Our Staff
Director & Teachers


Our Director Modesti Cavenaugh

Modesti Cavenaugh, along with her husband and son, moved to Raleigh in 1996. She taught for nine years in preschool and elementary. In 2005, she became the Early Childhood Director where she currently supervises the daycare and kindergarten. She married her college sweetheart in 1992. She and her husband have one son, a daughter-in-law, and three grandsons.

Mrs. Cavenaugh has a heartbeat for children and for working alongside families to help their children grow into strong, respectful, and successful young adults. She loves to engage with students and parents in order to build strong relationships with each family.

Our Teachers


Adelina Armenta

Caterpillar Room Teacher

Adelina began working in our ministry in 2021. She has three sons and loves to collect all things "cow"!


Agustina Valencia

Caterpillar Room Teacher

Agustina joined our ministry in 2022. She stays busy with her husband, three daughters, a dog, and three cats!


Ruth Ramirez

Caterpillar Room Teacher

Ruth began working in our daycare in 2022. Ruth is a wife and a mom to a son and a daughter. She enjoys traveling with her family and seeing new places.


Lily de Leon

Caterpillar Room Teacher

Lily's career with our daycare began in 2019. She is a fur-momma to her golden doodle, Teddy.


Irina Lashtur

Butterflies Room Teacher

Irina has been in our daycare since 2019. She is the mom to six children (4 boys, 2 girls). She also enjoys gardening.


Andrea Langdon

Butterflies Room Teacher

Andrea left the full-time nursing field to join our team in August 2023. She is a wife and mom and lives on a farm with 4 dogs, lots of chickens, and about 40 cows!


Quanda Gamble

Busy Bees Room Teacher

Quanda began working in our daycare in 1996. She is the mom to two adult daughters and a Gigi to two sweet girls. She also owns her own baking business.


Yesica Heredia

Busy Bees Room Teacher

Yesica joined our team in 2020 and is the mom to twin boys! When she is not busy with her boys, she enjoys spending time in the kitchen cooking.


Kassidy Sarver

Busy Bees Room Teacher

Kassidy began working as an afternoon assistant while in high school. She became full-time in 2022. She loves children so much that she is usually babysitting, even in her "off time".


Crystal Roycroft

Dragonflies & Dinosaurs Room Teacher

Mrs. Crystal joined our staff in 2019. She is a "motorcross mom" to two boys.


Lorena Macedo

Dragonflies & Dinosaurs Teacher

Lorena joined our staff in 2022. She is the mom of six children and a new GlamMa to a sweet baby girl.

Stephanie McDowell

K4 Preschool Teacher

Stephanie taught in our daycare right out of college and rejoined our team in 2021. She loves children, animals, singing in church, and is a "fur-mom" to two dogs.

Esmeralda Torres

K4 Assistant Teacher

Mrs. Torres joined our daycare staff in 2015. She is the mother of three adult sons and the grandma to two sweet girls.


Rosa Stephens

Food Services

Mrs. Rosa joined us in 2016 and is one of nine children and the mother of two children. She enjoys helping her husband with a children's class in our Spanish church and watching her children play sports.