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.

Helen Mills

Substitute Teacher
My husband, Bryan, and I live in Troutman and love the area. He is a native to Mooresville, but I was born in Cuba and moved to the United states when I was 8 years old. I have 4 kids and 4 grandchildren and have been attending The Bridge Church for 11+ years. In my free time, I like to spend the afternoon on the lake or beach with my family and friends. I also enjoy re-purposing furniture and crafting, as I love me some Pinterest. I previously worked in the Medical field as a Certified Spanish Interpreter for 13 years, but God has opened a new chapter in my book. I am excited to be a part of the team at The Bridge Academy and look forward to getting to know your children and watch them grow. It is my goal to be a positive Godly influence with each child I meet in these crucial development years.

Rachel Boyd

Substitute Teacher
Hi!! Born and raised in Mooresville, NC. I am married to my high school sweetheart, Raheim, and we have two kids of our own, a son and a daughter. We also have a dog named Queen. I have attended The Bridge Church since I was a little girl. I love taking pictures and spending time with my family.  I am blessed to have a relationship with Jesus. I am thankful for His grace and love. He is my everything! 

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.

Kristi Rose

2's Class Assistant Teacher
Originally from Pennsylvania, I moved to Mooresville when I was 7 and am happy to call it home. My husband Jeremy and I have 3 kids. Our youngest, will attend The Bridge this year. Our daughter, 6, graduated from The Bridge in 2020 and our oldest , is headed to middle school. My husband and I love to host and get our friends together.  I am an avid reader, love spending time with my family on the lake and on our many adventures. We are members of Lake Forest Church, Davidson. I have over 10 years experience in childcare and am super excited to get to know your children.

Gliny Sam

3's Class 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.

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3's Class Assistant Teacher
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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.

Jen Franco

4's Class Teacher
Hi! I am married to my amazing husband and friend, Freddie, and have 4 beautiful children ages 12, 8, and 5 year old twins. I have been a resident of Mooresville for 16 years and have regularly attended the Bridge Church for about 7 of those. My oldest daughter was in Mrs. Tina's T5's class 8 years ago and my son is our most recent graduate- a few years ago.  My 5 year old twins graduated their final year at The Bridge Academy.  The church and preschool have always felt like family so it was so natural for me to work here. I am blessed to be going into my fourth year as a teacher here at The Bridge Academy and am very excited to work in the 4’s class. My goal is to love, guide, and teach every child that walks through our doors! I look forward to watching their little minds grow academically, emotionally, physically, socially, & spiritually.

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.

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Substitute Teacher
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