Kelsie has lived in Sarasota most of her life. She has been an LPN for the last 7 years, still practicing nursing currently all while taking on Pre-school teaching! She has been married to her husband Matt for 7 years. He is the youth director at Faith Baptist Church, and together they serve grades 6-12! He also coaches the flag football team at TCA. They have a daughter named Matelyn who attends TCA! They are a Disney loving family who loves spending all of their free time together out and around Sarasota!
Stephanie Yoder graduated from Moody Bible Institute in 2005 with a BA in Elementary Education. She moved from Illinois to Florida in 2006, and taught 2nd grade at The Tabernacle Christian School for 2 years. She has also worked as the three year olds teacher at The Goddard School, and was a nanny to two adorable little girls for 3 years. Stephanie loves working with our pre-schoolers, and hopes to pass on a love for books and learning to them. She is also currently the nursery director at Faith Baptist Church.
Heather is a Sarasota native. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Ed. She was also the pastoral administrative assistant for 3 years at her church. After college she married her long-time boyfriend, Greg, and they have now been married for 14 years. Greg is a police officer and they have 2 awesome daughters, Brielle and Cailey who both attend TCA. Heather has been involved in youth ministry for more than 15 years and has recently become a women’s ministry leader at her church. She also loves spending time at Disney World and Fort Wilderness with her family as well as enjoying our beautiful beaches, camping, kayaking, and boating.
Chanda is a native Floridian from the east coast of Florida. She is blessed with a loving husband and two incredible daughters that both attend school here at TCA. She is a graduate of Rollins College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Mathematics. After pounding the keyboard as a web application developer and computer programmer for over a decade, she is now getting to follow a passion of hers of working with children in a classical setting, and just have FUN! She has completed and obtained the Florida Department of Children and Families Child Care Facility and Early Education Certificate, worked as a Preschool Assistant Teacher at a Christian preschool, and worked in church nursery, and is now in love with the program here at TCA and could not feel more honored to be with all of the special little preschoolers this year. When Chanda is not working she enjoys spending quality time with her family, reading, baking, Sudoku, and doing yoga.