Staff Directory

About Our Staff

Our teaching team has three members:

Cristina Kearns, Director

Ashley Gile, Lead Teacher

Stephanie Nichols, Associate Teacher

 

Cristina Kearns

Director

About Me

Mrs. Kearns began teaching in 1996 and joined our preschool staff in 2000. She has an AA degree in Early Childhood Education and is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Cristina is credentialed by the state of New Hampshire as an Early Childhood Master Professional, an Early Childhood Administrator, and a Master Teacher 1. She continues her professional development by attending conferences for early childhood professionals. She and her husband Shawn have two daughters, Hannah and Gabriella. They enjoy spending time boating and especially cherish their time spent with their extended families. Cristina notes that she is fortunate to be able to work at an amazing school with such a motivated staff.

Cristina Kearns

Ashley Gile

Lead Teacher

About Me

Mrs. Gile joined our staff in 2013. Ashley is a certified Early Childhood Lead Teacher and has also completed many courses towards her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education at Southern New Hampshire University.  Ashley is credentialed by the state of New Hampshire as a level 3 Early Childhood Teacher and maintains ongoing professional development by attending workshops and conferences. She is also a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).  Ashley and her husband have one son, Aidan. They spend much of their time in Maine during the summer and enjoying being outdoors as much as possible. Ashley feels so blessed to work with such a supporting and caring staff and looks forward to many more years as a teacher at Immanuel Christian Preschool.

Ashley Gile

Cristina Rodriguez

Associate Teacher

About Me

Mrs. Rodriguez joined our staff in October 2017. Cristina received her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Special Education at Rivier University, and also completed graduate courses in their Emotional and Behavioral Disorders teacher certification program. She has teaching experience with various age groups, including infants, preschoolers, elementary and middle school aged children, and has enjoyed learning about child development through these many stages. Cristina is excited to share her love of learning and discovery with the children at Immanuel Christian Preschool! She is a proud mother of three children, who have helped her to become a better educator because of their abundant curiosity! As a family, they enjoy hiking, playing sports, and singing and dancing. Cristina looks forward to a fun year ahead with the families and staff in our wonderful community!