Mary Gail Staubs, Assistant Director & Buds (3K) Teacher

Mary Gail is originally from West Virginia. She and her family moved to Aiken in 1990. Mary Gail has been on staff at St. John's since 1992. She is married to Bryan and they have four children together, a daughter-in-law, son-in-law, two grandchildren, and several grand dogs and one grand cat. She loves going to the beach and spending time with her family. The best aspect of teaching is seeing the children's smiles when they accomplish their goals and the satisfaction of seeing them grow in Christ.

Dee Dee Ware, Buds/Sprouts (3K/4K) Aide

Dee Dee moved to Aiken in 2005. She and her husband, Corby, have been blessed with three children; Audrey, Adalyn, and CJ.  Dee Dee has a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Food Science, from Georgia Southern University, and completed the Augusta University Dietetic Internship Program to be board eligible and obtain her license as a Registered and Licensed Dieitian. Dee Dee and Corby chose the program at St. John’s UMC, after visiting several local programs, when their oldest was 15 months old and their love and support for the program continued to grow.  In 2016, with great honor, Dee Dee joined the St. John’s staff and has found a true passion for teaching.  She loves seeing the children grow and learn through God’s work!

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