Mrs. Barbara Lindsey is the teacher/director of our preschool. She has a BA in Early Childhood Multicultural Education, a teaching certificate for ages 0-3rd
grade, a CDA, and an administrative credential from NAC. Mrs. Lindsey has been teaching young children since 1992 and has been with Paradise Hills Community Preschool since 1996. Her four children have all attended the preschool. She loves teaching preschoolers and helping them reach their full potential and develop life skills that will help them be competent adults.
Natalie Chacon is one of our amazing co-teachers! This will be Mrs. 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. Mrs. Natalie taught at the school in 2006-2007, then left the state for nine years. Upon her return in 2016, she was given another opportunity to return to the preschool. Mrs. Natalie has two sons, 9 and 14, and a loving husband that’s also an educator. Mrs. Natalie loves working with the director, Mrs. Lindsey, amazing fellow co-teacher, 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. Mrs. Natalie strives to connect with every student and their family to build a strong network of support for a rich and fulfilling school year.
Tina Good is another one of our phenomenal co-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 in 2018 as a teacher’s assistant. She has two children, Lilly and Logan. Their family discovered this preschool when Lilly attended and fell in love with it. She’s 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 loved her time at home, 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’s 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!