Ari holds a Bachelors in Elementary Education from U of A, and a Masters in Administrative Leadership from NAU. She has taught everything from preschool to Community College. After teaching at Chanen for 9 years, Ari joined the administration in 2002. In 2016 Ari was promoted to Director from Assistant
Kat has been at Chanen for 2 years, but has been teaching for the last 7 years. Prior to living in Phoenix, Kat split her time between Tucson and Minneapolis. She loves to sew, cross-stitch and quilt. She cannot live without her daughter and coffee, and if she were not
Brenda grew up in Knoxville and graduated from the University of Tennessee. She previously worked as a case manager for mentally ill adults and children. Brenda has been part of the Chanen family for three years but has been teaching for 18 years. If she was not here, she would
Kylie worked in the Scottsdale School District for nine years and has been at Chanen for the past two years. She attended Scottsdale Community College in her hometown of Scottsdale. If she was not teaching, she would be a world traveler, jumping out of airplanes and riding fast roller coasters.
After spending 25 years running an in-home daycare, Barb, a mother of four, has spent the last three years working at Chanen. If she were not a preschool teacher, she would still be working with children. Born in San Jose, California, Barb says that the one thing she can’t live
Tsovik has spent the last 19 years working with children. Born in Armenia, she speaks five languages. Tsovik would love to give cooking lessons if she wasn’t teaching. She cannot live without her family and chocolate!
Gail has been teaching at Chanen for 12 years. She was born in the Midwestern town of Freeport, IL. Gail loves history, traveling, and a good book. Gail is happily married and has one grown son.
Lynn loves to make wine with her husband when she is not teaching at Chanen. She loves her family and friends. Lynn is also a savvy shopper. If she was not teaching, she would be working at JC Penny.