Our Staff

Ms. Kim

Kim O'Neal

Director-Owner

My family and I opened Just 4 Kids Preschool in the year 2000. I have directed Just 4 Kids Preschool for 16 years. I have been married to my husband Rusty for 17 years and we have two beautiful daughters. I have worked in Child Care most of my life and love what I do. I graduated with my Associates in Early Childhood in 2014 and now I'm pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, working with the youth in my church, helping with my daughter’s softball team, and spending any extra time having fun with my two daughter’s and husband.

Ms. Taryn

Taryn Edmondson

VPK Teacher/Assistant Director

Mrs.Taryn has worked with children since 2005 when she began early childhood ministry at All Saint's in Lakeland. Starting in 2010 Mrs.Taryn joined the Just 4 Kids team while earning her Florida Child Care Professional Credential as well as her Director's credential and is now continuing her education to earn her Associates degree in early childhood. Early education is important to her because she understands children are given opportunities to be able to become independent and more prepared emotionally to meet the high expectations of elementary school with ease. When she's not working Mrs. Taryn likes to read and create artwork and it really shows in the classroom as she tries to pass on the importance of reading and creating. Mrs. Taryn is happily married and loves spending time with her husband and their dog named puppy!

Ms. Beth

Beth Palmer

Manager/Cook

Mrs. Beth Palmer has been with Just 4 Kids Preschool since August 12th, 2007 but has always worked with children of all ages through her church since 1999. She has her Florida Child Care Professional Credential and her director's credential. Mrs. Beth's husband served our country for 20 years in the army and through that she was able to live in and visit many states in our country as well as other countries across the world. Mrs. Beth is blessed with 4 children and 26 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Ms. Sydney

Sydney Ellis

Toddler Teacher

My name is Sydney. I was born in Brandon, FL but raised here in Mulberry. I have two very wonderful babies of my own and they are the light in my life. My daughter’s name is Kyndal and her “not so little” little brother is Michael Jr. I have always had a passion for children. I remember being close to 8 years old and my neighbors little boy would always come over to our house or vice versa....at the time he was a cute-talking, wobbly and spunky 1 year old. From then to now, being almost 24, that has always been my favorite age. They are so radiant and spirited. Everything is brand new but they learn so fast. They absorb everything that is taught to them and yet they find ways to teach me too. I am blessed to say that my one year old classroom is my second home and working with them is so rewarding in many different ways

Ms. Jenna

Jenna Wilson

2 Year Old Teacher

Ms. Jenna has worked at Just 4 Kids since August 2012. She has her Florida Child Care Professional Credentials and is continuing her education to get her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. Jenna enjoys Reese's, Taco Bell and loves being the two year old teacher at our school.

Sandra

Sandra Reyes

2 Year Old Teacher

I am a 2 year old teacher at Just 4 kids Preschool. Being a teacher at Just 4 Kids has been an amazing experience.

I get to work along with Ms. Jenna teaching each child something new.  I love being a part of their early learning and growth.

Ms. Macey

Macey O’Neal

Floater/Works with all Age Groups

As a child I attended Just 4 Kids Preschool and made many lifelong friends and amazing memories. I am now in college and I have worked at Just 4 Kids for three years; I love getting to interact with the children everyday. All of the children are truly a blessing in my life. 

Ms. Veronica

Veronica Ussery

3 Year Old Teacher

I am Ms.Veronica and I have worked at Just 4 Kids Preschool for two years and I have loved every second of it.  I am now the three year old teacher and every day is a new adventure. I love what I do and the children I teach!!

Courtney

Courtney Bassinger

VPK Teacher

I currently have my associates degree in early childhood education and have worked with young children since  2007. My beautiful daughter attends Just 4 Kids and I was instantly attracted to  the Christian values taught and learned at our school. I absolutely love working at Just 4 Kids as the VPK Teacher. It is the greatest feeling helping my student’s grow and learn every day. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family. 

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Kaitlyn Cole

VPK Teacher

I am a 2017 Mulberry High school Alumni. When I was a child I attended Just 4 Kids and everyone here still remembers me. It’s pretty cool to work at the same daycare that I went to as a child. I’m currently attending Polk State to start my degree for Early Childhood Education. I work with all of the ages ranging from infants to 12 year olds. I love working here, it truly is a blessing.

Ms. Haley

Haley Durrence

Floater/works with all Ages

I am 16 years old and I attend Mulberry High school. I work with the afterschool children. I enjoy working with them because I find it overall rewarding. All of the children are so compassionate about the things they do and they are all very loving.

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Ms. Shellie

Shellie Lane

Director/ Just 4 Kids Preschool Phase II

I have been in Child Care for 20 years, and have been with Just 4 Kids for 11 years. I have been the Director for 9 years and love watching the children grow and mature into beautiful little people.I have been married to my wonderful husband Wayne for 18 years, and have two amazing and beautiful children. I am working on my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. I love watching the children here at Just 4 Kids not only grow in learning but grow with there love for God. Our first priority is to teach all the children about God and how much he loves them. 

Ms. Tiffany

Tiffany Gibbs

VPK Teacher

I have been working in child care for ten years. I’ve been working at Just 4 Kids Preschool for the past three years. I can honestly say that I enjoy what I do. I love to see a child’s face light up when they learn something new or achieve a goal that they’ve been trying so hard to reach. I enjoy spending time with my family during my free time.  

Ms. Teresa

Teresa Robbins

VPK Teacher

I am a VPK teacher at Just 4 kids Preschool. I have worked in childcare for 23 years; I have been at Just 4 Kids for 11 years. I have my FCCP and I'm currently enrolled at Polk State College to get my A.S Degree in Early Childhood. I've been married for 25 amazing years and I have two outstanding boys. I enjoy reading books, spending time with family and friends.

Morgan

Morgan Hitchcock

Infant Teacher

I am 16 years old and I attend Mulberry High school. I work with the afterschool children. I enjoy working with them because I find it overall rewarding. All of the children are so compassionate about the things they do and they are all very loving.

Cheyenne

Cheyenne Ussery

Toddler Teacher

Hi my name is Cheyenne I have a handsome little boy and I have one on the way. I have been working with Just 4 Kids Preschool since Nov. 29, 2017. I love working with children and want to further my education in Child Care. When I am not working with children I love to spend time with my son and my family. The thing I love about working with children the most is watching them grow up and see how they learn and start to recognize things they didn't before like their colors, shapes, and ABC,s.

Yvonne

Yvonne Palmer

2-3 Year Old Teacher

My name is Yvonne Palmer. I am the Two's and Three's Teacher at Just 4 Kids Preschool. I have been working at Just 4 Kids for a year now. I have five of my own children and five grandchildren with one more on the way. I love working with the Two's and Three's because they are always full of surprises. They keep me laughing and I love watching them learn and grow.

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