Melinda Folkers

Melinda Folkers

Owner/Director

Hi! I started at BEC as a lead teacher over 16 years ago and took over as the owner in 2014. I have loved every second of my journey with BEC! I grew up in Jimtown and graduated from Jimtown HS in 2003. My husband, Geo, and I currently live in Jimtown with our 3 kids (Jaycee, Piper, and Liam). We love attending school events and supporting our fellow Jimmies!

Miss Audrey

Miss Audrey

Morning & Afternoon Teacher

Hello! I’m Miss Audrey. I have worked at BEC for 4 years. I also work with my mom at her grooming salon. I love animals and have lots of pets at home. I also love getting to connect with each of the kids at BEC and having lots of fun together!

Miss Anabel

Miss Anabel

Morning & Afternoon Teacher

Hi! I’m Miss Anabel and I am an Elementary Education major at IUSB. I have a dog and cat. I am a cross country runner & love fitness!

Miss Shelby

Miss Shelby

Afternoon Teacher

Hi! I’m Miss Shelby and I’m excited to be starting my third year with BEC. I live in New Paris, Indiana and graduated from Fairfield Jr-Sr. High School. I completed my Associate of Science degree in Human Services at Ivy Tech. I went on to receive my Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services from Grace College in Winona Lake. I have two cats named Abby and Charlie, both are 4 years old. I have held internships at Bethany Christian School and Bashor Children’s Home.

Miss Shelby

Miss Hailey

Afternoon Teacher

This is my first year at BEC. I love the kids and enjoy being around them! I also have another job with my mother at Ivy Tech College. I graduated from Jimtown, class of 2020!