Pandas (Younger 2’s)
A Michigan native, Barbara Reed moved to Franklin, TN in 1989. Her husband, Alan was transferred in his job as a Saturn Industrial Engineer. They started attending ClearView Baptist Church shortly after they moved.
Barbara graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science in Education (chemistry and mathematics). She worked for Chrysler Corporation for nine years as a Materials Engineer. She enjoyed being a stay-at-home mom while her children were preschoolers, and started teaching at ClearView Children’s Center when her youngest went to kindergarten.
Barbara has been teaching at CCC since 1995. She also loves teaching preschoolers in Sunday school. She loves Jesus and considers it a joy and privilege to teach children about God, Jesus, and the Bible. It is her ministry!
Barbara & Alan have 2 grown children & 6 grandchildren. Barbara loves to read & grow Iris.
Birthday: March 29
Allergies: Corn & Nuts
Hobbies: Reading, Growing Iris
Flower: Iris (Allergic to flower scents)
Teacher Supplies: Small Notepads, Post It Notes
Sweet Snack: Cherry Pie, Pure Protein Bars
Soda or Drink: Water, Celestial Seasonings Tea: Raspberry, Zinger
Fast Food Restaurants: Jason’s Deli, Panera
Sit Down Restaurants: Cheddars, Sopapillas
Places to Shop: Belk, Kohl’s
Sports Team: UT Tennessee Vols
Charities: Graceworks, Second Harvest Food Bank
Nikki is the mother to four precious children. Nikki graduated from New Orleans Theological Seminary with a degree in Christian Education. She has served as children’s minister and preschool minister, as well as a preschool teacher and director in the state of Mississippi and Louisiana. She has also been a piano teacher and a children’s choir director for many years. This is her first year teaching at CCC. She enjoys sewing and embroidery and has her own boutique business where she creates and designs personalized shirts and clothing for children and adults. She also enjoys singing in the choir and with her children.
Birthday: June 4
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Flower: Sunflower
Favorite Teacher Supplies: Sharpies, markers, paint
Favorite sweet snack/dessert: Cheesecake, chocolate cake
Favorite Soda or Drink: Peach Tea, Coke
Favorite Fast Food: Zaxby’s, Chick-fil-A
Favorite Sit-Down Restaurant: Cracker Barrel, Applebees
Favorite Place to Shop: JoAnn’s, Hobby Lobby
Hobbies: Embroidery, crafting
Favorite Sports Team: None
Favorite Charities: Front Porch Ministries
Favorite Season: Fall & Winter