Hi! My name is Miss Mandy.
I am a wife, and mother of two beautiful girls. In my free time, I enjoy reading, organizing, shopping, eating out, and going on vacations with my family…especially amusement parks!
I enjoyed working with preschoolers all throughout college at BSU while obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with an endorsement in Spanish/bilingual ed. I taught second grade for three years in the Nampa School District and after having children, decided that I really missed teaching preschool!
I have been teaching at Harmony for eight years and truly LOVE what I do. It is so rewarding to see how much the students grow and learn on their journey in preparing for kindergarten!
Hi friends! I’m Miss Michelle.
My journey to becoming a preschool teacher began as I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Speech and Language Development with a Minor in Music in 1995. After finishing my degree, I was blessed to work for three years at Centerville Academy- an amazing school which had over one hundred enrolled preschoolers. Shortly after moving to Idaho, I was able to found Harmony Preschool- our on-site preschool in Meridian, Idaho. I have now directed and taught at Harmony Preschool for over fourteen years and I have loved every minute of it!
As much as I enjoy dressing up with the preschoolers and making a good sand castle in the preschool backyard, my favorite part of teaching is witnessing a preschooler gain a sense of deep confidence in themselves as a learner, friend, and student. When not teaching, you will find me spending time with my favorite people- my husband, 4 children, 2 sons in law, and brand-new grandson (oh, and my dog Sparky!). I love long walks, reading books, listening to music, and great conversations where I can learn from others’ opinions and perspectives.
With the pandemic of 2020, our school was forced to close its doors and figure out a learning solution for our students. This journey led us to discover the great preschool learning tools available online and also led me to discover my great love for recording quality circle times. Out of this experience, Harmony Learning was born- a preschool learning curriculum that provides instruction both for our on-site location (Harmony Preschool) and our virtual learning website (Harmony at Home). Harmony at Home is great for those families who prefer to learn at their own pace and on their own time or who would like to supplement their on-site preschool experience, wherever that may be.