meet our team

Ashten Dorris

[preschool director & early childhood minister]

 

I am thrilled to be part of the team here at Sprouts, and I could not imagine doing anything else with my life. I hold my certification in teaching early childhood through 6th grade, but my passion is working with the younger children in a ministry based program. I have just completed my third year teaching Pre-K at Little Leopards Child Development Center in Lovejoy ISD. I previously taught Kindergarten at Puster Elementary in Lovejoy ISD for four years. I look forward to providing an opportunity to instill a love of learning at school and in everyday experiences. I am excited to be able to build a foundation for each child’s relationship with Christ. Learning in Early Childhood is especially rewarding because it paves the way for their learning in the years to come! 

 

I am beyond blessed in my personal life as well.  I have the most amazing and supportive family.  They are always around to cheer me along every step of the way.  I am currently in the middle of a very exciting part of my life, full of changes! My husband, Chance and I celebrated our fifth year of marriage, in June.  We are the proud parents to a sweet angel girl, Addilyn Joy (4) and sweet boy, Camdyn Reid (2).  We also have a jack-russell/corgi mix named Izzy.  She is always into mischief.  I’m sure your kids will hear stories about our family often!!  

 

I was raised in the McKinney area and graduated from Hardin-Simmons University in May of 2010.  I received a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with a minor in Education.  I love to spend time with my family talking and laughing! My interests include: water-skiiing, shopping, reading, and movies. 

Thank you for trusting me with your child this year. Please know my door is always open to you.  

                        

Sincerely,
Ashten Dorris

 

 

Mary Wells

[assistant director]

 

Please welcome Miss Mary to our team this year!

Bio coming soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miss Danielle

[third years teacher]

 

 

Hi, my name is Danielle Stagg.

 

This is my 2nd year working in Pre-k 3’s, and I'm having a blast!

 

My husband, David, and I have been married for 10 years this coming August. We have 3 kids: Madison, Ella, and Kaden. Before becoming a stay at home mom and preschool teacher, I worked as a corporate auditor for 8 years and felt the lord telling us it was time for me to come home:) We have lived in Celina for 6 years. We attend Prestonwood North Campus Church in Prosper. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miss Karan

[fourth years teacher]

 

 

Hi there! I am excited to be a part of the 4th Years Teachers at Sprouts! I teach 3 days a week and love this age!

My family and I have lived in Prosper for 3 years and we love it here! My husband, Rocky and I have been married for 7 years and we have two children. Cassidy is in kindergarten and our son, Hayden is here at Sprouts!

 

I graduated from Texas Tech University in 2005 and have an Early Childhood Education degree as well as my Masters in Administration. I taught in the public school system for 12 years and stayed home briefly after having our son and have been back in the preschool setting teaching for the past 3 years. 

This is my first year at Sprouts and I love it here! When I am not here teaching, you can find me at the gym or watching my children play sports! God called me to teach and I love watching children grow and learn! I am looking forward to a great year!

 

Karan 

 

 

Miss Ashley

[second years teacher]

Hi Sprouts families!

 

This will be my second year teaching 2's but my first year at Sprouts and I could not be more excited to be here! 

 

My husband, Drew, and I have been married for 10 years and have 3 beautiful little girls: Harper is in second grade, Finley is in the pre-k 4's program here and Greer is in the older 2's class at Sprouts. My family and I have been members of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano for 6 years and have lived in Prosper for almost 3 years! When I am not teaching you can usually find me at the soccer field cheering on my oldest or at the gym watching my middle do what she loves to do, gymnastics!

 

I graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in 2007 with a degree in Hospitality Management and spent 4 years in the corporate world before my girls were born. The Lord called me to be a stay at home mom to my girls while they were young, but I am so excited to be back working in a place where I get to teach children to love Jesus! 

 

I am excited to get to know your children and look forward to a great year at Sprouts!

 

Miss Ashley

 

Miss Susan

[second years teacher]

Hello wonderful Sprouts families! I am one of the Second Years teachers this year at Sprouts! 

 

I’m blessed to be a part of the team of teachers here at Sprouts.
I am excited to be a part of your child’s learning journey.
I love children and watching them grow and learn.

