Meet our Staff!!!
Terri Johnson, Director
I have been married to my husband, Darrell for 30 years. He is a retired Navy Maintenance Master Chief and works for the Federal government. We have two grown daughters, Baileigh and Chelsea. I love traveling, cooking, exercising, the beach and shopping and savor every moment of time that I get to spend with each member of my family.
I began on the path of Early Childhood Education when my children attended ACP. I fell in love with the sweet, loving, family environment and couldn’t wait to get started in the classroom. I served as a room mom, a PTF board member, a substitute teacher, assistant teacher, art teacher and bookkeeper/administrative assistant before accepting the job twelve years ago as director.
The work that early childhood teachers do almost seems miraculous to me and I have spent the last twenty years learning everything that I possibly could about the fascinating developing brain of a child and how best to minister to their spirits and teach them the things they need to know. While every aspect of child development is important here at ACP, the thing that is the most important to me is that each child comes to know and feel the love of Jesus Christ and can cling to the knowledge that God made them and values them and has a special plan for each of their lives.
I have been employed by ACP for 20 years, but have been a part of this amazing ministry for 22. I have a Florida Childcare Professional Certification, a Florida Director’s Credential, an Associate of Science in Early Childhood Development, Education and Management and a Bachelors of Applied Science in Supervision and Management.
Paula Chambers, Financial and Administrative Assistant/Extended Day Coordinator
Family is very important to me. I have three beautiful daughters that I love very much. We spend lots of time together doing all kinds of things like going swimming, going out or staying in to watch a movie and we really love game night. I also like music and reading.
After living near ACP for many years, God allowed their sign to catch my eye. I enrolled my daughter and was able to see the love that was poured into my child. I was a new stay-at-home mom and because of my child’s experience at ACP, God put the desire in my heart to impact little ones with the love of Jesus Christ.
My goal as financial and administrative assistant is to ensure that ACP will be able to provide a safe learning environment and quality care for its students and their families for many years to come. As Extended Day Coordinator my goal for the children is to provide them with experiences that extend beyond the classroom to create an even greater love of learning and help lay the foundation for their knowledge and love of Jesus Christ.
I have worked at ACP for 10 years in many capacities. I've been a Subsitute Teacher, an Assistant Teacher, Lead Teacher and my current position of Financial and Administrative Assistant and Extended Day Coordinator. I have an Associate in Science degree in Early Childhood Development, Education and Management from Tallahassee Community College, as well as a Staff Credential and a Florida Director's Credential.
Jennifer Kennedy, Lead VPK Teacher 4A
My husband and I have seven children; we are a big, beautiful, blended family. My oldest is a Freshman in college at UNF and my youngest is here at ACP in the Terrific Two's class. When we are not busy with sporting events and our children's extracurricular activities, we enjoy trying new restaurants and exploring all of what our city has to offer like the beaches and the park. We participate in worship in our home church here at The Church at Argyle.
I started working here right after high school until I moved away. When I returned to Florida, I had to come back. This was and is the perfect job for me, as I have been able to have all of my children here with me when they were of preschool age. Each of them has gone through our program and has succeeded immensely.
In high school, I did a lot of babysitting and I too, came from a large family. I always knew this is what God wanted me to do and it has been my passion to work with children. I hope to prepare them for their upcoming year in Kindergarten and to have the confidence and self-esteem they may need. I also want them to see God’s love in our classroom and through their teachers because they are all truly loved and prayed for.
I am currently working on my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education and Management.
Colleen Condon, Assistant VPK Teacher 4A
I love Argyle Christian Preschool. I began teaching here in 2004 and have taught over the last 14 years with a brief break in the middle. My teaching career began here in 2’s, then 3’s and has settled in 4’s.
My husband and I were married in 2012. We enjoy traveling, watching golf, college football and all the time we get to spend with our family (together we have 5 children and 3 grandchildren).
I love fall, art, drawing and painting, sewing and photography. I love Jesus and seek to know Him more.
I look forward to meeting new children every year and earning their trust and that of their parents. It is my privilege to be able to share Jesus with them. There is nothing more rewarding to me than to be with little ones and being able to teach. It is my ministry and my assignment here at ACP.
