Our Purpose & Leadership

Jesus said, "Let all the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."

[Matthew 19:14, NIV]


It is our goal that Tempe Christian Preschool will be dedicated to quality care, comprehensive education and Christian values to insure the total growth and development of each child spiritually, socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually.


Spiritually – At TCPS your child will begin to understand the love and acceptance of Jesus towards all people as we endeavor to demonstrate God’s love to your child as they interact with other children and teachers.  We want the children to recognize that God is the Creator, Jesus is His Son, and that He loves and accepts us as we are.


Socially – Your child will learn the privileges and limits of group life.  Your child will begin to develop a caring attitude towards others and will begin to develop self-discipline through gradually learning to make wise choices.


Emotionally – Your child will develop a positive self-concept, learning to love and accept others as he or she is loved and accepted.  TCPS will help your child to learn to verbally express both positive and negative feelings.


Physically – Your child will learn how to demonstrate the knowledge and motor skills they need to remain physically healthy and to accept responsibility for their own physical well-being where your child can feel proud of their accomplishments.

 

Intellectually – Your child will be encouraged to build skills in listening and language development and understand concepts related to size, shape, space, color, and distance.  Reading and math readiness skills will be practiced.  Your child will be given the opportunity to reason, discover, remember, experiment, and generalize.

    cassie, co-director

    Cassie holds a Bachelors in Early Education along with certificates in Early Childhood and Infant/Toddler Development. She is currently enrolled in a program through Rio Salado that focuses on Business and Administration in Early Education. And she has worked at TCPS for five and a half years (as of 2016).

     

    Cassie and her husband, Bill, have been married for three years. They have a 2 year old that keeps them on their toes and is always teaching them new things. She has a passion for early literacy and is always looking for a good book to expand her collection and share with her fellow teachers at TCPS.

     

    Outside of work Cassie instructs Color guard alongside a High School marching band. Also, she loves to craft and being creative. Her favorite Bible verse is John 4:19 "We love because He first loved us."

     

    cassie@tempechristianpreschool.org

    pastor debbie, co-director

    Pastor Debbie is so proud to be a wife, mother, and grandmother. Debbie was born in California and proudly calls both her home. She has been married for 39 years, is a mother of 5, and has 7 grandchildren.

     

    It has been so exciting for her to see children and families grow up at TNC and TCPS. She started at the church in 1983 and has worked for the school for 15 years (as of 2016).

     

    Some of Debbie's hobbies involve reading and collecting nativity sets. 

    A couple of things that bring her joy are chocolate and coffee. 

    Her favorite Bible verse is Proverbs 3: 5–6.

     

    pastordebbie@tempenazarene.org

    Courtney, nutrition MANAGER

    I worked as a personal trainer in San Diego for many years, and always loved helping people live healthier lives. I went back to school in 2015 to become a NDTR (Nutrition and Dietetic Technician, Registered). During my coursework I learned about the impact I could make working in early education by teaching kids that nutritious foods can be yummy and exciting.

     

    I’ve been working at TCPS since the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year. I create and shop for the snacks we serve each day and am working on improving our nutrition policies to make sure that the children are getting healthy foods each day. My favorite part of my job is finding new items to serve for snack, and getting into the classrooms to see which healthy foods the children are enjoying.

     

    When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I love running local races, taking my 6 year old to the zoo, and finding new recipes to try.

     

    Suzi, Music Teacher

    Coming soon...

    aSHLEY, PE Teacher

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    mandy, administrative assistant

    I have been with TCPS since 2009. I have enjoyed the blessing

    this place has granted me throughout the years and feel that I am part of a family.  I am also an artist and have had some

    of my work displayed in a few galleries.

     

    I have been an Arizona resident for about two decades. 

    My husband and I have been together for over a decade and we have three amazing daughters. 

     

    My favorite life events include being an electrician, dating my husband, having our first baby, buying our first house, and when our twins first started sleeping through the night. It brings me joy to draw, paint, read, sew, watch movies, and socialize.

     

    mandy@tempechristianpreschool.org

    Anna, administrative assistant

    Anna has worked at TCPS for since 2012. She started as lead teacher in the Toddlers, and now enjoys working in the office.

     

    She is very blessed to have grown up in a Godly and loving home with happily married parents, and to have married her best friend so young. Their wedding anniversary is June 2, 2012. Also, she has three younger sisters.

     

    When she is not working Anna enjoys spending time with her family and her dog Bentley. She also enjoys going swimming. Her favorite food is ribs, and her favorite color is red. Finally, her favorite Bible verse is Matthew 6: 25–34.

     

    anna.dragonette@tempenazarene.org