Nicole Peterson

Education, Experience and Background:
I have been the director of Chaparral Christian Preschool and Kindergarten since 2008. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, an Early Childhood Endorsement and a Master’s Degree in Education Leadership. I have two sons that are 19 and 16 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!


Assistant Director

Barbara Williams

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!


Fours Lead Teacher

Sari Shanks

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!

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Fours Teacher




Elementary Guide

Stephanie Williams



Jr.K Lead Teacher

Eric Schmitz



Twos Teacher



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Two Lead Teacher




Upper Elementary Guide