I’m originally from Boston, and moved to Texas three years ago with my husband Rob, and our four children, Lauren 12, John 11, Patrick 9, and Ryan 7.

We also have two pups that we rescued, and love to spoil.
Daisy 3, and Titus 8 months.

I was a stay at home mom for eleven years, before returning to work two years ago. Other than running around between sports practices, and games, I enjoy cooking and hanging out at home with my family.

Thank you for entrusting me with your precious children.

Miss Susan

 

 

Miss Andrea

[third years teacher]

 

I am one of the Third Years teachers for Sprouts! I have my Bachelors degree in Health and Physical Education K-12, and I used to teach for Anne Arundel County Public Schools. I was also a Children’s Minister for Legacy Christian Church and I’ve been a teacher here at Sprouts Preschool for 3 years now! 

 

My husband Jake and I have 3 school aged children, Jake Jr., Gaby and Joey. We like to spend our time eating together, playing sports and being outside. The boys enjoy watching sports together as well and my daughter and I enjoy NOT watching them. :-)

 

My teaching philosophy is to have a plan in place for my class everyday, but be ready when things do not go according to plan. I adore children and believe preschool should be a fun, safe, and welcoming introduction to education. In my class I never mind noise, messes, movement or glitter. I do not tolerate unkindness to other classmates and I tend to be a stickler for manners. It’s incredible to see how children can grow and learn from each other when then play with peers or toys they typically may not choose. Teaching at Sprouts is a blessing. The director, staff and families are incredible people and I get to teach young children and help develop their Christian faith. You cannot ask for more than that!!

 

I love to eat anything and everywhere, due to this I also have to exercise for a hobby. I love fellowship with friends, fresh air and any things or people that make me laugh. 

 

Excited for this year, 

Miss Andrea

Miss Anna

[first years teacher]

 

Hi! I will be teaching the oner olds this year.  I have been married to my husband Ken for 15 years and we have two daughters, Ella & Olivia.  Ella is a 9th grader and Olivia is a 4th grader . I spend a lot of time at choir and theater events for Ella and at cheer competitions for Olivia.  Our family is originally from Memphis, TN, but we have been in Texas since my husband’s job required us to move in 2013. We attend church at First Baptist Frisco. 

I have worked in the preschool environment for over 15 years, and I like to have fun in the classroom, make messes, and provide a predictable routine for the kiddos in my care.

 

We'll have a great year! 

Anna

 

Miss Jackie

[fourth years teacher]

This is my first year at Sprouts after filling in as a substitute last year. My youngest child attended Sprouts last year and we fell in love with the staff and the learning environment. I’ve spent many years teaching all ages within public school and where we attend church on Wednesdays and Sundays and am so excited to be a part of the Sprouts team this year. My husband, John, and I have lived in the area for 15 years, moving to this area when Prosper was still country and had only three schools. We have 4 children that attend Prosper schools, Bailey, 17, Brendan, 17, Joshua, 10 and Micah, 6. We also have a 14 year old golden retriever that has always tagged along. We are a very busy family, attending church together, eating meals together when we can, playing outside when the weather allows, having an occasional game night and participating in many family activities with First McKinney where we attend church, as well as school events that our children are involved in. In my free time, I enjoy swimming, playing the piano, reading, walking, playing with my kids and spending time with friends. 

 

I graduated from the University of North Texas with an MS in Elementary Education, a minor in Special Education and then went on to earn my MS in School Counseling from Texas A&M Commerce. I have experience in all of those areas with the Mesquite Independent School District where I worked for several years before moving here. I then had the opportunity to stay home for a few years with my twins before joining the preschool world with our third child. I absolutely love preschoolers because they are so eager to learn and love everything about school. Sprouts offers such a positive learning environment and it is a privilege to teach where I can share that children are loved by their Creator and what great plans He has for them. It is my faith in Jesus that I lean on and live for each day. God has orchestrated my life in a way that I would have never expected with some unforeseen challenges but I consider myself very blessed and am thrilled that He has brought me to Sprouts where I can teach, my first love. I look forward to a beautiful year of learning and getting to know each of my students and their families.

