Staff

First, a few words…

“At Celebration Kidz we strive to provide a creative, caring and consistent environment for your child. Our experienced staff really enjoys getting to know each child and helping them reach their goals while preparing them for their next educational experience.”

Katie Farmer

Director

Our Staff

Amber Court

Elementary P.E. Teacher, Staff Support

Amber has been on staff at Celebration Kidz since 2019 after volunteering for several years while her children attended. She is the PE teacher and provides staff support in many areas. She says it makes her heart happy to be a part of this growing community.
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April Bankord

Preschool Teacher

April has been teaching our Preschool classes (3 year olds) at Celebration Kidz since 2012. She feels blessed to be doing her “dream job” and says once she has a student in her class, they will be in her heart forever. 
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Chelsea Anderson

Second Grade Teacher

Chelsea started out on our Preschool team and then became our first 2nd grade teacher when we added that class in 2022. She says that 2nd is the best and loves helping students achieve their potential and understand that they can do anything they put their minds to.

Cheryl Dahl

First Grade Co-Teacher

Cheryl joined us in 2021 as a co-teacher in 1st grade. She’s been working with kids in some capacity since she was 16. She really enjoys kids and loves to watch them learn and be part of that process. She teaches 1st grade on Fridays, while her daughter (Mrs. Bostain) teaches Monday through Thursday.

Connie Armer

Pre-K Teacher

Connie joined the Celebration Kidz team in 2012 as a Pre-K Assistant and is now the Lead Teacher in several of the Pre-K classes. She says she loves working at Celebration Kidz and that children are her passion. She loves watching preschoolers learn and grow.
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Corinne Henry

Elementary Music Teacher

Corinne joined our staff in 2022 when we first introduced our Music Program for Elementary classes. She loves sharing her passion for music with the kids in
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Dustin Warford

Executive Administrator, Lead Pastor

Pastor Dustin moved to Puyallup to be the Lead Pastor at Celebration Church in 2021. Since then, he and his wife Stephanie have been a huge support to the school. He leads monthly chapel for the school and the kids love having him in the building!
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Gina Campbell

Pre-K Enrichment Teacher

Gina started out as a preschool parent, then joined our staff in 2017. She says, “Children are a gift….and the more we pour into them as teachers…the more outpouring greatness we receive from them as individuals. I love my time with the kids in my classI learn so much from them every day!”

Heather McBee

Kindergarten Teacher

 Heaather joined the team in 2017 as our Kindergarten teacher. After 3 years of teaching, she moved to England where her husband was stationed and when she moved back in 2023, she returned to the Kindergarten classroom. She says that Kindergarteners are her favorite little people!

Kathleen Gommi

Preschool Assistant

Kathleen has been part of the Celebration Kidz family since 2014 where she assists in all of our Preschool classes (3 yr olds). She looks forward to meeting our amazing preschool families each year. 
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Katie Farmer

Director, Head of School

Katie developed Celebration Kidz in 2009 out of a deep passion that God placed on her heart. She feels blessed to get to work with such an amazing staff and great community. 
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Linda Catchings

Pre-K Enrichment Teacher

Linda has been part of the team since 2015 teaching in our Pre-K Enrichment classes. She says she is motivated to not just give knowledge but also to empower students to believe that they can accomplish anything possible. 
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Melissa Mabry

Pre-K Assistant

After volunteering while her son attended school here, Melissa loved the school so much she joined the Pre-K team in 2020. She says she feels blessed to be here and that she puts her whole heart into this school and her classes.
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Merrilee Rumsey

Pre-K Assistant

Merrilee joined the Pre-K team in 2020. Her passion lies in working with children in education. She adores developing great relationships with staff and students and says she feels truly honored by the opportunities provided at Celebration Kidz.
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Tara Bostain

First Grade Co-Teacher

Tara joined the Celebration Kidz team in 2021 and was excited to help the kids to expand their knowledge, be excited about learning and have fun while doing so. She teaches 1st grade Monday through Thursday and her mom (Mrs. Dahl) teaches on Fridays.
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