Ellie Beatty, Founder & Director

Ellie brings her early childhood expertise and genuine love of children to Amazing Grace Preschool.  As Director and Co-founder, she, along with the Board of Directors and Staff, oversee the strategic operations of the school.

Ellie’s passion? Helping preschoolers navigate their way through their school day.

M.S. Ed., Preschool Special Needs, Lead Teacher and Director II Certified

Aimee Hoffman, Assistant Director & Grasshopper Teacher


Aimee enjoys singing and dancing her way through the day with all the children in her care!  She has a passion for helping children learn about God and his great love for them.

Aimee’s mission? To nurture a sense of wonder and curiosity in all of her students.

Aimee has an M.Ed., is Lead Teacher & Director II certified. 

Ruth Macchia, Grasshopper Teacher

Fondly known as “Auntie Ruthie,” Ruth brings a gentle sense of humor and a nurturing spirit to our classrooms.  In her role as a Mom-to-Mom leader for many years, she has supported and encouraged many moms with young children.  Ruth has been instrumental in Amazing Grace Kids from the school’s inception, serving in an advisory capacity, on our board, and now as an assistant teacher.

Ruth’s passion?  Helping each child feel loved and that they have a special place in God’s heart.

Joy Danison, Dragonfly Teacher

Ulli Airey, Dragonfly Teacher

Amy Wiborg, Butterfly Teacher

Amy (known as “Ms. Jane”) comes to us with over 15 years of teaching experience in early childhood education. She is fluent in sign language and has a love for both nature and art. As a mom of boy and girl twins, Amy loves hiking and canoeing with her family. She feels blessed to be a part of each child’s journey of growth and development.

Amy Sharon, Butterfly Teacher

Amy Sharon (“Ms. Sharon”) has many years of classroom and tutoring experience spanning elementary age children through adult learners. In recent years, she completed a TEFL certificate, and continues to tutor young ELL students. Amy is keenly interested in the spiritual formation of children, and her passion and joy is to share God’s love with each child and to help them experience the thrill of learning together.