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Preschool Staff

Jaci Gloss : Vice Principal & Preschool Director

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, traveling, 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 : Pre-K Teacher / 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

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

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

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:
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:
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 STEAM 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

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