Betsey Laperriere, School Director
Hello! My name is Betsey and I am the Director here at Phoenix Children's Academy. I have a degree in early childhood education and have been in the education field for over 15 years now. Both my parents were educators, and I knew from an early age that was the field for me!
In my spare time, I enjoy family activities with my sons, Bryan and Mitchell. We like off-roading in our Jeep, hiking, fishing, and amateur rock collecting. We also like to travel and spend a few weeks every summer at our lakeside cottage in New Hampshire. In my spare time, I also love to read - I am a real bookworm.
I am very excited to be able to continue my career with PCA here at the Higley and Chandler Heights location, and am looking forward to many years of working with all of our outstanding families.
Sara Negrete, Assistant Director
Hello! My name is Sara and I am the Assistant Director here at PCA Chandler Heights. I have been with Phoenix Children’s Academy since 2012. I joined PCA as an Infant/Toddler Teacher and worked in the classroom getting to know all the children and families here at our school. In 2017, I became the Assistant Director. I am currently finishing my Associate Degree in Child Development and I completed Phoenix Children’s Academy’s Leadership Training Program in 2014. I have been working with children since 1994 and I absolutely love it!
Lidia Johnson, Teacher
Hello, my name is Lidia and I was born and raised in California. I am the fourth child in a family of seven brothers and sisters. I moved to Arizona four years ago and I love it out here. I have been working in early childhood education for over eight years now and I love every minute. I enjoy helping little minds grow, and creating great adventures/experiences with them gives me great joy! Children look up to their teachers and I want to be a great role model for them. In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, watching movies, and traveling.
Emily Gutierrez, Teacher
Hello, I am Ms. Emily. I have been working many years as both an Infant and Twos Teacher. Working with young children has been a passion of mine since I began caring for children at the age of 12. I believe that communication is key to your child’s success and to a great parent/teacher relationship. I look forward to working with you and your child!
Sveta Roberts, Teacher
Hello, I am Ms. Sveta. I have been with Phoenix Children’s Academy for over 2 years. My passion is working with children and I have been doing so for over six years. I was born in Russia and have been living in Arizona for well over 13 years. I am currently going to school for mental and social behavioral health. I am so happy to be working with you and your child.
Bannia Munoz, Teacher
Hi! My name is Ms. Bannia. I was born in Southern California but I have been living in Phoenix for quite a while. When I first started working at Phoenix Children’s Academy, I was brand new to working with children. It took a really short time to fall in love with teaching young children. Although it is my job to teach the children in my class, I feel like they also teach me something new every day. I look forward to working with you and your little one.