OUR STAFF IS AWESOME, FUN & GIFTED!

ABOUT OUR STAFF


Our staff consists of a Director, an Assistant Director, a Registrar and 11 amazing teachers.  This is a very experienced group of people who have dedicated themselves to working with children.  The combination of education, training and work experience is exceptional.  Each person brings their own talents, gifts and love for teaching preschoolers and serving families.  Between the entire staff, we have over 90 years of experience! We are blessed to be a strong team working together to provide an excellent preschool experience for our families. 

Director 

Mrs. Corinne has taught at Maple Valley Christian Preschool for 14 years. Always her dream to teach, Mrs. Corinne went back to school to pursue study in Early Childhood Education when her children were toddlers. She served as Co-Director for the past 4 years. Now, her primary role will be as Director. While she will miss having a classroom of her own, she looks forward to spending time in all of our classrooms and seeing the students learn and play. She is dedicated to serving all of our MVCP families. Mrs. Corinne lives in Ravensdale with her husband Bob. She has two children, Madeline (21) and Mark (19) who are attending college.

Asst. Director

Mrs. Amber has been on the Maple Valley Christian Preschool staff for the past 8 years. Prior to starting a family she worked for the Renton School District in a variety of positions including reading specialist. Mrs. Amber has been teaching for the past 4 years but has now stepped into the role of Assistant Director. She has a love for children, and a passion for teaching and helping to form young minds around Jesus. While she will miss being in the classroom exclusively, she looks forward to serving our students and families and spending time in all of our classrooms. Mrs. Amber lives in Ravensdale with her husband Mike and 2 children Dylan and Caleb (former Alumni of MVCP)

Registrar

Mrs. Jere Ann

Teacher- 2 & 4 year olds

Mrs.Tina has been teaching at NLCP for 20 years. She has a Child Development Associate Certificate and many years of experience in the Early Childhood Education field. After teaching 4 year olds for many years Mrs. Tina saw the need for a Mom & Me program at our school. She teaches the "Me Twos" and a 4 year old class. Her favorite things about teaching at Maple Valley Christian Preschool are being able to talk about Jesus and working in a co-op setting with wonderful families. She lives in Kent with her husband Tim. She has grown up kids- A daughter (Rhonda) and son and a daughter-in-law (Keith and Lauren). Her pride and joy are her 2 grandchildren Miles and Norah!

Teacher- 2 year olds

Mrs. Lindsay S. has been on Support Staff since 2015 and has been a substitute teacher since 2017. She is so excited to get to teach her own 2’s class this year. She is passionate about the 2’s program. Not only for the kids to expand their social, fine motor, and academic skills while learning about Jesus’s love for us, but also for their caregivers to have an opportunity to connect with other adults and build lasting friendships. Mrs. Lindsay lives in Maple Valley with her husband, Jerry, their kids Jacob (10), Isaac (6), Norah (3), and their new yellow lab puppy, Dexter. She enjoys hiking, kayaking, and watching her kids’ sports.

Teacher- 3 year olds

Mrs. Julie recently moved to Maple Valley from California, where she worked for Long Beach Unified School District at a before and after school program for the past 6 years. She was promoted to full time and was in charge of managing the Kindergarten program. Her B.A. degree is in Interpersonal and Organizational Communications from CSULB. When not teaching, she enjoys traveling with her husband Scott and puppy Roxie, dirt-biking, and anything crafty. Mrs. Julie is most excited to be a part of your child's learning and development and see how God will use her this year.

Teacher- 3 year olds

This is Mrs. Samantha's second year teaching at NLCP. She was a History and Drama teacher at Cascade Christian Jr./Sr. High in Puyallup from 1995-2002. More recently she has been raising her three daughters (Gillian 14, Elisabeth 12, and Cleo 10) with her husband, Steven while moving several times across the country. She and her family are enjoying living in Maple Valley. She is happy to be back in Washington, and back in the classroom. She is teaching the 3 day 3's class and enjoying her students very much.

Teacher- 3 year olds

Mrs. Amanda is in her first year of teaching at Maple Valley Christian Preschool. Amanda has always had desire and passion for teaching, especially with little ones. After having her daughter attend preschool here last year and being a parent helper, she felt a calling to become a part of our team. Amanda has lived in Maple Valley almost all her life with her family who are alumni’s to MVCP. She currently lives in Maple Valley with her husband Devin, their daughter Skylee (4) and son Madden (1). With her degree in Early Childhood Education, Amanda loves being in the classroom with little ones and is looking forward to being a part of the developing stages of her 3 year old classes as the discover learning, social skills and grow a relationship with Jesus Christ. A fun fact about Mrs. Amanda is the classroom she has this year is the exact classroom her mom taught in over 15 years ago.

