Our Pre-Kindergarten Team

Meet our Pre-Kindergarten Team!
    • Claudia Hong
      4's Teacher

      Claudia Hong

      4's Teacher

      Years of Experience in Education/Early Childhood: 3
      Years at DKH Academy: 2
      Education: University of North Texas- Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, Texas Woman’s University Master’s Degree in Education – Masters in Teaching (MAT)
      Experience: Mrs. Hong has been with DKH starting in 2016 as a teachers’ assistant to the 3 year olds. In 2017, Mrs. Hong is teaching the Tuesday/Thursday 4 year old class. Mrs. Hong has taught in 4th and 2nd grade classrooms at Corinth Elementary.
      Hobbies and Family: Mrs. Hong has been married for 17 years to George Hong. They have 3 children; Jacqueline attends Marcus High School, Paul is in 5th grade at McAuliffe Elementary School, and Pierce attends DKH in the 3 year old classes. Mrs. Hong enjoys spending time with her family, movies, traveling and tennis.

      Email: hong@dkhacademy.org

    • April Vinson
      4's Teacher

      April Vinson

      4's Teacher

      Years in Education/Early Childhood: 11
      Years at DKH Academy: 1
      Education: Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in Early Childhood from University of North Texas. Certified Early Childhood- 6th and Special Education
      Experience: Mrs. Vinson has taught first and second grade (two years in a dual language setting), worked as a special education teacher, taught three’s and now pre-k.
      Hobbies and Family: Mrs. Vinson is married and has three young children. She loves to travel, make memories with her family, run and swim.

      Email to: vinson@dkhacademy.org

    • Donna Nanny
      4's Teacher

      Donna Nanny

      4's Teacher

      Years in Education/Early Childhood: 29
      Years at DKH Academy: 1
      Education: Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Tarleton State University, Certified 1-8 with ESL certification
      Experience: Mrs. Nanny recently retired from Lewisville ISD after 29 years of teaching. She has teaching experience in first, second, and third grades.
      Hobbies and Family: Mrs. Nanny is married and has one son. She spends much of her time watching her husband coach and her son play high school sports. Mrs. Nanny enjoys walking, reading, and spending time with her family.

      Email: nanny@dkhacademy.org

    • Caren Bornstein
      4's Teacher/ FAPP Teacher Assistant

      Caren Bornstein

      4's Teacher/ FAPP Teacher Assistant

      Years in Education/Early Childhood: 34
      Years at DKH Academy: 21
      Education: Bachelor of Science in Education. Certified K-8, Spanish and Deaf Education
      Experience: Mrs. Bornstein taught Deaf Education for 10 years and Preschool for 3 years before coming to DKH Academy.
      Hobbies and Family: Mrs. Bornstein is married and has a grown son and daughter who both attended DKH Academy. She loves to travel, cook, work out and spend time on the lake.

      Email: bornstein@dkhacademy.org

    • Nancy Fluegel
      4's Teacher

      Nancy Fluegel

      4's Teacher

      Years in Education/Early Childhood: 22
      Years at DKH Academy: 3
      Education: Bachelors of Science in Education from Texas A&M. Certified teacher K-8 with ESL certification.
      Experience: Recently retired after 20 years of teaching in Carrollton Farmers Branch ISD. Nancy taught 1st-4th grades.
      Hobbies and Family: Mrs. Fluegel is married with two sons and a daughter. They are grown, graduated from college and working in the Dallas metroplex. She has two grandsons, one of which is attending DKH. Nancy enjoys spending time with family, friends, loves reading, biking and watching her grandbabies.
      Email: fluegel@dkhacademy.org

    • Erica McNutt
      4's Teacher Assistant/Jr Kinder & Kindergarten Art Teacher

      Erica McNutt

      4's Teacher Assistant/Jr Kinder & Kindergarten Art Teacher

      Years in Education/Early Childhood: 12
      Years at DKH Academy: 3
      Education: BA degree in Art Therapy and Design from the University of Cincinnati.
      Experience: Mrs. McNutt has been a volunteer at DKH Academy for several years.
      Hobbies and Family: Mrs. McNutt is married and has two sons who have attended DKH Academy. She loves to swim, boat, golf, and travel with her family.

    • Missy Hedges
      4's Teacher

      Missy Hedges

      4's Teacher

      Years in Education/Early Childhood: 22
      Years at DKH Academy: 8
      Education: BS degree in Multidisciplinary Studies from Texas Tech. Certified
      Experience: Mrs. Hedges taught first grade in Lubbock for 7 years at Waters Elementary. She also taught Pre-K students at a private preschool for 7 years before coming to DKH Academy.
      Hobbies and Family: Mrs. Hedges is married and has a son and daughter. She loves to travel, watch baseball, go to the lake, and exercise.

      Email: hedges@dkhacademy.org

    • Debbie Vogel
      4's Teacher Assistant

      Debbie Vogel

      4's Teacher Assistant

      Years in Education/Early Childhood: 26
      Years at DKH Academy: 14
      Education: Graduated from Quakertown High School
      Experience: Ms. Debbie was a nanny for a teaching family who had 5 children for 12 years before joining DKH Academy. She assists in many areas and helps several teachers at DKH Academy. Ms. Debbie is the organization behind “the organization”.
      Hobbies and Family: Ms. Debbie is married to her high school sweetheart and has three grown daughters. She has 5 beautiful granddaughters. Ms. Debbie enjoys reading, walking, and cross-stitching.

    • Janee Guerrica
      4's Teacher

      Janee Guerrica

      4's Teacher

      Years in Education/Early Childhood: 7
      Years at DKH: 2
      Education: Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from the University of Nevada Las Vegas
      Experience: Mrs. Guerrica taught for 5 years in an inclusive NAEYC accredited
      private preschool in Las Vegas, NV before moving to Texas.
      She has experience in working with all children, including those with special needs.
      Hobbies/Family info: Mrs. Guerrica is married with two young boys.
      She enjoys spending time with her family and being outdoors.
      Mrs. Guerrica enjoys hiking, yoga, baking and cooking.

      Email: guerrica@dkhacademy.org