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Tracy Clinger

Director of Pre-Kindergarten

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Tracy graduated from the University of Louisville with a Bachelor of Science degree in teaching and a minor in Learning and Behavioral Disabilities. Tracy has 15 years teaching experience. Tracy is married to Jeff and they have two children; Mackenzie and Weston. During Tracy’s spare time she enjoys reading, being involved with activities at First Presbyterian Church and spending time with her family.  

stanleyNikki Stanley

4 & 5 year old teacher


We welcome Mrs. Stanley to First Presbyterian Pre-K to teach our MWF 4-5 year old 9-3 class.  Nikki has an engaging personality and brings 20 years of experience guiding children from 6 weeks to 6 years of age.  As a graduate of Ball State University in Early Childhood Education with a minor in early childhood special education, Nikki brings expertise and high quality experiences to our program. Nikki has completed multiple additional special education and Autism trainings.  Additionally Nikki is a trained Developmental Therapist with First Steps.  Nikki’s vast teaching experiences will allow her to contribute greatly to the continued high level of child development and education programs at First Pres.  Married with two girls, Nikki has a passion for education and making a difference in young lives.  We are blessed to have Mrs. Stanley join our team here at First Pres.


Michele Barber

Parents' Day Out & Toddler Time

Michele teaches the Parents' Day Out & Toddler Time classes and has over 12 years experience in the child development field. Michele received her Bachelor of Science degree from Ball State University. Michele has extensive experience coordinating church based after school care and programming. Michele has been married for 21 years to Brian and has 3 children; Michaela, Nathaniel and Olivia. Michele enjoys scrap booking, baking and cake decorating in her spare time.


Sarah Daugherty

3 year old teacher

Monday/Wednesday Tuesday/Thursday

Sarah received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and completed her Master’s in Education in May, 2014.  Sarah has 14 years of teaching experience in preschool and 4 years in the public school system.  Sarah is married to Mark and they have two children.  Sarah has a strong passion for preparing our youngest children for kindergarten.   Reading and working in her flower garden are favorite pastimes.




Carole Cardemon


4/5 year old teacher

Carole received her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Ball State University, taught kindergarten for 5 years and has served on First Presbyterian’s Pre-K Advisory Board.  Carole is married to Chris and they have 4 children who have all attended First Pres!  Carole enjoys time with her family and is active with her children in their various activities.


Katie studied education at Ball State University and graduated in May, 2015.   Music, cats, and the color pink are a few of her favorite things!  We are very fortunate to have Katie on staff after serving as a teacher’s helper for 2 years in our 4/5 year old classes.  The mentoring and hands on experience Katie has received with us, has prepared her well as she launches her career as a teacher.

Katie Driver  


4/5 year old teacher


We welcome Mrs. Maddox as she joins our staff to teach one of our 3-4 year old classes.  Binnette graduated from Ball State University with a B.S. in Early Childhood Education in 2004. While attending BSU Binnette worked as a helper in our preschool.  Experiences post-graduation from BSU include lead teacher East Madison Head Start, Developmental Interventionist with Down Syndrome of Louisville, First Steps of Indiana and Therapy Solutions LLC in Indianapolis.  Mrs. Maddox is married with 3 children, one completed our 4-5 class one year ago and one is still currently in our program! Mrs. Maddox’s warm personality and bright smile are engaging. Her experience makes her a wonderful asset to First Pres and we are very excited to have her on staff.

Binnette Maddox  
3 year old teacher