Our Preschool Faculty have been chosen for their expertise, as well as their love for children. They have extensive knowledge and experience in Early Childhood Education and Development. They are dedicated to providing a safe, nurturing environment for the children. On-going education and training keep staff up-to-date in Early Childhood Education, CPR and first aid.
All faculty are under the direction of Frank Canepa, GCS Administrator, and Pastor Thomas P. Frisinger, GCS Superintendent and Senior Pastor of Faith Journey Church.
Stacei Sperl, Preschool Director / Pre-K AM Teacher
Mrs. Sperl operated her own State certified Preschool and Daycare for five years, 2004-2009. She has a Liberal Arts Degree from Jefferson University of New York. This is her third year at Gaarde Christian School.
Linda Scott, Pre-K Teacher AM and PM Teacher
Mrs. Scott has over 30 years of teaching experience and over 20 of those years have been spent at Gaarde. During the 2010-2011 school year Mrs. Scott taught First and Second Grades in a small Christian bilingual school in Honduras.
Denise Gunderson, M-W-F 4's Teacher
Mrs. Gunderson has been teaching preschool for 26 years; 23 of those years have been at Gaarde Christian School. She completed early childhood education courses with the Association of Christian Schools International.
Lindsay Robertson, T-Th 3's and M-W-F 4's Teacher
Mrs. Robertson has studied Elementary Education part-time at Clackamas Community College. She comes to us with 13 years of teaching and childcare experience. This is Mrs. Robertson's second year at Gaarde.
Paula Larimore, M-W-F 3's Teacher
Mrs. Larimore has a bachelors degree in Child Development and Psychology, and has been teaching for 37 years. She has been teaching at Gaarde Christian School for 15 years.