Our Teachers

 

Ashley Arreola
Teacher
Ashley grew up in a small farm town with three siblings. She graduated from Franklin High School in 2014 and moved to DFW shortly after. She started working at St. Timothy in March of 2018 and fell in love with the people. She has a beautiful daughter who attends St. Timothy. She is currently pursuing a career in nursing at Tarrant County College.
 
"Together may we give our children the roots to grow and the wings to fly."
Debbie Bullard
Teacher

Debbie graduated from  West Texas State University with a degree in K-12 Physical Education.  She is a product of Lubbock, Texas and attended graduate school at Texas Tech.  Debbie taught K-12 Physical Education and coached for 40 years. She has a daughter who is a senior playing volleyball at Stephen F Austin. 

Sandra Bejar-Maroto
Teacher
Sandra was born in Mexico city and graduated from Anglo Mexicano. She worked in Mexico at a Bilingual school for 5 years before moving to Michigan. After 5 years in Michigan she and her family moved to Switzerland where she worked as a preschool teacher for 2 years. She and her family came to Dallas in 2013 and she has been working since then as a pre-k teacher for 4 years and is now at St. Timothy in a toddler classroom and as a Spanish teacher. She has 3 children, 2 boys and 1 girl 24,16,13 and her little baby a Yorkie. She lives in Southlake with her husband and her two youngest children and her little Yorkie. Her oldest lives in London.
Claudette Cooper
Teacher
Claudette graduated from L.D. Bell High School. She began at St. Timothy in 1997! She had taught at another area school for a couple years prior to coming to St. Timothy. She lives in North Richland Hills with her husband, Robert, and dog. She has 3 grown children and 2 grandsons.

“I love teaching the kids and seeing their faces light up when they get a concept!”
Devyn Coulson
Teacher

Ms. Devyn is originally from Long Beach California and moved to Euless in 2012. She has worked in childcare since 2007 with all ages and has also taught chess! She has a loving husband and two beautiful children. Her baby girl attends St. Timothy Preschool!

Mitra DePalma
Teacher
Mitra graduated from Texas Women’s University in Interdisciplenary Studies (Early Childhood-4 degree). She began at St. Timothy in December 2010. She lives in Hurst with her husband, Kenny and daughter.

“I love getting to know all the kids and their families.”
Karen Diedrich
Teacher
Karen graduated from Blurton High School, England. She began at St. Timothy in 2013. She lives in Bedford with her husband, Dale, daughter and 2 dogs.

“My favorite part about teaching is the children I am blessed to share my day with! “
Tam Eldridge
Teacher
Tam has been teaching the "littles" for 17 years at different schools! She grew up in Hurst, moved around a bit and then landed in Grapevine. She is married and has an almost 15 year old son. He keeps them all super busy with football, basketball, and his band called CALL3D. She went to UTA to study theater. Who knew how handy that would be teaching the 3s! She was the Director of Children's Ministry at a local church but stepped down to spend time with her family. The Lord put the love of children in her heart many years ago!!
 
I love watching your children grow, not only up but in the love of Jesus!!
Haley Fergen
Teacher
Haley graduated from Trinity High School and Stephen F. Austin State University. She began at St. Timothy in 2016. She worked as an executive assistant for several years prior to taking time off to spend with her children. She lives in Bedford with her husband, Terry, their 2 children, 2 cats and a dog.

“I have a lot of friends who work here, and their children attend school here, so I knew it was a wonderful place to be a part of. It’s like one big family!”
Michele Garcia
Teacher
Michele graduated from Blurton High School, Stoke-on-Trent, England. She began at St. Timothy in 2015. She lives in Bedford with her husband, Arnold, and 2 pets.

“I love working with these precious children and my twin!”
Teresa Goff
Teacher
Teresa graduated from Western Illinois University with a BS degree in Elementary Education and an emphasis in Early Childhood. She began at St. Timothy in 2016. She has worked directly with children for 9 years, ages ranging from one-year-olds to Private Kindergarten. I also have 6 years of experience working in a preschool office. She lives in Bedford with her husband, Ben, 2 boys, 1 cat, and 1 dog.

“I love working with preschoolers! What other job can you get hugs every day!”
Rebecca Gonzalez
Teacher
Rebecca graduated from Central High School. She was a nanny for a year and half and has worked in child care for almost two years. She started working at St. Timothy this year. She has two beautiful daughters with her high school sweet heart. She also has an amazing dog name princess.
 
"Together may we give our children the root to grow and the wings to fly."
Maria Hicks
Teacher
Maria graduated from University of Texas at Arlington with a teaching degree and from University of North Texas with a B.S. in Biology. She began at St. Timothy in 2012. She has taught for 4 years in another area preschool. She is an Army veteran. She lives in North Richland Hills with her husband, David, their 4 children, 2 dogs and a bird.

“I love to see the children grow and develop throughout the year!”
Iryna Hovland
Teacher
Ms. Iryna was born in Ukraine. She married her husband, Callan in 2004. They moved to the United States in 2008 and have lived in Bedford for the past 8 years. She loves being a stay at home mom with her 3 children ages 13, 10, and 7. She has worked as a Pre-K teacher for the past 4 years and loves working with the children at St. Timothy!
 
She is looking forward to working with your little ones!
Linda Hunter
Teacher
Linda graduated from Boswell High School. She began at St. Timothy in 2013. She taught for 11 years at other area preschools prior to coming to St. Timothy. She lives in Euless with her husband, Russell, 2 sons and a dog.

“I love working here because it feels like family. I love teaching Spanish! I love the children and being a part of their learning that helps them for their future.”
Davi Martin
Teacher
Davi graduated from L.D. Bell High School. She began at St. Timothy in 2006. She worked and managed in the restaurant business for 18 years. She lives is Haltom City with her husband, Joel, 2 children, and 3 dogs.

