Word of Life Staff

Here at Word of Life Christian Preschool we pride ourselves on hiring the most qualified and caring teachers and staff. We invite all of our parents to get to know our team through the many family events and daily activities.
Mrs. Ericca Stoetzel
Ms. Stephanie
 Kindergarten Readiness
Ms. Gabby
  Kindergarten Readiness 

"I am excited to be the director of WOL Christian Preschool. I have been in Christian education for 30 years.
I established and helped to build two Christian schools during my career in Arizona and in my home state of Iowa.


My husband & three grown children have encouraged me through many years of teaching and directing schools.  We love getting together with friends & family, grilling out, hiking, and camping.  I am also a "Nana" to my two precious grandsons!

I love teaching preschool and mentoring teachers who share that same passion.
I believe in a partnership with parents to help their children learn, laugh, and care for others.  I love our motto at WOL 
Christian Preschool:

Favorite Bible Verse:  Phil. 4:13
I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.

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My name is Stephanie and I am so excited to be part of the teaching team here at Word of Life!  I am a native to Arizona, born and raised.  My husband and I met in high school and then married.  We have three beautiful children.  Our family enjoys riding bikes, being outdoors, singing & dancing.  We attend church together every week where I am actively involved in the preschool ministry.

I have always loved working with children and earned my Bachelor's Degree in education.  I have been teaching for six years now and look forward to watching your children grow in God's love and prepare for Kindergarten!

Favorite Verse:  Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord.  Plans to prosper you and not to harm you; plans to give you hope and a future.


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Ms. Mikayla

Pre-K II  Teacher 3's & 4's

My name is Mikayla and I have greatly loved teaching at Word of Life Christian Preschool!  This is my home church where I teach each Sunday in the preschool and in the nursery with the littles.

I was born in New York and have lived in Arizona for six years.  I graduated from Shadow Ridge High School and I am majoring in music and early education at GCC.

I love teaching at WOL because it is such a fun learning environment for the children!  They are engaged in great activities every day and it is a blessing to get to tell them about God's love.  I enjoy speaking with parents about their child's day and all they have learned.  Our school truly reflects our 


Favorite Bible Verse:  Luke 1:37
For with God, nothing is impossible.  

Pre-K I:  Three Year Old Teacher

Hello!  My name is Christina and I am the Pre-K I teacher for the three year old class. 

I have been teaching preschool for ten years and it has brought much joy and passion to my heart!  I was born and raised in AZ and have a young son.  We love watching movies, reading Christian books, and spending time with our family. 

I am currently enrolled at GCU to continue my education in Psychology.  I am so excited to be teaching at WOL where I get to do what I love and share The Good News with the children of our school!


Favorite Bible Verse:  Isaiah 41:10
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with My righteous hand.  

Ms. Amanda

Toddlers & Two's:  Teacher

I discovered my love for teaching when I was 14 years old. I started volunteering in my community school of Brawley CA where I grew up.  

Throughout high school and college I studied early education and have more than 30 years experience teaching preschoolers.

I enjoy spending time with my four children and five grandchildren.  We love to get together and cook, eat, and play!!  Going to church together as a family is very important to me.  

I love teaching at Word of Life because I get to share the Word of God every day with my students. Teaching in a Christian School is such a blessing! It gives me the opportunity to reach the whole child.  

Favorite Bible Verse:  Isaiah 40:31

They they wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.


Ms. Jen

Toddlers & Two's:  Lead Teacher

I grew up in Crystal Lake, IL and moved to AZ in 2006.  I have two children and enjoy camping, sports activities, photography, and hiking, with our four dogs.  

I worked as an ABA behavior specialist and taught students with disabilities and autism.

I have a BS in psychology and am currently pursuing my masters degree from Ottawa University as a trauma counselor.

I have been teaching preschool since 2008 and love the two's program!  Every day is an adventure for our littlest students at WOL.  And teaching God's Word to them is part of our daily activities.

FAITH AND FAMILY are what guide my steps to be the best teacher I can be to our precious two's here at Word of Life.  

Favorite Bible Verse:  Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not upon your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path.

Ms. Christina
Ms. Brittany

Pre-K II Four Year Old Teacher 

My name is Amanda and I am so thankful to be a part of the Word of Life teaching team!  I was born and raised in Tucson, AZ and am married with four boys.  My husband is retired from the Air Force and so we have traveled to many states and overseas throughout his career.  We now enjoy being  back in Arizona and stay busy with sports, outdoor activities, and church.
I have been teaching in early childhood for more than 10 years.  I have an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Development and a Bachelors in Human Development and Family Studies.  Currently I am working on my Masters and will have it completed by the end of 2021.  I LOVE teaching children and sharing God's love with them!

Favorite Bible Verse:  My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.  2 Corth. 12:9   
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