plc Staff

Kimberly Watkins (Director, Rising Stars 3's Teacher)

Kimberly Watkins is a native of Bowling Green and has been working in the church nursery for many years. Kimberly has a Bachelor's degree in Political Science Pre-Law with a minor in Family Studies from WKU. She also holds a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Studies with a concentration in Public Policy and Child Advocacy from Walden University. Kimberly is also currently working part time  as an Independent Living Adviser for Seven Counties (formerly USpiritus).  She has been working with children since the age of 16


Debbie Ford (Rising Stars 3's Aide)

Debbie has lived in Bowling Green most of her life.  She has worked in the county school system as a Preschool Aide.  For more than 20 years she has volunteered in her church preschool classes.  She is married and has three sons Matthew (Katherine) Cox, Bryan and Ryan Cox. She is a board member of the Woodburn Fire Department. 


Emma Calvert (Shooting Stars, 4's Teacher)


Helen Hatchett (Aide 4's class)

Helen is a graduate of WKU where she received both a Bachelor’s and Master’s in Elementary Education. She retired in 2005, after a 30 year teaching career in the Warren County Schools. She is the mother of two married children, Jason Hatchett and Megan Hatchett White. Helen is also the grandmother of two girls, Peyton and Landen White. She enjoys volunteering at SKYPAC, W.R. McNeill Elementary, traveling, reading, and being an actively involved grandmother.


Shara Craig (Twinkling Stars 2's Teacher) 

Shara is delighted to be with the PLC. She was a preschool teacher of 3’s and Pre-K, has worked with High School girls as a mentor, and has volunteered with children in need as a tutor. In her spare time, she loves to be with her two kids and her hobbies include raising chickens, house renovations, and studying healthy living.


Connie Brady (Twinkling Stars 2's Aide)

Connie grew up in Southern California where she spent 10 years of her adulthood owning and operating a daycare. During this time she raised 4 children of her own. Who, in return, have given her 4 grandchildren that she loves to spoil. She's also lived in Flagstaff, Arizona where she was a Realtor and eventually found her way to her home here in Bowling Green, Kentucky. On the weekends you'll find her spending time with her 2 pet dogs and cat or riding on the back of her husband's Harley.