Preschool Director

Married to Joe for almost 16 years, we are originally from New York City, moving to Mooresville in 2010 and simply love living here.  It is a great place to raise a family. We have 2 daughters and our youngest attended The Bridge Academy from age 2 to graduating at the age of 5.  We have one dog, Brownie, and a cat named Bailey. One of my favorite hobbies is reading.  We are a Christian family that believes our Heavenly Father is present in all aspects of our daily lives and have made The Bridge Church our home.  I have been in the education field since 1999 and serving with the preschool since 2011. I have several years experience and training in Early Childhood education and Childhood Psychology. In my spare time, spending time with my family is an enjoyment as I watch my girls grow and learn more and more everyday.

Jazmine Bowman

Spanish Teacher
Hola!  My name is Jazmine Bowman.  My family and I moved to the area from Ohio last November.  We have enjoyed our time here so far and we are so thankful to have found The
Bridge Academy.  My husband and I have two sweet boys and a baby on the way!  I studied
Speech-Pathology during my undergrad and went on to earn my Masters degree in Special Education.  Spanish was a large part of my high school and college education as I participated in classes and language clubs throughout each of those years.  I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, being outside, hiking, dancing; and I also have a photography business.  I am
grateful to have the opportunity to be a part of The Bridge Academy family!

Alison McCutcheon

Preschool Assistant
Hello, My name is Alison McCutcheon. My family moved to Troutman, NC in 2016 from West Virginia.  My husband Jeremy is one of the best souls you’ll ever meet and together we make a pretty great team!  We are a blended family with three bonus kids, two of our own, and 2 dogs. My favorite place to be is with my family or on a beach! I am a PTA by trade that loves working with the elderly population.  I have been feeling God calling me to more, and through lots of prayer, I have recently landed here at The Bridge Academy. I am very excited about this journey and trusting the Lord to use me as He sees fit.  Thank you for entrusting us here with your greatest little gifts.   I look forward to meeting and getting to know all of you... 

Belinda Mills

Assistant + Snacks
I am returning to The Bridge Academy to reconnect with the wonderful staff and children once again. I am married to the handsome and kind Mike Mills. We have been married for 45 years and have two sons, Bryan and his wife, Helen, and Jeremy and his wife, Sindy.  The highlight of our life are our granddaughter, age 10 and grandson, age 5. My family attends The Bridge Church of The Nazarene. I accepted Jesus into my life at the early age of 8 years old. I love God and love serving. God has allowed me the opportunity to help lead the Bridge Academy children in a growing, learning, safe and healthy environment to be strong young Jesus boys and girls.

Diana Bucher

2's Class Teacher
Hello! I am the new 2's teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. I live in Troutman with my husband and 2 very active boys, ages 5 and 8. We moved to the area just over a year ago from Wilkesboro. Previously from Boone, I am a graduate of Appalachian State University. In my free time I enjoy sports, reading, shopping and playing games with my family. I served for two years as the lead 2s teacher at a wonderful church preschool in Wilkesboro where both my children attended. I am very excited to be a part of The Bridge Academy team this year! I look forward
to getting to know the children and learning, teaching, and growing with them throughout the year.


2's Class Assistant Teacher
Bio coming soon...

Gliny Sam

3's Class Co-Teacher
Hello, I am co-teacher for the 3's Class, along with Courtney, this year. My family and I moved to the United States in 2005 from India. We moved to Mooresville in 2016. My husband and I have two boys and we love traveling. I enjoy gardening and cooking. I love ministering among the children and have been involved in kids ministry for many years.  We attend the Carolinas Christian Assembly and are very active in the spiritual affairs of the church where my husband is one of the worship leaders. I am looking forward to working with my 3 year olds and pray that they would have a wholesome development.

Rev. Bonnie Waters

3's Class Co-Teacher
My name is Bonnie M. Waters. I have played many roles in my life. I am a daughter, oldest child of five,
student, musician, wife, mother, minister, & teacher. Most importantly, I am a child of God... Made in the
image of God... Saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. I have a clear Call to minister to children and
their families. At the age of seven, I was asked to share the weekly Bible story to the nursery children of
my home church. It continues to be my privilege to share the great news of God’s love.

