The core of Strong Foundations is the belief in hiring high quality educators with extensive classroom experience. Our teachers are state certified to teach elementary school. To ensure your child receives the best reading foundation instruction, your child will meet with a certified Reading Specialist daily.


Mrs. McCleary 

Director/PreK Teacher

Mrs. McCleary is a National Board Certified Teacher in Literacy with 9 years of teaching experience. She has two Masters Degrees in Education, one of which is in Educational Leadership. She is a state-certified Reading Specialist.


Mrs. Neal 

Director/Kindergarten Teacher

Mrs. Neal has a Masters Degree in Educational Technology from Arizona State University. She has spent the past 15 years teaching kindergarten and first grade. She is a state-certified Reading Specialist.


Mrs. Bradley 

PreK Teacher

Mrs. Bradley has over 15 years teaching experience with a specialization in early childhood education. She is currently pursuing her masters in school counseling. She has taught preschool through third grade. She is a state-certified Reading Specialist. 


Mrs. Zellers

PreK Teacher

Mrs. Zellers has a Masters Degree in Elementary Education from NAU. She has over 14 years teaching experience with specializations in special education and early childhood education. Mrs. Zellers has taught resource, preschool, first and second grade. 


Mrs. Richards

Preschool Teacher

Mrs. Richards has an AA in Early Childhood Education from Central Arizona College.  She has many years of teaching experience coupled with an enthusiasm and dedication for nurturing young minds.