Preschool Staff

One of the greatest gifts for any preschool are the Teachers! Teaching is a work of heart and our teachers have BIG hearts.

Director

The Director of Little Lambs Christian Preschool is Sara Thoroughman. She has previously worked in the school and business world. In 2017 she earned her director’s credential and has taught every age of preschooler including working as our reading teacher. Sara first joined our preschool staff in 2013 after her children attended our preschool. We are very blessed to have Sara leading Little Lambs.

Ms. Sara studied Business Management at Flagler College and USF from 1996-2000 in hopes of becoming a Preschool/Daycare Director one day.  She then went on to work at Raymond James as an Accountant, but missed being with children.  She opened an in home daycare in 2007.  She sent both her children and her daycare children to the VPK program at Little Lambs.  When the Reading Teacher positioned opened up in 2013, she jumped at the chance to get into the school she loved.  She has held every position that was needed at the time-Teacher Assistant in every age/room, Lead Teacher in the 2/3’s room and 3/4’s room, Assistant Director, and finally her dream job as Director in September 2019.  She has a tremendous love for Little Lambs Christian Preschool! She has her FCCPC in Early Childhood Education, Director Credential, 45 DCF Clock Hours, and VPK Credentials.

Teachers

Little Lambs recruits teachers based on our current needs and the special skills and talents we find in individuals applying for positions. Any combination of the following may be found as part of the background and experience of a Little Lambs teacher:

  • Love of working with children
  • Previous experience teaching and/or working with children
  • Preschool licensing (45 clock hours)
  • FCCPC (Florida Child Care Professional Credential)
  • CDA, AA, or Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • First Aid/CPR

Two/Three Year Old Teachers:

Ms. Christina is our lead teacher in the Pink Room and has been with Little Lambs since March 2015. She has a FCCPC in Early Childhood Education, Director Credentials, and her 45 DCF Clock Hours. Ms. Christina is also our Assistant Director. Ms. Saori is the assistant in the Pink Room.  She is working on her 45 DCF Clock Hours and has been with us sine June 2022. She had many years of Early Childhood experience in Japan.

Ms. Christiana is the assistant in the Pink and Green Room.  She has her 45 DCF Clock Hours and has been with us since January 2018.

Ms. Julie is the Lead Teacher the Green Room.  She has her 45 DCF Clock Hours and she is working on her degree in Early Childhood Education. She has been with us since October 2021. Ms. Maria is the assistant teacher in the Green Room.  She is working on her 45 DCF Clock Hours and is interested in getting her FCCPC has well! She has been with us since May 2022.

Three/Four Year Old Teachers:

Ms. Laura is our lead teacher in the Blue Room and has been with Little Lambs since October 2018. She has her A.A. in Early Childhood Education and her 45 DCF clock hours.  Ms. Cheryl is the teacher assistant in the Blue Room.  She has her 45 DCF Clock Hours and has been with us since April 2021.

Ms. Brittnie is our lead teacher in the Teal Room.  She has been with us since August 2019. She has her Bachelors and AA degree in Early Childhood and her 45 DCF Clock Hours. Ms. Ashley is the assistant in the Teal room. She has been with us since May 2022.  She is currently working on her 45 DCF Clock Hours and her Bachelors degree.

Four/Five Year Old / VPK Teachers:

Ms. Christine is our lead teacher in the Purple Room and has been with Little Lambs since May 2020. She has an AA in Early Childhood Education, 45 DCF Clock Hours, and VPK teacher credentials.  Ms. Liz, her teacher assistant, has her 45 DCF Clock Hours and has been with us since September 2019. Ms. Liz is currently working on getting her FCCPC.

Ms. Tina is our lead teacher in the Red Room and has been with Little Lambs since April 2015. She has her FCCPC in Early Childhood Education,  45 DCF Clock Hours and VPK teacher credentials. Ms. Tina is also working on becoming an Assistant Director. Ms. Kiersten is the assistant in the Red Room and has been with us since June 2021.  She has her 45 DCF Clock Hours and is currently working on getting her FCCPC.

Extra Help:

Ms. Karen is our reading teacher and floater.  She has her AA in Early Childhood Education and 45 DCF Clock Hours.  She has been with us since May 2018.

Substitutes:

Ms. Judy has been with Little Lambs since December 2004.  She has a B.S. in Education, an A.A. in Early Childhood Education, 45 DCF Clock Hours, and her Directors Credential.  She was the Little Lambs Director from December 2004-August 2019.

Ms. Sandy has been with us since May 2006. She had a FCCPC and her 45 DCF Clock Hours. She was a Lead Teacher in the 2’s, 3’s, and VPK!