The Director and teachers at KCP are self-proclaimed Believers who lead a life exhibiting Christ centered behavior in our community. Our teachers LOVE what they do - and feel called to teach at KCP. And our teachers are well-trained! Each teacher has either a Child Development Associate (CDA) or Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC) and all are First Aid/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certified. Our teachers also have passed a Level 2 FBI background screening, sexual predator screening, and annual local FDLE background check. Our teachers have 45 hours of training through the Department of Children and Families as well as at least 10 hours of continuous education each year. We LOVE our teachers and believe you will, too!
Our 2023-2024 Wonderful Teachers
I've been in children's music and ministry for most of my life. I am honored to teach children about our Lord and to observe Him by bringing the little ones unto Him. I have my CDA credential, my Staff Credential to instruct VPK and over 18 years experience as a Bible/Music Director. I have written and directed over 20 children's programs, and two VBS/drama camps. I am a puppeteer, pianist, piano teacher, choir director and song writer. I have also recorded and produced many music CD projects. I love teaching children about music and to see their joy, and creativity when they perform.
Yelay Saenz - VPK B
Hi, I'm Yelay Saenz and I was born in Havana, Cuba. I am married to a United States Marine and we have three kids and three dogs. I love them very much! I have been in the Early Childhood field for twenty years. I have my AA degree, FCCPC credential and Special Needs studies, too. I absolutely love teaching Preschool! It is my mission to instill a love for learning in my students.
Tess MacGilllivray - VPK B
Dear Parents, Welcome to KCP. My name is Tess MacGillivray and I was born and raised in Annapolis, Maryland before moving to Tampa, Florida and meeting my wonderful fiancé. We have three amazing kids, as well as two sweet cats. I am CPR certified and have my national CDA. I also take continuing education classes to ensure your children get the most up to date curriculum of early learning. I have been teaching VPK for six years and absolutely love it. This my third year with Keystone Christian Preschool and I cannot wait to get to know your little ones and watch them grow as I assist in their early learning education.
Karra Hall - VPK A
Connie Lappe - Two's
My name is Connie Lappe. I have taught in a two year old classroom for the past seven years. I enjoy watching the children learn and grow friendships while they are here with us at school. I have been in childcare for 35 years now. I have four children of my own. I enjoy reading, going to the beach, listening to music, Dunkin' Donuts coffee and all things Disney. I'm looking forward to an amazing school year with your child!
Jessica Pierron - Two's
Hi Parents/Guardians, my name is Jessica Pierron and I will be working with Ms. Connie as the Two's Assistant Teacher this year. I am so excited to have a role in introducing your child to the classroom and helping them learn all about school and the lord. I have a B.A. in Psychology from the university of South Florida and I am in the process of obtaining my M.A in social work. I love education and am thrilled that I have the opportunity to share that love of learning with all of your children. I have been in the childcare business for over eight years and it is such a blessing. My daughter also attends KCP and we love being part of such a wonderful community. It's going to be a wonderful year!
Cindy Kienman - Physical Education
Hello, I am Ms. Cindy. I am a proud mom of an amazing teenage daughter. I am passionate about teaching and will give love, support, understanding and encouragement to your child. In my free time, I love being with my family, watching sports and going to the beach. I am a devout Christian and have been since I was a teenager. Thank you for sharing your child with me this year!
Gloria Lovejoy - Three's
Hello, My name is Gloria Lovejoy. I have been blessed with four children, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. I have been 'playing' in preschools for over 40 years. I have enjoyed so many wonderful "aha" moments with children; these special moments make my heart smile each and every day! I am looking forward to playing with your children and learning new and wonderful things throughout the year. I believe God has brought me to KCP to ensure that your child and your family have a wonderful, fulfilling year. Thank you for entrusting your child to KCP and to our Three-Year Old Class.
Victoria Martinez - Three's
Hi, My name is Ms. Vikki and I was born in Houston, Texas, but raised in Florida. My own child has attended KCP so I have experienced this wonderful journey, myself. This will be my sixth year teaching and I am so excited. My promise to you is that I will work my absolute hardest to prepare your children for VPK in a fun, warm, and nurturing environment. Thank you so much for entrusting your children to my care! Let's have a great school year!