Teacher- 3 year olds

Mrs. Heather is in her first year teaching at Maple Valley Christian Preschool. She has a B.A. in Outdoor Recreation with a minor in Communication Studies from Eastern Washington University. She has been working with kids in a variety of settings from parks and recreation, Awana cubbies, Boy Scouts, and photography for many years. She loves working with kids and is excited to watch her 3 year olds as they grow and discover about themselves, life, and most importantly their faith in Jesus. She believes they keep her mind open to all the possibilities and wonderment life has to offer while guiding them as they learn academically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. When Mrs. Heather is not at school, she and her husband are playing board games, shooting photography, exploring the outdoors, or hiking with their white shepherd/ husky mix Maia.

Teacher- 4 year olds

Mrs. Tristen first fell in love with Maple Valley Christian Preschool as a parent and then as a sub after her youngest started kindergarten. Now with her oldest attending Bellevue College, her middle two at Tahoma High School and her youngest at Maple View Middle School she is delighted to be teaching the 4s M, W, F morning class. The wonder and curiosity that twinkles in the eyes of her students is a gift to witness and nurture. Being able to weave the treasures of God's love into her lessons is just icing on the cake. When she is not at school she savors her time with family and friends, enjoys reading and writing and adventures in the wild. Mrs. Lindsay has a B.A. degree in Society, Ethics and Behavior with a minor in Early Childhood Education from the University of Washington. Her favorite part of teaching is watching the progress her students make over the course of a year in building their relationship with Christ, their fellow students and growing academically. Mrs. Lindsay believes it is incredibly important to prepare students as much as possible so that they can be successful as they transition to elementary school. She lives in Black Diamond with her husband, Branden, and their two children, Lana and Brynn (both MVCP graduates). Her hobbies outside of school are reading, gardening and traveling.

Teacher- 4 year olds

Mrs. Natasha is in her third year teaching at Maple Valley Christian Preschool. She has been on staff since 2015 where she started as our team Registrar. Her kids, Kael (13), Mason (9), and Hadley (7), all attended Maple Valley Christian Preschool, where she fell in love with the school. She made the transition to teaching once her children were in school full time. When not teaching, she helps her husband Korey, run the auto shop that they own. Natasha enjoys watching her children find joy in friendships, God and all their extra-curricular activities.

Teacher- 4 year olds

Mrs. Lesley has a B.A. in Sociology from University of Washington. She loves kids so teaching was a perfect fit after deciding to hang up her foster care license. She has substituted in the Tahoma and Kent School Districts before coming to Maple Valley Preschool. Mrs. Lesley is married to her college sweetheart, Myles. They have 3 adult children, Taylor, Talitha and Tiereney, who have all launched! Mrs. Lesley loves reading, knitting, gardening and traveling. She travels with Myles in the summers.

Teacher- 4 year olds

This is Mrs. Amy’s first year teaching at New Life Christian Preschool. She has a bachelor’s degree from Western Washington University and an Early Childhood Education degree from Skagit Valley College. She took a break from teaching to raise her triplets, Colton, Cordelia and Lucy (age 12) with her husband Ryan. While raising her children she volunteered in the kids’ classrooms and schools, worked as a substitute para-educator for the Tahoma School District, and she coached gymnastics. Mrs. Amy loves watching her students grow from the first day of school to the last, academically, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. She is very excited to be back in the classroom, especially to be teaching in the same room that her children attended. When she’s not working she enjoys spending time with family, friends and her four cats.

Teacher- Jr. Kindergarten 

Mrs. Lindsay P.  has a B.A. degree in Society, Ethics and Behavior with a minor in Early Childhood Education from the University of Washington. Her favorite part is watching the process her students make over the course of a year in building their relationship with Christ, their fellow students and growing academically. Mrs. Lindsay believes it is incredibly important to prepare students as much as possible so that they can be succesful as they transition to elementary school. She lives in Black Diamond with her husband, Branden, and thier two children, Lana and Brynn (both MVCP graduates). Her hobbies outside of school are readingm gardening and traveling.