Meet The Preschool Teachers & Staff

Sharon Hay | Preschool Master Teacher | Plymouth Christian Academy
Sharon Hay
Preschool Master Teacher

Mrs. Hay is 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.

At PCA Since: 2006
BS in Elementary Education, Eastern Michigan University
MA in Early Childhood Education, Eastern Michigan University

Sarah Morby | Preschool Assistant | Plymouth Christian Academy
Sarah Morby
Preschool Assistant

Mrs. Morby joined the Preschool staff 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.

At PCA Since: 2018

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 | Plymouth Christian Academy
Laurinda Mistele
Preschool Assistant

Mrs. Mistele joined the preschool staff as an assistant   Prior to that she taught 2nd grade and served as a substitute teacher at PCA.  She and her husband have two PCA graduates.

At PCA Since: 2019
BA in Elementary Education, Wheaton College
MA in Teaching Literacy Education, Madonna College

Stacy Yakuber | Preschool Assistant | Plymouth Christian Academy
Stacy Yakuber
Preschool Assistant

Mrs. Yakuber joined the preschool staff as an assistant.  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 three PCA graduates.

At PCA Since: 2021
Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education, Oakland University

Meet The Begindergarten Teachers & Staff

Jennifer Newsome | Begindergarten Teacher | Plymouth Christian Academy
Jennifer Newsome
Begindergarten Teacher

Mrs. Newsome has been teaching since 2011 as a kindergarten and 1st grade teacher. She and her husband Greg have two sons.

  • At PCA Since:  2017
  • BS in Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Eastern Michigan University
  • MA in Reading, Eastern Michigan University
Emily Pugh | Begindergarten Assistant | Plymouth Christian Academy
Emily Pugh
Begindergarten Assistant

Mrs. Pugh joined the PCA faculty 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.

At PCA Since: 2021

Meet The Early Childhood Coordinator for Preschool & Begindergarten

Bonnie Varney | Early Childhood Coordinator | Plymouth Christian Academy
Bonnie Varney
Early Childhood Coordinator

Mrs. Varney has 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. In addition to her role with the Plymouth Christian Academy administration, she has also served as Admissions Director at PCA and recently retired as 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

  • At PCA Since: 1977
  • BS & MA in Special Education, Speech and Language Impaired, Eastern Michigan University