrow program. She has always had a passion for children and finds it amazing to watch them grow. Abagail plans to attend Mary Baldwin University in the future to earn her degree in Early Childhood education. During her free time she loves spending time with her family and being outdoors.


Lynda Smith

Teacher, 3 Year Olds

Ms. Lynda is originally from North Carolina and moved to Waynesboro, Virginia in 2000 with her husband and two sons. She has been working with children over 30 years now and 17 of those years have been here at First Presbyterian Preschool. She enjoys working with children and teaching them about Christ and singing bible songs with them. She also likes riding her bike, cooking, working in the yard and spending time with her grandchildren. She believes her mission and calling in life is working with God’s precious little children.


Patti Minick

Aide, 3 Year Olds

Ms. Patti is the aide in the 3 year old class. She has two children and two wonderful granddaughters. She enjoys gardening and animals.


Mary Brown
Teacher, 4 Year Olds

Extended Day (all ages)

Ms. Mary is 32 years old and married. She and her husband have three beautiful children. She has worked in child care for a few years now. She is currently starting  her CDA (Child Development Associate) certification. Teaching is something she loves to do. She plans to make learning fun in her class. Memories are going to be made.


FPCP’s teachers and aides are the heart of our program! They work incredibly hard and are personally invested in each and every child’s success.

When adding to our staff, we look for the following qualifications:

  • Genuine love for children and a philosophy that all children are valued for who they are.
  • Good moral character and religious affiliations.
  • Previous experience in a childcare or preschool program.
  • Educational degrees with concentration or experience in Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education.

In order to work at FPCP, applicants must also:

  • Pass criminal history and sexual offender history background checks by the State Of Virginia.
  • Be physically and emotionally able to work with children, passing a health screening each year.
  • Undergo training and maintain current certification in CPR, First Aid, and AED.