Summer Camp Director
Samee Taylor and her husband, Mark, have lived in Rockbridge County with her husband Mark and their eight children since 2000. Samee has used her Family Science degree from BYU while she was home schooling her children, hosting four foreign exchange students, and providing emergency and respite foster care. Her family is also active in music and theater. Samee’s love for children led her to join the Woods Creek staff as an After School teacher.
Rebekah Taylor is a Senior at Southern Virginia University, majoring in Liberal Arts. She loves music, theater, and literature and hopes to become a children’s librarian. Rebekah began working at Woods Creek Montessori during the summer of 2015 and has been an After School teacher since January 2016. She absolutely loves working at Woods Creek!
Michael Taylor has lived in Rockbridge County since 2000. He holds a BA from Southern Virginia University, where he studied music and philosophy. He plays viola and piano. He is the oldest of eight children, and loves working with students of all ages. He began work at Woods Creek Montessori as a substitute in 2013, and since then he has worked in the After School and Summer Camp programs. Michael is excited to work with the Toddler class this year.
Anna Taylor has always loved children. She has been part of the staff at WCM since 2016 as an after school and summer camp teacher. Anna is returning from a church mission where she spent 18 months teaching, participating in humanitarian aid, and sharing her talents in both English and Spanish. She is a double major at Southern Virginia University majoring in theatre and music. She sings, plays the piano, cello and harp as well as acts. Anna has a special interest in costume design. She is happy to be back at Woods Creek Montessori.
Kassidie has lived in Lexington for 15 years and graduated from Rockbridge County High School. She is currently a student at Virginia Western Community College pursuing a degree in engineering. In her free time she enjoys kayaking, shopping, and spending time with family and friends. She is very excited to be a part of Woods Creek Montessori!
Wendy Redfern relocated, with her husband Mark, to Rockbridge Baths/Lexington six years ago from Los Angeles to look after Mark’s nearly 200-year-old ancestral home and be closer to their family. Wendy has been working as a photographer and co-founding publisher of indie-music magazine Under the Radar for the last 16 years. She began working as the music director at Shenandoah Preschool in 2016 and continues to share her love of music with children there and at EarthSong Community School currently. Wendy and Mark love raising their daughter Rose, who is the ninth-generation to live in this family home, in such a vibrant and engaged community and are thrilled to now be part of the Woods Creek family.
Kathryn Lambert received her bachelor’s degree at Brigham Young University in 2003. She has worked as a community health specialist in the Tucson, Arizona Fire Department, as an independent preschool teacher in Iowa City, IA, and as a joy school teacher in Kuwait. Throughout all that, she had four children, the youngest of which currently attends Woods Creek Montessori. Kathryn loves to run, hike, work in the garden and go to Costco and Trader Joe’s in her spare time. She also loves to design and renovate her home. Completing a project is a happy day for her and her husband. She is excited to be working at Woods Creek, and she hopes to help the children grow and develop independently.