My name is Melanie and I love working at Kingdom Kids. Ever since I was old enough, I have always loved working with kids. I have worked summer camps, taught sports camps, volunteered at the children’s program at my church, worked at a daycare, and more before I found my place at Kingdom Kids. I am originally from Orange County, California. When I moved to Arizona to attend Northern Arizona University here in Flagstaff, I found Kingdom Kids right away. When I got the job here, everyone on staff was very helpful and kind to me. They welcomed me into the Kingdom Kids family from the very first day. I love working here because they staff is friendly, the kids are amazing, and it is just an overall great atmosphere to work in. Coming into work every day and seeing the smiling faces of our kids is something I not only look forward to, but it warms my heart. I love seeing the many amazing ways God works through us here at Kingdom Kids.
Hello my name is Mariah Easley I am an Island Girl born in Honolulu, HI and then moved to Arizona and have lived here for about 13 years now. I am a second year NAU student and a third year college student. I am a dual degree with Elementary and Special Education. In my future I want to be a second grade teacher. I love working with children and being around children. I love traveling and exploring new and exciting places. I have been to Germany, Spain, and Italy. A place I would love to travel too is the Bahamas.
Hi! My name is Makenna Webb and I am a student at NAU studying elementary and special education. This is my third year in Flagstaff and I absolutely love it! I am from San Diego, California and decided to make my move to Flagstaff when I toured the NAU campus. I enjoy being outside, watching and playing sports, and of course being around kids. I love working at Kingdom Kids and am blessed for the opportunity to work with your child.
Hello! My name is Erica Ennes. I am originally from Southern California, but I have been in Flagstaff for six years now attending school. I am an Early Childhood Major at Northern Arizona University. I have experience with almost every age group. I have been a preschool teacher for over three years. I LOVE KIDS! I go above and beyond to ensure that every child is having fun while learning. I plan on getting my Masters in School Psychology, then going to Law School for Educational Law, and finally open my own school as well. I am an ambitious person and I love what I do. I am honored to work at such an amazing place. Kingdom Kids has become my second home. I enjoy coming and hanging out with the kids, learning and having fun, having laughs, and being around staff that have become great friends. It doesn't seem like work at all. I love being here. When you decide that this is the best possible place for your child or children, you will see that the staff is happy, love teaching, and that we all LOVE what we do. When I am not working I enjoy hiking, photography, going to the creek, gardening, and just plain ol' relaxing. I love basketball and softball, and I am pretty good at both.
My name is Sue Maiden. I am married with 4 grown children and 2 grandchildren aged 9 and 1. After retiring from my banking career, we decided to move to Flagstaff as many decades in the valley was enough and one of our sons had transferred up here in 2012 and our daughter graduated from NAU in 2002...loved the cooler temps. I am also a Volunteer Wish Granter with Make-A-Wish and have volunteered at a local elementary school. I have always loved children and when the opportunity came up to work at Kingdom Kids I was very happy.
Hello! My name is Danielle Stockman and I am a 20-year-old student at NAU. I am studying elementary education and working with children has always been a passion of mine. I have babysat, nannied, taught bible school and now, thanks to Kingdom Kids, have taught preschool too. I have worked with Kingdom Kids since September in 2015 and I have loved every minute of it. Our staff is outstanding, our students bring joy every day and it is such a positive environment to be in.
my name is Taryn Sommers and I am an aide in the one-year-old room. I love working with children. I am originally from Flagstaff, AZ and a Coconino High School graduate. I am one of 7 children. I am currently taking online college courses. I also love animals. I am a certified professional dog trainer. In my spare time I love spending time outdoors: hiking and camping. I also love art, drawing painting. I love my job at Kingdom Kids!!!
My name is Ashley Bordelon and I am 28 years old. I was born and raised in Santa Barbara California. I have been living in Flagstaff for almost a year now and truly love it here. I have completed the requirements to achieve a Preschool Teacher Certificate at Santa Barbara City College. I have worked in the preschool setting for five years now; I have also been a live-in nanny two times before. I have good experience care-giving for children in pre-school, childcare and in-home settings. I love children and can relate well to all different characteristics through a variety of play and enrichment activities. My strengths are that I am always patient, flexible, loving person and children are very comfortable with me. I have very strong personal values. Responsibility, hard work and honesty are important to me. I never smoked, do drugs and I choose not to drink. On my free time I love to work on my photography, play computer games and spend time with my fiancé and his family.
Hello, my name is Briley Belling. I was born in Phoenix, Arizona and raised in the same house my entire childhood, with my mom and two older brothers. After I graduated high school in 2013, I came here to Flagstaff to begin school at Northern Arizona University. I am currently a senior at NAU and I study Elementary Education. I will be student teaching next semester, and graduating with my degree in Elementary Education this May, 2017. I am currently involved in a club at NAU’s College of Education, called PIE (Progressive and Innovative Education). This club allows me to collaborate with others to explore and learn more about how children learn. After I graduate, I am hoping to either get a position at an elementary school here in Flagstaff or in Colorado, teaching second or third grade. I am very excited and looking forward to becoming a teacher next fall! I love working here at Kingdom Kids in the preschool room. I have a passion for teaching and a love for all children. I wholeheartedly enjoy coming into the preschool and working with each and every one of the children
My name is Felicia and I am the proud mother of 4 beautiful children. I have been working at Kingdom Kids since August of 2015 as a teacher aide/floater. I love being a wife, mom and working with the kiddos at Kingdom Kids Preschool.