Meet Mrs. Cristina Kearns Director Mrs. Kearns began teaching in 1996 and joined our preschool staff in 2000. She has an AA degree in Early Childhood Education and is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Cristina is credentialed by the state of New Hampshire as a Master Teacher 1 and continues her professional development by attending conferences for early childhood professionals. She and her husband Shawn have two daughters, Hannah and Gabriella. They enjoy spending time boating and especially cherish their time spent with their extended families. Cristina notes that she is fortunate to be able to work at an amazing school with such a motivated staff. Meet Mrs. Ashley Gile Lead Teacher Mrs. Gile joined our staff in 2013. Ashley is currently pursuing her Lead Teacher certificate at Manchester Community College and has completed many courses towards her bachelor's degree in Elementary Education at Southern New Hampshire University. She is also a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). She has been a mentor in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Manchester. Ashley and her husband have one son, Aidan. They spend much of their time in Maine during the summer and enjoying being outdoors as much as possible. Ashley feels so blessed to work with such a supporting and caring staff and looks forward to growing as a teacher at Immanuel Christian Preschool. Meet Mrs. Zina Raymond Lead Teacher Mrs. Raymond is originally from Italy and is fluent in both English and Italian. She holds an early childhood certification with over 18 years experience as a lead teacher. She continues to participate in workshops and seminars to keep current with teaching techniques. She believes children should be encouraged to be creative and have fun. Mrs. Raymond is married and has two children. She enjoys spending time with her family, running and being by the ocean. Meet Mrs. Julie Mack Associate Teacher Mrs. Mack joined our staff in 2007. Julie is currently pursuing her certificate in early childhood education at Manchester Community College. She has also worked as an expanded duty dental assistant in a pediatric dental office. Julie and her husband Joe have two daughters, Renee and Olivia. They enjoy spending their time watching their girls’ sports, field hockey and gymnastics, and being at the beach. Julie feels blessed to be at such an amazing school with amazing coworkers and wonderful children and their families. Meet Mrs. Stephanie Nichols Associate Teacher Mrs. Nichols is joining our staff this fall. Stephanie was a substitute teacher for us during our last school year. Stephanie has been teaching since 2010 and is pursuing her Lead Teacher certificate at Manchester Community College. Stephanie and her husband David have one son, Jaxson. As first-time parents, they are enjoying all the milestones. They love hiking and spending time with family and friends. Stephanie feels honored to be working with such a supporting and caring staff and looks forward to this year and all that it holds.
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