Meet Our Staff

Our teachers are passionate about celebrating, inspiring, and enhancing your child's creativity while providing quality Christ-centered education in a safe, fun, and loving environment.

Shannon Harris

Lead Teacher, Tadpole 3 Year Old Class

Teaching Assistant, Lily Pad 2 Year Old Class



I have been married to my husband,  Randy, for 25 years. We have two sons, Jesse and Joey. I began teaching at Mt. Vernon in 2017.  My favorite part of the day is when the children first arrive. They are SO excited to be at school and they love to learn!

Kierstan Couch-Martin

Lead Teacher, Frogs 4 Year Old Class



Dakota and I have been together for 7 years. We have a 6 year-old daughter, Callie. We have our 4 fur babies; 2 dogs, Lucky and Sam, our cat, Nella and our goat baby, Abner! This is my 3rd year at MVP. My favorite part of the day is Center Time because I get to play with the children and observe them making up their own story plots, solving problems and using social skills.

20.21 Staff Pictures (2).jpg

Carla Harris

A.A.S - Associate of Applied Science

Birth through Five Yrs, 2008 

Magna Cum Laude

1 Yr Preschool Certificate in Childhood Care and Education, 2007 

Graduated with Distinction


Child Development Associate Certificate, 2005

As Director of Mount Vernon Preschool, I feel blessed to spend my days working to help children and families of the community.  I have spent the last 25 years teaching children 6 weeks - 5 years of age academically, spiritually, socially, and emotionally through cooperative play. Together through God we  can build a community of bright children with Christian values.

Cindy Davis

Lead Teacher, Lily Pad 2 Year Old Class

Teaching Assistant, Tadpole 3 Year Old Class

I’ve been married to Mack Davis for 32 years this July. We have wonderful daughter Maredith who lives in Kentucky and is married to Colton Woods. I have been teaching at Mt. Vernon for 10 years, and it is the best and most fun job I've ever had!!  My favorite part is just being with my buddies, playing, crafting, snacking, singing, and just being a two year old!


Mount Vernon Preschool teacher
Mount Vernon Preschool teacher
Mount Vernon Preschool teacher