Meet the Teachers

Our classes are led by qualified, caring teachers who obtain at least an additional 24 hours of training each year. All staff are trained in CPR and First Aid.

Terri Sloan, Preschool Director
I started my career with children as a young babysitter extraordinaire. I took my love for play to The University and obtained my master’s degree in Early Childhood Special Education. After teaching in the public schools, I became a stay-at-home mom of two boys and discovered the ministry of church preschools. I have been directing preschools now for over 25 years, and my resume includes being a master registered trainer for early childhood educators, a validator for the National Association for Education of Young Children, a children’s choir director, and a Christian clown! My favorite hat says “I’m never growing up!” I love being silly with children, reading and being a grandmother!
Ms. Suzy, Twos’ Teacher, Guppies class
I joined the CUMP family in 2008 as both a parent and a teacher. I’ve known since childhood that I wanted to work with children and teach. I have a degree in education from UT and all of my work experience has been with children. I love teaching at the preschool level because they are so curious and there is so much opportunity to learn through play. I’m a mother of three and, in my spare time, love to play games and read.
Mr. Jeff, Threes’ Teacher, Turtles Class
I have been working with children since 1984 and have been a teacher at CUMP since August, 2001. I graduated from Southwest Texas State University with a B.S. in Therapeutic Recreation/Recreation Administration. I have worked at various agencies in Austin including Austin Parks and Recreation, Travis State School, and two private psychiatric hospitals. I believe children learn best while doing, and I incorporate many hands-on experiences to facilitate my philosophies in the classroom. I am married and have two boys who were in the first and third graduation classes at CUMP.
Ms. Andrea, Fours Teacher, Sunflowers Class
I came to CUMP in January, 2011 and took over the Sunflowers class. I have a teaching certificate in Elementary Education and I taught a PPCD class (Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities) in AISD for 5 years before I had my son and daughter. My nephew attended CUMP for 2 years, and I was fortunate to be hired to teach the 4 and 5 year olds. It’s such an exciting age – full of new independence and discovery. I encourage self-expression through different art mediums during the year and, throughout the year, we learn about topics that are meaningful to the children.
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Ms. April, Toddlers’ Teacher

I joined the CUMP family as a parent in the Fall of 2015 and became a teacher in the Summer of 2016. My bachelor’s degree is in Family & Human Services. My first job working with children was working as a camp counselor at a summer camp in Oklahoma. Looking back, I have always gravitated toward working with children in a variety of settings throughout my youth and adulthood. Children amaze me in so many ways and I love to interact with them and watch them learn new things through both teaching and self-discovery. I am married and have two beautiful children.


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