Our Staff

Our Staff

StephanieStephanie Waldo, teacher, has been with the preschool since 1987. Stephanie discovered CCNS when she was looking for a part time position that would support her desire to spend time with her then 2-year-old (and second on the way). Her teaching background is working with emotionally and behaviorally disturbed kids. Stephanie’s favorite things about the CCNS program include the CCNS philosophy on the importance of play, watching the kids learn to work out their own problems, and having parents in her class. Stephanie believes parents can take skills modeled and learned in the classroom into the home. It is enjoyable for her to see parents come in and want to spend this quality time with their child.

This skilled teacher believes in the sound philosophy of CCNS and believes it is precisely what keeps this school going strong. As society changes, and our day to day lives may seem more stressful than in past generations, Stephanie sees consistency and a feeling of security in CCNS. She also loves to see more fathers involved in the classrooms than ever before and more grandparents having an active role in children’s lives. She truly believes that it is no accident that parents seek out CCNS year after year. People are drawn to the goodness of the school and nothing but great children graduate from it.

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TerryTerry Crandall, teacher, is a mother of two CCNS alumni who are now both in their 20′s. Terry has taught at CCNS since 1988. She continues to teach at CCNS because of the children and the philosophy which embodies hands on learning, great field trips, and socialization through experience.

She loves children, nature, animals, family, friends, overalls, heart-shaped rocks, books, and hiking. Terry has three cats and a dog. Her favorite color is green (ask any of her students!) and soon after you know her, you’ll know her favorite animal is the giraffe. Her favorite part of the school days is “All of it”!  On a personal level, she and her children have made lifelong friends.

Terry feels the co-op binds the school community together. Children learn that their parents value them and it builds a rapport between all involved. She also knows that the school is successful because parents like to be involved with their child’s education. Additionally, research has shown that the philosophy of socialization, which includes getting along, problem solving, and asking for help, raises a child’s social IQ and produces happy, confident, and joyful children.

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WhitneyWhitney Bunn, CCNS director, has a great passion for education and children which started even before she was a teacher’s intern at age 17. While obtaining her Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education at USU, she was an aftercare teacher during the school year and Director of the summer camp during the summers. She has since been busy with three boys of her own. Her organizational, administrative, and teaching skills make her a perfect fit for director of CCNS. Her children currently attend CCNS and Whitney greatly believes in the philosophy of “readiness” valued here at CCNS. Whitney was looking for the right preschool for her oldest child, and nothing felt right as they were either academically driven or felt like a daycare. Here at CCNS, Whitney found the right fit of letting her child explore on his own and learn in a safe environment surrounded by support. Whitney holds office hours on site and she’s always happy to help with questions or concerns. If you don’t catch her at school, feel free to email her at director@ccnsslc.com, or call her at 385.743.0114.