PreSchool Staff

Bert Asbill

PreSchool Director

Mrs. Bert joined the staff of Stallings Preschool in the fall of 2015 after many years in the early childhood education field. She has served as a child care, and preschool teacher in all ages from infants through Pre-K. She is also a former member of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools elementary education team. While serving as classroom teacher in a franchise program, she was promoted from teacher to assistant director. After serving in this capacity for a couple of years, God blessed her with the opportunity to serve as director in a full time faith based child development center and half day preschool. Joining the wonderful staff at Stallings UMC Preschool is a dream come true.

She and her husband were married in December of 1980, and have two adult, married sons who
both live in the Charlotte area.

What a blessing it is to serve our Lord by providing a Christian environment in which the children
can grow and learn.

Vicky Coble

Guppies Teacher 

Mrs. Vicky began working at Stallings UMC Preschool in October of 2016.  She graduated from Wingate University with a BS in Elementary Education. After graduating, she homeschooled her children for several years.

She and her husband have four children and two pups. They live in Monroe.  They attend Life Giving Christian Center, where Mrs. Vicky helps teach the Kinderchurch and the Preteen classes.

“This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.”
Psalms 118:24

Stacey Fields

Staff Assistant

Stacey Fields joined the Stallings UMC Preschool staff in 2017 as staff assistant.  Mrs. Stacey comes to the preschool with many years of experience working with children from preschool age through the elementary school years.  She has most recently been employed with Lexington County South Carolina Public Schools where she was a teacher assistant at Congaree-Wood Early Childhood Center.  She and her husband along with their two children moved into the area during the summer of 2017.  Mrs. Stacey is looking forward to getting to know each child in the preschool and to providing an excellent literacy time with the children on Library day!

Kimberly Hetzel

Owls Teacher

Mrs. Kimberly grew up in Monroe, NC and has lived in the area most of her life.  She has two daughters and both attend Union County Early College. She is actively involved in the schools that her children attend.  With school activities and soccer games, her family stays very busy.

Mrs. Kimberly started here at Stallings UMC Preschool in the fall of 2012.  She has taken numerous classes in Early Childhood Education.  She is very excited about working with the children in the Owls class as working with children is her passion.  She is very happy that she is able to assist in their learning.

Heather Mogan

Discoverers Teacher

Mrs. Heather and her husband Eric moved to Waxhaw in 2005 where they live with their teen aged son Connor.

She says her fondest memories of him are remembering the blooming and curious mind of a four year old.  This is truly a magical age, and where her heart belongs in teaching.  She is excited and looks forward to experiencing that same magic with each and every child.

She has over 10 years of experience in early childhood education including substitute teaching preschool, and elementary age children, tutoring, and five years of teaching our year old children.  Mrs. Heather joined the teaching team at Stallings UMC Preschool in the fall of 2015.

Mrs. Heather has a Bachelors degree from Florida State University, and earned her Early Childhood Education Certificate from CPCC.

She is thrilled to be a part of the Stallings UMC Preschool team as we share the same philosophy in educating young children, which involves lots of play, and hands – on activities. Her quote is “If they’re laughing, they’re learning”

Connie Mullis

Adventurers Co-Teacher

Mrs. Connie joined the staff of Stallings UMC Preschool in 2017.  She has many years of experience working with children through children’s ministry at her church as well as working as a nanny.  She has a special way of connecting with children on their level making everyone feel welcome, and at ease even when entering the classroom for the first time.  Mrs. Connie has a passion for hands on activities that include lots of science activities for the very curious minds of preschool age children.  Mrs. Connie and her husband live in the Monroe area with their son.

Missy Pelles

Adventurers Co-Teacher

Mrs. Missy has been teaching at Stallings UMC Preschool since 2013. “Education has been in my blood for many, many years,” she says.  Over the last twenty years she has taught many different grade levels from preschool through high school.

Even while she took time off to be home with her young children, she remained involved in education by volunteering, and serving as room parent, and tutor, leading committees, and substitute teaching at her children’s schools.  Mrs. Missy graduated from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fl where she earned both her BA and MA degrees.

She is a wife, and mother to three amazing children ranging from elementary –high school ages.  Her youngest daughter graduated from SUMC Preschool and was very well prepared for kindergarten.

She believes she is fortunate to be a part of a loving school with such high standards for personal growth.

Malia Philemon

Explorers Teacher

Mrs. Malia was born and raised in Indian Trail, NC.  She comes from a very large Christian family.  She has many nieces and nephews, so she has always been around children.

Mrs. Malia taught in a Five Star early child development center for eight years after graduating high school, and is also a graduate of the Art Institute of Charlotte.  Children have always been a passion of hers, and she could not wait to start a family of her own.  She and her husband were married in 2012, and welcomed their daughter Khloe in 2014.  After Khloe’s birth, Mrs. Malia was a stay at home Mom until joining the Stallings UMC Preschool staff in 2015.  Her daughter Khloe is currently enrolled in the preschool.