Preschool Staff & Teachers

School Administration

Lorna Tamsett

Lorna Tamsett

Director of Preschool & Playschool

Lorna's Bio

I have always had a deep love for the younger and shorter version of God’s children – babies through preschool-aged. I desire to share the wonder of God’s world and His love and grace by encouraging parents and teaching children for the past 40+ years. This passion is rooted in Deuteronomy 6: 4-9, so out of God’s love for me I desire to love and serve His children. I have three educational degrees that have brought great enrichment and insight to the preschool. I have three wonderful adult children (and their spouses!) and it is a blessing to be called “Nana” by seven beautiful grandchildren. I enjoy traveling and spending time with my family and friends – laughing and playing together.

Suzi Swindler

Suzi Swindler

Assistant Director & PreK Teacher

Suzi's Bio

Suzi is our Assistant Director & one of our PreKindergarten Teachers – M/W/Th and Friday Enrichment

1-2-3 and A-B-C God loves you and God loves me! This about sums up who I am. My passion for loving and learning with children has been lifelong. I am a teacher, a mother and grandma of three. Family means everything to me. I have a heart especially for those with medical needs: “a square kid in the round world”, daughter is a breast cancer survivor, those in the military – Marines, the people that persevere through anything….and of course the “little things in life” like reading, a clean house, playing, soccer, baking cookies, laughing, rabbits and Diet Pepsi!

Bonnie Parker

Bonnie Parker

Administrative Assistant

Bonnie's Bio

I am a mom to four great kiddos (ages 3-10), who have all attended CCP preschool. Our family has been truly blessed by the outreach and community the preschool has provided through our years of attendance.

I have a Bachelor’s Degree from University of Northern Colorado and have primarily held administrator roles for the government. I’m grateful for the opportunity to share my organizational gifts and administrative experience with the school. Serving children has been a great delight in my life.

Hebrews 13:21 is a great encouragement to me in this stage of life. I am learning to rely on the truth and knowledge that I have been ‘equipped in every good thing to do His will’ and that my attempts are ‘pleasing in His sight.’ I love a good adventure, sharing life with friends and family, serving others, and tackling a DIY home project.

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Preschool & Playschool Teachers

Jessica Basile

Jessica Basile

Playschool |Young 3's

Jessica's Bio

I am an alumna of CCPP and in 2002 had the privilege and blessing to not only send my own daughter here but to also begin my career in Early Childhood as the Toddler teacher. My family and I moved to Arizona in 2005 where I finished my degree and after six hot years we returned back to beautiful Colorado! After moving back, I also returned as the Toddler teacher at CCPP until 2016 when a surprise addition to the family arrived, my son Dominic. Currently, my daughter is a Business/Finance major at the University of Arizona and my son is in the Preschool 3’s program continuing the next generation at CCPP.  I am also the co-owner/instructor of Academy of Art LLC, an art enrichment program that is proudly providing afterschool art classes here at the preschool!

Ginger Davis

Ginger Davis

Preschool 3s | M/W, T/R, & Friday

Ginger's Bio

I’m looking forward to a year of learning, fun and adventure. I was born in Michigan and moved to Colorado with my husband in 1990. We have 3 adult children, ages 25, 22, and 20. I have an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood. I was a teacher at Southeast Christian Preschool for 3 years and starting my second year here at CCPC. Prior to this my focus was as a homeschool teacher to my children.

Ever since I came to Christ, I have loved to teach His word. It started with my children and since they’re all grown up it is my joy to teach your darling children about the love and faithfulness of our God and our goal to be like Jesus.

A few of my favorite things are serving at church, being with family and friends, and reading a good book when I’m not gardening. I can’t wait to meet you and start the school year.

Carie Eisenberg

Carie Eisenberg

Playschool | Toddlers

Carrie's Bio

I received my bachelor’s degree in psychology, with a focus on children, from Colorado State University. My husband Eric and I have two sons that both went through CCP Preschool & Playschool. We enjoy a lot of soccer, baseball, basketball, and football games! I am thankful for our CCP Preschool & Playschool families and feel blessed to be able to teach your children.

Susanne Jedholt

Susanne Jedholt

Playschool | Toddlers

Susanne's Bio

I was born in Sweden and moved to Colorado at the age of 23. My experience with children began with my mother’s in-home child care center. I have always loved children and got my Early Childhood degree in Sweden. I continue to take Early Childhood Education classes here to meet Colorado Standards. I am married and have two teenage boys with one in high school and the other in college. Our whole family loves to be outdoors – we are camping, boating, hiking, biking or skiing almost every weekend. I feel blessed to have found CCPC and love teaching here.

Cindy Knight

Cindy Knight

PreKindergarten | M/T/R & Friday

Cindy's Bio

I was born in Texas and am a graduate of the University of Kansas with a degree in Early Childhood Education. I began at CCP as the director of the Parents’ Day Out Program in 1986. I am blessed to share God’s love with preschoolers for the past 24 years at CCP. Jeff and I have two grown daughters who live locally. I help my siblings care for aging parents and am thankful to live in Colorado and celebrate its beauty.

Shari Norblom

Shari Norblom

Playschool | Young 3's

Shari's Bio

This will be my second year of teaching Young Three’s at CCPC, and I’m so very excited! I am currently the Assistant Director for Early Childhood at Cherry Creek Presbyterian.

Debbie Reynolds

Debbie Reynolds

JrKindergarten | M/T/W/R

Debbie's Bio

Teaching God’s children about His unending love and the magnificence of the world that He created for us has been my joy for the last 24 years. My degree is in Chemical Engineering, which I used to drill oil wells in Colorado and Alaska prior to becoming a Christian preschool teacher. Having two wonderful children refocused my passion for teaching children about God’s love and the wonders of His science. My free time is spent with my son, daughter, and husband, teaching taekwondo, camping, fishing, and reading as many books as I can get my hands on.

Cynthia VanValkenburg

Cynthia VanValkenburg

JrKindergarten | M/T/W/R

Cynthia's Bio

I received my bachelor’s degree in Music performance from Northwestern College in Iowa. After I married my husband, I received my teaching endorsement in elementary education at Metropolitan State University. I taught third grade for six years. While my daughter was in Playschool and Preschool, I taught in the Playschool Toddler room and loved it! After all of the great years teaching in Toddler class, I taught PreKindergarten, and have been teaching in the JrKindergarten class for three years. I love children and teaching them! So it’s no surprise that God has led me to this wonderful program and the opportunity to be His disciple with preschool children. When I am not being a mom, volunteering for my daughter’s school or at church, I sing, garden and read every book I can.

Martha Wersch

Martha Wersch

PreKindergarten | M/T/R

Martha's Bio

I received my bachelor’s degree with a major in Music and a minor in Bible. After college, I spent three years overseas as a missionary. I am a person of many and diverse interests, and one of them has always been young children. I love to interact with their distinct personalities and influence them for God. Originally from Connecticut, I have spent most of my adult life here in Colorado. I have a firefighter husband and three active boys who are in their teenage years. Some of my other interests include God’s family around the world (mission work), knitting, singing, and of course chocolate.