• Chris ScHaur, Director

    Approximately 24 years ago in Massachusetts, I began working in elementary education with grades 1-4 as a teacher’s assistant and substitute teacher. Upon moving to New York and having my third son, I decided I wanted to do something where I could be with him but still work; thus my preschool career began. While working at the preschool, I returned to college and received an Associate’s Degree with a focus in early childhood education. Additionally, I trained in Applied Behavioral Analysis, which is a program that works with children with Autism or related disorders. I have spent the last 17 years working at Friends in Faith. I feel very blessed to be able to combine my diverse education and become the new Director.

  • Danielle Bella

    Miss Danielle started at Friends in Faith on September 2015 as a substitute teacher and as a permanent teacher in our toddler class this year. She has seven years preschool experience in the classroom and continues learning through seminars and other training based on Early Childhood Education. Danielle is excited to be back in the classroom! Danielle resides in Clay with her four beautiful children.

  • Tracie Folley

    Tracie Folley has a BA in Sociology, Health Sciences and additional graduate courses in counseling education. She has been blessed to be part of Friends in Faith for 15 years; first as a parent of a student, then a committee member and for the last eight years as a teacher. Tracie loves spending time with the students.  

  • Peggy Howard

    Peggy Howard has a Masters in Education and her passion is Early Childhood literacy. She has over 20 years experience working with children. Peggy has worked at Friends in Faith for ten years. She and her husband Steve have three children.

  • Linda Raitt

    Linda Raitt volunteered as a helper at Friends in Faith over 18 years ago. She was impressed with the dedication of the staff to provide a Christian environment with the education and social interaction a child needs. She has taught in the Pre-K, Toddlers, CED and is currently teaching in the 3-year old class. "It is a blessing for me to watch the children learn and grow in the confidence that they are special. God loves each and every one of them."

  • Sarah Richardson

    Sarah Richardson has worked at Friends in Faith for 11 years. She feels blessed to be able to work at a Christian preschool. Sarah enjoys attending training that keeps her current in Early Childhood education. Sarah and her husband have two sons ages 20 and 16. Her 16 year old Kyle attended Friends in Faith, which is what brought her to our program.

  • Julie Rumo

    Julie has a BS degree in special education from Old Dominion University. She has worked in preschool in one capacity or another for the past 12 years. She has been at Friends in Faith since 2014 and held a position in each of the classrooms but find her true passion is with the three-year-olds. Julie resides in West Monroe with her five children, her husband, four goats, five dogs, and one cat.   Julie, her husband, and her two older children make several trips to Haiti each year.  They work with the nonprofit Stone by Stone in a clinic and school in the northern part of the country.

  • Judy Wight

    Judy Wight is a retired preschool director and teacher. Because she really missed the children, she said, "I am blessed to be in my second year as a classroom helper in our Pre-K program. I thoroughly enjoy helping to prepare our precious children for Kindergarten and to show them the love of Jesus Christ."