Director/Lead Preschool Teacher:  Lola Bush

Lola has been teaching children in various settings for over 35 years.  She has taught children of all ages in Sunday School, Children’s Bible Studies, Children’s choirs and Bible Schools.  In working with an inner-city church she has tutored Vietnamese and Laotian children in Math and English.  She has also worked with special needs children thru The Easter Seals Foundation. She has spent 15 years employed in the public schools as a PALS teacher and Instructional Aide.  Lola and her husband, David, enjoy spending time with their grandchildren and working on their small farm in Copper Hill.

Kindergarten & First Grade: Caroline Stainback 

Caroline graduated from Appalachian State University in 1983 with a communication arts major/biology minor.  She married David Stainback, her high school sweetheart, then earned her teacher’s certification from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  Teaching middle and high school science introduced her to students who were impressive in their ability to question, discuss and experiment but would not or could not read their texts.  Caroline went back to school to earn her Master of Education in Reading finishing in 2005.  Since then she has taught pre-school through community college reading, developed a pre-kindergarten enrichment program for her church, teamed with her pastor to design and teach a reading builders club, and earned certification in therapeutic horsemanship instruction.  God continues to teach Caroline and she enjoys passing the excitement and satisfaction of learning to her students. 

First Grade Teacher: Allison Huff

Allison is a native of Franklin County. She graduated Franklin County High School in 2011 and is currently working to finish her Bachelors Degree in Developmental Pschology from Liberty University  Online. She has worked with many kids of various ages over the years including special needs children through the YMCA and Champions Sports and Martial Arts after school program. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her niece and nephew; Abby and Peyton, kayaking, and going to the beach as much as possible. She is excited and looking forward to serving the Lord while helping her students grow and learn!

Preschool Teacher: Rachel Bannworth 

Rachel Graduated from Liberty University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary

studies with focuses in American Sign Language/ Interpreting and Psychology. She is a Roanoke

Native and has lived in Boones Mill for 2 years. She married Isaac, her high school sweetheart

and together they are working to finish their Master of Business Administration Degrees with

Liberty University. She has worked with children over the years, including special needs children

through a program called Young life Capernaum. In her free time, she enjoys spending time

with her 5 dogs, working her home sewing business, reading a good book, and just spending

time with her family and friends. She is excited and looking forward to serving the Lord while

helping her students to grow and learn!

Teacher Assistant: Robin Blevins 

Robin graduated from Salem High School in 1984 She has lived in Franklin County since 1993 and has worked with children as a tutor and cafeteria monitor at Boones Mill Elementary School for over 12 years! In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her daughter, their two dogs, three rabbits, three chickens, and other friends and family!