Meet Our Teachers and Staff
If a school is only as good as its teachers, then PVUMC Preschool is one of the best! Our top-notch team of teachers and staff members is dedicated to creating a bright, supportive environment where children feel safe to explore, question, and grow.
The majority of our staff at PVUMC Preschool holds college degrees, including many with bachelor’s or master’s degrees in elementary or early childhood education. We require all staff members to do staff development on a yearly basis, which includes taking college course work in early childhood education, attending professional workshops, and observing other preschool classes.
We love to keep open communication between parents and teachers, so please give us a call at any time!

Administration

Mindy Sobraske holds a bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University with a dual major in elementary and special education and a master’s degree in early childhood education from Northern Arizona University. Mindy taught primary mentally challenged children for eight years in the Scottsdale Public School District before joining the PVUMC preschool staff. She has taught Co-op classes, three-year olds, four-year olds, Pre-K, and Motor Perception classes. She has served administratively as the Assistant Director, and has numerous years of experience as the Director of PVUMC Preschool. Mindy also currently teaches Parent-Toddler classes at the preschool and has served as a validator for the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Mindy Sobraske
Preschool Director

Ginni Fendon
Office
Mary Cooper
Administrative Assistant

Teachers

Carole Berkowitz
Assistant Teacher

Vickie Cook
Lead Teacher

Jessica Dickson
Assistant Teacher

Stefanie Evans
Lead Teacher

Courtney Gaintner
Lead Teacher

Julie George
Assistant Teacher

Kaily Hart
Lead Teacher

Ann Hensler
Assistant Teacher

Carol Isbell
Lead Teacher

Tina Kapoor
Lead Teacher

Joan Kay
Lead Teacher

Rashmi Modi
Assistant Teacher

Nancy May
Assistant Teacher

Bev Nystedt
Lead Teacher

Shebi Olin
Lead Teacher

Mindy Sobraske
Parent/Toddler

Chris Vance
Assistant Teacher

Jane Walters
Assistant Teacher

Lindsey Williams
Music Teacher

Lori Wiggs
Motor Perception

 
 


Support Staff

Olivia Adkins
Aide

Lisa Cole
Aide

Sue Collister
Aide

Sherri Golshan
Aide

Maddy Griblin
Aide

Linda Huston
Aide

Cindy Sevin
Aide

Leona Silliman
Aide

Naga Sridatla
Aide

Maureen Vanderhoff
Aide

Cheyenne Watts
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