Meet our Preschool staff

We foster a love of learning about God and His world and nurture the development of the whole child.

  • Ms. Susan (Clapp)

    -graduated from Concord University with honors in Elementary Education and an emphasis in reading

    -has been involved in teaching children since she was 13,

    -was awarded Who’s Who Among American Teachers in 2005,

    -joined the Westminster Preschool staff in 1997;

    -keeps abreast of new methods by attending seminars, such as the 2005 WVAYC Kindergarten Workshop with Dr. Jean Feldman.


    This year Ms. Susan is teaching our Intermediate classroom in Room 210.

  • Ms. heather (shockley)

    -earned a B.A. in Music Education, Pre K – 12 from Bluefield College, and holds a Virginia Teaching License,

    -joined the staff of Westminster Preschool in 2003,

    -is the Music Director at First Baptist Church in Bluefield, WV,

    -has been an instructor for the Bluefield Fine Arts Community School, as well as doing private piano instruction,

    -earned graduate credit at Concord University in Early Care and Education, Pre K – Kindergarten Methods and Materials,

    -Is a proud parent of two Westminster Preschool graduates,


    This year Ms. Heather is teaching a K Bound class in Room 208 and is the Director of WPS

  • Ms. Amanda (PHillips)

    -is a graduate from East Tennessee State University

    -joined the Westminster Preschool staff in 2019,

    -is an active member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and volunteer in the Children's Ministry Department.

    -is a proud parent of two Westminster Preschool students,

    -is an active member of MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)


    This year Ms. Amanda is driving our bus and assisting in our classrooms.

  • ms. pam (browning)

    -graduated from Bluefield High School,

    -joined the Westminster Preschool staff in 2003,

    -is Worship Leader and a member of Voice of Praise,

    -has lead the Voice of Praise Kidz Choir and produced children’s Christmas and Easter programs,

    -has been Children’s Education Director at Voice of Praise, as well as Vacation Bible School Director,

    -has been an active volunteer with Bible in the Schools, as well as a homeroom mother and Read Aloud volunteer.


    This year Ms. Pam is teaching a K Bound class in Room 207.


  • Mr. Paul (looney)

    -is a graduate of Bluefield High School,

    -joined Westminster Preschool in September 2020,

    -is the Director on Facilities and an active member at Westminster Presbyterian Church,

    -is the proud parent of two Westminster Preschool graduates.

    -is a proud graduate of Westminster Kindergarten


    Mr. Paul will be the Bus Driver for Westminster Preschool.

  • ms. kimberly (wright)

    -holds an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Development as well as a Early Childhood Education certificate from Southwest Virginia Community College,

    -member of Phi Thetta Kappa honorary at Southwest Virginia Community College;

    -assistant coach for Graham High School Cross Country Team,

    -proud parent of three Westminster Preschool grads.


    This year Ms. Kim is teaching our Beginner class in Room 209.

  • ms. robin (morris)

    -graduated from Graham High school,

    -is certified with the WV Apprenticeship for Childhood Development Specialist program with the U.S. Department of Labor,

    -works with babies and preschoolers at her church,

    -is a proud parent of two.


    This year Ms. Robin greets our students in Early Arrival.

  • ms. charla (wilkinson)

    -Earned a BS degree in Business from Bluefield College,

    -Is a proud parent of two Westminster Preschool graduates,

    -Is an active member of Westminster Presbyterian Church including children's church teacher and Women in Ministry member.

    -Is an active member of MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) since 2015,

    -Has been a substitute for WPS since 2016.


    This year Ms. Charla greets our students in Early Arrival.