“Let my teaching fall on you like rain; my speech settle like dew” Deut 32:2
Kim Pruitt, Lead VPK Teacher 4B
I have been married to my husband David for 30 years. We first met as seniors in college while attending FSU. We have two amazing grown children. My daughter Alaina and Son-in Law Jacob are stationed in Germany with the Air Force. Jacob is working and also completing his B.S. and Alaina is working and pursuing her Masters degree. My son Sean is a senior at University of Florida pursing a degree in Advertising with a Business Concentration. Some of my favorite things to do outside work are taking walks outside with my pup, decorating and spending time at the pool and beach.
ACP has a special place in my heart. I was led here when looking for a sweet part-time preschool for my own children. I spent the first few years as a parent and a PTF Board member. An opportunity soon presented itself for me to be able to substitute and I fell in love with working with the children. Shortly after the next year started, a teacher moved and I was asked if I was interested in taking her spot. I jumped at the chance. I was an assistant for two years then decided to pursue my CDA and teach fours and have been here every since.
I would like the children in my classroom to feel confidence in themselves to know that they can learn anything. However, my greatest hope for them is that they will feel safe and loved in my classroom and that they will come to know that God created them unique and special and that He will love them always and forever.
I have been at ACP for 19 years now. I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Fashion Merchandising and a Florida Childcare Professional Certification.
Kasey Dull, VPK Teacher 4E/
Extended Day Teacher/Librarian
My family is very close-knit. I have a sister, Kayla, who is 26. My mom and dad have been married for 33 years in November. Our family has been faithful members of Hillcrest Baptist Church for over 24 years. I love to read all the time. I love traveling. I've been to Ireland, England, Spain, Italy and France. I'm also a dog mommy to my beloved pug, Lily.
From a young age, I was always "forced" somehow to work in childcare - my parents were nursery directors at my church. I worked in AWANA, I taught VBS and, after college, I began to sub with Duval County. A calling to teach was always there but I always squished it down and tried to avoid it until I just couldn't ignore God's voice anymore.
My goal, in life in general, is to do good by others. I want to teach the children in my classroom that God's love covers us all and that it's a gift. I want them to grow to love themselves and this world with a Christlike love that we learn from the bible. My heart is also very literary so I want to prepare them with words - teach them how to use words to communicate and teach them how to read and write in preparation for their promising futures.
I have a Bachelor's Degree in English and an Early Childhood Staff Credential.
Vicky English, Lead VPK Teacher 4C/
Extended Day Teacher
My husband Bill and I have been married for 25 years and have 2 children. Danny is attending Trinity Baptist College and Amanda is a freshman at Covenant College. I like to read, travel and spend time with my family.
I started as a room mom and volunteer in my daughter’s 3 year old class at ACP. This is where I realized how much I enjoyed helping with children and being in the classroom.
I want each child to know Jesus loves them and how special they are. I want them to be independent and have the ability to do things on their own. When leaving ACP, I want them to be prepared for a successful year in Kindergarten.
This is my 14th year teaching at ACP. I was a substitute and Assistant teacher before becoming a lead teacher. I have a Florida Childcare Professional Certification and am working towards my Associate in Science Degree in Early Childhood Development, Education and Management.
Paula Surrency, Assistant VPK Teacher 4E
I have two teenage girls, ages 17 and 14, and have been married for 19 years. I love spending my time with family and friends; taking vacation trips and working with the children’s ministry at my church.
God brought me to ACP through my own children coming to school here. An opportunity opened for me to work at ACP and I realized how much of a blessing it was and how much I loved working with children. I hope to accomplish making each child feel loved, happy and safe while they are in my care.
I have been working at ACP for 13 years and hold a Florida Childcare Professional Certification.
Kristin Frye, Assistant VPK Teacher 4D
Bio to be updated soon!!!
Susan D’Addario, Lead VPK Teacher 4E
I have been at ACPK for 12 years. I hold an Associate in Science degree in Marketing and a Staff Credential in Early Education.
I have been married to my husband, Scott for 27 years. He is a Store Director for Winn Dixie. We have three fun- loving children. Christopher, graduated Spring 2018 at UNF, with a Bachelor degree in Finance. Marie, a sophomore at St. John's College, studying Environmental Science and Andrew is a Sophomore at Oakleaf High School. We also have two dogs, Sandy and Bruno. We like to take long walks with them around the park. We spend most of our time at Andrew's high school baseball games. Also, we like to travel with family, especially to different Major League baseball fields. (Bucket List). When we have downtime we like to cozy up on the couch and watch movies.
