Our Staff

DIANE VOLCANSEK, Director

Ms. Volcansek loves being a part of the Christ Presbyterian Preschool family.  She holds a BS in Human Development and has always enjoyed working with young children. Ms. Volcansek has over 10 years of experience in the classroom and over 8 years administration experience. She has two wonderful children that keep her busy in life. Ms. Volcansek enjoys sailing, gardening, watching BBC movies with her daughter and building Legos with her son. Ms. Volcansek looks forward to being a part of your family’s preschool experience at CPP.

AMY HALSTEAD, Assistant Director

Mrs. Halstead is excited to be part of the Christ Presbyterian Preschool staff. Prior to joining the CPP Family, she has worked for 8 years in area preschools and has enjoyed her time in the classroom.  Mrs. Halstead’s primary focus at CPP is to manage the additional school programs, including before care and after care.  Mrs. Halstead lives with her husband, two sons, and two cats. 

About Our Teachers

The teachers at CPP are Christians and are experienced in working with children. In addition they are kind, caring, nurturing and loving. They guide the children in developing cognitively, physically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually.  CPP staff celebrates and teaches Christian truths at all times. Teachers lead the children in saying blessings, singing Christian songs and learning Bible stories, as well as leading them in secular songs and stories.

The lead teachers are required to attend a minimum of 16 hours of professional development in early childhood education each year. All teachers are required each year to furnish proof of a negative TB test. A criminal background check is done on each teacher through the Virginia State Police. In addition, a Child Abuse/Neglect class is done on a yearly basis.

All our teachers possess a college degree and many hold a Bachelor’s Degree in early childhood education or a related field. Both teachers and assistants continue to stay current in early childhood education by participating in professional development classes and seminars. All of the teachers and office staff, including the Director, are CPR certified and have First Aid training. Many of our staff are also certified in Emergency Medication Administration Training (EMAT).