BEE LOVED PRESCHOOL

2021/22 SCHOOL YEAR


The staff at Bee Loved Preschool are dedicated to providing a safe, warm and loving educational experience for all of their students. All of the teachers go through extensive training on courses relevant to providing the best education and care for the children at Bee Loved Preschool. We are a community that transforms lives!!! 


  • Brandi Young - Director

    Brandi grew up in Seabrook, Texas. She moved to Austin in 1991 to attend college and never left. Brandi graduated from The University of Texas with a Liberal Arts degree in Psychology. She received her Montessori Certification to teach children ages 2 to 6 years old in 2008. Brandi has worked as the preschool director for Bee Loved Preschool since 2010. She's also the proud mother of two college boys. Layne is a Sophomore at The New School and Cade is a Junior studying at the University of Chicago.

  • Barby Schmidt - Assistant Director

    Barby grew up in Abilene, Texas and moved to Austin after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Texas Tech University. She has previously worked for Bee Loved as a lead teacher and substitute teacher. Most recently she taught the Teams of Tomorrow after school classes.  Barby has three daughters and has been married to her husband Dan for 20 years. She has served as PTO President for West Cypress Hills and is currently involved in the PTO at Lake Travis High School.

  • Marisol Butler - Office Assistant/Spanish Teacher/ Classroom Floater/ Trainer


    Marisol grew up in Del Rio, Texas and moved to Austin after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and English from Texas State University.  She went on to obtain her Paralegal Certification from Texas State and worked at the Attorney General's Office under three different administrations. She changed courses and moved into the preschool environment when she started a family. She has two high school age children and has been married to her husband for the last 24 years. She has served in multiple capacities in the preschool setting for the last 13 years, Spanish Teacher, Lead Teacher, Assistant teacher, Office Assistant, and teacher trainer. She loves working with preschoolers and all age groups are her favorite.  

  • Erika Allred - 4's Lead Teacher

    Erika grew up in Palm Beach County, Florida, and attended the University of Florida, graduating with a degree in Special Education. She is the proud mom of 4 children, 2 daughters who attend Texas A&M University pursuing degrees in Nuclear Engineering and Genetics, a 10th grade daughter at Lake Travis High, and an 8th grade son at Lake Travis Middle. After spending 14 years in Houston, TX her family recently moved to Spicewood in December 2020.  Erika has a background teaching K-5 Special Education, and 3 & 4 year old preschool classes. She has a passion for learning new things and enthusiasm for igniting a lifelong love of learning in preschool level classes. 

  • Dani Luce - 4's Assistant Teacher

    I’m Dani Luce. (Pronounced Donny) I grew up in a small town near Chicago and got my BA at the College of St. Francis. My family moved to the great state of Texas in 2015, and we have loved every minute. I have been a stay at home mom to our three boys and have been very active volunteering at their schools. Our oldest son, Brett, just married his wife, Courtney, in November. They live in Indianapolis. Our middle son, Jack, attends Texas A&M. Our youngest son, Gabe, is a Junior at LT. He plays the quads on the drumline. Our boys are the light of my life. My husband, Ron, and I enjoy attending the LT football games and watching our boys perform. We just moved to Spicewood last year and love being by the river and hiking.I like reading, crafting, water sports, bible study, and doing barre. I’m really enjoying working at Bee Loved. The children are precious.

  • Mandy Jones - 4's  Lead Teacher


  • Angie Corenblith - 4's Assistant Teacher

    Angie is new to the Bee Loved Preschool staff. She has lived in Spicewood on an educational farm, with a variety of animals and a garden her entire life. Angie is one of three children and from 6th - 12th grade she was homeschooled, She has a brother who has special needs that she's helped take care of since she was little. Angie comes to Bee Loved with several years of babysitting and other preschool experience.  She's looking forward to meeting your children!

  • Millicent "Renee" Jardine - Music Teacher/ 3's 3-Day Lead Teacher

    Millicent grew up in Corpus Christi and moved to Austin in 2001. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Music Studies, Choral Emphasis at The University of Texas in Austin and has worked with children of all ages for over a decade. Millicent currently lives in Spicewood with her husband, Eric and her two children, Ryder and Emery. 


  • Maria Cooper - 3's 3-Day Assistant Teacher

    Maria was born and raised in Southern California.  She moved to Austin with her husband and two children in 2017.  She attended Mt. St. Mary's in Los Angeles. She volunteered  at her church with the preschool ministry in Los Angeles and continued to do the same at her church in Austin. Maria has two wonderful kids, Collin (middle school) and Alanah (elementary). She and her family love traveling, eating good food and exploring nature. She enjoys working with children and is extremely grateful to be part of Bee Loved.


  • Jen Nathaniel - 3's 4-Day Lead Teacher

    Jen was born and raised in Iowa. Her and her family have lived in Texas for 7 years.  She received her Social Work Degree at Northwestern College and worked as an Adoption Caseworker for several years. She took time off from her career to stay home full time with her own children. When they started preschool, Jen started subbing and working in preschool and childcare settings. Jen has worked for Bee Loved for 2 1/2 years. Jen and her husband are celebrating 22 years of marriage this year and have 3 children. A 6th grader at IST, Sophomore at LTHS, and Sophomore at PBA University. Jen loves working with preschoolers and is excited to meet her new students and their families. 

  • Robin Wishoff - 3's 4-Day Assistant Teacher

    Robin grew up in Spicewood, Tx.. She has a background in the arts, and received a degree in jewelry and metal work. Robin is looking forward to having a full year at Bee Loved. She feels providing a good preschool experience lays a positive foundation for each child's educational career and is excited to be a part of this community.


  • Stephanie Ivie Harvey -  2's Lead Teacher

    Stephanie was born and raised in northern New Mexico. She came to Texas after completing her Bachelor's degree in Psychology. Stephanie spent several years as a case manager in a crisis counseling center before making a career shift into education. She is a certified special education teacher who taught for six years before taking a brief hiatus following the birth of her daughter Haven. Last summer Stephanie and her family moved to the Spicewood area from Dripping Springs, and are loving their new community. Stephanie is thrilled to be part of the Bee Loved team and cannot wait to meet her students!

  • Lenore Patin - 2's Assistant Teacher

    Lenore was raised in Aransas Pass, Texas. She's been working off and on in preschools since 1975 when she moved to Austin. Although she is an only child she's had the privilege of being 'Aunt'  to a friend's children since the day they both were born. In her spare time she likes to bake, watch her "nephew"play saxophone for several bands in the area and spending time with her " niece's" four year old. Lenore is looking forward to meeting all the Bee Loved children!


  • Heather McSpadden - 18 to 24 month Lead Teacher

    Heather is from Corpus Christi, Texas and moved to Austin in 2003 to attend UT.  She graduated with a degree in Communication Studies and  later went on to earn her teacher certification in Elementary Education and Special Education.  She has worked in the preschool setting with 18 month- 3 year olds and was a teacher in Pflugerville ISD. Heather has two children in which one has graduated from Bee Loved and the other will graduate this year.  She has been married to her husband, Aaron for 11 years and currently resides in the Lakeway area with their two children and beagle, Lucy.  After being a stay at home mom for the past seven years, she is excited to be teaching at Bee Loved and can’t wait to meet her new students!

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