MDOCP - Monkeys

Class Information


4 Year Olds


Education Building, Room E208


There are no announcements at this time.

Class Schedule (2019-2020)

Coming soon.

Teacher Bios

The Monkeys class includes three teachers to serve you: Leah Cady, Julia Smith, and Teresa Tobias. Leah works Monday through Thursday, Julia works Monday and Wednesday, and Teresa works Tuesday and Thursday.

Leah Cady (Monday - Thursday)

Leah lives in Kyle with her husband of seventeen years and is a mom of four kids ages 2-16. She most recently has been a substitute teacher for K-12 and a fitness instructor. Her experience also includes years in children's ministry, Girl Scout Leader and youth sports coach. When she is able to carve out some free time, Leah enjoys reading, live music and thrift shopping.

Julia Smith (Monday/Wednesday)

I love Jesus and my family! I am married to Garrett and am mommy to Lyla. I have my degree in Social Work and was a counselor for about three years before Lyla was born. I love camping, swimming, cooking, and making being on the move. This will be my second year at MDOCP and I am excited to join the monkey class!

Teresa Tobias (Tuesday/Thursday)

Hello, my name is Teresa Tobias and am excited to join the Monkeys! I am originally from Austin and moved to Kyle in 2003. My husband, Michael, and I have been married for 24 years and have three children. We have been members of First Baptist Church in Kyle for nearly 15 years and love the MDOCP program. I have several years of experience as a preschool teacher at Hays CISD and MDOCP. In fact, I was a Penguin and Monkey teacher in years past, and I am thrilled to be back as a member of this amazing team of educators.

My volunteer work includes more than a decade's worth of service with the PTAs at Tobias, Fuentes Elementary Schools, Chapa and Simon Middle schools, and Lehman High School. The service opportunity most dear to my heart is my work with Texas Parent To Parent (TxP2P) - a group committed to improving the lives of Texas children who have disabilities, chronic illness, or special health care needs by empowering families to be strong advocates through parent-to-parent support, resource referral, and education. I serve as a TxP2P parent mentor.

I pride myself on being a lifelong learner and I encourage everyone to embrace education. You are never too old or too young to learn something new. My family has a legacy of learning and I am committed to continuing that tradition.