Our teaching staff at Little Lambs Early Learning Center, Littlest Lambs, and Little Lambs Academy at Grace consists of educated and experienced professionals, who have either obtained a degree (AA, BA or MA) in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education or a related field, obtained a CDA (Child Development Associate) or are currently in the process of obtaining either a degree or CDA. We also hold Vermont Teaching Licenses in both Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education.
We are trained in protective services care and have extensive special needs experience. All staff members are CPR and Basic First Aid certified. We participate in a continuous program of in-service education, formal education, trainings, seminars and professional growth (exceeding the state’s yearly requirements) in order to remain alert to the ever-changing needs of today’s families and to the findings of current research. We believe as a whole that the more we know about children – the more we can do with and for them. Education is an ongoing process that enables all of us to grow and develop further.
Sue Clark, Executive Director & Little Lambs Director
Kristin Beede, Little Lambs Academy Director
Hello I'm Sue Clark!
I have been working with children and families for over 25 years. When I lived in south Florida I took my oldest son to preschool and couldn't wait to get to school each day to find out what we were studying and learning about! It was there that I found my calling to encourage and assist young children with their skills while inspiring their creativity and interests.
My education includes a Child Development Associate from Nova Southeastern University, an AA degree in Early Childhood Education from Castleton State University, and a BA degree in Business Management from Northern Vermont University. I have a Vermont teaching license in Early Childhood Education (birth through 3rd grade) as well as a VT Program Director Credential.
I love spending time with my family, hiking, taking pictures, and Coldplay! I know that what I do each day is not only important but essential. Children (like adults) need to feel special, to be heard, and know that they are cared about. I love making a difference in the lives of young children – and while the children may not remember what I taught them, I know they will always remember how I treated them!
My name is Kristin Beede and I am the director at Little Lambs Academy which opened at Grace Church in October of 2021. I have been part of the Little Lambs Family since 2012 when I began teaching preschool at Good Shepherd’s Little Lambs Early Learning Center. Along with my new role as director, I am also one of the Pre-K teachers at the Academy. I absolutely love working with families and watching
their children learn and grow throughout the year.
I graduated Castleton University in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in multi-disciplinary studies. I currently hold my teaching license in the state of VT for grades K-6, with a provisional license for early childhood education ages Birth to Pre-K. I hope to complete the peer review process within the next year to officially add my early childhood endorsement to my licensure.
When I am not teaching, I love spending time with my family. My husband and I both grew up in Brandon, VT only a few minutes down the road from one another, although we didn’t meet until 2010. We bought our first home together in the summer of 2015, and had our son Colton in the fall. We
absolutely love Vermont and are blessed to raise our family here. We could not ask for a better place to call home.
My name is Tabatha Viger and I am currently the Director and one of the lead teachers at Littlest Lambs Early Learning Center located in Mendon, VT. I have worked in the early childhood education field for over 30 years.
I have an Associates Degree in early education and have my Bachelor's Degree almost completed. I love using all the knowledge I have gained at trainings and college courses to provide children with the most fun, safe, age-appropriate learning environment as possible.
I love working with infants and toddlers and find every day exciting as they discover something new. Getting to know my children and my families allows me to create the best possible learning environment. I cherish the time I get to spend with all my "babies" until they leave to go to Little Lambs.
When not at work, I spend time with my husband and two dachshunds Ruger and Beretta. My hobbies include motorcycle riding, four wheeling, and crocheting.