Berean Preschool offers a program of academic excellence where spiritual growth is the foundation of our program. We serve children between the ages of three through four years of age. Each classroom focuses on the spiritual growth and academic growth for each child that is developmentally appropriate.
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My husband Derrick and I chose Berean Christian Preschool for our daughter Delaney in 2012. We desired for her to be in a safe place where she would be able to receive a God-centered education. Little did we know God had chosen Berean Christian School for me as well and then later our son Duke. I became a part of the preschool staff in the Spring of 2013. In my time here my passion for teaching little ones as well as supporting families through education has only grown. We have been exponentially blessed and We thank God for allowing our whole family to be apart of the Berean Christian family.
Shawna is starting her third year of teaching preschool at Berean. She had 2 years of preschool teaching experience prior to becoming apart of the Berean family. Shawna received her Bachelors in Elementary Education and Masters in Christian Education from Crown College in Powell, Tennessee. She is also ACSI certified. Shawna and her husband Kyle have a daughter, Liberty and a dog. They enjoy traveling to visit family and visiting downtown Knoxville.
I went to college at U.T of Knoxville and received my B.S.and M.S degrees. I went to L.M.U. and received my Ed.S degree. I went to E.T.S.U. and received my degree to teach birth through four year olds.
I received my teaching ACSI certification and enjoy teaching in a Christian school.
I have taught in several Knox County schools and 2 Christian schools. I was saved at the age of 9. I love teaching children about Jesus and have taught children from the ages 3-10.
God and I have written and published a book to tell the world that God works miracles. The title is "Your Life Can Change in One Minute". I have 5 wonderful children and one granddaughter. Working with children is a blessing from God.
Tristi was born and raised in Knoxville Tennessee. She is married to Kevin and they have three children in school at Berean, Kiya, Kaylin, and Levi, and one addition from Haiti who recently graduated and in cosmetology school. Tristi is a medical assistant by trade and attended school in Nashville. She has been a preschool teacher at Berean since 2018. Tristi loves to travel (the beach is her happy place) and going on adventures with her family, reading, drinking coffee and cheering on the Vols. God led her family to Berean when their youngest started school. They knew immediately it was the place for them and never looked back.
THE HUNTHROP FAMILY
“Berean Christian Preschool has been nothing short of a God-send for our family. The staff truly loves each child wholeheartedly. They have played a large role in instilling a love for the Bible and a love for learning in our son. He was a little behind, but the staff has worked with him and continues, to work with him on his level to prepare for grade school. They have also suggested things outside of school like things that we can do at home to help his progress. They go the extra mile for their students. I am truly grateful for every staff member at Berean Christian Preschool.”
THE SHELTON FAMILY
“Our daughter has been attending Berean’s preschool program since she was two years old. She is now 5 and will be attending kindergarten this year.
Berean’s preschool program and staff have been nothing short of amazing. They genuinely care for the children in their charge and do a great job learning each child’s individual personality. They have also been invaluable in helping our daughter with specific accommodations.
Our daughter has not yet started kindergarten but she can already read simple sentences and has a healthy desire to worship and learn about God. I highly recommend Berean’s preschool program to anyone who is in search of quality Christian childcare and education.”