Known as “Teacher Mindy,” Mindy is director of the Paradise Valley United Methodist Church Preschool. She has taught at the school since 1986 and has also taught parenting classes through various community organizations. Mindy holds a B.A. in Education and Special Education and has done graduate work toward a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education, including work in Family Studies and Child Development. Since 1978, Mindy has been certified by the Arizona State Department of Education in Elementary and Special Education. Since 1992, she has been a validator for the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs and National Association for the Education of Young Children.