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Meet Our Staff

Kathy Brown

Director
PreSchool
See Kathy's Bio on the PreSchool Meet the Director page.

Kristi Hardesty

Kristi Hardesty
Teacher
PreSchool
Kristi Hardesty has been working with PreK students at Cherry Hills Christian Preschool since 2009. She is married and has two kids. Before working here, Kristi stayed at home with her kids, Mikey age 12 and Kaylee, age 10. Before that, she taught junior high and high school science, health, and P.E. She enjoys reading, hiking, shopping, and scuba diving. Kristi looks forward to getting to know you and your children this year!

Cindy Hendricks

Cindy Hendricks
Teacher
PreSchool
Cindy Hendricks is back "home" at CHC, now teaching PreK. This is her 22nd year of teaching, having taught middle school and elementary (including fourth grade at CHC) previously in her career. Cindy and her husband have three grown children, a grand-daughter and another on the way in February. In her free time Cindy enjoys hiking, cooking, reading and having fun with her family. Another interesting fact from her past: she was a delegate in the Miss Kansas Pageant while in college and then worked with the organization for three years.

Cindy Hoiland

Cindy Hoiland
Teacher
PreSchool

Cindy has three children. When her children were little, she offered childcare out of her home. She then started as a teacher’s assistant in a Christian Pre-K class and did that for three years. Cindy went back to school so she could be the lead teacher in a classroom. She got a job at Cherry Hills Christian in 2002 and started teaching in a Pre-K class then moved to K-Enrichment.

Sandy Hunt

Sandy Hunt
Teacher
PreSchool
Sandy received a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Colorado State University. She has served at Cherry Hills Christian PreSchool for seven years teaching 2/2-½ year-olds. She grew up in Plano, TX and moved with her family to Estes Park in June 1995. She has enjoyed living in Colorado for the past 17 years. Married with two children, Sandy loves just being with her boys, swimming, golfing, and going to Rockies games! Her goal for children/families is to know and love God – first and foremost! She wants to know every child and family and what makes each of them special.

Shelley Kellam

Shelley Kellam
Teacher
PreSchool

Shelley received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Montana. She has also completed coursework at Arapahoe Community College in Early Childhood Education. She has been a teacher at Cherry Hills Christian Preschool since 2004. Shelley also loves teaching Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. She taught Pre-K in Texas for a couple years, a Preschool Art Class and was an Elementary substitute teacher. She is married & has been blessed with an amazing son and daughter. She enjoys skiing, hiking, waterskiing and spending time with the family. Shelley loves having the privilege of working with God’s precious children and expanding His kingdom.

Anna Kim

Anna Kim
Teacher
PreSchool
Anna holds a Bachelor’s degree from CU Boulder. In addition, she has completed several early childhood classes from Arapahoe Community College. Anna has been a teacher at Cherry Hills Christian PreSchool since 2001. She is originally from Korea but has called Colorado home for the past 36 years. She is married and has three boys in their teens and early twenties. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and watching her boys play hockey and lacrosse. Anna would like to provide an environment in her classes where the children grow not only academically but spiritually as well.

Gina Liles

Office Manager
PreSchool

Cheryl Lutz

Cheryl Lutz
Teacher
PreSchool
Cherly Lutz has a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies and an Elementary teaching credential. She joined Cherry Hills Christian 13 years ago and has taught five years in elementary and eleven years in preschool over the course of her career. Cheryl is married and has three children. She is committed to sharing God’s love with your child and maintains a Christ-centered environment.

Tammie Martella

Tammie Martella
Teacher
PreSchool
Tammie received her Associate’s degree in Business & Criminal Justice from Drury University in Springfield, MO. She has also completed coursework at Arapahoe Community College in Early Childhood Education. She has been a teacher at Cherry Hills and in KidZone (caregiving) since 2010. She has two boys and loves outdoor activities, creating crafts, and watching her sons play sports. Her goal for the children is to help establish an encouraging, Christ-­centered, and caring environment where they can grow spiritually and have FUN while learning.

Jamie Myers

Jamie Myers
Music Teacher
PreSchool

Jill Rondinelli

Jill Rondinelli
Teacher
PreSchool

As a Colorado native, Jill loves camping, hiking and kayaking. Jill and her husband Dan and have been married since 1990 and have been members of Cherry Hills since 2008. They met at Colorado State University where Jill graduated with a degree in Marketing. After their children were born, she decided to follow her heart and pursue a career that allowed her to do what she loves – work with preschoolers. Jill has been at Cherry Hills Christian PreSchool since 2005 and has taken several early childhood classes. In the time she's worked here, she's been blessed to work with 2’s, 3’s and Pre Kindergarteners.

Johnna Warner

Teacher
PreSchool
Johnna is originally from Clearwater, Florida and moved to Denver in 2006. She graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a BA in Elementary Education and is licensed to teach Kindergarten through Grade 6. Johnna has been working with children ever since she was 17 and knew from that point on her calling was to become a teacher. Recently having taught in Montessori schools, Johnna has adopted some of that philosophy such as grace and courtesy, child independence and hands-on pedagogy. However, she feels it is important to teach children about God's love so that is why she made the switch to Cherry Hills Christian. She feels blessed to be a part of our talented PreSchool staff.

Deb Wilson

Deb Wilson
CHAS Specialist Explore, Instructional Coach
Elementary, PreSchool
Debra received her Bachelor of Science in Special Education from Calvin College and after teaching overseas for a couple years, returned to Colorado. She has taught at Cherry Hills Christian since 2001: kindergarten, second grade, and most recently leading the Explore program. She and her husband, Adam live in Parker and have two boys Evan, and Chase.
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