Continuing Education Class is a part-time program designed to accommodate adults that have graduated from MLC or other area schools and are looking to continue services with programs in music, PE, yoga and art. Creating market products such as food, jewelry and pottery helps trainees with valuable job skills while circuit training classes help keep them healthy and active. Most adults in the CEC work part-time positions and attend the classes on their days off.

Kay Hardin - Supervisor

OCT 0276

Kay received her Bachelors Degree From the University of Memphis and her Masters in Special Education and Elementary Education from Georgetown, Kentucky. Before MLC, Kay worked in the Memphis City Schools for 31 years and in Lexington Kentucky for 4 years. She is married to Kevin and has 3 sons and 5 grandchildren. She enjoys scuba diving, boating, water sports, horseback riding, seafood, Italian and Mexican food. Kay feels that God has truly blessed her to work with the special angels at MLC. Each day brings her so much happiness. She loves how the staff all works together to equip the students and adults with knowledge and skills to be the best they can be. 

Rosemary Batts - Assistant Supervisor

OCT 0484

Rosemary attended Hillsborough Community College. She has worked at Madonna Learning Center for 31 years, she began working at MLC in 1987. She has been an Assistant at all levels and all classrooms throughout the years at MLC. She spent almost 15 years in the Senior High Classroom. Rosemary is married to Bill Batts and has 3 children and 8 grandchildren. She loves to cook! She comes from a very Italian family, so Italian food is her favorite. Rosemary feels that there is no place like a "Home Away From Home" - which is what MLC is for her. Madonna staff and students are her extended family. She says, '"We become family, while staying professional! Together We Can!"

Jake Edwards - Assistant Supervisor

OCT 0281

Jake received his Bachelors Degree in Physical Education from the Univeristy of Memphis and is currently working on his Masters in Adaptive Physical Education. He has been at Madonna Learning Center for 1 year. He has also taught swimming at the University of Memphis. Jake is married to Emily Banks Edwards, and they have a 'Dorkie' named Lilo. Jake loves to fish, and play basketball. He also loves Huey's cheese fries, tacos and crawfish. Jake loves seeing all the the students smiling and enjoying every minute they are at school. He believes that you can feel the love at Madonna Learning Center, right when you walk in the door. 

Manjit Kaur - Assistant Supervisor


Manjit earned her PhD in Molecular Biology in 1998. She completed her Healthcare Administration Masters Degree in 2009 from Baker College in Michigan. Manjit began volunteering at Madonna Learning Center in 2017. Before joining MLC, she was a Research Scientist at Harvard. She worked in Cancer research on several healthcare projets with the University of TN Medical Group. Manjit was an owner,director and instructor of two learning Centers (Eye Level) in Germantown and Collierville. She laso taught Biochemistry to Dental students. Manjit is married to Dr. Sridhar Shankar and has two children, Nikita (17) and Rohan (15). Manjt has a first degree black belt in Shotokan Martial Arts, and enjoys, painting, gardening, wood-working, sewing, home decor, event planning, hosting cooking demos and tv shows and blogging. She loves salads, vegtables, and grilled chilcken. Manjit loves how rewarding her experiance is at MLC. She says it is fulfilling with a compassionate staff and wonderful students. She is very excited about being a part of the Madonna Learning Center Team!