Hello, My name is Betty Metzler. I am a native of the New River Valley and I come to The Learning Ladder with over 20 years of experience in Child Care. I have worked in several different centers in the area as Lead Teacher and Assistant Director. I feel that a low child/teacher ratio is beneficial for cognitive, social and emotional development. In addition to being a child care professional, I am a wife and mother. When I am not at The Learning Ladder, I enjoy spending time with family and friends.
Ms. Shelby Pope Ms. Morgan Lawrence Ms. Amber Wrenn
I’m Ms. Kim. I am originally from this area and currently live in Shawsville with my husband. I love working with children and have been teaching children of all ages for over 5 years. I am CPR & First Aid trained and I also have my MAT certification. I am currently teaching the Pre-k class and I am so blessed to have such an amazing group of children. I have worked with The Learning Ladder for over 5 years and enjoy my job every day!
Ms. Andrea Ruiz Ms. Taylor Adams Ms. Nikki Mandley
Ms. Amber Tinley Ms. Cloe Taylor Ms. Haley Ruble
My name is Ashley Meadows. I am a native to Christiansburg and currently live in the Plum Creek area with my husband and two boys. I have worked at The Learning Ladder since August 2009 and love working with the children. I enjoy children of all ages, especially the infants. I am currently working on my CDA credentials and hope to have them finished in the next month. I am also First Aid & CPR trained and have my MAT certification.
I am Linda Naughton. I grew up in Reading, Pennsylvania. I graduated from Albright College. My family moved to Montgomery County 15 years ago. I taught reading and writing skills using technology to Pre-k through second grade children at Auburn Elementary School. In my free time I enjoy reading, sewing, and scrapbooking. I have worked at The Learning Ladder for a year. I am CPR & First Aid trained.
My name is Sherry Conner. I am very excited to be able to work with your children. I have over 28 years of experience in the child care field. I have worked at other centers as a teacher and an office manager. I am CPR & First Aid trained. I also hold a certificate for MAT training. In all my years of working with children, I feel that the two year old class is the group I enjoy working with the most. I am a mother of two wonderful girls and as a mother I know how important our children are to us. I want you to know, while your children are in my care, they will be loved and we are going to have lots of fun! I love watching their little smiling faces and just knowing I can be a part of helping them grow and develop into individuals gives me great pleasure.
I am Chelsea Naughton. I am originally from Pennsylvania. My family and I moved to the Christiansburg area when I was in seecond grade. I currently live in Christiansburg and graduated from Auburn High School. I have worked at The Learning Ladder since 2014. While working on my business degree at NRCC, I decided that I have a passion for working with children. I currently hold my CDA credential for infants & toddlers. I am CPR & First Aid certified and I am also MAT trained. I live with my significant other Matt. I also have multiple fur-babies that have a special place in my heart.
My name is Katie Hill. I grew up in Riner, VA and graduated from Auburn High School. I live in Christiansburg and like to get out and enjoy the outdoors as much as I can. I love to volunteer and help better the lives of everyone. I have always been around kids, from my family to friends. I have had an awesome nanny experience as well. It feels so natural for me to be around children. I am grateful to be a part of The Learning Ladder.