TLC Preschool Staff

TLC Preschool Director - Katherine Gorka

TLC Preschool Interim Director - 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, then began a career as a teacher and stayed in Alaska for almost 30 years, where he taught Resource Room, Physical Education and Special Education and coached lots of 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 loves music, tennis, and all sorts of sports, and keeps busy with church activities. He has four sons and just had his first granddaughter.

TLC Preschool Lead 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 4s & 5s Teacher - Karla Burkee

Miss Karla began working in Early Childhood Education in 2003. She earned her associates degree in early childhood education in 2005. During her time in the field she has worked with all age groups ranging from infants to 5 year olds. She has a passion for teaching and loves working along side families and facilitating development for the children in her care. She enjoys seeing the children in her care develop physically, mentally, socially, and spiritually.

When away from work Miss Karla enjoys spending time with her family, Pastor Burkee, and their son Jacob. They love to play board games together and watch LSU football.

TLC Preschool 4s & 5s Teacher - Destiny Reynaud

Mrs. Destiny was born in California and relocated to Arizona. She has a passion for helping children grow. She has 5 siblings and 2 amazing children. She enjoys cooking, crafting and outdoor activities, in her free time she loves to spend it with family.

TLC Preschool Teaching Assistant - Stephanie Gomez

Mrs. Stephanie was born and raised in San Diego, CA. She moved to Casa Grande one year ago. She has two beautiful kids. She loves animals. She enjoys exploring the outdoors in Arizona with family. She enjoys kids and loves to interact and learn alongside with them.

TLC Preschool Teaching Assistant - Ahgelina Lao

Miss Ahgelina was born in California, but spend most of her life in Casa Grande. She loves spending her quality time with with her nephew and family. She is the second oldest out of her 3 sisters. She has been involved in Early child care for 2 years and has always seen her self working with children and hopes to one day be a lead teacher.

TLC Preschool Teaching Assistant - Emily McCormick

Miss Emily was born in North Pole, Alaska but moved to Arizona when she was seven. She loves working with all kids and teaching them new things every day. Miss Emily serves in her home church by playing the piano, singing with the worship team, and helping in Sunday School classes. She earned her Associate of Arts degree from Central Arizona College, and can not wait to see what the future has for her.

TLC Preschool Teaching Assistant - Mariah Meitzenheimer