Meet The Teachers

The Park Preschool Director - Jill Compton

My name is Jill Compton. My husband and I have been married for 13 years and have one, 10yr old daughter. My family and I love to travel! Disney World is a favorite for us and we spend lots of time there!

I came to Clarksville for college in 2001, fell in love and never left. I am excited to be the Director here at The Park Preschool. I am a certified licensed teacher in TN, highly qualified in early education. I am also the supervisor over the nursery and preschool department here at Trenton Crossing. I have always had a love of children, began teaching at age 15! The Park Preschool has been in my prayers and dreams for many years. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to make that a reality. God is alive and this preschool is proof. The Park has the best staff and we are thrilled to have the best families! Welcome to The Park Family!

Ms. Antonia (Ms. A)- 2 year old Teacher

Ms. Antonia Kruse or Ms. A as the children call her. She is a  mother of 2 and a military wife. The children all love Ms. A because she is kind, caring and creative. The Park Preschool is blessed to have her with us!

Ms. Ashley- 2 Year Aide

Ms. Ashley Jones. She is a mother of 3. The children at The Park love Ms. Ashley because she is sweet, loving and crafty. Ms. Ashley worked as a sub for us at The Park in previous years and we are thrilled to have her on our team this year!

Ms. Melissa - 3 Year old Teacher

Hello! My name is Melissa Mistic. I am so excited to be a part of The Park Preschool team. My husband and I have been married almost 12 years and we have 3 children. Military brought us to this area in spring of 2015. Our family enjoys being outside and caring for our little farm and animals.
I have worked in several different educational settings over the years. I have been at The Park since 2016 when we opened.  I love working with 3 year olds and look forward to being in the classroom with yours! Thank you for letting me be a part of their life.

Ms. Kristin-3 year old Aide

My name is Kristin Gouthro. I am married with two kids; Carson and Rylie. My husband is currently in the Army. We love to spend time together outside and seeing what is around the area. My family members are huge sports fans as well. I am excited to have this wonderful opportunity to be working with The Park Preschool. I began working at the Park in 2016 when we first opened. I know it will be another fun year and I can’t wait for our new adventures.

Ms. Sam - 3 Year old Teacher

Ms. Samantha Bichsel 

Ms. Sam is a mother of 2 and a brave military wife. She started her journey with The Park as a parent our 2nd year. She is very loving, funny and creative. She makes learning so much fun! We are excited to have her teach with us this year! 



Ms. Alisha 3 year old Aide

Ms. Alisha Kunders

Ms. Alisha is a loving wife and mother of 2 precious boys. She began her journey with the Park in 2016 when we opened as a mother. Her oldest son stayed with us from the 2's through graduation to Kindergarten! This year we are thrilled to add her to our staff! The children love Ms. Alisha because she is fun, loving and creative.

Ms. Shannon - 4 Year Old Teacher

Hello!! My name is Shannon Longoria and I am excited to teach at The Park Preschool. My husband and I have been married for 11 years and we have 4 wonderful children. The military brought us to Clarksville from North Carolina this past summer of 2018. As a family we love being outside together and you can often find us hunting for frogs, lizards or bugs out on the Greenway or over at Dunbar.
I have a Bachelor's degree in Child Studies and while in North Carolina I had the pleasure of working in a wonderful preschool in the 3's and 4's classrooms. I am looking forward to joining the outstanding team at The Park Preschool in the 4's Classroom. I love teaching and working with children and providing them with opportunities to explore and be creative. I am thankful to be working in the 4's classroom and having the chance to work with your incredible children.

Ms. Keri - 4 Year Old Aide

Ms. Keri Loeffler

Ms. Keri is new to The Park this year. She joins us from Flordia. She is a newly wed and we are so happy that she has joined us in TN. Ms. Keri is so sweet and joyful. She is wonderful with the children and they all love being with her. The Park is excited to have Ms. Keri and we hope to keep her for a long time!

Ms. Miranda - 4 Year Old Teacher

Ms. Miranda Nelson

Ms. Miranda is a loving military wife and mother of 3 boys. She began her journey with The Park as a mother. She stepped in to take over as an aide for us in the middle of a year. She has now joined us as a teacher. She is consistent, dependable, kind and creative. We are blessed to have her at The Park.

Ms. Beth - 4Year old Aide

  My name is Elizabeth (Beth) Pennington.  I am originally from Florida, but moved to Tennessee back in 2007. I'm  married and have two grown step-daughters, as well as a son who is 7 years old. I attend and am a member of the Madison Street United Methodist Church.  I earned a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and have many years of experience as a substitute teacher . I also taught a year of  (ELL) English Language Learners in Florida. Upon my arrival to Tennessee, I taught First grade for a year in East Nashville.  I also have past experience working at the Preschool level as a teacher's aide. In my spare time I often take my son to the park, Customs House Museum, and am busy currently taking him to his baseball games. I enjoy being a mom and have always enjoyed working with children. I believe children are a blessing from God and am so grateful to have the chance to take part in your child's precious preschool years.

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