Meet Our Staff

 

 Ms. Xuan Zhang (Joanna) –  Owner

 

 

 

 

 

 Ms. Cathy – School Director 

 Hi!  I am Ms Cathy. I have been working in the field of Early Childhood Education well over 25 years as both a director and a teacher.  I have thoroughly enjoyed this profession; learning new techniques  and methods to facilitate the every changing dynamics of children and teachers.  I started as a teacher here at Grace Garden, so that I could understand the needs of the teachers and children to advocate  for their requirements for a successful learning environment.   My journey at Grace Garden has brought me closer to the Lord, through the wonderful program taught through the Bible, Scriptures and  Prayer. God Bless 

 

 

 

 Ms. Jasmine – Assistant Director 

 Hello my name is Jasmine Howard. I am a mother of 4 loving kids. I moved to Arizona from Colorado 6 months ago. I have my degree is Early Childhood Education. I have been in this field for about 14 years. I have worked my way up from being an Assistant Teacher all the way to becoming an Assistant Director. My dream was becoming a great leader for children so they can follow into the right foot steps. Watching them grow and smile every day makes me happy every day. I’ve worked with infants all the way to kindergarten. I am excited to continue my journey teaching and assisting with GGCP.

 

 

 Ms. Paula – School Cook & Floater 

 Hello! I am Ms. Paula! I have 3 girls of my own and I have been in childcare for about 15 years now. I have been with Grace Garden for the past few years as the school cook and floater. I always enjoy  being around the children and working in the classrooms for I always learn something new with children’s stories, imagination and attitudes. It is great knowing I can provide healthy food for the  children as well. The children always have a great smile that can make any person happy.

 

 


    Ms.  Deb – – Room 1 (Infants)

  Hi, my name is Deborah or, as the all the kids call me Ms. Deb. I am the mother of a 4 years old who is currently in room 5 and am currently expecting a new addition to our family very soon. I have been  teaching here at Grace Garden for 2 ½ years. I have been a teacher or a teacher’s assistant at one point in time in every room. I currently love my role as the assistant teacher to Ms. Gabbie in the  Enrichment room. A little bit about my education… I have a bachelor’s degree in Justice Studies with a certificate in Crime Intelligence and Analysis, but to life events I decided to go a different way and  started working with children. Children have always been a part of my life and have gotten the opportunity to help young and/or single mothers get their life on track. Thank you for giving me the  opportunity to help teach your children so they can grow and prepare for Kindergarden.

 

 

Ms. Flor – Room 1 (Infants) 

 

My name is Flor, I am from Venezuela and have been living in the US for two years now. My first language is Spanish and I am taking English classes to learn how to speak English fluently. I really enjoy working here in the infant room. Working with children brings me great joy. 

 

 

 

 Ms.  Joannie –  Room 1 (Infants)

 My name is Joannie , I am from China. I am married and am a mother of a beautiful 18 month old girl. I can speak three different languages: English, Mandarin and Cantonese. I am one of the three teachers in room 1 because I love babies! They’re all so cute and it brings me joy to work with them every day! 

 

 

 


 

 Ms. Vikki – Room 2 (1-2 Year Olds)

 My name is Miss Vikki and I am from Hong Kong. I joined Grace Garden in September 2011. I have more than 20 years of teaching experience in both preschool and kindergarten.  I enjoy working with  children because they are blessings from God. My goal is to equip the children with the knowledge and skills in order for them to excel academically and also to become men and women of God. I pray  God’s Blessings upon every one of our children and I believe that the children in room five have great potential to excel in all areas of their lives.

 

 

Ms. Crystal – Room 2 (1-2 Year Olds) 

My name is Ms. Crystal and I am in room 2 with Ms. Vikki. I have my degree  in Early Childhood Education with years of experience with 2 and 3 year olds. This is my first time with Toddlers. I have a wonderful spouse and 3 kids. My daughter who is in Room 5 and 2 older sons ages 12 and 9. I am a pet owner, I have a dog Maverick and a rescue cat Bella. I am looking forward to working with the Grace Garden Team.

