Kindergarten Staff

Heather Vaughn


Mrs. Heather Vaughn is one of the sweetest people in our ministry and perfect for loving on our three-year-olds. She has lived in Georgia all of her life and married her high school sweetheart, Robert, who is also on staff here at PBA. She is very involved in both church and school ministries, and she and her husband have one daugher Annabelle. 

Cheran Staley


Mrs. Cheran Staley seems to have the perfect balance needed for kindergarten. She is known around here for always having a smile on her face. She and her husband Jeff have two children, a daughter who is a graduate of PBA and a son who is a junior here at the academy. This is her twelfth year teaching, and she has been a blessed addition to our staff. If you asked her what might be a few of her favorite things, she would say...spending time with her family, eating at the Cheesecake Factory, drinking strong coffee, and reading cooking magazines.

Patti Saunders

Kindergarten Supervisor


Mrs. Patti Saunders teaches K5 and is also our kindergarten supervisor. She and her husband, Rev. Alan Saunders, serve faithfully in our church ministry as well. Three of her favorite people are her grandchildren, Luke, Logan, and Leah, who live in Montana. Mr. and Mrs. Saunders served as missionaries to the Bahamas for many years before they moved back to the States. She has taught for twenty-five years, eight at PBA. Each year, she works diligently to give the kindergarten new programs and events, and those programs are favorites of the parents for sure. She enjoys shopping and reading, loves shoes and handbags, and likes to eat at the French Market in Locust Grove.