Ryan Lycans

4's Class Teacher
I am originally from High Point, North Carolina. My family and I moved to Mooresville 5 years ago after my husband of almost 14 years, Scottie, retired from the Army. We have 3 handsome sons ages 13, 11, and 9.   My family and I attend The Bridge Church. I received an Associates in Early Childhood Education from Davidson County Community College in 2008. While we were stationed in Italy, I worked as an infant room Lead Teacher and Toddler room Lead Teacher. I have over 4 years of experience.

Patience West

4's Class Teacher
Previously Admin, now as the Media Assistant for The Bridge Church, I get to do the media development for our website, app, and social media.  I enjoy working alongside my husband in our ministry in my role as Pastor's Wife.  For 2019/20, I was able to sit on The Bridge Academy Parent Board. Volunteering for many years for Kid's Camp on several districts, I have also previously held positions on the SDMI (now NDI) and NMI Councils for the Louisiana District, including starting Kidz Quest (kid's version of TNT) on the Alabama South and Louisiana Districts and the Children's Mission Rally on the Louisiana District.  In my early 20's and into my 30's I held the Children's Director position at two of the churches I have attended. Currently, I am the newly elected NC District Women's Ministry Director for the Nazarene Church and have led our online Bible Studies here at The Bridge since Spring of 2020.  My calling is to write…encouraging and inspiring others through the Word of God and by the word of my personal testimony. Along with my husband of 20 years, I have been raising six blessings! My Loves include: Jesus, my husband + children, family + friends, our ministry + church family, writing, reading, Genealogy & Ancestry, watching movies, shopping at antique stores with my oldest son, antiquing furniture, crafts, making leather jewelry, Target runs with my girls, long talks with my youngest son, strolling through Hobby Lobby with my coffee in hand, a good cup of coffee, and did I mention COFFEE?! I am a Writer, Speaker, Online Shoppe Owner, MONAT Associate Market Builder, Chalk Couture Designer, on top of having fun with my booth in our local antique mall, and the best part- I am a Mama, Pastor's Wife, and now 4's Teacher! 

Tina Foskey

T5's Class Teacher
I attended Trevecca Nazarene College in Nashville, Tennessee where I met my husband.  I graduated from Western Carolina University with a major in sociology and a minor in social work and take continuing education classes each year to refresh my teaching skills.  As a preschool teacher, I have taught in two preschool facilities teaching both two year olds and transitional five year olds.  This will be my thirteenth year teaching at The Bridge Academy.  It is an honor to be a part of your child’s life and yours. My husband, Mickey, and I have two grown married children, Ashley and Seneca.  We have a five year old granddaughter  that we spoil whenever we can and who just graduated from The Bridge Academy.  We have cows and dogs.  We have been involved in various churches throughout the years.  We have worked in Bible School and served in various areas of leadership.  We attend The Bridge Church of the Nazarene in Mooresville.  In addition to working with your children I also enjoy spending time with my family, making crafts, taking pictures and making memory books. 

Vayda Gamble

Substitute Teacher
This year I am blessed to be a Substitute Teacher at The Bridge Academy!  My passion for teaching began when I became a mother, myself.  I have three beautiful sons.  My oldest just graduated The Bridge Academy from the T5's Class and my middle will join us there in the 2's class soon!  Born and raised in Mooresville, I absolutely love it here.  In my free time, I enjoy reading, drawing, and spending time with my family.  I love children- and it fills my heart with joy to watch them learn and grow.  As a believer in Jesus Christ, I feel blessed to have a relationship with Him.

Angela Eichhorn

Future 4's Teacher
My name is Angela. My family and I moved to Mooresville in 2010 from Michigan. I have been married to my husband Michael for 20 years. We have three beautiful blessings... Kaylynn (19), Michael (17), and Erika (14). God is #1 in our lives! He blesses my family in so many ways, and I want to be a blessing to others. I am being called to The Bridge Academy with a grateful heart.

"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is heaven." -Matthew 5:16