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Get to Know the BFP Teachers and Staff

By providing a comprehensive education, we can help those in our care progress rapidly

Our Owner

With more than 30 years of experience in early childhood learning and higher education, Tina is proud to represent the foundations of our school. She has a B.S. in Elementary Education and Family Life Childhood Development, an MAEd in Curriculum Instruction and Adult Education, an MA is Innovative Leadership, a Post Graduate Certificate in Early Childhood Education and will complete a MS in Psychology in 2021. Tina maintains her AZ state teacher certification.

Tina was the assistant director of Best Friends Preschool (BFP) from 1997-2003. During this time she met her husband Craig (single father of 2 at the time). All four of their children attended BFP from 1997-2011 and their grandson began attending in 2016 and granddaughter 2018. Tina and her husband, Craig, became the owners in January 2017.

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Ms.Tina Clarin
Owner

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Mr. Craig Clarin


Our Staff

You can feel comfortable about leaving your children with us when you bring them to Best Friends Preschool. For more than 25 years, our preschool has served parents and kids throughout Mesa, Tempe, and Chandler, Arizona. We are state-licensed and up to date on all educational requirements. Our school is a proud member of the National Federation of Independent Business Owners and the National Association for Education of Young Children.

By providing a comprehensive education, we're able to help those in our care progress rapidly
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Chef Judi
Team Lead/Executive Chef

ECE qualified per state standards/requirements
More Than 30 Years of Industry Service
BFP team member since 2014
 
 

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Ms. Holli
Lead Teacher: Toddler Class
(1 yr. old’s – Discoverers)

ECE qualified per state standards/requirements
BFP team member since 2017
 
 

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Ms. Dannie
Lead Teacher: Toddler Class
(2 yr. old’s – Investigators)

Associate's Degree
ECE qualified per state standards/requirements
More Than 30 Years of Industry Service
BFP team member since 2013

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Ms. Peiton
Lead Teacher: Preschool Class
(3 and 4 yr. old’s – Imaginators)
BS Degree
ECE qualified per state standards/requirements
BFP team member since 2020

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Ms. Alyssa
Lead Teacher: Pre-K Learners Class
BS Degree Education
State-Certified teacher and holds AZ State Teacher Certification
More than 8 years teaching experience
BFP team member since 2020

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Ms. Jennah
Assistant Teacher/Floater: all classrooms

BS Degree Early Childhood Education/Special Education in progress State-Certified
AZ State ECE Teacher Certification when degree is complete 2021
BFP team member since 2017

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Ms. Jessica
Office Manager
AA Business in progress
ECE qualified per state standards/requirements
BFP team member since 2019

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Assistant Teacher/Floater: all classrooms
ECE qualified per state standards/requirements
BFP team member since 2021

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Assistant Teacher/Floater: all classrooms
ECE qualified per state standards/requirements
BFP team member since 2021


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All Staff Group Photo