Shelli Reitcheck is the Preschool Director at Eagle’s Wings Preschool. Shelli graduated from Gonzaga University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education and holds an Idaho Education Credential (K-8). She has more than 25 years of administrative and teaching experience in the field of Early Education. Shelli continues to further her education with classes that focus on promoting preschool learning and development, instructional methodologies, and supervision of teachers. She feels blessed to be at a small Christian preschool and looks forward each day to the smiles and laughter of the preschool children. Together with team of amazing, creative, and loving teachers, she is committed to providing your family an environment where your child can thrive while exploring the world around them.
Ms. MichellePre-K Lead Teacher
Hi! My name is Michelle Lozano and I am the Pre-K teacher here at Eagle’s Wings Preschool. I have been teaching preschool for more than 25 years and absolutely love it!! I graduated from Montana State University with a Family Science degree emphasizing Early Childhood Education. I live in Boise with my husband Edam and our two children, Anna (17) and Gabe (10). In my free time, I love to read, scrapbook, and am always up for any outdoor adventure, especially if it involves hiking in the woods or mountains. I look forward to teaching your children and instilling in them a love of learning and school!
Ms. AmandaPre-K Assistant Teacher
I am Amanda Metzger and excited to be Ms. Michelle’s assistant teacher for the sixth consecutive year. I am a true native of Idaho, born and raised in Eagle, Idaho and I currently live in Star with my husband, Dustin, and our two boys, Graem (9) and Carson (7).
Our family life is very busy and exciting. During the spring and fall, I am a proud soccer mom and also a soccer wife and enjoy spending six nights a week on the soccer fields, where I cheer on my husband and boys from the sidelines. As a family, we also love camping, fishing, and hunting for frogs. I am an avid gardener and find great satisfaction in canning and preserving my harvests. I love the great outdoors and the beauty of nature that is found all around us.
My husband and I have a home renovation business and we are always working on a project. I am masterful with composing “honey-do lists.”
Ms. AlexPre-K Assistant Teacher
Hello! My name is Alex Bennett, and I am the assistant in the afternoon Pre-K class Monday-Thursday. This will be my fourth-year teaching Preschool, but my first year at Eagle’s Wings. I have always wanted to work in education and when I attended Grossmont College and took child development classes, my interest in the field of education grew even stronger. I love working in the classroom and thoroughly enjoy experiencing something new and fun every day. Inspiring a love of learning and sharing the good news of Jesus is my passion! I live in Boise with my two children, Nathan (11) and Faith (8). We are originally from San Diego but have lived in Idaho since 2013. My family enjoys the outdoors, riding bikes, swimming, hiking, trying new restaurants, and spending time with friends and family. I also enjoy watching movies, reading, and playing the piano. I truly love working with children and families and can’t wait to get to know everyone! I am excited to be on this journey and look forward to having a wonderful year!
My name is Jeny Marshall and I teach four-year-olds in the Giraffe class on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and the afternoon Bears Pre-K class. I have taught preschool in the Eagle area for five years. I love teaching preschool because our days are filled with songs, games, exploration, fun, and learning about Jesus. I live in Meridian with my husband, John, and our two children, Clark (14) and Amaya (11). I have lived in Idaho for more than thirty years. I was raised in Boise with my parents and an older sister. My father is a retired Christian minister and hospital chaplain, and my mother is a retired preschool teacher. My second home while growing up was my mom’s classroom and I am thrilled to be carrying on the tradition of early childhood education in our family. I graduated from Boise State in 2003 with a BA in Communications. I look forward to making memories with your child!
Ms. AnnabelleFour-Year-Old Co-Teacher
I am Annabelle Lazzarini and excited about working with your children. I developed a passion for working in child education after spending years volunteering in the classrooms of my two daughters. In 2011, I was hired as a teacher assistant in a kindergarten class. God then opened a door for me to join the staff of a Christian preschool at a church my family was attending. In 2017, my husband Mark, our two daughters, and I relocated to Idaho. I am so happy that I will be at Eagle’s Wings Preschool for my tenth year of teaching, and I get the opportunity to introduce your children to the love and hope that is in Jesus Christ.
