Our Wonderful Staff

Shawna Miller



Co-Director of Flagstaff Preschool

Chief Operator of Flagstaff Gymnastics

Hi, I'm Shawna. I have lived in Flagstaff since I was three years old. This is a community that I have lived in and learned from for so long I feel blessed to be giving back to it!  I started gymnastics at just two years old and trained right here at Flagstaff Gymnastics through level 8. I am a two-time Arizona State Champion; first taking the overall title for level 5 in all age divisions and then Level 6 for my own age division. I have always loved to spend my summers traveling and have trained at several different camps throughout the country. In addition to training in gymnastics I pursued my love of dance with the Royal Academy of Dance and Tempe Dance Academy. I have danced with the Boston Ballet, the American Ballet Theater, the Malibu Ballet, and the RAD Ballet in Long Beach, CA. I was one of three in the nation to take the RAD's prestigious Solo Seal Examination. With all of these accomplishments and training, my love of coaching is second only to my family. In 2011 my husband and I had our first child, Jason.  Jason has been such a wonderful blessing to us and has only increased my love of children!! I am blessed to have the privilege of pursing my dream of working with children! I have a passion for inspiring little minds and love working with children. When I began coaching in 2005, I fell in love with preschoolers! I have seven years’ experience working with children and love every moment of it. God gave me a dream of starting a Christian preschool here in Flagstaff that offered a solid foundation of Biblical Truths that would follow our children throughout childhood into their adult lives. In 2010, God helped me achieve my dream, and I assisted in the founding of Flagstaff Christian Preschool. I have since had two more handsome boys, Troy and Ethan that have added to the love and desire of children.  


Christine Burton



Head Teacher

Circle Time, Jolly Phonics, Nursery Rhymes, Monthly Theme, PALS mobil

I'm Ms. Christine. Teaching has been a passion of mine since I could remember. I have lived here in Flagstaff for 15 years, growing up and going to school in Phoenix. I have been married to my husband Jimmy for 14 years. Jimmy is a Battalion Chief for the Forest Service. We have two amazing daughters, Emily and Erin. I graduated from ASU in 2004 with a Major degree in General and Special Education and a minor degree in Math Education. I am also a certified reading and behavioral specialist. Before coming to Flagstaff Christian Preschool, I taught for the Flagstaff Unified School District,  everything from Kindergarten to High School. My mission is to instill a love of learning in my students and a great pleasure in preparing your child for Kindergarten.

Patricia Chavarria



Spanish and Math

¡Hola! I’m Ms. Patricia. I was born and raised in México Country and have been living in the U.S. for over ten years. Obtained my BA in Spanish at NAU (Northern Arizona University) and will receive my Masters Degree in Spanish in May 2018. Fortunate to have been given the opportunity to teach and give tutorials a Spanish to students of all ages. I really like teaching to younger kids the most. I’m currently enjoying my time teaching to preschoolers. A little about myself, My favorite food is pizza, I like to spend time with my friends and family, read romance novels in Spanish, and go out for long walks. On top of that, I am a big admirer of my Mexican Culture and traditions.

Veronica Kuhn



Bible, Listening Center, Lego Engineering, Writing 

My name is Veronica and I have been living in Flagstaff for over eight years. I was born in Nashua, NH and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Health and Minor in Family Studies in 2005 at Arizona Christian University in Phoenix, Arizona. I have been married to my best friend Darren for eight years and have two beautiful children (Caleb and Elizabeth) that also attend Flagstaff Christian Preschool (FCP). After graduating college, I worked with adults with behavioral health challenges in assisting them in getting employment ready. In 2008, I was promoted to a teacher position in coaching people towards obtaining their General Education Diplomas. It was during this time that I realized how much I loved teaching. After having children of my own, my passion for teaching preschoolers grew. I worked at Kingdom Kids in town and now work at FCP. My hobbies include hiking, mountain biking, camping, and spending quality time with family and friends. I value my relationship with Jesus and love that I can help your children learn about the bible. I also count it a privilege to be able to facilitate Writing/Lego Education and The Listening Center

Veronica "Ronny" Patton


Physical Activity and Gymnastics Coach

USA Gymnastics Certified Instructor

CPR and First Aid Certified

Course instruction from USA Gymnastics University and USA Gymnastics National Congress

Fundamentals of Gymnastics Instruction

Child Care Certificates

Communicable Disease Prevention in Child Care

Keeping Our Children Safe

Nutrition and Physical Activity

Safe Sleep

Understanding Child Abuse

Traveling with Precious Cargo