Meet the Teacher

MISS SHANDA

Owner + Lead teacher
AM pre-K & Virtual preschool

I am very excited to get to know you better! I was raised in Chandler and graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in Elementary Education. My emphasis was Early Childhood which focuses on children from birth through age 8. I taught both kindergarten and second grade before opening my own preschool, first in south Phoenix and now on our little farm in Chandler.

I love teaching and find early childhood to be the most rewarding age group. My favorite things about preschool are messy art projects, STEM challenges, and sensory play! I also have a passion for early literacy! There is just something truly special about the transformation when letters become more than shapes on a page as a young child learns to read.

MISS ALLISON

Lead teacher

AM Preschool & PM mixed age

I am thrilled to be back in the classroom. My degree is in English Education from Brigham Young University and I absolutely love learning with my students. I taught in Utah and in Idaho and was lucky enough to work with struggling learners and readers and to develop district wide literacy curriculum to support students. I am passionate about education and dedicated to helping my students have personal growth! I have studied techniques to help young students acquire foundational language and literacy skills. 

Teaching preschool has been a real joy in my life. The very first educational light bulbs are lit in a preschool classroom and I love getting to be a part of that! I am so excited to get to know you and your family this year! 

MISS EMMA

Assistant Teacher

Miss Emma was once known as the world's best babysitter (just ask Miss Shanda) and we are now THRILLED to have her as a full-time classroom assistant for all three in-person preschool classes! She's organized, fair, and FUN! The kids love her because of her YES attitude, and her ability to redirect misbehaviors in kind ways. Miss Emma keeps our classes running smoothly! 

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