Developing responsible Christian citizens for the future

ABOUT

Preschool Faculty and Staff

 

Mandy McCarthy
Preschool Director

Preschool Teachers

Jennell Davies
Preschool Teacher, (2's)

Marina Chidlowsky
Preschool Teacher, (3's)

Debby Dunbar
Preschool Director,
Preschool Teacher, (4's)

Mandy McCarthy
Jr. Kindergarten Teacher, (5's)

Cheryl Macche
Preschool Teacher

 


Preschool Teacher, (2's)

 

Jennell Davies, Preschool Teacher

Years of experience: 16 years
Years at CCLS: 2 Years
Education: Associate Teacher Certificate,
Early Childhood Education, SRJC, CA
Certification: CPR Certified - Infant, Child & Adult
Experience: This is my first year at Cross and Crown
Personal Information: 
Tell us about yourself.
I am originally from Walnut Creek, California, and I've had the pleasure of living in Santa Rosa for the past 12 years. I have three lazy pets - Daisy is my dog, and Momo and Loki are my cats. In my free time I enjoy reading, taking child development classes at SRJC, and spending time with family and friends.
Accomplishments:
Tell us about successes and challenges as a teacher.
I love working with children! I enjoy watching them grow both scholastically and spiritually, and I want to be a part of God's love and learning process.

 

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Preschool Teacher, (3's)

 

Marina Chidlowsky, Preschool Teacher

Years of experience: 6 Years
Years at CCLS: 6 Years
Education: BA Electro Mechanics, Electromechanical Technology Institute Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Child Development and Early Childhood Education, SRJC
Credentials: California State Associate Teacher Permit
Certification: CPR Certified- Infant, Child & Adult
Experience: 5 years experience at Cross & Crown
Personal Information: 
Tell us about yourself.
I'm originally from Tashkent, Uzbekistan and have lived in Rohnert Park for over 19 years. I'm married with a beautiful daughter named Sasha. I love to design Jewelry and draw when I'm not enjoying the outdoors with my family and our dog Puggy. I'm continuing my studies focusing on early childhood education and development.
Accomplishments:
Tell us about your successes and challenges as a teacher.
I love working with children and designing a creative curriculum based on each child's interests. I'm privileged to be a roll model for the children as they develop and discover God's world.

 

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Preschool Teachers, (4's)

 

Debby Dunbar, Preschool Teacher

Miss. Debby
Years of experience: Over 20 Years
Years at CCLS: Over 20 Years
Education: BA Economics, University of California at Davis  Early Childhood Education, SRJC
Certification: CPR Certification - Infant, Child & Adult
Experience: I have been teaching preschool at CCLS since 1992.  I became Director in 2000.

Prior to teaching at CCLS, I was a parent volunteer in my children’s classrooms (preschool through middle school) for 15 years.
Personal Information: 
Tell us about yourself.
I am originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  Moved to Sonoma County after college and lived in Sebastopol since 1974.  I have three wonderful children-Lisa, Sarah and Scott.  I enjoy reading, camping, taking walks, and making crafts when I have time!
Accomplishments:
Tell us about your successes and challenges as a teacher.
It is a joy teaching and nurturing young children and experiencing their love of life and learning, and most especially to have the opportunity to help them know and understand God’s love.  Each school year is an exciting new adventure and challenge!!

 

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Jr. Kindergarten Teacher, (5's)

 

Mandy McCarthy, Preschool Director, Jr. Kindergarten Teacher

Miss. Mandy
Years of experience: Over 20 Years
Years at CCLS: Over 15 Years
Education: AA degree in progress, SRJC, CA
Credentials: Child Development Teacher Certificate, SRJC, CA California State Associate Teacher Permit
Certification: CPR Certificate - Infant, Child & Adult
Experience: I owned an operated a home childcare center for many years in order to stay home with my children. I have taken over twenty classes at the SRJC on child development, and I have also attended numerous conferences and seminars.
Personal Information: 
Tell us about yourself.
I am married to Brian and we have two grown children, Kelsey and Jack, as well as a dog named Molly. We have lived in Rohnert Park for 26 years. I enjoy reading, cooking, and walking the dog.
Accomplishments:
Tell us about your successes and challenges as a teacher.
I enjoy the start of each new year, especially meeting all the new families.  Each new class is the beginning of a new experience. I enjoy the challenge of getting to know the children and discovering how I can create a wonderful learning experience for each child, based on who they are.

 

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Preschool Teacher

 

Cheryl Macche, Preschool Teacher

Miss. Cheryl
Years of experience: Over 20 Years
Years at CCLS: Over 20 Years
Education: AA Degree in Child Development and Early Childhood Education
Certification: CPR Certified - Infant, Child & Adult
Experience: I have 23 years in Christian education. I have also attended numerous conferences and seminars as well as taken over fifty classes at the SRJC on child development.
Personal Information: 
Tell us about yourself.
Married for almost 44 years to Richard.  Two children, Robert Macche and Charlotte Mitchell; three grandsons, Robbie, Austin and J.C.

I simply enjoy working with preschool children!

 

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