Our Staff

Our loving and experienced Christian staff considers your children their ministry.

Partnering with parents to create an excellent program in a nurturing setting, we are committed to teaching a Christian curriculum of kindergarten readiness skills in a fun and caring atmosphere.

Chris McClaskey
Carol Spencer
Shawna Stombaugh
Ashley Strecker
Rebecca Hatfield


Carol Spencer

has been the


of the Preschool Ministry team for several years.  She has held the position of financial administrator for the Preschool for three years.  She will continue in the financial position and with the position of Preschool administrator, she will assist the teachers with all paperwork so that the teachers can concentrate on teaching.  Carol is retired from the Excelsior Springs School District where she was an administration assistant to one of the Asst. Superintendents for ten years. Carol has been married to her husband, Bill, for 47 years and they have two grown children and three grandchildren. She is a member of Barbee Memorial Presbyterian Church and has served as a deacon, an elder, and is the moderator of the Small Groups ministry team, and the past treasurer of the JOY Women’s Ministry team.  She considers it an honor to be a part of Noah’s Ark Christian Preschool                

Head Teacher:

Chris Mc Claskey

is returning to

Noah’s Ark for her

fifteenth year as the

Art & Crafts and co. teacher of Language Arts, and Director of Biannual Programs. She is a mother of 3 grown children and has 7 grandchildren with whom she stays actively involved. Chris is a faithful servant at her Church, Crescent Lake Christian Center in the Concert Series and also enjoys cooking  Meals for staff, Elders and New Members meals. She and her husband, David also holds weekly Bible study in their home. Ms. Chris is thrilled to be part of the Staff at Noah’s Ark where she brings her love of music, shape, color and design. We are pleased to have her bring exciting art lessons and creative programs to our families.

Shawna Stombaugh

previously taught


Noah’s Ark Christian

Preschool from 2006 to 2011 and returned to her Math and Science classroom in 2014 she also co-teaches our Language Arts class.  Ms. Shawna has been married for 21 years and has 2 boys at home, one that recently graduated.  She is actively involved with her church family here at Barbee Memorial Presbyterian Church,  She attended California State University at Long Beach to study early childhood education and is hoping to continue her education.  Ms. Shawna is very excited to help this new group of young minds explore their world and God’s Word through math and science

Teacher’s Aide

Rebecca Hatfield

She has

been a stay at home mom of  2 kids, Caleb and Mackenzie. Both children attended Noah's Ark Christian Preschool were Rebecca volunteered as a L.O.V.E Parent. Rebecca has volunteered here at the preschool reading to the kids for special events, the Dr, Seuss Day and Summer Salute. Rebecca enjoys spending time with kids. She is excited to have fun and get to know the kids  We are excited to have here join our team.