Miss Heather

[second years teacher]

 

Hi!  My name is Heather, and I am thrilled to be the new older-twos teacher this year.  My husband and I moved to McKinney 7 years ago from Waco.  We have 3 children.  Jaycie is a senior at Prosper, Jolie is in the 7th grade at Rogers and Zane just started Kindergarten.  We have 2 dogs, Saber and Kaia. We love sports, traveling and attending Rhea’s Mill.  We stay busy!                       

 

My love for children and Christ is why I was drawn to Sprouts.  It shouldn't matter how slowly a child learns as long as we are encouraging them not to stop.  I have worked at Preston Trail Community Church for the past four years with the 2 and 3 year olds. I believe SPROUTS helps draw children closer to Christ through our actions and teachings while preparing them for their next phase of life.  

 

 

His power at work in us can do far more than we dare ask or imagine.   Ephesians 3:20

I'm excited about this year!

Heather

 

Miss Sarah

[fourth years teacher]

 

Hi there!

My name is Sarah Giglio and I am one of the Pre-K teachers here at Sprouts. I graduated in 2004 with a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education from Pensacola Christian College. I’ve known since I was a small child that what I wanted to be most was a mom and a teacher. I feel incredibly blessed that the Lord has given me with opportunity to teach these sweet children. Seeing the excitement in their eyes is extremely rewarding!

I have been married to my husband John for 8 years and we have two sweet girls Gianna and Carmela. (Gianna went to Sprouts and Carmela is currently attending!)
John and I are originally from Boston where we grew up, but I moved to TX in 2007. We love it here!

In my free time I like to work on my cake decorating and watch historical documentaries. 

Miss Johonna

[third years teacher]

 

Please welcome Miss Johanna to our team this year!

Bio coming soon!

Miss Melissa

[educational aide]

 

Hello Parents!
 

My name is Melissa and I will be helping Ms. Colette in the one year old class.  I’m blessed to be working at Sprouts with these ladies and your children.  I love helping with preschool kids cause they are eager to learn and get excited when they get it.  I think I get more excited than they do. 

I have been married to my husband, Paul, for 28 years.  We have 4 grown adult children, Joshua (46), Deke (44), Jared (42), and our daughter 18.  We also have 10 grandkids and 2 great grandkids.  I work out everyday which helps me stay flexible so I can play with them and your kiddos. 

We are very active in our church in Celina where we have lived the past 14 years when we moved here from Arizona.  In my spare time, Paul and I like to play card games, work on our house, and go estate sale-ing. 

Thank you again for allowing me to love on your kids this school year!
Melissa

Miss Debbie

[music & chapel]

 

This is my second year as the Music and Chapel Teacher for Sprouts!  I am looking forward to getting to know your little ones as we have a fun time learning about God’s love for us through the Bible and songs.  

I look forward to Shepherding our little ones through fun games, stories, music, art, and wiggles!  My prayer for each of these kids is that they will learn just how much God loves them and how special they are!

I graduated from Hardin-Simmons University in 2001 with my Bachelor’s of Science degree in Education and specialization in English.  I taught 3rd grade at Malvern Elementary School in McKinney for four years. My husband and I then began a family and I became a stay at home mom.  Once my older two boys started school I worked for Brockett Elementary School in Aubrey as a tutor for two years. We then had another little one come along and I was back to staying at home.  So, I am glad to be getting back in the game of working with kids! 

I am very blessed with a loving husband, David, and three precious sons that keep me on my toes.  My husband and I just celebrated 16 years of marriage!! Our oldest son Nicholas (13) is in 7th grade, our middle son Caleb (10) is in 5th grade, and our baby Benjamin (3) is here at Sprouts!  My favorite things to do are hang out with family and friends, anything crafty, and spending time at Hobby Lobby! 


 

This is going to be a great year!

Miss Debbie

Miss Krista

[third years teacher]

 

Hi, I am very excited to be joining the Sprouts Program.

 

This will be my 15th year teaching. I love fostering the natural curiosity and love for learning that young children exhibit.  I graduated from Hardin-Simmons University with my teaching certificate and also have my masters in Educational Administration.

 

I have taught Pre-k, Kinder, 1st, 2nd, and 4th grade. I have been married to my husband Jason for 12 year and we have two wonderful kids, Alivia is 7 and Jake is 3.  In our free time we love swimming, jumping on the trampoline, or catching a movie together. 

We're going to have a great year!

Krista