Faculty and Staff

We are in the process of looking for an amazing new director as our previous director, Mrs. Beverly Marzee Woodward, is retiring. If you need assistance contact Mrs. Connie Casha, director of the Early Learning Programs in the College of Education, at Connie.Casha@mtsu.edu



Wendy Williams

Lead teacher/Mentor, Preschool

Ms. Williams (Ms. Wendy) has worked in the Early Childhood field for over 20 years. She holds a licencse to teach from the Tennessee Department of Education, and has a Masters Degree from the University of Memphis in Elementary Education. She has a Pre-K endoresement from that same university. Ms. Williams serves as a mentor to MTSU students enrolled in Preschool Practicum ECE 4301. This is Ms. Williams first year at the CDC. She is excited to be a part of of this amazing team of teachers, pre-service teachers, parents and children. She enjoys experiencing life through the eyes of children through block play, cooperative play and movement/music. When she is not at the CDC, Ms. Wendy likesto spend time with her daughter, walking, reading and scrapbooking. 



Melissa Johnston

Lead teacher/Mentor, Infant/Toddler Program

Mrs. Johnston (Ms. Melissa) has worked in the early childhood field for over 20 years. She has teaching experience from pre-school through elementary school. She has taught in Head Start, Montessori, public and private schools. She serves as a model/mentor to MTSU students enrolled in the CDFS 4380 as a lead teacher in the Infant/Toddler Program. She counsels MTSU students throughout their semester in developmentally appropriate practices and professional teaching methods. Mrs. Johnston holds a license to teach through the Tennessee Department of Education and a B.S. degree in Early Childhood from MTSU. She enjoys spending time with her husband, 4 grown daughters and 5 grandchildren. 

Middle Tennessee State University Child Development Center 

College of Education 
P.O. Box 532 
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Office: 615 898-2198 
Fax: 615-898-5313
Street Address: 
820 Fairview Building 
Suites 113-117 
Murfreesboro, TN 37132