Meet Our Preschool Teachers
pre k
Marie Becker

From:  France
Education:  Bachelor's degrees in Foreign Languages and Economics with Financial Applications from SMU

Teaching: Marie has worked as a substitute teacher for HPISD in Special Education, Spanish, French, and Kindergarten- 4th grade. She was also a Teacher's Aid for Kindergarten- 4th grade. This is her 2nd year at CSPC

Teaching Favorite: ​"I enjoy watching little minds develop."

Classroom Highlights

  • Caregivers with degrees in child development or related field with additional training and education in early childhood education.
  • Twice yearly assessments to make sure that the children are meeting age level expectations.
  • Individual activities planned to help each child reach his/her full potential.
  • Regular communication and conferences with parents to let them know how their child is progressing.

Our pre k program is a mixed age class of 4 and 5 year olds in which the teachers strive to meet each child's needs according to his/her stage of development. Mornings involve various individual and group activities that include reading readiness, number concepts, handwriting, phonics, sequencing, fine and gross motor skills, dramatic play, and art. 

Each step of the way, our teachers make sure that each child masters certain skills before proceeding to the next level. Each child also works at his/her own pace. The Pre K strives for a nurturing environment and our teachers recognize that the work of children is play. 

For our pre-k students, we also offer weekly enrichment classes in which parents can choose to let their children participate. For these classes we bring in talented experts in special topics, such as music and dance, to bring more variety to the kids' day. Currently our pre-k enrichment classes include:  

  • Music Class - No extra monthly fee
  • Spanish Class - No fee
  • Stretch N Grow - No extra monthly fee
  • Keyboard Kids (computer class) - No extra monthly fee
  • Kidokinetics-Sports Program - Extra monthly fee
  • Stretch N Grow Dance Class - Extra monthly fee
Christy  Johnson

From: Dallas, TX
Education: Texas Tech University, Education Degree with a focus in Special Education
Teaching: Six years at CSPC
Ms. Christy  began at The Community School teaching toddlers.  After two years, she moved to the Pre K class where she is beginning her third year as the Pre K teacher. Ms Christy works as the Pre K teacher in the mornings and serves as the Curriculum Coordinator for the school in the afternoons.  She says that it has always been her passion to work with kids.  It is my mission to prepare these young kids to make the right life choices in order to be successful. 
Teaching Favorite: "Watching the kids have fun while learning something new."