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.

Diana Bucher

2's Class Teacher
Hello! I am excited to be the 2's teacher!  This is my second year at the preschool and my fourth year teaching two year old's. I live in Troutman with my husband and two very active boys, ages 7 and 9. We moved to the area from Wilkesboro in 2020. 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 am very excited to be a part of The Bridge Academy team again this year and I look forward to getting to know the children and learning, teaching, and growing with them throughout the year. to getting to know the children and learning, teaching, and growing with them throughout the year.

Vivienne West

2's Assistant Teacher
Graduating high school this year, I've been a Volunteer for The Bridge Academy for a while now, previously.  I love helping with all the sweet kiddos and doing what I can to serve others.  Preparing organic healthy snacks for our preschool has been fun to plan while getting to use my creativity at the same time!  I am still helping with the planning process, but am now able to serve as the 2's Assistant Teacher, too!  I look forward to seeing these sweet babies every day!

Gliny Sam

3's Class Teacher
Hello, my name is Gliny Sam and I am one of the teachers for the 3 year old’s. 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. My husband is one of the worship leaders at our Church. I am looking forward to working with my 3-year-olds and pray that they would have a wonderful learning experience this school year. I have been with The Bridge Academy since 2018, and I am very excited to be a part of the nurturing and care our school provides leading towards the wholesome development of every child! 

Angela Eichhorn

3's Class 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

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.  Our youngest attended The Bridge Academy from age 2-5 and loved it! 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 Church of the Nazarene 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
My name is Tina Foskey. I am the Transitional Kindergarten Teacher for Bridge Academy in Mooresville, North Carolina.
I attended Trevecca Nazarene College in Nashville, Tennessee and graduated from Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina with a major in sociology and a minor in social work.
As a preschool teacher I have taught in the two year old class and the transitional five year old class. This will be my fifteenth year as a preschool teacher at Bridge Academy. I enjoy watching children get excited about learning and growing. It is an honor being a part of your family’s life and learning.
At Bridge Academy we teach academic, social, physical, emotional and spiritual skills as well as skills for kindergarten, sight words and reading. As a Christian preschool we emphasize spiritual skills. The T5s curriculum reinforces Bible stories and life skills through special snacks, artwork, projects and activities.
My daughter Ashley and her husband Jacob live next to me with their daughter and son. My granddaughter graduated from The Bridge Academy and is in first grade this year. My grandson just turned one years old. My son Seneca and his wife Ragan live across from me. I have four grand dogs Negan, Bella, Maverick and Gunner. My husband Mickey is retired and enjoys working on projects around the house. He also makes lots of things to use in my class and assisted me in the classroom last year after I broke my wrist. We have a dog named Asher.  My family has been involved in various churches throughout the years. We have worked in Bible School and served in various areas of leadership. My husband and I attend The Bridge Church of the Nazarene in Mooresville.

Annel Placeres

Spanish Teacher
In 2020, our family moved to Mooresville.  Our is 7 and son, 3.  Both attend The Bridge Academy!  Originally, I'm from Costa Rica and languages are one of my passions.  I love to teach Spanish and also use it to serve as a medical interpreter.  I'm very grateful to serve The Bridge Community in the coming school year.

Jean Clark

Snack Coordinator
+ Preschool Assistant
My husband Tim, pup Hope, and I moved to Mooresville in 2016.  We are originally from the Merrick/Bellmore area of New York.  I have three daughters and one son and have been truly blessed with five grandchildren ranging in age from 7 - 20 years old.  Tim and I are members of The Bridge Church where I get the great pleasure of running the church Food Pantry!  I am blown away by the generosity of those who keep the pantry stocked!  For the last two years, I have been volunteering at The Bridge Academy, enjoying the love of the LORD that is being shared with the children.

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 graduated from The Bridge Academy and my middle was in the 2's class last year and now the 3's!  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.

Jazmine Bowman

Substitute Teacher
Hola!  My name is Jazmine Bowman.  My family and I moved to the area from Ohio, in the last couple years.  We have so enjoyed our time here so far and we are so thankful to have found The Bridge Academy.  My husband and I have three sweet kiddos!  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!

Joe Euton

Chef Joe
Chef Joe Euton was always in the kitchen with his Grandma…enjoying watching her roll out fresh Pasta for homemade Chicken and Dumplin's.  In the 5th grade, he won the County Fair with a Lemon Meringue Pie.  Moving forward, Chef Joe became friends with the former Chef of the White House, Chef Martin “Marty” Mongiello, who inspired him to elevate his dishes and begin taking his cooking to another level.  Chef Joe placed 4th in the Bon Appetite Magazine Cooking Competition, with an Official Award Winning Dessert, “When a Lemon Meringue Pie meets The Cheesecake", and most recently won the Main Street Mooresville Chill Cook-up.  Chef Joe enjoys cooking for the Church and its members, private events and catering.  Chef Joe believes we need to come together more often as "Breaking Bread" together allows us to share in fellowship with one another… something that has been lost over time.  “Let’s eat!!”


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