Meet Our Teachers
Raised from her childhood in King George, Va., Megan has worked with children for more than seven years in various church ministries and private child care.
Starting at a young age, she worked alongside her father in a bus ministry for Tabernacle Baptist Church in King George, and as she got older, she worked with and taught children of many ages in children’s church and the Awana discipleship ministry.
Megan is currently pursuing a degree in early childhood education at Germanna Community College.
Megan characterizes herself as “a total adventurer,” and she enjoys trying new things and any activity that is outdoors. Her special interests include crafting, painting, singing and playing the piano.
Raised in a Christian home, Megan was introduced to the Gospel at a very young age. She realized her need for a savior and accepted Christ at the age of 7. “I will always have that blessed assurance that I am a child of the King,” she says.
“I will continue serving the Lord and sharing his love by being a light here at The Good Shepherd Preschool. The Lord has truly blessed me, and I am grateful he has brought me here to do what I love most.”
Originally from Forrestville, Md., Alex has lived in Virginia since 2003. He holds an associate’s degree in business from Bob Jones University.
Alex has worked as a preschool and school-age teacher since 2014. He has also taught youth since the age of 17 through Royal Rangers, a Christian mentoring ministry for boys, and he served for two years as a summer camp counselor at Camp Red Arrow in Stevensburg, Va. He also enjoys playing and coaching soccer and playing the saxophone in his spare time.
Alex accepted Jesus Christ as his savior at a very young age. He compares the experience to the story of “Pilgrim’s Progress” by John Bunyan. “In the story, the main character carried a giant boulder on his back,” relates Alex. “When he knelt before the cross, the boulder rolled off his back.
“When I accepted Christ, I felt like a weight fell off my back, literally,” he says.
“I came to The Good Shepherd Preschool because I feel like I am impacting young lives for Christ. Preschool is the most important stage of learning to mold young minds, and teaching children about God is important in mental development.”
Originally from El Salvador, Nathaly was raised in Annapolis, Maryland, and settled in Virginia after graduating from high school.
While in high school, Nathaly took college classes and was certified in child care. After she moved to Virginia, she started working with children with disabilities and those who had problems with their second language.
Nathaly has also been active in her church, volunteering to help with vacation Bible school ministry. She calls her church her “second family.”
In her personal time, Nathaly enjoys watching action and dramatic films and reading books by her favorite author Elle Wiesel. In her first year as a preschool teacher, Nathaly says, “Each day is a learning experience and I can’t wait to grow and learn more with our kids from The Good Shepherd Preschool.”
“Since I can remember, I have always loved and had much passion for caring for children. I love preschool and all the learning, exploring and fun we get to experience.”
Cindy is a native of the greater Fredericksburg area, having been born in Dumfries, raised in Stafford and currently residing in Spotsylvania County.
Cindy says she “grew up in church” and accepted Christ at a young age. As an adult, she has been active in children’s ministry, teaching at Christ Chapel in Woodbridge for two years, and currently on staff as a volunteer in children’s ministry at Riverside First Church of God. She and her husband are also youth leaders there.
Cindy also worked at the Grace 4 Kids child care center in Fredericksburg for six years.
“I enjoy working with children, especially in a Christian environment. I believe it’s important to teach children about God at a young age, which is a key initiative of The Good Shepherd Preschool.”