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Preschool Staff

Jaci Gloss : Preschool Director

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Meet our school leadership team: Mrs. Jaci Gloss and Mrs. Tanya Calendo

Michelle Allen : Pre-K Teacher / STEAM Enrichment Teacher

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Ministry Began at CG
2013
Education
Bachelor of Science Elementary Education
Northern Arizona University
Master's Degree in Educational Leadership
Northern Arizona University
Bible Verse
“I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13
Passions & Joys
Family, traveling, hiking, & reading

Carolyn Andrews : Assistant Teacher

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Ministry Began at CG
2020
Education
B.S Hotel and Restaurant Management, Minor in Business
Northern Arizona University
Bible Verse
"Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."  Isaiah 41:10 
Passions & Joys
Spending time with family, being outdoors, fishing, animals

Amarilis Brewer : Spanish Specialist

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Ministry Began at CG
2000
Education
Civil Engineer
Universidad del Valle de Guatemala
Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential
Central Arizona College
Bible Verse
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” John 10:10
Passions & Joys
My husband and two children, family, studying the Bible, working with children, traveling to Guatemala, reading, and sudoku

Pam Bucciarelli : Assistant Teacher

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Ministry Began at CG
2006
Education
Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential
Central Arizona College
Bible Verse
“Jesus said "Let the Children come to me". Matthew 19:14 
Passions & Joys
Family time, Vacations, Pittsburgh Steelers

Wendy Cleary : Pre-K Teacher / STEAM Enrichment Teacher

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Ministry Began at CG
2015
Education
B.A. in Political Science
University of Nevada Las Vegas
Pursuing Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential
Chandler/Gilbert Community College
Bible Verse
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13
Passions & Joys
Spending time with my family, bike rides, my dogs, weekends at our cabin in Pinetop

Barb Drager : Preschool Teacher

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Ministry Began at CG
2009
Education
B.S. Human Development and Family Studies
Texas Tech University
Bible Verse
" I can do all this through Him who gives me strength." Phillippians 4:13
Passions & Joys
Family, friends, hiking, walking, reading, being outdoors, traveling

Julie Guzman : Assistant Teacher

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Ministry Began at CG
2007
Education
Studied Early Childhood Education
Mesa Community College and Central AZ College
Bible Verse
“Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalms 37:4
Passions & Joys
Family, hiking, biking, gardening, cooking

Lori Hoffmann : Beginners Preschool Teacher and Assistant Teacher

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Ministry Began at CG
2016
Education
B.S. Computer Science
Arizona State University
Teaching certificate with Early Childhood Emphasis
Arizona State University
M.Ed. Early Childhood, Reading Certificate
Northern Arizona University
Bible Verse
Take delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.
Passions & Joys
Family, traveling, outdoors, exploring new places

Kim Jansen : Assistant Teacher

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Ministry Began at CG
2003
Education
B.A. Spanish w/Minor in Speech Comm
University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh
Pursuing Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential
Chandler/Gilbert Community College
Bible Verse
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares The Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
Passions & Joys
Family

Kathy MacDonald : Assistant Teacher

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Ministry Began at CG
2015
Education
B.S. Psychology
DePaul University, Chicago IL
Bible Verse
I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13
Passions & Joys
Family, reading, any and all Boston sports, visits back to the East Coast, their family dog, working with young children

Erin Marlier : Pre-K Teacher and STEAM Enrichment Teacher

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Ministry Began at CG
2016
Education
B.A. in Biology, Minor in Environmental Science 
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
Teacher Certification Program, Secondary Science Education
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Bible Verse
Joshua 1:9 Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
Passions & Joys
Family, being outdoors, reading, yoga

Jill McCulley : Pre-K Math Specialist / STEAM Enrichment Teacher

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Ministry Began at CG
2010
Education
B.S. in Mathematics
UCLA
Pursuing CDA 
Central Arizona College and Chandler Gilbert Community College
Bible Verse
“Jesus replied, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’” Matt22:37
Passions & Joys
Family activities, traveling, watching sports

Leslie Morton : Assistant Teacher

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Ministry Began at CG
2011
Education
BS in Accounting
Arizona State University
Bible Verse
“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Romans 12:12
Passions & Joys
Family, creating, reading, camping

Jennifer Plihcik : Pre-K and Preschool Teacher

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Ministry Began at CG
2008
Education
B.S. in Liberal Arts with a minor in Early Childhood Education
Northern Arizona University
Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential
Chandler Gilbert Community College
Bible Verse
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7
Passions & Joys
Family, reading, travel, Disney, writing children's books

Ann Renwick : Preschool Teacher

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Ministry Began at CG
2010
Education
B.A. Economics
University of Arizona
Early Childhood Certificate
Central Arizona College
Bible Verse
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13
Passions & Joys
Hiking, running, camping, reading, and family

Carol Schooley : Assistant Teacher

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Ministry Began at CG
2000
Education
Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential
Bible Verse
“And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32
Passions & Joys
Being a grandma, family, reading, and helping others - and glitter!

Renea Snodgrass : Pre-K Teacher

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Ministry Began at CG
2018
Education
B.A. Sociology
Arizona State University
AAS in Early Childhood Education
Central Arizona College
Bible Verse
Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” Psalm 46:10
Passions & Joys
My husband and children; reading; camping, fishing, and being in nature; creating, crafting, and building with cardboard; and cooking.

Jacqui Wilcox : Pre-K Language Specialist

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Ministry Began at CG
2008
Education
B.S. Elementary Education K-8
Indiana University
M.S. in Reading
Indiana University
Bible Verse
“In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.” Proverbs 16:9
Passions & Joys
Family, genealogy, music, and travel