Our staff consists of trained and qualified teachers who have knowledge and experience in the field of Early Childhood Education. 

They value diversity and accept each child as the unique individual that God created. 

Our teachers focus on mirroring the teachings and attitude of Christ in all their job responsibilities.

  • Cindy Conlin


    I am a wife and mother to two boys. I share my work time as Director of Children’s Ministries at Faith Covenant Church and Director of Little Sprouts Christian Preschool. I have a BA in Psychology with an emphasis in child development and received a Certificate in Early Childhood Education after graduation. My experience in teaching and directing preschool for over 15 years has helped to provide a program that is safe, developmentally appropriate and Christ-centered. I look forward to getting to know you!

  • Martie Hooper

    Lead Teacher

    I am very happy to be joining the staff of Little Sprouts Preschool. I have taught kindergarten and preschool for a combined 20 years. I love children, especially the little ones. When I am not working, I love to be with my family. My son Taylor lives in Portland. I cherish my time with him, and I visit whenever I can. I live in Sumner with my yellow lab, Bella. I enjoy going on walks with her, reading, playing golf, and watching football. Go Hawks! I am looking forward to an exciting year working with your precious children. 

  • Rena Cosand

    Teaching Assistant

    I am a wife, mother and grandmother. I have attended Rainier Christian Fellowship for over 17 years and have taught Sunday School and volunteered as a leader at Vacation Bible School. I love music and I play guitar on the worship team. I've had many years of experience working with children of all ages, especially preschool through elementary age. I began my career working in the Highline school district for three years and then again at White River School District for another three years. I then took a teaching assistant position at Rainier Hills Christian Preschool in 2005 and taught until the close of the school in 2013. I'm excited to be at Little Sprouts, and I look forward to each day working with the children and all we can learn from each other and the experiences we can share!  

  • Michelle Wood

    Teaching Assistant

    I joined Little Sprouts in 2015 as an assistant to our PreK class and also serve as Faith Covenant's Nursery Coordinator. When I'm is not at the church, you can find me enjoying time with my husband, Rick and our two children, Mallory & Rune. 

    From Miss Cindy: "Michelle's sweet spirit and calm manner makes her a wonderful addition to our Little Sprouts team!"

  • Karyn Tustison

    Teaching Assistant

    I am thrilled to be a part of the Little Sprouts team! My husband and I have three kids, Brenner, Kensley, and Kambryn, who keep us on our toes. I have a Teaching Certificate for Elementary Education, as well as a BA in Psychology with an emphasis in child development, and a MA in Reading and Literacy. I have taught first, second, and fourth grades for nearly ten years. I love working with kids of all ages, but I have a special place in my heart for the little ones. I am so excited for a year full of learning and fun!

    From Miss Cindy: "Karyn's wealth of knowledge and bubbly personality is such a treasure for Little Sprouts!"

  • Katie Razzaq

    Substitute Teacher

    I am a blessed wife and mother of two young boys. I work part time at Little Sprouts as a Teacher’s Assistant and part time at Faith Covenant Church as the Early Childhood Ministries Director. I have 15 years experience working with young children, and I am CPR/first aid certified. I attended Pierce College with a focus in business and Ashmead College where I became a Licensed Massage Practitioner. I am in the process of continuing my education in Early Childhood Education and look forward to many years working with young children.

  • Lori Chatburn

    Substitute Teacher

    As a wife and mother of two grown sons, Lori has experience in all stages of a child's development. Lori is employed part time at Faith Covenant Church, dividing her time as the Office Assistant and an Early Childhood Ministries Leader. She has over 35 years of volunteer and staff experience with young children. Lori fills in as a substitute for our teachers when needed. 

  • Lawrence Williams

    Custodial & Facilities Management

    You will always find Lawrence with a smile on his face and a dance in his step! Lawrence is a devoted family man to his wife & children. He often takes time out of his day to play with the preschoolers in the gym, and the kids love to see how many baskets he can make with a basketball.