 

 


 

 Ms. Silvia – Room 3 (2 Years Olds)

 Hi I am Ms. Silvia. I have been working at Grace Garden Christian Preschool for about one month now. I have been working in the Early Childhood field for over 16 years now.  I love working with  children. I love to see them grow and learn new things. And also love making a difference in each of the children’s lives. But the most important thing for me is the love they give me every morning, their  hugs and smiles. I am very Blessed to be working with your children.

 

 

 

 Ms. Angy – Room 3 (2 Years Olds)

 Hello! My name is Angelyne(Ms Ang). I am 31 years old and I am basically  from India. I’ve done my bachelors in Statistics and my Masters in Human Resource. I am married and a proud mother of two  wonderful little babies (boy 3+ and girl 6+). I have been working as a HR in various domains and I have 5+ years of experience in that field and this is my first time working with kids and I am loving it.
 I love travelling and learning. I am  planning to take up a few courses in early childhood which will help me do better with my kids at school. I am so excited to work with children in their early stages of  development and I am also thrilled to learn and grow with them. As their teacher, I hope to nurture the children academically and spiritually. I always believe that each child is unique, and each child  learns in a different way and I want to be a part of that learning. I am really blessed to have the opportunity to work with GGCP.

 


 


 
Ms. Joewell – Room 4 (old 2 & young 3 Years)

 Hello my name is Joewell Jones (Ms. Jones) and I am 21 years old. I recently started working for Grace Garden Christian Preschool as an Assistant Teacher for 3 months now and I teach children ages of 3 1/2 – 4 years old in Room 5. This is my first time working in the Early Childhood field and teaching young children education. I am originally from Arizona but l recently moved here from the state of New Mexico and wanted to pursue my career as a teacher. I love children and enjoy spending time in the classroom, as a teacher I love showing love and support for your child to learn and grow with knowledge. I am also very honored and thankful to have this opportunity to work for a Christian preschool and help encourage children the importance of education. Thank you and God Bless

 

 


 

 Ms. Boshra – Room 5 (old 3 & young 4 Years)

 HI, my name is Boshra, I am married with two sons of my own. I am originally from Persia and I have lived in the U.S. for about 27 years now. I have been working at Grace Garden now for about 10  years. I have over 17 years experience in the Early Childhood field. I love children; they are fun and each one very unique in their own way. I am very blessed to be working with your children , if you  should have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

 

 

 


 

 Ms.  Gabbi – Enrichment Room (4 1/2 + & Kindergarten)

 Hi My name is Ms. Gabrielle Wydogen. I have been at Grace Garden for almost 2 years.I am currently obtaining a degree from the University of Phoenix in Elementary Education. My goals for the enrichment room are to gear the children for kindergarten. What does this mean you ask? In  the enrichment room I take the benchmarks of what should be met in kindergarten and break them down to help the children better understand the material. For example, I really try and touch upon  number and letter recognition, moving forward with early literacy and writing skills.

 

 

 Ms.  Tori – Enrichment Room (4 1/2 + & Kindergarten)

Hi, my name is Tori Melton. I am a mother to a 4 year old boy, who is currently in room 5. I went to school for early childhood education and have been working with kids for about 8 years now. Grace Garden Preschool was the first school I ever worked at, but moved around a lot and had to switch to different schools. After I had a child of my own I knew Grace Garden was such a great school I wanted to return for my son to go there and also to teach. I am currently in the Enrichment Room with Ms. Gabbie. The reason I want to work with young kids is because I feel the first years of education are the most important, it is the first stepping stone of many for a child’s career in education. If you are able to make sure children have an engaging and fun experience with learning then you will be able to ensure that they will always have a love for learning. I want to be able to make that difference in a child’s life.  

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 Ms. Kirsten – Floater

 Hello my name is Kirsten Wade. I’m 22 years old. I was born in California and moved to Arizona when I was four and have lived in various cities in Arizona since I love this state. I became a Christian at 8  years old and love that Jesus Christ is my savior and I’m growing in my faith every day.  I have been doing childcare in one form or another for 8 years.  kids love me and I love them. I have a passion for  acting and anything movies etc. So I’m planning on pursing that in the near future. I’m new to Grace Garden Christian Preschool but I love the warm Christian environment I was welcomed with open  arms and love working here on my way to my dream job in the media arts.