Kelli Siegel & Deb Miller
Kelli Siegel, Head Teacher
My name is Kelli Siegel and I am the Head Preschool Teacher on the ECS/D.O. Campus. I have been a CCUSD employee for 9 years, working in Kindergarten, in the Developmental Preschool, and the Head Teacher for ECS Preschool for the last two years. I absolutely LOVE teaching preschool and look forward to having fun everyday with the children as well as exploring and learning too.
I have a Bachelor’s Degree from Arizona State University and am continuing my passion for teaching by working toward my master’s degree in Early Childhood Education through Rio Salado. I am an AZ native, living with my husband Brian and two teenage boys in Scottsdale, enjoying family activities and watching my boys play football.
Deb Miller, Teacher Assistant
My name is Deb Miller and I am the Teacher Assistant at the ECS Campus site with the amazing Kelli Siegel. I have been a Teacher’s Assistant for ECS since 1997. I have had the privilege to have worked with many children over the years in CCUSD. I have raised my 3 children with my husband Tom in Cave Creek and plan on eventually retiring someday in this area. I LOVE helping the children grow each day and look forward to coming to work every day.
Snapshots of all the wonderful things we are learning in preschool
The Desert Sun Preschool location is specifically designed to provide children 3-5 years old with the solid foundation they will need for later learning in kindergarten and beyond. The Preschool uses the Core Preschool Sequence Guideline curriculum which is based on scientific research of how young children learn. It focuses on identifying specific goals in all areas of learning and setting high expectations for all children. (See coreknowledge.org for more detailed information). World Spanish/French is introduced to expand a child’s knowledge of language and culture. Full-time classes, half-day morning classes, and lunch bunch are offered. Students also benefit from integrative experiences and inclusive class time with the Developmental Preschool students and teachers.