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!
Mrs. Breen is our office manager. This is her fourth year working at the preschool. She has a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Western New Mexico University. 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!