Teachers and Staff
The History of Steele School from the Director
Once upon a time there was a Christian School for 5-18 year old children. It was called Maranatha Christian School. It was a wonderful school that operated at 71st and Oak Street for over 30 years on a beautiful campus with 15 acres, 5 playgrounds, and a petting zoo full of ponies, sheep, goats, ducks, and geese. It was a happy place and the children and staff loved it. In 2011 they decided it was time to retire and sold the campus to a charter school named Two Roads Charter School.
The staff of the child care center were sad to see that their center would be closing. In August of 2010 I was hired by Two Roads to be the preschool, child care, and kindergarten Division Director. I found a staff that was the most dedicated, nurturing, and professional staff I had ever met. I was lucky to find that they were all on board and agreed to stay with the new administration, even though it meant that they would be making many changes and embracing a whole new philosophy. They entered with open hearts and open minds. And so the child care center remained.
We were a happy crew for about three years until Two Roads came to us one day and let us know that they would no longer be able to remain on that beautiful campus. We were heartbroken but prepared to close the center in May of 2013.
But all was not lost! We were able to find a new building and with a mighty budget of $0 and A LOT of hard work from parents and staff, we renovated our new home over the summer of 2013 to open as the Steele School for Early Learning in August of 2013, with 8 children. Our current enrollment is around 50 children and I am so proud to say that these original staff are still with us:
Juanita Moya 14 years
Melanie Lujan 5 years
Vie Feliciano 4 years
Andrea Lapina 17 years
Amy Steele 8 years
Lana Wagner 6 years
Krista Neues 7 years
And we plan to live happily ever after.
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