Preschool Staff

 

Our staff at Christ’s Greenfield Lutheran Preschool  are firm in their faith, having dedicated their lives to the service of their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ through the teaching ministry. Each staff member loves children and serving God.

Faculty members and teaching aides are encouraged and required to continue their education through participating in workshops, inservice training, and pursuing advanced degrees.

Each of our Lead Teachers has their Child Development Associate Certification, Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree, or an equivalent degree.

Jaci Gloss
Preschool Director/Pre-K Teacher
Ministry Began at CGLS: 2009
Education
B.S. Home Economics in Business
Northeastern State University
M.Ed. Elementary Education / Reading Specialist
Northern Arizona University
Lutheran Teacher Colloquy
Concordia University
Bible Verse
For grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
Passions/Joys
Family, Travel, Reading, Golfing, and Arizona Diamondbacks
Michelle Allen
Pre-K Teacher/STEAM Enrichment Teacher
Ministry Began at CGLS: 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
Pam Anderson
Preschool Teacher
Ministry Began at CGLS: 1999
Education
B.A. Sociology with emphasis in Early Childhood and Family Studies
Arizona State University
Bible Verse "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."Philippians 4:13
Passions/Joys
Making memories (and taking lots of pictures) with family and friends, Movies, and Growing in my faith
Amarilis Brewer
Spanish Specialist
Ministry Began at CGLS: 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
Ministry Began at CGLS: 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
Assistant/Lunch Bunch Teacher
Ministry Began at CGLS: 2014
Education
B.A. in Liberal Arts
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
Janell Cox
Pre-K Teacher
Ministry Began at CGLS: 1996
Education
BS Elementary Education with a Minor in Early Childhood Ed.
Concordia University, WI
Bible Verse
“So do not fear for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
Passions/Joys
Reading, Hiking, Family, Shopping, Traveling
Barb Drager
Preschool Teacher
Ministry Began at CGLS: 2008
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
Vicky Geske
Assistant
Ministry Began at CGLS: 1998
Education
Pursuing Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential
Bible Verse
"Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God" Mark 10:14
Passions/Joys
Tennis, Reading, Walking our dog, Family time at the cabin
Julie Guzman
Assistant
Ministry Began at CGLS: 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 Teacher
Ministry Began at CGLS: 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/Lunch Bunch Teacher
Ministry Began at CGLS: 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
Kelly Kuehn
Assistant/Lunch Bunch Teacher
Ministry Began at CGLS: 2015
Education
Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential
Chandler-Gilbert Community College
Bible Verse
“The Lord will fight for you, you need only to be still.” Exodus 14:14
Passions/Joys
Family, Photography, Always learning new things, Running/hiking
Kathy MacDonald
Assistant/Lunch Bunch Teacher
Ministry Began at CGLS: 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, Our family dog, Working with young children
Erin Marlier
Pre-K Teacher
Ministry Began at CGLS: August 2016
Education
B.A. in Biology
University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire
Minor in Environmental Science University of Wisconsin - Madison Teacher Certification Program Secondary Science Education 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
My family, being outdoors, reading, yoga
Jill McCulley
Math Specialist/STEAM Enrichment Teacher
Ministry Began at CGLS: 2009
Education
BS Math
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
Ministry Began at CGLS: 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 Teacher/STEAM Enrichment Teacher
Ministry Began at CGLS: 2008
Education
BS 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
Courtney Small
Assistant Preschool Teacher in the S.T.E.A.M program, Lunch Bunch Crew, Extended Care Teacher
Ministry Began at CGLS: 2016
Education
Williams Field High School graduate
Attending Chandler-Gilbert Community College
Bible Verse Isaiah 40:31 "But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."
Passions/Joys
Spending time with my puppy and being around friends and family, reading, swimming, and playing soccer in my free time.
Ann Renwick
Preschool Teacher
Ministry Began at CGLS: 2010
Education
B.A. Economics
University of Arizona
Bible Verse
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13
Passions/Joys
Hiking, Running, Camping, Reading, Family
Carol Schooley
Assistant
Ministry Began at CGLS: 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 new grandma, Family, Reading, Helping others
Terri Sovereign
Extended Care/Lunch Bunch Teacher
Ministry Began at CGLS: 2013
Education
BS Iowa State University
Bible Verse
This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24
Passions/Joys
Gardening, Learning, Family
Jacqui Wilcox
Language Specialist
Ministry Began at CGLS: 2008
Education
B.S. Elementary Education K-8
Indiana University
M.S. 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, Travel