Mrs. Andrews joined the MCS administrative staff as Preschool Director in June 2009. She earned her B.S. in Finance from San Diego State University. Mrs. Andrews was a Branch Manager in the financial services industry before being led by the Lord to serve in Christian education. She returned to college to complete her certification for Early Education Program Director with the State of California and has spent over 20 years serving young children and families. Mrs. Andrews enjoys spending time with her husband, their three children, and grandchildren. She loves gardening, reading, and needlework.
Mrs. Andrews, aka Mrs. A., joined the Maranatha Christian Preschool team in 2012; but has been in the preschool field since college. She received her degree from Sonoma State University in Northern California, where she also met her husband, Geoff. They have 2 children at MCS. Mrs. A. was born and raised in the Ocean Beach/Point Loma area where she developed a strong love for the beach and being outside, which she loves to do with her family. She is so blessed to have found MCPS to work, and absolutely loves the preschool environment. It has been such a joy to have the opportunity to teach and guide children to the Lord. She could not imagine doing anything else.
Mrs. Bond joined Maranatha Christian Schools in the fall of 2019. She received her B.A. in Christian Studies from California Baptist University and was commissioned into the California Army National Guard in 2012. In 2018, her husband's Army career brought her to North County where she and her family began attending Maranatha Chapel. She also then enrolled her son into Maranatha Christian Preschool and fell in love with the preschool program there. The next year, she began working at the preschool and earned her Early Childhood Education units at Saddleback Community College. She is thrilled to get to teach some of the littlest students of Maranatha about the unstoppable love of God. Mrs. Bond has two children who attend Maranatha Christian Schools.
Mrs. Carver joined Maranatha Preschool in 2022. She has been blessed to serve the Lord nationally and internationally in Spanish-speaking countries, ministering to children, students, women, and families in the local church and para-church organizations. Teaching children is a passion she discovered while being a home educator for six years. In 2006, she received her Associate's Degree in Theology. Mrs. Carver has since furthered her education in the field of Child Development. She has three sons of her own, all attending Maranatha Christian School. She enjoys spending her free time with her family, being physically active, reading, and playing games.”
Mrs. Groff is excited to be joining the MCS team for the 2021 - 2022 school year! She has her Bachelors in Psychology with an emphasis in Child Development from St. Mary's College and also has her Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from National University in San Diego.
She was a preschool teacher at St. Bartholomew's Preschool and also for PUSD at Rolling Hills Elementary, and has 9 years of experience working with 3 & 4 year olds. She also worked with the school counselor, teaching K-3rd graders at Painted Rock Elementary school, the social and emotional skills necessary to be successful in school. After teaching older children in the public school system, she realized that her passion is in teaching preschool-aged children in a setting where she can incorporate the word of God in her lessons. She believes that it is extremely important for children to learn the foundations of how to be successful academically and socially by exploring their environment with hands-on activities, and also in learning how to engage in social situations of all kinds.
She grew up in the Rancho Bernardo/Poway area and loves San Diego. She is happily married and has a son that will be starting middle school at Maranatha in the Fall. She enjoys hanging out with family and friends, spending time hiking, cooking, singing and doing all things baseball.
Ms. Lessels joined Maranatha Christian Schools in the 2012-2013 school year as a teacher's assistant at the preschool. In 2013, she obtained her teaching position and has taught a 3-year-old class and the full-day program for the past nine years. She has an Associates Degree in General Education with Emphasis on Behavioral Science from Palomar College. Ms. Lessels is also currently pursuing her Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education with Grand Canyon University. She believes children are precious gifts from God and feels blessed to teach at Maranatha, where she has the opportunity to help her students to grow and develop socially, emotionally, academically, and spiritually as they discover who He has created them to be. Ms. Lessels has two children of her own. She has an 18-year-old son who is a freshman at the University of Arizona and a 16-year-old daughter who is a junior at Maranatha.
Mrs. Thomas has been a part of the Maranatha preschool division since 2011. She graduated from Cal State University San Bernardino with a B.A. in Liberal Studies and a minor in psychology. She also has 24 early childhood education units. Mrs. Thomas loves working with children and has made it her passion to prepare her kinder-prep students for kindergarten, in addition to teaching the love of Jesus. She was born and raised in San Diego and enjoys spending time with her family. Mrs. Thomas has been married for 26 years and has two college-aged sons.
Mrs. Trent has been working at Maranatha Christian Preschool since 2017. She received her BA in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood from the University of Northern Colorado. She then attended Lesley College where she received a Master’s in Curriculum Development and integrating the Arts into the classroom. Mrs. Trent was blessed to stay home to raise her 5 children until they were in the intermediate grades. All 5 of her children attended Maranatha Christian Schools. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her family, traveling, hiking and boating.
Mrs. Wiley joined Maranatha Christian Schools in the Fall of 2015 and joined the Preschool Campus in 2016. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development from California State University, Stanislaus, and her Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from National University. She has two children that also attend MCS. When not teaching Mrs. Wiley enjoys camping with her family, reading and crafting.
Mrs. Wilson started working for Maranatha Christian Preschool in 2021. She has a passion for teaching with over 10 years of experience. She received her Bachelors in Early Childhood Education from Bowling Green State University and her Masters in Literacy from University of Dayton. She feels blessed to call Maranatha her work home, as well as her church home. Mrs. Wilson enjoys traveling and being outdoors with her family. She has two children who attend MCS.