TEACHER FEATURE:  We know those who care for your children can become like an extension of your family.  So, periodically, we will share a little bit about one of our staff members so that you can get to know them better!

Every GLCA Student is familiar with this week’s Featured Teacher because she floats from class to class! Ms. Imelda primarily assists in our 2 yr old room, but also supports ALL our teachers by leading classes in their absence (such as for vacation or personal time) or to allow our teachers a meal time or break. She has 4 years of professional child care experience, but also has three children of her own! Her favorite thing to teach our students is “how to be honest and friendly” toward one another! Her favorite Bible Story comes from the Book of John, where Jesus describes being, “the Bread of Life.”




Director – Mrs. Patricia (Ina Patricia Lopez) – has 30+ years experience in Early Childhood Education.   She holds an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education and is an AZ State Licensed Director.  As something dear to her heart, one of her big goals for the next year is to bring a child nutrition/meal program to GLCA.  She is especially gifted to do this as she also holds a Certificate as a Nutritional Specialist.



Admin Assistant – Mrs. Corrie – is our Clerical Assistant, working in our GLCA front office 3 days a week.  A mother of 3 grown men, she has a heart for kids and serves tirelessly in our church children’s ministries, including Nursery/PreSchool and Wednesday Night Awana Club.  You can also find her serving as the church secretary Mon – Fri morning.



Giraffes (1yr) – Mrs. Medi –



Cheetah (older 1s, younger 2s)  & Lions (2s) – Mrs. Michelle  20170719_173534


&  Ms. Imelda (Assistant Teacher)



Ladybugs (3yrs) – Mrs. Gege



Monkeys (older 3s, younger 4s) – Mrs. Carmen



Whales (PreK/older 4s, young 5s) – Ms. Rochellerochelle 1



Polar Bears (school aged before/after school) & School Bus Driver –  Ms. Nicole (Teacher)


Floating & Sub Teachers – Ms. Jessica, Ms. Cierra, Ms. Tami, Mrs. Natali


Kitchen Staff – Ms.  Cookie (Jesenia)



GLCA Governing Board:     Erik Juarez, Board Chairman; Kristy Stachmus, Board Secretary & Daily Operations; Dennis Ralston; Frankie Meeks; Donna Brown