Upon graduation from ASU with a BA in Elementary Education, I began teaching second grade at a Christian school here in the Valley. I taught there for nine years, loving every minute of it! When my husband was transferred to Portland, Oregon, I just couldn’t stay away from teaching. Our son began attending a Christian preschool and I began to substitute teach there. I ended up teaching three year olds for eight years in Lake Oswego, Oregon. What a wonderful adventure that was, influencing families for Jesus!
Eventually, my family and I moved back to Arizona in the economic downturn of ‘08. God was evident in the whole process of moving back to Tempe where I grew up. Amazingly, I had kept my Arizona teaching certificate current the entire 16 years we were in Portland, and I was able to find a job teaching kindergarten at a Christian school here in the Valley. God is good!
After teaching there for six years, I now have a new home at CCA, and I am thrilled. I truly love the focus here at CCA — kids matter! We endeavor to help your child grow emotionally, socially, physically, and most of all, spiritually. What a caring community of people who love Jesus!