Meet The Preschool Teachers & Staff

Sharon Hay
Preschool Master Teacher

Mrs. Hay joined the Preschool faculty in 2006 as the lead Preschool teacher.  Prior to that, she taught Kindergarten, 1st Grade, and 3rd grade at PCA.  She and her husband have 3 children who have all graduated from PCA.


BS in Elementary Education, Eastern Michigan University
MA in Early Childhood Education, Eastern Michigan University

Sarah Morby
Preschool Assistant

Mrs. Morby joined the Preschool staff in 2018 as an assistant.  Prior to that, she taught 1st and 2nd grades at PCA.
She and her husband have 3 children who have graduated from PCA.

BS in Family and Child Development, Eastern Michigan University
Elementary Teaching Certificate with a special endorsement in Early Childhood Education, Eastern Michigan University

Laurinda Mistele
Preschool Assistant

Mrs. Mistele joined the preschool staff as an assistant in 2019.  Prior to that she taught 2nd grade and served as a substitute teacher at PCA.  She and her husband have one PCA graduate and one child who is a senior. 


BA in Elementary Education, Wheaton College
MA in Teaching Literacy Education, Madonna College

Stacy Yakuber
Preschool Assistant

Mrs. Yakuber joined the preschool staff as an assistant in 2021.  Prior to that she served as a long time PCA parent volunteer and as a substitute teacher in Early Childhood classrooms at PCA.  She and her husband have two PCA graduates and one child who is a senior. 


Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education, Oakland University

Meet The Begindergarten Teachers & Staff

Jennifer Newsome
Begindergarten Teacher

Mrs. Newsome joined the PCA faculty in 2017. She has been teaching since 2011 as a kindergarten and 1st grade teacher. She and her husband Greg have two sons.

  • BS in Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Eastern Michigan University
  • MA in Reading, Eastern Michigan University
Emily Pugh
Begindergarten Assistant

Mrs. Pugh joined the PCA faculty in January 2021 as the Begindergarten Assistant. She completed extensive coursework in education at Eastern Michigan University and has experience teaching in the BSF preschool program. She and her husband Kyle have 2 children at PCA.

Meet The Early Childhood Coordinator for Preschool & Begindergarten

Bonnie Varney
Early Childhood Coordinator

Mrs. Varney has been a member of the PCA staff since 1977, when she served as a Preschool teacher. In 1988, she became the Early Childhood Coordinator, overseeing the Preschool and Begindergarten programs and working with the State of Michigan to license these programs. She has also served as the Admissions Director for PCA. In addition to her role at Plymouth Christian Academy, Mrs. Varney is also the Director of Children’s Ministries at Calvary Baptist Church.

Life Verse: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him and He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6

  • BS & MA in Special Education, Speech and Language Impaired, Eastern Michigan University