Faculty

 
 
 
 
 
 

Mrs. Cheryl Slocum

Years in Education: 21
Years at Castle Kids: 4
Coursework: BS Bob Jones University and MA Early Childhood Education, University of Colorado Denver (Spring, 2017)
Position: Director and Lead Teacher of Castle Kids ELC

What I love about teaching: I love, love, love kids! They just make me smile! 3- and 4-yr-olds have won my heart! Getting them excited about learning is what I do best, so whether I’m serious or silly, or somewhere in between, my goal is for the children to have fun while learning. I believe in building a relationship with both the child and the family in order to meet the needs of each individual in my class.

Something about me: I had the privilege of being happily married for 29 ½ years before God took my husband to be with Him. I have four wonderful kids and five adorable grandkids . . . so far! Because I’m an empty-nester, I have a lot more time that I can devote to the preschool, which I really like!

Mrs. Denise Johnson

Years in Education: 34
Years at Castle Kids: 1
Coursework: BS Elementary Education and Bible at Maranatha Baptist University
Position: Early Childhood Teacher at Castle Kids

What I love about teaching: Daily working with children is what I love about teaching. It is amazing what even the youngest children are capable of learning. It is exciting to watch the children grow academically, socially, physically, and spiritually. I count it a privilege to help parents in the education of their child.

Something about me: I am the proud parent of two grown sons and the proud grandparent of a beautiful granddaughter. 

Mrs. Maria Lowe

Years in Education: 17 years
Years in Castle Kids: 3
Position: Teacher assistant for Castle Kids ELC

What I love about teaching: Working in Castle Kids has been nothing but joy for me. Being able to look in the innocent and inquisitive faces of these children every day is such a blessing. I thank the Lord for the privilege to be able to teach them about the wonders of His creation and I pray that everything they learn will ultimately be used for His glory. That is why I love teaching young children so much—it allows me to share the wonders of God’s most fascinating and innocent creatures!

Something about me: I have been blessed to have been married for 22 years and we share four wonderful kids. I also love spending time with friends and family.