Northwest Christian Preschool and Daycare

Meet Our Staff


Lead Teachers & Classes

Megan Deaugherty - Preschool 1 Teacher

Educational Philosophy:
I believe that God made each child special in different ways. My goal in teaching is to guide these children to be who God has planned them to be; I’m just one step of that process. My student’s come to me so young that I believe   the most important thing we learn together is the social emotional development stage. What they will learn in my class will set them on the course of furthering their education and becoming you God planned for them to be.

Years of experience/Education:
I have been in Early Childhood Education for 7 years and have been in Children’s Ministries’ for the last 10. 

Liz Loyd - Preschool 2 Teacher

Maricella Longoria - PreK Teacher

Educational Philosophy:
 I believe that all children have something to give to this world that demonstrates Christ’s love for them and for others. I am eager to create a happy, fun learning environment where children are free to explore the gifts that God has given them. I believe that with the Bible as our authority, we can demonstrate His work in our lives by our speech, our works, our thoughts, and most important, our love.

Years of Experience/Education: 
I have worked with children of all ages for 8 years. I’m currently pursuing my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and am working towards my license.

Melissa Lazerow - Lead Teacher Hippos

Educational Philosophy:
My goal is to make learning fun and encourage children to dig deeper and discover what inspires them. It is my belief that if learning is fun, it will foster a lifelong love of learning. I believe that a ‘child-led’ classroom will be both enjoyable and educationally successful for the children thereby allowing us to explore new topics. I believe in using multiple learning methods to ensure a high level of understanding for every child. I look forward to helping your children grow cognitively, socially, emotionally, and spiritually!

Years of experience/Education:
I earned my AA in Early Childhood Care and Education in 2010 and my BA in Child and Family Development in 2013. I served as a Christian Summer Camp Counselor for six years in Geneva, Ohio. I have been a Stay-at-home-mom educating my three boys for the past seven years and I currently teach Sunday school to three year olds at Westwood Baptist Church in Olympia.

Starr Robison - Beginners Teacher

Linda Davis - Infant Teacher

Tracy Dobbs - PreK Teacher