Staff

All staff is hired based on a combination of education and experience. Our three- and four-year-old teachers are all degreed teachers. All of our teachers have experience, a heart for children, a love for learning, and share a Christian faith.


  • DIRECTOR • Suzan meyer

    "I blend my devotion to Jesus and love of children of all ages, parents and families in my leadership of this key ministry of Spring Valley. Prior to becoming the Director of Children and Families, I served as the Director of the SVUMC Pre-school for four years. I majored in Christian Education and Psychology at Centenary College in Louisiana, and then furthered myeducation with a Masters degree in Special Education. As a mother to three grown children (and son-in-law) and a grandmother to two darling little girls and one adorable boy, I'm passionate about equipping parents to raise their children in a faith-filled, loving environment."


  • ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT • jill chris

    "I have been working at SVUMC Preschool for four years. A fun fact about me: I taught competitive figure skating for 23 years."

  • Administrative assistant • Rose Alyce Beasley

    "I have been teaching for 42 years, all of them at SVUMC. 


    A fun fact about me is that I really enjoy reading and working with kids! "

  • WEB DESIGNER • Ben Flores

    "I've worked with children for the past 13 years, and have done web design for 2 years. A fun fact about me is that I build my own computers in my spare time!"

  • SUBSTITUTE • Kathy ann paul

    "I spent two years teaching; I have been in childcare for over 30 years. I am going into my second year at Spring Valley UMC Preschool. A fun fact about me: Often times people think I am talking to myself, but really I am just thinking out loud!"

  • SUBSTITUTE • Rudite Rastandeh

    "I have been teaching in Dallas for 36 years and am now retired. I spend a lot of time walking with my dog and going to the dog park." 

  • facilities manager • Tony holiday

    I started working at Spring Valley July 1st , 1975. I have seen many children come and go, including my two daughters and  two granddaughters. I’ve always enjoyed being around the kids and working with the teachers and Directors to make Spring Valley a fun and safe place to be. My staff and I take pride in keeping things as clean as possible so that everyone has a good experience while they are here.