My youngest son Andrew attended the four year old program. Through his eyes and his experiences, I felt the love of the teachers and the school. I started as a substitute teacher, then as a assistant teacher and now this is my 2nd year as a lead teacher. I am thankful for the love and support of my teacher family and for the guidance of God. I am excited on this new journey. This loving, caring and spiritual environment lead me on the path to serve God and his children.
I hope to help nurture the children to accomplish learning letters, numbers, colors and shapes and how to write their name, but the most important accomplishment for them is in knowing and feeling God's love every day and for the rest of their lives.
Kim Spradley, Lead Teacher 3's
I have been married to my husband, Robert, for 31 years. I have three lovely daughters, a wonderful son-in-law, and two active grandsons. I enjoy family time, being involved in my church and art.
I have always enjoyed working with children, even as a teenager. Once I had an opportunity to work at a preschool, I found great fulfillment. I believe God has given me a heart for children and families. He equips me to be in this position with creativity and patience.
First and foremost, I hope to assure the children in my care that God loves them and has a special plan just for them. I will work diligently to provide learning experiences to help them develop in every area. I hope to make a difference in their lives through warm relationships.
I have been working at ACP for 8 years. I have over 11 years of experience in preschool education, hold a Florida Child Care Professional Certificate as well as a Florida Director's Credential and I am working towards my Associates of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education.
Judy Lawrence, Lead Teacher 2's,
Assistant Teacher 3's
My wonderful family includes my daughter, Stephanie, and son-in-law, Shannon; my son Dave and daughter-in-law Rhonda and two grandchildren, Samantha and Phoenix. I love up-cycling furniture with my sister, Donna, and all kinds of art including stained glass and making jewelry.
My brother was born when I was thirteen. That's when I knew I loved babies. I had a licensed home day care in Yuma, Arizona, after being blessed with my own two beautiful children. My love to work with children grew and I went on to work at two elementary schools in Arizona and South Carolina. Finally, Jesus let me to The Church at Argyle where I found ACP and had the opportunity to continue watching children blossom and grow and being able to love and guide them with God's love.
I have had numerous trainings on child growth and development throughout the years. I hope to help the children develop with love and care, to express Jesus' love for them so they can carry that through their own lives, and to show them that by love and caring for others that love comes back to them.
Niya Chambers, Assitant Teacher 3's/Extended Day Teacher
I have a very close-knit family. My parents are very kind and caring. I also have two sisters. They are my best friends and most of my free time is spent with them. When I am not spending time with them, I am most likely somewhere reading or watching my favorite movie. (Beauty and the Beast)
My sister attended this school when she was 4 and my mother volunteered. After my sister graduated, my mother continued to volunteer and became part of the staff. When I was in the 7th grade, I was home schooled and came to the school everyday with my mom and I saw how God shined through the people that worked here and knew that one day I wanted to be a part of that.
I hope that the students that come in extended are able to take some of the things that they learn and memories that they make with them in life for a long time and use them to grow into kind and caring children of God.
I have a diploma from Virginia College in Pastry Arts and am working towards my Florida Childcare Provider Credential.
Noah Thomas, Music and Chapel Teacher
I am married to a wonderful man named Paul and I have two teenage girls. Kayla is 18 years old and in her 2nd year of college at FSCJ and Arnessa is 16 years old and an 11th grader at Lighthouse Christian School. I love to read and I enjoy watching movies.
I started with ACP around February of last year to assist with Chapel time. This year will be my first full year at the preschool.
I pray that the children learn from me that God is so awesome and that he loves all of us. I want them to know that it is okay to be silly sometimes and God loves that too. I also want them to grow to be bold enough to tell someone else about Jesus so that they might be saved.
I have 3 years of experience in the military as a corpsman and I work at the Jacksonville Public Library
Kaleigh Kennedy, TCAA Children's Ministry Director, STEM Teacher
I am the Children's Ministry Director for The Church at Argyle. My ministry leadership includes Amazing Place (preschool kids), UpStreet (Kindergarten through fifth grade) and coordination of childcare for other activities.
I also serve as the liaison between ACPK and The Church at Argyle and as a STEM teacher for VPK. I make sure the staff and administrators have what they need and help provide a link between the school and the church.
I am married to my husband, Justin and we have an amazing son, Lucas. We also have two sweet dogs that are like children to us. I love anything Disney related. We travel to see the mouse as often as we can!
A 2015 Summa Cum Laude Masters Degree graduate of Jacksonville University studying elementary education, children's ministry satisfies both my passion for Christ and for children.