TLC Preschool Director & 4s 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 4s 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 3s Teacher - Maria Estrella
Ms. Maria has been blessed to be involved with TLC Preschool on and off for several years, working as an assistant or a lead teacher. 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 2 1/2 - 3s 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 an AA degree in Early Childhood Education.
TLC Preschool 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 she enjoys gardening and knitting.
TLC Preschool Teaching Assistant - Felicity Gabaldon
Miss Felicity was born and raised in Casa Grande. She has a younger brother and older sister. Miss Felicity is taking classes at Central Arizona College to receive her Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education, and eventually aiming for her Master's Degree. She loves spending time with children. She loves to spend her free time with her family.
TLC Preschool Teaching Assistant - Charlie Walsworth
Mr. Charlie was born and raised in Olympia, WA. After receiving his BA in Education, he moved to Alaska to drive tour buses and look for a teaching job. He began his teaching career in Fairbanks and stayed in Alaska for almost 30 years, where he taught Resource Room, Physical Education and Special Education and coached many sports. He received his Masters Degree in School Administration, and then became an elementary school principal. After working in schools for more than 20 years, he retired to try something new, working for Court Services with the Alaska State Troopers. After retiring again, he and his wife moved to Arizona. Since living here, he's tested out several careers, most recently working for Alaska Airlines. Now he's back to what he loves--serving children and families and sharing his love for education. In his spare time, he enjoys music, biking, tennis and all sorts of sports, and keeps busy with church activities. He has four sons and recently became a proud grandfather!
TLC Preschool Teaching Assistant - Heidi Wolf
TLC Preschool Afternoon Enrichment Co-Teacher - Lori Dorris
TLC Preschool Afternoon Enrichment Teacher - Renne Tiffany
TLC Preschool Substitute Teaching Assistant - Krystle Lopez
Ms. Krystle has almost 7 years of experience in childcare and feels blessed to have TLC be a part of her life. She enjoys camping with her family, and spends most of her time cooking, swimming and playing with her three kids.