Our Staff

Our staff provides a caring environment where children learn through the happiness and adventure of hands-on play. Our teachers are certified in CPR/First Aid and we participate in QPPS (Quality Preschool Program Standards). We are a 5 star accredited preschool through the QRS (Quality Rating System) in Iowa.
Miss Sara

I was born and raised in Wahoo, Nebraska with my parents and younger sister Beth.  While growing up, I was a gymnast and eventually went to Iowa State on a gymnastics scholarship. I graduated from Iowa State with an Elementary Education degree. Along with my Elementary degree, I earned my Master’s in Educational Technology from University of Northern Iowa and my Reading and Early Childhood Endorsements from Iowa Wesleyan University. My husband Chris and I have three children:  Peyton, Piper and Sam. We are in the busy place of running our children to dance and soccer, but when we get our free time we love to camp, boat and, of course, cheer on the Iowa State Cyclones!!! I feel extremely privileged to work with your children and the wonderful staff at Noah’s Ark Preschool.  I am one of the lucky who gets to go to a job I love every day.”

 

 

I grew up on a farm outside of Buffalo and have lived in the area ever since.  Currently, I live on a small farm in Blue Grass.  I have three children:  Colton, Peyton, and Alexis. My husband works as a firefighter. Mr. Jeff visits and educates our preschoolers each year on fire safety.  I graduated from St. Ambrose University with a degree in Communications.  I worked for the QC Times until I became a stay at home mom in 2008. I spend a lot of time taking care of the animals on the farm, but when I have free time I love reading, sewing, scrapbooking, and outdoor activities.  All of my children have attended Noah's Ark , and I strongly believe in the values and education the children receive in the program.  This is my 6th year teaching at the preschool. I am honored to be a part of the program and look forward to making a difference.   

Miss Natalie

Miss Kim

I was born and raised in Circleville,Ohio. I am a registered veterinary technician. Before coming to Blue Grass, I worked as a large Animal Anesthesia Technician at The Ohio State University Veterinary Hospital. After marrying my husband, Scott, we moved to his family century farm. We have four boys - Owen, Cody, Levi & Reed. As a family we run a grain and beef operation. We are very active in the 4-H program and the Hereford Cattle Association on state and national levels. I enjoy helping the boys with their livestock, riding horses, and training Australian shepherd dogs  I am excited to be part of this amazing team at Noah's Ark!

Miss Chris
Miss Becca

Hi! I am Miss Chris.  I have lived in Blue Grass for 21 years with my fabulous husband Steve. We have two children:  Olivia attends UNI and Sebastian is a senior at West.  I started working at Noah's Ark in 1997. I took a few years off to stay home with my children, but couldn't stay away!  My life consists of any activity my children are involved with.  I so love to teach your children!

 

 

I grew up in a small town in Northern Minnesota along with my three brothers. I attended the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN and graduated with a degree in elementary education. I taught elementary school in Montana, Minnesota, and Iowa. I have a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Iowa State University and an Early Childhood endorsement from Drake University.

My husband Johnny and I have three children: Sophia, Cameron, and Owen.  We also have a crazy puppy Breesy! In my free time, I love drag racing my Nova.  I also enjoy scrapbooking, reading and watching football.

Miss Stephanie

Hi! I am Miss Becca and I have worked at Noah's Ark Preschool for 11 years! I teach math and science, which I think is so much fun! My job is so rewarding and I love it when a child learns a new skill that they  have been working on! It's awesome to see them light up with confidence!!

For my personal life, I have been married for 25 years, and I have two wonderful children! Our daughter is a graduate of St. Ambrose and our son is a freshman at St. Ambrose.  I am very lucky to be able to play volleyball with my daughter on a few teams. I enjoy watching my kids in their activities like baseball, volleyball and wrestling.  I love to spend time with my family camping, playing volleyball, swimming in our pool with our dog, playing board games and watching our favorite shows on TV.  

As one of your child's teachers I feel it is very important that your child learns in a fun and happy environment!! I love my job, and I feel so lucky to be able to teach your child. I look forward to a new year of new faces and new personalities! 

 

 

 

Miss Amanda
Miss Ashley

I was born and raised in Freeport, IL with my two brothers.  I went to UNI and earned a degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education and an endorsement in TAG. I taught in the Davenport Schools for 9 years before having my twin daughters. I live in Blue Grass with my husband and middle school aged girls.  Although I have subbed at Noah's Ark for a few years, this is my first year teaching the three year-olds and an afternoon of four year-olds. I enjoy watching my daughters in their activities.  I also like to read, watch movies, and spend time outside. 

I was raised on a farm near Buffalo with four siblings. I attended St. Ambrose University and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry Education. I taught Chemistry at Bettendorf High School before moving to Iowa City to work as a chemist. I became a stay-at-home mom in 2011 and moved to Blue Grass in 2014. My husband and I have two children: Lilly and Luke. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, viewing my favorite TV shows and movies, watching my kids in their activities, and spending time with my family. 

I feel incredibly proud and lucky to be a new addition to such a great group of teachers at Noah’s Ark. I am very excited to get back to the most rewarding job of teaching!

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