Co- Directors and Teachers
Ms. Natalie one of our co-directors and teachers. This will be Ms. Natalie’s fifth cumulative year teaching at the preschool. Her origins as a teacher are rooted here at the preschool, as she was a practicum student and student teacher here while attending UNM, eventually earning a B.S. in Early Childhood Multicultural Education. Ms. Natalie taught at the school in 2006-2007, then left the state for nine years. During her time in Eugene, OR, Ms. Natalie worked at a University based child care center working with children from six weeks to school age. Ms. Natalie then traveled with her family to Baltimore, MD where she worked to develop and implement early childhood programs through the Baltimore County Public Library System. Upon her return in 2016, she was given another opportunity to return to the preschool. Ms. Natalie has two sons, 9 and 14, and a loving husband that’s also an educator. Ms. Natalie loves working with fellow co-teacher and director, Mrs. Good, the teaching assistants, wonderful office staff, and the parent board members to create an enriching curriculum and environment for our students to grow and learn. Ms. Natalie strives to connect with every student and their family to build a strong network of support for a rich and fulfilling school year.
Ms. Good is another one of our phenomenal co-directors and teachers. She was born and raised in the Midwest. She worked for almost 20 years in the human service field advocating on various levels for adults with disabilities. She then came to New Mexico and worked in healthcare regulation and compliance. Her love for the preschool began in 2009 when her children started attending. She was so impressed with the preschool’s teaching philosophies, family-like environment, and sense of community, that she changed careers and began teaching here. Along with teaching, her role is to assist in keeping the preschool in compliance with NM Children, Youth & Families State Licensure requirements, as well as our accreditation through the NAEYC. She looks forward to maintaining the legacy of the preschool for years to come!
Erin Allman began at PHCP as a teacher assistant in 2018. She has been with her partner, Eric, for 16 years
and together they have two kids, Lilly and Logan. Their family discovered the preschool when Lilly
attended and they fell instantly in love with it! Ms. Allman is a former Paramedic with a Bachelor’s
Degree in EMS but has been lucky enough to be a stay at home mom since her daughter was born.
While she loved her title as “stay at home mom”, she is loving this new adventure and working with the
amazing staff and children at PHCP!
Chris Tinney began at PHCP in 2018 as a teacher assistant. She’s been married to her husband Matt for five years and they have two daughters, Orchid and Coral. She discovered PHCP when looking for a preschool for her daughter and instantly fell in love with the learning environment and teachers. She watched her daughter thrive everyday under the direction of some of the most amazing teachers she’d ever met. She knew immediately that she wanted to be a part of the amazing teaching team and is so excited about the upcoming school year.
Honey Breen is our office manager. This is her third year working at the preschool. She has a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Western New Mexico University. Her family has been part of PHCP for the past five years. Three of her four children have attended and graduated from PHCP and she’s excited to continue her time at the preschool as our office manager. She loves helping the parents and teachers and being a part of the magic that happens at PHCP!
Piper Curry is the bookkeeper for PHCP. She and her husband, Ben, have two children, Charlotte (8) and Everett (6) and she has been our bookkeeper for the past year. Before that she was a parent at the preschool for four years, while her children attended. During that time, she sat on the board all four years and served as Board President for three of those years. Piper has a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Elementary Education from UNM and currently holds a level 3 NM teaching license with an endorsement in TESOL. She taught kindergarten at SY Jackson Elementary School for 10 years. In addition to being our bookkeeper, Piper works part time as the SAT Chair, Interventionist and District Testing Coordinator for The Montessori Elementary and Middle School. Piper believes that Paradise Hills Community Preschool prepares students for kindergarten better than any other preschool in Albuquerque!