Ms. MegFour-Year-Old Assistant Teacher
Hi, my name is Meg Miller. I am one of the teachers at Eagle’s Wings Preschool. I have worked at the preschool for eleven years and have enjoyed being a part of our littlest ones’ lives. Teaching has always been a large part of my life. I received my BA in Elementary Education at Washington State University in 1995. During and after college I worked for a daycare before moving to Idaho where I began work in the Twin Falls School District in the Gifted and Talented Program and later as a Sixth-Grade teacher. After both of my children were born, my husband and I moved to Eagle for the positive qualities we admired in the area. My family and I have now lived in Eagle for nearly 18 years and continue to enjoy the city. We have been very involved in the school system and community and feel very fortunate to call Eagle our home.
Ms. ConnieYoung Four-Year-Old Lead Teacher
Hi, my name is Connie Eichhorst. I am one of the young four’s teachers at Eagle’s Wings Preschool. I have worked in early education for about thirty years and have a passion to instill a love of learning in children. I have been at the preschool for two years and have enjoyed being a part of this wonderful community. When I am not working, I love spending time with my seven grandchildren, they keep me very busy! I love to travel, play games, hunt for shells, and absolutely love the beach. I look forward to a great year at Eagle Wing’s Preschool!
Ms. Andrea Three-Year-Old Assistant Teacher
Hi! My name is Andrea Magnuson and this will be my first year as a teacher at Eagles Wings Preschool. My daughter attended this preschool last year, and I am excited to become part of the great staff. I have always had a passion for early childhood education and have worked with children since I was young. I previously worked at two different Christian preschools when I lived in Monterey. I have a BA and a Child Development certificate, which I earned at Monterey Peninsula College in Monterey. In 2020, I moved to Meridian with my husband Don, and three children Audrey (14), Cody (11), and Emery (5). I am looking forward to providing your children with new and exciting learning experiences.
Ms. AlisonTwo-Year-Old Lead Teacher
Hi! I am Alison Green and I am the 2’s teacher at Eagle’s Wings Preschool. I have a passion for teaching and am so excited to be back in the classroom. I graduated from Eastern Oregon University with a degree in Elementary Education. Before becoming a stay-at-home mom, I taught kindergarten for the West Ada school district.
I live in Meridian with my husband Chad and three girls Brynlee (9), Mela (6), and Harper(4). My girls stay busy playing soccer, basketball, piano, and gymnastics and I love being their biggest cheerleader!
I’m so excited to begin this new journey at Eagle’s Wings Preschool!
Ms. JessieTwo-Year-Old Assistant Teacher
Hi! I am Jessie Soukup and I am excited to be working with the 2’s this year! I graduated from Cal State Long Beach with my Bachelor’s degree in Child Development and then went on to get my Master’s degree in Educational Counseling. I worked as a School Counselor in California for 14 years before becoming a stay-at-home mom.
I live in Eagle with my husband Darren and our two kids Gavyn (6) and Lexington (4). Our kids keep us busy with soccer games, gymnastics and Jui Juitzu! We also love hiking, going on bike rides and doing pretty much anything out in nature.
I love Eagle’s Wings Preschool and am excited to be joining the team!
Max“Happiness is a warm puppy.” – Charles Shultz
Hello! I am Max and am so excited to be at Eagle’s Wing Preschool for my second year. I am a two-year-old yellow Labrador Retriever and I strive to bring comfort, joy, and smiles to everyone I see. My passion is to meet and greet people with the wag of my tail and to give lots of snuggles to anyone who wants some. I especially love Eagle’s Wings Preschool children and am very fond of their parents!
I enthusiastically volunteer at assisted living facilities, hospitals, Ada County Juvenile Detention Center, special events around the valley, many schools and other wonderful places. My favorite place to spend time is at Eagle’s Wings Preschool, where I eagerly give love and hugs.
My mission as a therapy dog is simple: to spread smiles, inspire kindness, and bring comfort to those in need. I am a proud and certified member of The Go Team Therapy Dogs – Idaho. Follow me on Instagram at max_teamidaho