Our teachers have many gifts, but the best quality our teachers have is that they love each and every child as their own. Our experienced staff has an average of 13 years at our preschool. Each teacher is certified in CPR and First Aid, completed background checks, and receives continuing education annually.
Ms. Rhyan: Preschool Director
Ms. Rhyan is elated to be our Director of Education for Covenant Presbyterian Preschool of Sherman since 2021. She grew up in the Collin/Grayson County area, and knows the surrounding area and many of the great people who live and work here. “It is a great place to live, work and raise a family!”
Rhyan has over 20 years of experience in early childcare and is very committed to providing children, parents, and staff with a safe, secure, and happy environment. She very dedicated to helping Covenant Presbyterian Preschool of Sherman continue to be the premier preschool in Sherman!
She enjoys spending quality time with family and friends. Along with enjoying singing, traveling, the arts, camping and donating her extra time to local charities and churches. She looks forward to meeting and working with all of you!
Ms. Carol: Teacher of 4/5-year-olds
Ms. Carol has worked at CPC Preschool since 1999 as a teacher and served as Director from 2011 to 2019. She continues following her dream of teaching in our 5-day, 4 and 5 year old class. Before coming to CPC she spent 13 years working for the Sherman Chamber of Commerce. She retired from that position and began volunteering at Covenant Preschool when her son started attending. She fell in love with the school and when a position became available she applied.
“Watching kids learn, become independent, and kindergarten ready is the greatest joy of teaching. Hugs are important too.
I’m thankful that CPC supports early childhood education and the future leaders of our community. It’s also a blessing to have CPC members contribute their time and expertise to build bonds with our students.”
Ms. Katie: Teacher of 4/5-year-olds
Ms. Katie became a part of the Covenant Preschool family through her boys attending the program. She volunteered as a parent and when an aide position opened up she immediately applied in 2017. She then moved up to be the teacher of 4/5-year-olds and she loves it. She realized she had a heart for kids when she first volunteered at the Sherman Rehab Center when she was younger. She then went to college to get an education degree. Her heart has always been drawn to teaching younger children and being able to see that “light bulb moment” when a kid understands something. One of the joys of her job is seeing how the kids care for one another and seeing the kindness in their hearts.
Ms. Amanda: Teacher of 3 year olds
Ms. Amanda has been working at CPC Preschool since 2021. She has her associates degree in Elementary Education and is currently working towards her bachelor’s degree in education. She has previously worked in special education classrooms in public schools and with children up to five years of age in a Montessori preschool. Ms. Amanda’s passion is working with younger children and watching them grow both socially and academically.
“I love watching children’s excitement as they achieve their goals. I am excited to use the knowledge from my prior experiences to further the minds of the children in my classroom.”
Ms. Spencer: Teacher of 2 year olds
Ms. Spencer’s has been with Covenant Preschool since 2015. She was born and raised in Sherman, TX. She has her degree in dance and has been in education for the past 11 years. She started as a teacher’s aide at the Fred Douglass school and when a position for lead teacher at Covenant Preschool opened up, she was eager to apply the things she had learned over the years. She loves seeing when the students learn something new and they get excited. She finds the staff to be incredibly supportive and the children to be a delight. She always looks forward to the Christmas program every year because the parents get to see the progress their children have made. Even though she works many jobs, in her spare time she likes to travel, dance and watch old movies.
Ms. JoAnn: Teacher’s Aide
Ms. JoAnn has been working at Covenant Preschool since 1993. She began working here when her son attended the Preschool. She loves that her job contributes to the wellness and education of children. Working with the children is her number one priority and she enjoys the staff she gets to work with every day. A part of her job that regularly enjoys is communicating with the children as well as the families.
Ms. Maggie: Teacher’s Assistant
Ms. Maggie became apart of Covenant Presbyterian Preschool after volunteering with Covenant Summer Camp in 2021. She has earned an Associate Degree in Sociology, a Bachelor’s Degree in Rehabilitation Studies and a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. Throughout Ms. Maggie’s time in high school and college, she has spent many hours volunteering in schools, as well as, being a mentor to many school-age children. One of her greatest inspirations is her mother, who has taught school for thirty plus years in the local school district. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching the Dallas Cowboys, SEC Football, and watching the Hallmark Channel. Ms. Maggie is truly a blessing to our amazing Covenant Presbyterian Preschool Team.
Ms. Maggie believes that “No task is too hard and no dream is too big.”