“My favorite part of teaching is the kids, of course!”
Devin McDaniel
Teacher
Devin graduated Amarillo College and also completed courses at TCC. She began working at St Timothy in 2007. She lives in Bedford with her husband, three children (one is serving in the US Army), and dog.
 
“I enjoy getting to know the families at St. Timothy Preschool
Hope Molina
Teacher
Hope graduated from Tarrant County College with Associate of Arts. She began at St. Timothy in 2014. She has taught dance to preschool and elementary ages at a local studio. She lives in Bedford with her husband, Mark, and 2 children.

“I enjoy learning about children as individuals.”
Chelsea Morris
Teacher
Chelsea started working at St. Timothy in 2006! She was a dental assistant after graduating from high school before coming to St. Timothy. She lives in Fort Worth with her husband, two children and her pets. Both of her children are graduates of St. Timothy!
 
“I feel so blessed to be a part of this program and for the chance to make a difference in the lives of the children!”
 
Kay Pearce
Teacher

Kay is a graduate of Nacogdoches High School, and attended Stephen F. Austin State University where she met her husband of 20 years, Michael. She has been teaching in the preschool setting for 16 years. Prior to this she was a Radiology Tech in Plano. She and her husband have two delightful daughters. One at home, and one in college! They live in Fort Worth along with two cats and a dog.  ☺️

"I love working with all of your children!"

Emily Pue
Teacher
Emily is a graduate from Grapevine High School and The University of North Texas. She has a Bachelor's of Arts in Dance and teaching certifications in both dance and physical education. She has taught high school dance/drill team for 14 years in Grapevine-Colleyville ISD and Lancaster ISD. She lives in Bedford with her husband, two children and two dogs.

"My favorite part of teaching is the smiles on the student's faces as they say hello to me every day!"
Sarlower Ross
Teacher

Ms. Lo was born in Los Angeles California and raised in Shreveport La. As a child growing up in Louisiana. She feels fortunate to have had the opportunity to transfer to Arlington Texas with her three teenage kids in the early 2000s. In September 2016 she decided to pursue her Associate's degree in Childcare Education/ Business Management at Tarrant County College. She will be graduating in May of 2020!

Vicki Ruiz
Teacher
Vicki graduated from LD Bell High School in 2017. She lives in Hurst, TX.  She has two older brothers. Also has 2 nieces and a nephew that she adores with all her heart.
“A teacher is like a candle- it consumes itself to light the way for others” 
Elizabeth Stegin
Teacher
Elizabeth is originally from Midland, TX and moved to Bedford with her family in 2015. She has a Bachelors in Political Science from UTA and a Master's from UTPB in Public Administration. She started teaching at St. Timothy in the fall of 2017 and has been married to her wonderful husband for 6 years and has two young boys who attend St. Timothy Preschool. 
 
"The best part of teaching is seeing the smiles on the kids faces and the joy in their hearts."
Yvonne Stewart
Teacher
Yvonne graduated from University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a degree in modern languages and teaching certificate. She began at St. Timothy in 2016. She taught elementary for 6 years and also taught Spanish immersion. She lives in Euless with her husband, Dom, and their son.

“My favorite part of teaching is seeing how much the students grow and learn in the year they spend in class.”
Dana Sims
Teacher

Dana is a lifelong Bedford resident. She has worked in preschool programs for 25 years in several different capacities. Dana has four adult daughters and a granddaughter.

"When a child feels love and comfort, they will flourish into the best they can be!"

Jennifer Stovall
Teacher
Jennifer graduated with a BAAS from University of North Texas. She began at St. Timothy in 2011. Both of her daughters have attended the preschool. She lives in Euless with her husband, Sean, and their 2 daughters.

“My favorite part of teaching is watching the children’s face when they accomplish a task.”
Deenah Tompkins
Teacher
Deenah graduated from Richland High School. She began at St. Timothy in 1997! She taught for 1 year at another area preschool prior to coming to St. Timothy. She lives in North Richland Hills with her husband, Scotty, daughter, 3 dogs, 2 cats, and 1 biodome shrimp. 

“St. Timothy is a very laid back and homey atmosphere. I really enjoy kids- they're funny and honest.”
Stephanie Trappler
Teacher
Stephanie graduated in Strasbourg, France with an associate degree in psychology and a nursing degree. She began at St. Timothy in 2007. She has volunteered at the Bear Creek Elementary library for several years. She lives in Euless with her husband and childhood sweetheart, Laurent, 3 children, and 2 cats.

“I love working at St. Timothy because everybody is extremely nice and friendly. I’m very thankful to be able to work in my community. Teaching is a lot of fun, and brings a lot of joy to my days.”
Pam Whitlock
Teacher
Pam graduated from L.D. Bell High School and Tarrant County College. She began at St. Timothy in 1999! She taught for 4 years at another preschool prior to St. Timothy. She worked as an export clerk for a major corporation. She lives in North Richland Hills with her husband, Scott, 2 cats, 1 dog, and 25 pond fish. She has 2 grown children.

“I enjoy watching how the students "grow" from the first day of K-Prep until the last day of school.  Seeing the joy and pride in themselves as they learn throughout the year is very rewarding!”
Lori Wright
Teacher

Lori attended L. D. Bell High School. She began working at St. Timothy in 1989. She has worked with all ages and is currently teaching in Pre – K. Lori and her husband are longtime Bedford residents. They have three children Kaleb, Kallie and True and they have two dogs, Lily and Jacks.

“I love working with children because I have so much fun with them, I get to be a part of watching them grown and learn!”