Staff


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The school staff consists entirely of Christians who are dedicated to working with young children. Our teacher to child ratio and small class size reflect our desire to meet the needs of each individual child. All staff participate in continuing education in early childhood education, developmentally appropriate practices as well as CPR and First Aid training.

 

Director

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Nicole Moran
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Nicole has been the director of Chaparral Christian Preschool and Kindergarten since 2008. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, an Early Childhood Endorsement and a Master’s Degree in Education Leadership. Nicole has two sons that are 17 and 14 and has been a member of Chaparral Christian Church since 1995.
What makes CCPK special? One thing I loved about Chaparral when my own children were here was the nurturing, warm environment that was apparent in every aspect of the school. Now, as director I know this is true and that every teacher cares about every child on our campus. I feel we are one big happy school family!

 

 

 

Teachers

teacher 1 copyShannon Polk-Twos Lead Teacher
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Sara Burrows-Twos Assistant Teacher
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Barbara teacher 6 copyWilliams- Threes Lead Teacher (also Asst. Director)
Education, Experience and Background: I have been teaching preschoolers since I was 16!  Over the past 34 years I have taught gymnastics, PE, creative movement and worked as a Lead classroom teacher.  I recently completed my Associates in Early Education.
What do you like most about teaching young children? I love working with young children because they are always enthusiastic, loving,
and every day is different! It is a dream job!

 

 

 

Jennifer Walker-Threes Assistant 

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teacher 5 copy 2Sari Shanks-Fours Lead Teacher
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: Have taught at CCPK since 2004, Numerous conferences and workshops in Early Ed. Received CDA in 2010 and  complete my Associates Degree in Early Ed in 2014.
What do you like most about teaching young children? I like helping them grow developmentally and socially and seeing the progress they make in those areas throughout the year.  It is such a wonderful, rewarding job.  I am so blessed to be able to do this for a living!

 

 

 

Amy Richards-Fours Assistant Teacher
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Cilla Wolfley-Fours Assistant
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Stephanie Williams-Jr.K/K Co-Teacher
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Danielle Tharp-Jr.K/K Co- Teacher
Education, Experience and Background: I have my bachelor’s degree in liberal studies from Azusa Pacific University and have been teaching for 3 years. I started my teaching career by teaching three- year olds.
What do you like most about teaching young children? I love teaching young children because they are so eager to learn. I love seeing how much they grow and learn throughout the year; and of course they are so loving. Teaching is an amazingly rewarding career.