Meet our Staff
Cross of Hope Pre-School Staff
Preschool Director and 3's and 4's Multilevel Teacher
Degrees/Credentials: Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Mulitcultural Education, a mentor through CNM mentoring new teachers going in to the field of early childhood eductation
Favorite Bible Verse: Psalm 37:23-24
I have been at Cross of Hope preschool since August 2015. This year beginning August 2022, I am honored to be the new director of the preschool. My educational background is a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Multicultural Education, and I will be completing a Master’s degree in education in May 2023. My teaching experience is with children between the ages of 6 months to 5 years old, for more than 15 years.
The preschool means a lot to me and I want to continue building the program, as well as keeping the aspects that make the school special. Because of this school, I have grown not only as a person, but spiritually, and professionally. Through my experience, I want to give back everything I can, in order to advance the goals and traditions the preschool has to offer. I am excited to travel through this journey with the amazing families and staff and continuing the legacy, integrity and excellence the preschool is known for.
Tuesday and Thursday Teacher 3's
Degrees/credentials: Associates Degree in Early Childhood Multicultural Education, a mentor through CNM mentoring new teachers going into the field of early childhood education
Favorite Bible Verse: Isaiah 41:10
I first came to Cross of Hope as a young mother in MOPS in 1993 when my first child, a son, was 2 years old. Being a part of MOPS I heard from another mother about how wonderful the preschool was. At that time my second child, a daughter, was four and I was happy to be able to put her in the four year old preschool program. My youngest child, a daughter, was able to attend Cross of Hope Preschool for two years. For one of those years our wonderful Miss Janna was one of her teachers. I was totally in love with the preschool! I was asked if I would be interested in being a substitute teacher, to which I said “yes”. In 2005 I was asked if I would be interested in applying for the educational assistant position that was opening up in the three year old program the following school year, so I did. The following year I was so blessed by the Lord and this preschool to be asked to become the lead teacher for the three year old program. The Lord gave me a new song in my hear to teach!! I never thought I would be a teacher. I love what I do and I feel very belssed to be just a little part of these children’s lives!!
Educational Assistant 4's Monday - Friday
Credentials: New Mexico (CDC) Child Development Certificate for Early Childhood
Favorite Bible Verse: Philippians 4:6-7
God truly has a plan and purpose for my life by sending me to this wonderful preschool to be a teacher when I was ready to go back to work after being a stay at home mom raising my two sons. While attending church and strengthening my faith, I walk in His grace. I love sowing seeds into the families and sharing God’s great love with these children and preparing them for kindergarten. I enjoy working with my colleagues because they are so much fun. I thank God for this ministry he gave me.
Lead 4's Teacher Monday-Friday