Meet our wonderful teachers

  • Mrs. Strong

    Patti teaches our Pre-Kindergarten 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Monday - Friday class. Mrs. Strong was the first teacher hired by our school when it began in 2003. She has been teaching for 21 years. Mrs. Strong loves that “light bulb” moment when a child learns something new, especially when a child learns about Jesus. Mrs. Strong graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education in 2004 and continues her education with S.T.A.R’s accreditation every year.

    Patti enjoys teaching her preschool Sunday School class as well as leading the preschoolers during Vacation Bible School every summer.

  • Mrs. Gatlin

    8Beth teaches our Kindergarten class. She has a degree in early childhood education. For the past 39 years she taught kindergarten through third grade at Shorewood Christian School in Seattle. The thing she loves most about teaching is having the opportunity to listen to the children's dreams as they learn to express themselves and their imaginations. She loves to read to them, hopefully instilling in them a love of books and learning.

  • Ms. Deanna

    Deanna Gatlin teaches our Pre-Kindergarten 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Monday - Friday class.  She has enjoyed teaching this age group off and on for a total of 14 years.  She really enjoys watching their young minds learn new concepts and watch them mature and grow by making new friends, learning how to share, and learning how to express themselves.  Deanna has 2 girls of her own!

    Teaching is what Deanna believes is her calling in life and she enjoys every minute of teaching.  She is excited to teach, learn, and grow right along with her students.   

  • Ms. Acey


    Acey Anderson will be teaching our M/W/F & T/TH Preschool Classes in our 2023-2024 school year, Acey has been apart of our school for 3 years and will start her fourth year, taking over for Miss Becca. She has been attending online school these last few years working on her early education degree. She has two sons and they keep her really busy!

    We are so excited to have her apart of our staff again this year!

  • Mrs. Taylor

    Welcome Mrs. Taylor

    Andrea Taylor has been a subsitute for our school for 2 years, she is entering her 3rd year with us as a Teacher's Assistant. She will be assisting all the teachers with a various of activities, so you just might see her just about ANYWHERE! We are thankful for her flexibility!

    She has been a para educator for the Bremerton School district for many years. She has three children at home and she is excited to join our staff on a more regular basis. We are blessed to have her on our team!