Nancy Bastide, known as Ms. Nancy, was originally born and raised in New York City. She was raised Catholic. She attended church with her mother and siblings every Sunday, come rain, shine or snow! As she grew into adulthood she drifted away from church with a feeling of emptiness, like there was really nothing there. Only in her heart, the good Lord remained in her constant prayers. Deep in her heart she knew that the Lord had a plan for her, and it had to do with children. The youngest of her family, she did a lot of caring and helping raise her sisters’ children. Once she had a child of her own, she decided to study Child Development and became a preschool teacher. But that stopped abruptly when she took a trip out here to California. Nancy says she loved it, and then moved here.
Her move to California ended up with her having many different jobs including nine years in Army Administration and as a First Cook. Nancy also did four years building airplane parts, which had to come to an end when she had to switch careers due to carpal tunnel syndrome. This change sent her back to child development and that was nine years ago. She loves it and thanks the good Lord for His direction to the right path.
Nancy came to the Rock Academy Preschool a little over two years ago as a substitute working as a floater. She was born again here at the Rock Academy preschool and she knows that this is her calling. Nancy was hired as a teacher here at the Rock Academy Preschool in September of 2008. She plans on continuing her education in child development and is so pleased and grateful to be working in such a great place where staff, parents, and children are servants of the Lord. She is truly grateful and feels very blessed.
For He will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your way.
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Anything with chocolate in it!