Preschool Staff

TLC Preschool Director & 3s Teacher- Karla McDivitt
Karla was born and raised in Akron, Ohio as the ninth of eleven children. While her Bachelor's degree is in Psychology, she has always been interested in creating environments where kids feel safe, loved and secure. Her teaching career began February 7, 1996 in Illinois; since then she has watched first-hand the way God uses a preschool ministry to make a difference in the lives of the students, families and the community in which it is positioned.

She has a Lutheran Teaching Credential as well as her Principal's Certificate, along with countless hours in the field where she has kept abreast of the best practices for children and staff. She is divorced and has a son who was born in June 2000. She enjoys singing, baking and playing volleyball. 

Ms. Karla believes that every child can learn and that each child is uniquely created by God. She looks forward to walking alongside you as your director-teacher at TLC Preschool, building a solid foundation for your student.

TLC Preschool 4's Teacher - Rahberta Estrada
Miss Rahberta has lived in Casa Grande her whole life and has been part of the TLC family for the last three years with five years experience before joining us. Miss Rahberta is continuing her education at Central Arizona College to receive A.A. in Early Childhood Education. In December of 2015, she was blessed with a beautiful baby girl; they were both baptized in the Christian Faith at Trinity Lutheran Church. She spends her free time outside with her family going to the park or playing ball.


TLC Preschool 4's Teacher - Desiree Enriquez
Miss Desiree is a native to Casa Grande. She has two brothers and one sister, she enjoys spending time with her family. Desiree was baptized into the Christian faith in April 2017. She has always enjoyed working with children and holds a AA degree in Early Childhood Education.





TLC Preschool Afternoon Wrap Around Teacher -
Kathy Miller
Ms. Kathy is our afternoon teacher and has been part of the TLC family for 13 years. Kathy has 20+ years of experience working in early childhood and holds a Certificate in Early Childhood Education from CAC in Casa Grande.  She’s lived in Casa Grande almost her entire adult life and enjoys sharing her Christian faith with our little ones, reading and exercising.



TLC Preschool Substitute Teacher - Maria Estrella
Maria has been blessed to be involved with TLC Preschool on and off for several years, working as an assistant, a lead teacher and now as a substitute as she cares for her youngest son while he's still at home. She has 9+ years of experience and an A.A. in Elementary Education. Ms. Maria is fluent in Spanish, has lived in Casa Grande almost her entire life, and enjoys being outdoors hiking, rock climbing, and just being in nature.



TLC Preschool 4's Teaching Assistant - Rosario Baker
Rosario was born and raised in Nogales, Sonora MX.  In 2007 she moved to Casa Grande AZ with her husband.  She worked in a Montessori setting in Scottsdale before joining our staff in 2014.  Ms. Rose is fluent in Spanish and enjoys gardening and knitting.





TLC Preschool 4's Teaching Assistant - Amanda Dauley
Ms. Amanda is a proud mama to her daughter. She moved from California to Arizona and found it to be a big, but wonderful change in their lives. Amanda has been involved in several early childhood learning settings and is working toward her goal to becoming a kindergarten teacher. Amanda was baptized in the Christian faith in 2011. She is excited to be a part of the TLC Preschool staff, and looks forward to all the Lord has in store for her and her daughter.


TLC Preschool Substitute Teaching Assistant - Rose Hamilton
Rose was born in St. Peterburg, Florida. She has lived in Casa Grande for about 4 years now. She worked at a preschool in Surprise, for a couple of years. She also did some home daycare for a few years. She is happy to be working with children again here at TLC Preschool. Rose enjoys roller skating and playing with her grandson, Zayden.



TLC Preschool Substitute Teaching Assistant - Lori Schuster
Lori is originally from Wyoming but has lived in Arizona for the past 20 years.  She attended the University of Wyoming where she received a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education.  After spending several years in the classroom,  she decided to become a full-time mom.  She and her husband, Rob have raised two wonderful children and are now adjusting to being "empty nesters".  Lori is an active member of Covenant Presbyterian Church, where she serves as a Deacon and is the Sunday School Coordinator.  She also enjoys cooking, reading and being a Meals on Wheels volunteer.   

TLC Preschool Substitute Teaching Assistant - Krystle Lopez
Ms. Krystle is excited to be back at TLC Preschool after taking some time off with her baby. She has almost 7 years of experience in childcare and feels blessed to have TLC be a part of her life again. She enjoys camping with her family, and spends most of her time cooking, swimming and playing with her three kids. She is looking forward to sharing her love of God with your children.

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