The Nest Team
RN, BSN - Executive Director
Suzanne Anderson is an experienced early childhood education leader, and a mom and grandmother. A successful entrepreneur throughout her healthcare management career, she worked in preschools as a teacher, chapel leader and director for years. Her most important qualification, however, is her lifelong involvement in child evangelism, church ministry and music programs. Because of the early influence of child evangelists in her own life, Suzanne is called to spiritually train children. It is her passion to teach little ones about the One who loves them best – Jesus.
She founded The Nest Christian Academy, an exemplary kindergarten prep school and serves as Executive Director. After spending time in Bible seminary, Suzanne earned a Bachelors in Nursing and a Masters in Marketing. A newly published author, Suzanne’s first book is based on memorable, influential stories read to her as a child. The book, The Story of the Plain Brown Wren, is available, and will soon be part of the academically rich, biblically based Nest curriculum for homeschoolers, subscription service and Christian preschools everywhere.
It is her life’s goal that the Nest’s impact and legacy is seen in children and families as they grow to live the way God commanded. The heritage of The Nest is reflected in Suzanne’s motto: if we don’t teach children to follow Christ, the world will teach them not to. The legacy of The Nest will be told in the lives of students who love learning and serving in church ministry throughout their lives.
Kendra Estrada is a highly experienced elementary school teacher with a bachelor’s degree and a teaching certification in Elementary Education. She worked for Mansfield and Arlington ISD where she taught second and third grade. Throughout the past five years, she has been teaching prekindergarten and bridge/transitional kindergarten.
Kendra is married with four amazing children. Having her youngest child later in life, she was in search of a preschool for him that mirrored the preschool her older children attended. She began looking for an extraordinary Christian program that also provided an exemplary academic curriculum.
The Nest Preschool turned out to be the perfect solution for her son and for Kendra both. Her little son attended for three years and has become an advanced kindergarten learner in the exemplary Argyle schools. Kendra has been an integral part of The Nest serving in a leadership role involved with inspiring and training teachers, and consulting on the curriculum development from the first years at The Nest Christian Academy.
Her contribution to the “teacher-friendly” biblically centered curriculum means that other families in the community are also blessed with excellence in their early learning years. Kendra is a much sought-after, highly recommended teacher and leader, known for her success in the prekindergarten and kindergarten level reading program.
Her focus and theme throughout her teaching is expressed in one of her favorite quotes, “The more you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you will go.” (Dr. Seuss)
At The Nest
All educational tools required for teaching The Nest curriculum are provided to our teachers
We have a strong training program for our teachers making them well equipped to teach little learners.
Teachers are trained utilizing a detailed, daily lesson plan, extensive vocabulary words, guided reading questions for each story, picture visuals for story telling, beautiful artistic Bible cards, bible verse memorization, biblical character card, and all worksheets and activity tools for each lesson for each student.
In most schools, teachers spend valuable classroom time and outside hours preparing classroom tools. Our teachers, on the other hand, are free to invest that valuable time actually teaching the material and establishing quality relationships with their students.