Leah Ehrbar

Two Year Old and Toddler Teacher

Leah is originally from Panama City, Florida. She attended college at St. Petersburg Junior College in Tarpon Springs, Florida, where she also met her husband, Bill. The couple then moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado where they completed their education at the University of Colorado. Leah and Bill moved to Birmingham in 2006 along with her two oldest daughters, Emily (17) and Rebecca (15). She then went back to school for her RN license. She worked for 8 years at Brookwood Medical and 3 years at Children’s Medical. In 2013, the family was blessed with another baby girl, Lucy (5). Leah and her family are members of Meadow Brook Baptist Church where she teaches Sunday School and is a dedicated VBS volunteer.

Linda Perkins

Spanish Teacher

Linda graduated from Baylor University with a B. S. degree in Elementary Education as well as having college language training. She is married to her husband Greg, and they have two children, Caroline – 15 and Jack – 8. She is a member Oak Mountain Presbyterian Church where she and her husband are heavily involved in the Hispanic Ministry there as well. She also teaches English as a second Language class for many of our Hispanic adults.

Lisa Holt

Two Year Old Teacher

Lisa is a long time member of Meadow Brook Baptist Church and has been a teacher with the preschool for over 15 years. She has been married to her wonderful husband NH for nearly 30 years & has one son, Mason (who attended preschool here) and now attends Mississippi College. Prior to becoming a Pre-school teacher, she worked for Estée Lauder, Inc. as a trainer as well as helped to execute special events for the company.  In addition, she was a licensed Realtor and worked in property management for a management company. She’s a member of the Junior League of Birmingham and loves to spend time with family and friends, Bible study and antiquing.

Lori Holmes


Lori graduated from UAB with a B.S. degree in Elementary Education.  She taught elementary school for several years and then started working here in 1990 when the Preschool first started. She has taught 2 year olds, 3 year olds, and 4 year olds here and has been the director for 10 years.  She has 3 grown children that have all gone through preschool here at MBBC Preschool. She has been married to Bill for 34 years.  She has been a member of this church for 30 years (not quite a charter member but real close). She loves serving God and working with children and teachers and with all the parents of this preschool. Some of her hobbies are gardening, spending time at the beach in the sun, and Alabama football! (Roll Tide).

Margaret Cox

Music Coordinator

I have been the music teacher here at Meadow Brook Preschool for 17 ½ years. I also teach piano lessons privately and was the church pianist for close to 20 years.

I have been happily married to Jeff Cox for 35 years. I have 2 daughters, who are in their twenties. My sweet grandson Conner is almost 7 years old.

My family and I have been members here at Meadow Brook for 20 years!

Martha Shaw

Toddlers Teacher

Martha graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Psychology and a double minor in Mathematics. This is her first year teaching with the preschool. Her professional background is rooted in banking and the medical field where she worked prior to taking the opportunity to stay home with her children.

She has held several board positions and also served as president of a non-profit scouting organization for young girls. She is an avid volunteer with children and teens working with local Boy Scout Troops as well as middle school and high school robotics teams.

She and her husband, Jack, have three children. Tommy is a freshman at Auburn, Daniel is a junior in high school, and Elizabeth is in 8th grade. They are members of Meadow Brook Baptist Church.

Mary Underwood

Aide to Threes

Mary attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Marketing as well as a Masters degree in Business Administration.  She married her husband in 2004, and they have 3 wonderful children, a dog and 2 cats.  Prior to becoming a stay at home mom, Mary worked as a product manager in the banking industry.  In her spare time, she loves to read, cook and spend time at the beach.

Meredith Angel

Two Year Old Teacher

Meredith attended Middle Georgia College. She has been married for 37 years and has 3 children and 2 grandchildren. She is a member of Meadow Brook Baptist Church. She has worked in this preschool since 1990. Her favorite hobby is tennis.

Miae Jo

Creepers Teacher

I was born in South Korea and graduated Seoul National University.  I came to the USA in 1994 and lived in Texas for 4 years while my husband studied for his doctorial degree.  We then moved to Birmingham where I was a stay-at-home mom with 2 daughters for a while.

Since 2004 I have been working in the preschool, and I love working with children.

Michelle McKnight

Four Year Old Teacher

I am married to David and we recently celebrated our 33 anniversary! I received my
degrees in Early Childhood Education and Family and Child Development from Auburn
University. After graduation I taught kindergarten in the Birmingham School System for 4 years and retired to the best job–being a mom to three boys. I returned to teaching after our youngest son went to college.

Our three boys are include Trent who is married to Ashley and they have our precious
grandson Beau. They live in Atlanta. Our middle son Drew lives in Los Angeles and our youngest son Scott is in Birmingham.

I have enjoyed the privilege of working with children at Meadow Brook Baptist Church for
the last five years.