Meet Our Teachers
Suzanne Anderson, RN, BSN - Executive Director
Suzanne is a highly qualified and experienced preschool teacher, and a mother of two and grandmother of four. She has taught in the preschool classroom and served for years has a Chapel leader. She has experience in founding and successfully operating multiple companies, earning a Masters in Marketing in 2003. Her most important background and foundation, however, is her lifelong involvement in child evangelism, church ministry and music programs.
In the same way child evangelists powerfully impacted her life, Suzanne is called to spiritually train children. It is her passion to teach little ones about The One who loves them best -- Jesus.
Suzanne knows the importance of educating Little Bible Scholars and the wider ministry for the whole family. Her motto and driving force in serving the The Nest ministry is: If we don't teach our children to follow Christ, the world will teach them not to.
Crystal Grant, Education Director
Crystal has an enriched background in Elementary Education. She worked for Garland ISD where she taught fourth grade for nine years and taught ESL for three years where she worked with Kindergarten through fifth grade. Throughout the twelve years at Garland ISD, she wrote reading curriculum for the summer school program, served as an assistant to the principal of several summer schools, served as a lead teacher for her grade level, and a mentor teacher for several beginning teachers. She also served as the Bilingual/ESL lead teacher for her school. She received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education at TCU with a minor in Spanish. She received her Master’s Degree in Education Administration from Lamar University. She is state certified in elementary education and education administration.
A married mother of two sons, Case and Wyatt, having them at The Nest is what led her to join the staff as Education Director. She began her journey there, first as a mom who fell in the love with the staff at the Nest, and with their philosophy of educating “Little Bible Scholars”. She is excited to serve as a leader in The Nest, sharing her knowledge and experience in education. She is passionate and committed to teaching children to follow biblical principles, which stands as the basis for the curriculum. A favorite quote that has served her well is “Children are made readers on the laps of their parents”.
Kendra Estrada, Lead Teacher
Kendra is looking forward to her third year of teaching preschool in Argyle. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at Arlington along with a teaching certification in Elementary Education. Before starting a family, she taught second grade in Arlington, Texas. Kendra is married with four amazing children ranging in age from almost three years old to twenty! The oldest will be a sophomore at Dartmouth College, two of her children attend Argyle High School and the youngest will be in the 3’s class at The Nest. Kendra is dedicated to preparing preschoolers for kindergarten and sharing her love for The Lord with them! She is thrilled to be teaching at The Nest!
Robin Young, Accounting/Business Partner
"What a blessing to contribute in so many ways in teaching precious little children about Jesus."
Robin and Jack are the blessed parents of four children ages 4 to 8. Each of their children has enjoyed the mother's day out program, and the success of that bible training is the driving force behind our passion for a Christian preschool. Robin is a entrepreneurial business person enjoying business in beekeeping and operating a family ranch. Robin was raised in church and has had a personal relationship with the Lord since she was a little girl. She knows it is so easy for children to accept Jesus in their hearts and lives which is why she dedicates so much of herself to a Christian program. Her degree is in music education and she contributes beautifully, especially for our beloved Christmas and Easter programs.
Bridget Daparteira, Curious Tucans (3's)