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2011-06-16 / Front Page

BeBe is Retiring!

Beverly Wood, a.k.a. BeBe, announced this week that she is retiring! Beverly, owner, director and teacher at BeBe’s House for the past 14 ½ years, has sold the popular day care center in Lexington and will begin enjoying life anew with her husband, Alonzo.

Beverly started BeBe’s House in November 1997. Prior to that, she taught sixth through twelfth grades in San Antonio, Fort Worth and Lexington. Her first teaching job came shortly after she graduated from Mary Hardin- Baylor, with a degree in secondary education with a focus on Theater Arts, English and Music, when she was 21 years old. She also became a Certified Language Therapist, having studied at the Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas, and worked with children from the age of 5 and up.

When asked how long she has taught, Beverly proudly says, “ I have taught and worked with children for 50 years, and since I’ve been teaching in Lexington for 33 of those years, in some cases I have taught two and three generations of the same family!”

Beverly’s oldest daughter, Gena Wood Conner, has worked with her at BeBe’s House since the beginning. Beverly said, “Gena left for a few years to work in Bryan, but returned some time ago to become the Assistant Director for BeBe’s House.”

After announcing her retirement, Beverly also announced that Monroe and Candice Schneider bought the real estate located at Third and Hale in Lexington that has housed BeBe’s House, and Michelle Lockhart, owner and director of My Friend’s House day care center, bought the business and inventory. Michelle will move My Friend’s House to the home that has served as BeBe’s House for the past 14-plus years. Gena, Beverly’s daughter, will continue to work with the new director as the Pre-K teacher.

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