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. 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.  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.  ALEXIS  – Room 2 (1-2 Year Olds) 

My name is Alexis and I am currently working in room two with Vikki. I have been working with kids for six plus years now and I love the joy that I can bring to them. I am currently going to school to pursue my dream of becoming a nurse. I have a five year old sister that I have helped raise and she is my mini me. 

 

 


 

 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.  Deb – – Room 4 (2 – 3 Years old) 

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. Kirsten – Room 4(2 -3 Years old) 

 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. 


 

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

Hello, I am Ms. Shelby. I have been working with kids for ten years.  I have my associates in ECE and will be returning for my bachelors in the spring. I want to eventually get my Masters and be a guidance counselor in an elementary school. I am from Oklahoma and I have a 3 year old daughter name Bella Grace.

 

 


 

 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.   CHEYENNE – Floater

Hi, my name is Cheyenne Brewer, and I have been working for GGCP since May of 2017. I am 22 years old, and was born and raised in Arizona. I don’t have any children, however, this job has somewhat prepared me for that day. Working here has taught me so much in the short amount of time, and I am grateful that Grace gardens, has given me this opportunity. I love being a floater here at GGCP, because I get the chance to work with every class. I look forward to growing more knowledge about child’s care in the future.