Our Staff for 2022-2023
Colleen Gambrill, Director
A new addition to our team, Colleen "CeeCee" Gambrill is excited to be working with "the little lovebugs." CeeCee is a retired HCPS teacher. She taught 1st and 2nd grade for most of her career. She also worked for10 years as a Teacher Mentor coaching beginning teachers across all grades including Pre-K. Colleen holds a Master's in Elementary Education as well as a post-graduate certification in Administration & Supervision. She lives with her husband and orange Tabby in Bel Air
Lisa Roberts, Lead Teacher (2s) & Assistant Teacher (4s)
Miss Lisa joined Christ Our King Preschool as the 2's Aide in 2017. She has been an important force in the development of the 2s class where she now serves as the Lead Teacher. Lisa has earned her 90 hour early childhood certification and is credentialed through MSDE, However, she is currently working toward her Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education. We are very proud of her work in the classroom and look forward to her furthering her skills with young learners. Miss Lisa lives in Abingdon with her husband and three children.
Danielle "Ellie" Cochran, Lead Teacher (3s)
Miss Ellie joined Christ Our King as the 3's Aide in Fall of 2021 and has recently been promoted to Lead Teacher. She has earned her 90 hour early childhood certification and is pursuing additional training as a preschool teacher. The mother of five, she loves seeing all children thrive in their educational pursuits. Her creative talents are impressive and she's made quite a hit with our Cheerful Spirits students. Miss Ellie lives on a farm in Darlington with her husband, children and chickens.
Jill Holtschneider, Lead Teacher (4s) & Assistant Teacher (2s)
Miss Jill became the Lead 4's teacher at Christ Our King Preschool in 2015. Before that, she was a COK parent for three years and a substitute teacher for three years. She was also the Assistant Teacher in the 3s class and the 4s class for 3 years at each level, She has earned her 90 hour certification in early childhood education and is accredited by MSDE. She is currently pursuing her CDA credential (Childhood Development Associate,) Beloved by students and parents, Miss Jill brings a dynamic energy to her work with all children. Miss Jill lives nearby with her husband and two daughters.
Kim Thompson, Lead Teacher (Transitional Kindergarten)
Miss Kim joined Christ Our King Preschool as the TK teacher for the 2021– 2022 school year. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Elementary and Special Education from Monmouth University in New Jersey, her home state. Miss Kim also holds her 90 hour preschool certification and she is credentialed through MSDE. In addition to teaching preschool, she has worked as a Kindergarten and 1st grade teacher. Miss Kim lives in Havre de Grace with her husband and and two daughters.
Carrie Post, Assistant Teacher (Transitional Kindergarten)
Miss. Carrie joined Christ Our King Preschool in 2015 as our 3's Aide. She was instrumental in the development of our Transitional Kindergarten program, and now she helps prepare those children for Kindergarten in new and exciting ways. A native of Long Island, New York, Miss Carrie has lived in Bel Air for many years along with her husband, three children, her mother. and two much-loved dogs.