Meet Our Teachers & Staff

View our teachers and staff below by clicking on each name for more information.

Prior to stepping into my current position I resided in a classroom for over 25 years. I have grown through teaching infants/toddlers to high school seniors, from ESOL to Varied Exceptionalities. I have no favorite age or grade, all of God’s children are amazing! I am a widowed mother of three and gramma to eight. It is my responsibility to compliment, support and involve parents in the education of their children, as well as, encourage and provide resources for a strong Christian faith foundation for all family members.

I am Mrs. Estelle & I come from Minneapolis, Minnesota. I have been married to Mr. Doug since 1978 and we have a grown son, who is married with 3 daughters and 1 son. I love having children in my life. I have worked with kids for over 50 years, starting in high school, with a nanny job every summer. I worked in the Minneapolis public school system, while my son was in K-5th grade, and then had an in-home day care for over 15 years, turning it into a preschool the last 5 years.

My husband wanted to leave Minnesota, because of the winters, so we sold our house & all daycare furnishings, to buy an old Pace Arrow motor home, and hit the road in Dec 2002. We loved traveling with our motorcycle sidecar, too! We traveled the United States for a few years, until Oct 2006, when we settled in Mesa. I became the closing teacher at Noah’s Ark, when we joined Bethlehem Lutheran. Then in 2008, I took the office manager position, and love welcoming the families each day from my desk.

My name is Susan Gonzalez and I have had the privilege of teaching at Christian Preschools since 2003. I  have taught children age 2 through 4, as well as after school- age children, that we care for.  I have been married to my wonderful husband Xavier since 1983, and have 3 grown sons and 2 grandsons. I love spending time with my family. My husband and I are active members at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, where I enjoy teaching Kidz Church.

My goal for your child is to be a happy well adjusted learner, who looks forward to coming to school. I love seeing children smile, have fun exploring and get excited when they have learned something new. They always make me laugh and feel like a kid again. I look forward to sharing the love of Jesus with you and your child.

I am Ms. Brigitte. I moved to Arizona from Panama in 2001. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s in Education. Teaching at Noah’s Ark Preschool and Kindergarten is truly a blessing for me. My mission is to set each child on the path to grow in God’s love and grace through His word. In my classroom we will learn many wonderful truths that God has provided for us through Bible lessons, stories, music and more. We will strive to strengthen our listening and social skills, as well as all other academic areas.

Ms Brigitte speaks fluent Spanish, and is most helpful in communicating with Hispanic families.

My name is Terri Acosta and I have been in the teaching profession since 1991, but I have had the privilege of working at Noah’s Ark since 2003. I have an AA degree in Secretarial Sciences, but am currently working towards my AA in Early Childhood Development.

I have been married to Mr. Dan for 46 years, have 2 married children, and 6 of the most incredible grandchildren. I am thankful that we all live in Arizona. Mr. Dan and I are very active within our church community, with emphasis on strengthening the bonds of married couples through God’s word and grace.

I love being a teacher of young children. They are like flowers just waiting to open and show their glory every day. Each day is a new adventure, and the children always make me laugh. Let us explore God’s wonderful world together.

Hi, my name is Mrs. Yvette. I have been teaching since 1994 and have taught children age 2 through 12.  I have a grown daughter, Ms Chaucey, who works with us at the school. Teaching and sharing my love of the Lord with my students is my greatest joy. Some of my best days are when I see a child’s face light up when they learn something new. I cherish the idea of sharing God’s word with every child, and helping develop their young minds. I look forward to meeting and working with you.

I am Ms Chaucey, and I work with the 3-4s class in the morning. Afternoons are helping, with Ms Yvette, in the Kindergarten class.

Coach Logan is the youngest of 4 siblings. He’s a graduate of Mountain View High School and Grand Canyon University’s Sports Management program. He applies his know-how by instructing our physical education class (Wiggles-n-Jiggles) on Friday mornings.

When he is not teaching P.E., he’s coaching soccer. He has been playing soccer for twenty years and coaching for the past seven years. As the owner of Soccer Shots East Valley, LLC, he also offers an extra-curricular class in soccer one day a week at our school.

Parents interested in enrolling children are welcome to drop in!

Noah’s Ark is licensed by the State of Arizona Department of Health Services.