Students: Children who are three years old on or before July 31, 2020 and potty-trained are eligible for enrollment in our preschool classroom. We maintain a maximum 1:10 adult-child ratio in our preschool classroom.
She studied at the University of Maryland and received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. Next, she served in the Army as a U.S. Special Agent for 10 years and 3 years in the reserves. While serving our country, she went to Liberty University, graduating with a Masters degree in Human Services: Crisis Counseling. In pursuit of her passion for teaching, Mrs. Cullen decided to go to Concordia University St. Paul and earned a Masters in Teaching. In her own words,
"“Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best” – Bob Talbert
I love being a preschool teacher. I love seeing each of my student's faces light up with joy every morning as I greet them at the door. I love it when they randomly come over and give me a big hug and tell me they love me. I love the “challenging” students who say no to everything and test me to see if I mean what I say. I love it when my students are so excited about a topic that they ask a million questions and don’t want to leave carpet time for our next activity. I love teaching them about the love of Jesus and when they ask "Mrs. Cullen can you play that Jesus song. " I love when something we have been working on finally clicks and they smile from ear to ear. I love when they are playing and I catch them singing "Christ be my leader." I love creating a sense of community by encouraging the parents and caregivers to chat at pick up about how together we can best help their child. And what I love most about being a preschool teacher is that I see the difference I make in my student’s lives, every single day. Preschool is so much more than ABC's and 123's it is teaching a child to love another with the love of Jesus and that is "what counts."