Education, Experience and Background:
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 18 and 15 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!


Nicole Peterson


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 makes CCPK special?

I love working with young children because they are always enthusiastic, loving,and every day is different! It is a dream job!

Assistant Director

Barbara Williams


Education, Experience and Background:
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!

Fours Lead Teacher

Sari Shanks



Elementary Guide

Shannon Polk



Elementary Guide

Jenni Torres



Threes Co-Teacher

Trisha Rupp



Jr.K Lead Teacher

Stephanie Williams



Jr.K Co-Teacher 

Eric Schmitz



Threes/Fours Co-Teacher

Cilla Wolfley

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Scottsdale, AZ 85254

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