Child Education and Care at Cedar Grove Baptist Church
Hours of Operation: 7 am-5:30 pm
Meet our Education and Care Ministry Staff
Lethia Smith, Director & 4K Teacher
Lethia grew up in a Christian home and has been in church all her life. At the age of 17, she accepted Christ. She attended daycare at Cedar Grove from the ages of 5 until 11. She loved attending the daycare and learning about the love of Jesus. When she was 18, she started working at the daycare; she taught 4 year olds. She graduated from Palmetto High School and Tri-County Technical College.
Lethia became the Director in September 2014. She also teaches 4K and loves to tell children about how much Jesus loves them.
In her spare time, Lethia enjoys reading and spending time with her friends.
Mrs. Mary Burnley, Assistant Director & Three Year Olds Teacher
Mary accepted Christ as her savior at the age of 12. She graduated from TL Hanna High school.
Mary is a married mother of 3 children. She is also raising her nephew and niece.
Mary is a member of Cedar Grove Baptist church. She is active in children’s church, and is an adult life group leader. In her spare time Mary likes to spend time with her family and read.
Beth Anne Cooley, Infants Teacher
Beth Anne was raised in a Christian home and accepted Christ as her Savior at age 11 in April, 1978, on Easter Sunday night at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Pelzer.
Beth Anne and her daughters joined Cedar Grove Baptist Church in April 2014, after much prayer and guidance from the Lord. Beth Anne is a graduate of BHP High School and Clemson University. Beth Anne enjoys watching football, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.
Kierra Smith, One Year Olds Teacher
Kierra was born in Spartanburg, SC. When she was in kindergarten she moved to Williamston, she graduated from Palmetto High school. Kierra was raised in a Christian home and attends her grandmother’s church every Sunday. She accepted Jesus in her heart and chose to do what she loves, which is to work with children.
Mary Kate Bryant, Infants Teacher
Mary Kate lived in a Christian home all her life. She has lived in Williamston for more than since 2009. Mary Kate and her husband, Eron, have two children, Kierra and Kamden. They attend Grace United Methodist Church in Williamston. In her spare time, Mary Kate goes to the race track to watch her husband and son race. She is also a big Gamecock fan!
Kristina Isaacson, Three Year Olds Teacher
Kristina grew up in Washington state before moving to South Carolina in 2001. Kristina has two daughters, Kailee and Laila. Kristina and her children attend Cedar Grove Baptist Church, where she accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior. In her spare time, Kristina enjoys spending time with her children, reading, painting, crocheting, and doing anything crafty!
Emily Dowdy, Afternoon Teacher
Martha Smith, Cook & Afternoon Teacher
Martha graduated from McDuffie High School. She has been in church her whole life. When she was 13 years old she accepted Christ into her heart.
Martha and her husband, Richard, have one daughter, Lethia. In her spare time, Martha enjoys sewing, baking, and spending time with her family.
Margaret Roberts, Substitute Teacher
Margaret was one of eight children raised on a dairy farm. She accepted Christ at the age of 10, at a revival meeting.
She married Don Roberts in 1965, after graduating from Erskine College. They have 4 children; Russell, Tim, Ivan, and Diana. She enjoys spending time with her 8 grandchildren, sewing and reading. She retired from Palmetto High School after 21 years of service.
Hope Tench, Two Year Olds Teacher
Hope was born and raised in Belton and she was raised in a Christian home. She attends church at NewSpring every Sunday. She accepted Jesus into her heart at age 12. She went to Anderson University after high school for nursing, but realized God had another calling for her. She has a passion for children. Hope enjoys fishing, cleaning, and anything outdoors.
page updated 8/11/2020