MEET OUR PRESCHOOL STAFF

 
Admin Staff
 
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Ms. Christine Page – Director
 
Ms. Christine has been in the Virginia Hills Baptist Church community for over 20 years, including being the preschool’s director since 2010 and four years as the church/preschool administrative assistant. Born and raised in Alexandria, she has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management/Finance from Virginia Tech and recently earned her Master’s of Education in Early Childhood Education from Liberty University. Married to Eddie, they have two adult sons. Her “loves” include Christ, children, and spending time with family and friends.
 
 
Mr. Michael – Office Administrator/ music teacher
 
Mr. Michael was born and raised in Alexandria.  A graduate of Christopher Newport University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater Studies and a Minor in Dance, he couples this experience with a variety of experiences working with children.  He has choreographed and directed several children’s shows at Aldersgate Community Church Theatre and has taught summer camps at the Little Theater of Alexandria, as well as our very own Drama Camp here at Virginia Hills.  Mr. Michael loves to inspire children to a love for acting, music, and dance.
 
 
 
 
Ms. Justine- Office Administrator
 
Ms. Justine Is a recent graduate from the University of Mary Washington with a degree in Business Administration. She has also spent her entire life as a member of VHBC thanks to her father, Pastor Purdy. She loves animals, art, music, and cooking.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Teachers
 
 
 
 
Ms. Jill- Puppy Class
 
Miss. jill is excited to join VHBC Preschool this year. She has a degree in Social work from Brigham Young University and four daughters that keep her pretty busy. She is involved in Girl Scouts and enjoys book clubs.
 
 
Ms. Kim- Floater
 
Ms. Kim is a long time VHBC church member and has been with the preschool since 2014.  She grew up in northern Virginia graduating from Edison High School. 
 
 
Ms. Kristin- Teddy Bear Class
 
Ms. Kristin is from Little Rock, Arkansas. She has a degree from Saint Louis University. Kristin was a former middle school and high school studies teacher. She is a proud mother of three young children and three dogs.
 
 
Ms. Brittany – Teddy Bear Class
 
Ms. Brittany joined VHBC Preschool in 2018.  She has 2 girls, one being a VHBC Preschool graduate.  She is active in Girl Scouts, and in her girl’s extracurricular activities.  She enjoys cooking, running, music, and crafts.
 
 
Ms. Francesca- Owl Class
 
Ms. Francesca originates from Italy and has an associate degree in Elementary Education. She joined the VHBCP staff in 2014 after years of volunteering in her kid’s school and working with children. She has one adult son and two teenagers. She enjoys walking her dog and the beach.

Ms. Irina- Owl Class Ms. Irina joined the staff in 2016 after co-oping for a few years.  Born in Armenia, she received her Master’s Degree in Russian Language and Literature and also holds a nursing degree.  She has been in Alexandria since 2004 where she keeps busy with her daughter’s activities including scouts, swim team, and dance.

Ms. Komal- Dinosaur Class  Although she began her career as a flight attendant, Ms. Komal’s desire to work with children led her to a teaching career.  She has been working at VHBC Preschool for 13 years and loves it. Ms. Komal earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1996 from Karachi, Pakistan. She is married with two boys and loves to bake, cook, and enjoy nature.

 
 
Ms. Caitlin- Dinosaur class
 
Ms. Caitlin comes from a Caribbean background and is a native to VHBC. She has been attending services since she was two and has been with the preschool since 2017. She is currently pursuing a degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Elementary Education at George Mason. She LOVES pugs and enjoys EDM, cooking, photography, and creating art.
 

Ms. Christabell- Giraffe Class Ms. Christabell has been with VHBC since 2012. She holds her Bachelor’s Degree in Education and is entering her third year in Pre-K, previously working with our three-year-old program. She has been teaching since 1999. Teaching is her passion. She enjoys listening to music and crafting, especially knitting and cross-stitching.

Ms. Chris – Giraffe Class
 
For more than 35 years, Ms. Chris has been a part of the VHBC Preschool community.  She began her career in the co-op program, followed by assistant teaching, and ultimately becoming the Panda teacher, a position she held for 25+ years.  Married for 45 years with three children and three grandchildren. Ms. Chris, a Pennsylvania native, enjoys cross-stitching and water aerobics.  
 
 
 
 
 
Ms. Sook- Penguin Class
 
Ms. Sook originates from Singapore, where she began her teaching career teaching high school after graduating from Teachers’ Training College. She also has a Bachelor’s degree majoring in Early Childhood Education and Geography from Massey University, New Zealand. Since moving to the United States in 1992, she taught in various school districts in Illinois as a substitute teacher. She has also worked with four and five-year-olds for eighteen years in Virginia.
 
 
Ms. Grace- Butterfly Class
 
Ms. Grace joined us in 2017.  She holds her Bachelor’s Degree from Brigham Young University and has been working in childcare since 2014.  She is a Military Wife.
 
Ms. Carla- Kindergarten Class
 
Ms. Carla has been a member of VHBC for 35 years and serves as a deaconess and a member of the choir. She grew up in Pennsylvania, graduated from Shippensburg University and, moved to Virginia in 1973. She taught Pre-K here at VHBC from 1983-1992 while her own two boys were in the program; as they moved to elementary school, Carla did the same. She was a first grade and Reading Recovery teacher at Rose Hill Elementary for 22 years, retiring in 2014. Soon after, she returned to VHBC teach pre-k, junior k, and now our kindergarten class. Carla has a deep love for children and is honored to guide and direct them in their learning about christ and the world around them.
 
Ms. Farah- Kindergarten Class