Meet Our Staff

 

 Ms. Xuan Zhang (Joanna) –  Owner

 

 

 

 

 

Ms. Angy – Assistant Director

 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. 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. 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.  Debra –  Room 1 (Infants)

My name is Debra Stone, I was born in Phoenix Arizona. I lived here all my life and have two children. I’ve been a part of the Grace Garden family since July 2018. I have been in child care for more than 15 years. I love children and caring for them watching them grow and develop.

 

 

Ms.  Edina –  Room 1 (Infants)

My name is Edina. I am from Hungary and moved to the US a few years ago. I am married and have four children. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Teacher Education and Developmental Pedagogy. I worked with children all my life as a teacher, with children of various ages and needs for their development. However, the past few years I have been mostly working with infants. I am looking forward to take care of the babies at Grace Garden.

 


 

 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. Aislynne – Room 2 (1-2 Year Olds)

My name is Aislynne, I’m new to Phoenix and love the area. I’ve always wanted to work with children and am pursuing a degree in Education to be a Kindergarten teacher. I have two daughters whom I love spending time with. I have been with the Grace Garden family since June 2018 and I am enjoying working with the kids here and being a part in their educational journey. My goal here is to help shape them to have smart, strong minds.

 

 


 

 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. Deana – Room 3 (2 Years Olds) 

My Name is Deanna Henning. I am married, the mother of 4, ranging in ages from 30 years to 10 years old. I also have one granddaughter who is 3 and half. I have been in daycare, for the most part, since 1986. I took a few years off with my first two children. I have taught in every age group and was an Assistant Director of a corporate center for 6 years. After leaving the corporate center I ran my own in home daycare for 4 years allowing my youngest two to have mommy when they came from school.

In July we made the move from Oregon to Arizona to be closer to family and decided it was best for me to return to work. I chose to work at Grace Garden because I wanted to work in a place where I didn’t have to hide my faith but somewhere that my faith would be appreciated and where I could freely share it. I look forward to working with young children.


 

Ms. Sierra – Room 4(2 -3 Years old) 

Hello, my name is Sierra Brown. I am 20 years old and originally from Henderson, Nevada but have lived in Arizona for most of my time. I’ve been with the Grace Garden family since June 1st, 2018. My first experience taking care of children was with my siblings when I was young. Ilater went onto babysitting and nannying for four years. My professional goal is to become an Art Teacher for High School. I am a very visual learner and I think kids have an easier time learning when they get to be creative and hands on. I would like to incorporate art into the learning curriculum as much as possible.

 


 

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

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.  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.