Our amazing staff ...
Ms. Anna Kugler, 4th Grade; Choir
Miss Kugler received a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Pedagogy from Concordia University, Seward, NE. She then completed the coursework required for a teaching certificate. She worked in Nebraska, Wisconsin, and Ohio before returning to Washington, the state where she was raised, to join St. Paul's staff in 2017. Miss Kugler enjoys hiking and camping. She also likes reading, doing needlework, and participating in music-related activities.
Mrs. Becky Braaten, 5th Grade
Mrs. Charyl Baziak, 3rd Grade
Charyl was born in Los Angeles, California and graduated from La Verne University, CA. She graduated with a Masters of Education. She’s taught in elementary school since 1998. Over the years she has taught in kindergarten through fifth grade. She began teaching at St. Paul's in 2015. Since moving to Wenatchee she has enjoyed experiencing the natural beauty and charms of Wenatchee. She enjoys spending time with family, reading, hiking and eating pizza, and she especially enjoys going to the county fair.
Mrs. Star Downey, 1st & 2nd Grade
Star attended college at Lesley University, Central Washington University, Evergreen State College, and Wenatchee Valley College. She graduated with a Masters of Education focusing on Technology in Education. She also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, and a K-8 teaching certificate. She began her teaching career in Lima, Peru where she studied and then taught 3rd grade. She taught for 5 years in Wenatchee, teaching 1st and 2nd grades. She has most recently been teaching in a behavior modification classroom and counseling young children. Star is married and has 2 children. She enjoys spending time with family, scrapbooking, swimming, and making cakes for family celebrations.
Ms. Summer Rider, Kindergarten
Summer was raised in the Wenatchee Valley. She graduated from Wenatchee Valley College with an ATS in Early Childhood Education. She received her BA and MA in Human Development from Pacific Oaks College Seattle campus. She's taught in early childhood for over 10 years in a variety of settings including childcare, preschool, and early intervention. She spent 8 years home raising her young children and joined St. Paul's in 2015. She is also an adjunct instructor for the early childhood education program at WVC. In her free time she enjoys reading and crafts.
Mrs. Myaka Bryant, Young 5
Myaka joined the St. Paul's staff in 2018.
Mrs. Tammi Larsen, Preschool/Pre-Kindergarten
Mrs. Terri Kleinfeldt, Preschool/Pre-Kindergarten
Terri joined the St. Paul’s early childhood staff in 2013. She was born in Willows, California and graduated from Northwest Christian University in Eugene, Oregon. Terri is married to Pastor Dave Kleinfeldt and they have 2 daughters. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family, watching movies, and exercising.
Mrs. Sara Zelaya, Interim Director of St. Paul's Childcare Center
Mrs. Lisa Day, Administrative Assistant
Lisa has a BA in Social Sciences with a minor in Business Administration. She joined the St. Paul's staff in June 2009 after 10 years as a stay-at-home-mom. Lisa is married with 3 children and enjoys reading, camping, crafts, and spending time with family.
Ms. Sandy Morris, Elementary Aide
Sandy joined the St. Paul’s team in 2003. She started as a Pre-K Aide for Karen Brown and worked in the childcare center. Sandy has 2 children, 3 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild. She enjoys BSF, spending time with family and the Seahawks “Go Hawks!”
Mrs. Tara Breidert, Administrator
Tara joined the St. Paul's staff in 2017.