God bless Mrs. Mac!
God touched Linda McCasland at an early age. After losing her mother to ovarian cancer at age 9, her father was unable to care for her and her siblings. Mrs. Mac lived in the Texas Baptist Children's Home in Round Rock, and her faith grew in God and the desire to serve God's children.
Her journey as a leader in child development and primary education began in 1984, when she received her Professional Administrative Credentials to become the Director of Cornerstone Connection Private Christian School. After 13 years serving at Cornerstone, her prayer was to have a school of her own in Georgetown. That blessing became reality in 1998, when Mrs. Mac's Shining Stars opened its doors.
Mrs. Mac's started with 32 children, and with God's grace and mercy, enrollment increased to 134 children in the first 5 months! The growth has not stopped and now, Mrs. Mac's Shining Stars offers care and Christian education to children 15 months to 7 years old.
Mrs. Mac is grateful to the families that trust her to care for and educate their children and her wonderful, dedicated, and certified staff. The teachers and staff are the wind beneath her wings.
This ministry, Mrs. Mac's Shining Stars, has been the most rewarding opportunity for the McCasland family. The Bible tells us in Proverbs 22:6, if we "Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old, he will not depart from it." This is Mrs. Mac's mission and prayer. Mrs. Mac and her Shining Stars make a difference in the community as they continue to "Grow Kids God's Way."
My name is Allison Barnett. I have been teaching at Mrs. Mac’s Shining Stars for 23 years, and teaching Kindergarten for 20 years. I hold an Associate’s of Applied Science Degree in Child Development. In my off time I enjoy reading, shopping, and dinner with friends. I am the Mom to my Fur baby Bentley.
My name is Trenee Williams. I have been teaching at Mrs. Mac’s Shining Stars for 21 years, teaching many different age groups. I have a 24 year old son name Marquis, who attended Shining Stars through Kindergarten. In my spare time I enjoy reading, event planning, crafting, and binge watching 90 Day Fiance. I hold an Associate’s Degree in Biology. Now I am Private First Grade Teacher.