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Meet Our Team

Expert Early Childhood Learning Center & Private Preschool in Frisco, TX

At The Blue Elephant, we strive to create a rich, supportive and nurturing learning environment that helps every one of our little learners thrive and grow into the best person they can be. We’re proud to provide a high-quality early childhood learning experience to children throughout the Frisco, TX area, and we strive to foster the holistic development of all of our students. With a research-based, progressive curriculum that helps students grow from wherever they are, we provide a world-class learning experience to students from infancy to pre-kindergarten.


Clay and Meredith Carpenter discovered they had a passion for providing caring services for other families’ children just as they do for their own. Meredith has an elementary education degree and brings many years of professional experience to The Blue Elephant. Clay is a Captain with the Frisco Fire Department and earned the Paramedic of the Year award. Read an article about the pair by clicking on the download link below!


Ms. Berkley / Director


My name is Ms. Berkley! I am the Director at The Blue Elephant! I am originally from Las Vegas, but moved to Dallas in 1999 to attend Christ for the Nations Institute where I studied marriage & family life. I returned to Las Vegas in 2000 when the love of my life proposed to me! Chad and I were married in 2001 and shortly after we began to start a family. We now have four beautiful children- Madison, Cole, Jackson, & Taylor. And two awesome dogs.. Louis & Leia. We returned to Texas 7 years ago and just LOVE Frisco! I have been at TBE since June 2014 and I couldn't be happier here! I’m so excited to lead TBE! I am so grateful to all of our amazing families, I’m here to serve you in whatever you may need. My door is always open… let me know how I can help!

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Ms. Kelly / Assistant Director


My name is Ms. Kelly & I am so excited to be Assistant Director! I knew from a young age that early childhood education was my passion. I moved from Alaska in 2008 and have called Texas my home ever since. I’m happily married, have 3 amazing daughters, and 2 dogs at home. When we aren't busy with school and work, we like to spend time outdoors camping, dirt-biking, or just hanging out together. I have been with The Blue Elephant since the fall of 2013 and immediately felt like family. I am overjoyed to be a part of this adventure and can’t wait to see how much we grow this year!

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Ms. Christi

My name is Ms. Christi and I will be the assistant teacher in Precious Planet Ocean. I grew up in Frisco and currently live in Little Elm, Texas. I at ...

Ms. Tammy

Hello TBE family & friends! My name is Ms. Tammy and I come to you from Montreal, Quebec in Canada. After studying languages in college, I moved t ...

Ms. Kelsey

My name is Ms. Kelsey and I am the Lead Teacher in the Outdoor Circus Room. I grew up in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma! Boomer Sooner! I have also lived in ...

Ms. Courtney

My name is Ms. Courtney and I LOVE working with children. I just moved to Texas from Chicago, Illinois in June of 2014. I am very excited to be workin ...

Ms. Maria

My name is Ms. Maria and I am so happy to be a part of TBE! I work in The Blue Elephant kitchen providing all meals and snacks to our wonderful kids a ...

Ms. Melissa

My name is Ms. Melissa and I am the lead teacher in Precious Planet Ocean. I grew up in California and moved to Texas after high school to attend Texa ...

Ms. Olivia

My name is Ms. Olivia! I was born in Dallas and have lived in Frisco for most of my life. I’m currently attending Collin College and in my spare t ...

Ms. Evelyn

My name is Ms. Evelyn and I am the lead teacher in Precious Planet Safari. I am a native Texan, but I’ve enjoyed living in various places including ...

Ms. Amy

My name is Ms. Amy and I’m excited to be a teacher at The Blue Elephant this year. Born and raised in sunny southern California, I’m nothing short ...

Ms. Shay

My name is Ms. Shay and I am the lead teacher in Indoor Circus. I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and furthered my education at Southern Illinois Un ...

Ms. Lore

My name is Ms. Lorenza… but you can call me Lore! You will see me helping in the kitchen, and keeping the school clean and tidy for all the preciou ...

Ms. Salome

My name is Ms. Salome and I will be the assistant afternoon teacher in Precious Planet Safari! I was born and raised in San Luis, Sonora, Mexico. In 1 ...

Ms. Samantha

Hello, my name is Ms. Samantha! I am so excited to be one of your child’s teachers on the 2 year old team! I was born and raised in Little Elm! I c ...

Ms. Cassie

Hello, my name is Ms. Cassie and I’m so excited to be one of your teachers on the Toddler team! I am proud to be a native Texan, and always cheer ...

Ms. Amber

Hello Blue Elephant Families! My name is Ms. Amber and I am excited to get to know your child! I am a native Texan and a graduate of The University o ...

Ms. Shannon

Hi there, my name is Ms. Shannon! I was born and raised in North Texas and enjoy living here still with my husband and daughter. I am one of nine kids ...

Ms. Sydney

Hi, my name is Ms. Sydney and I am so excited to be a part of the school readiness team! I love getting to call TBE home… preschool ever! I ha ...

Ms. Chelsea

Hello friends! My name is Ms. Chelsea and I am so excited to be part of the TBE family! I was born and raised in Plano, and live with my husband Mike ...

Ms. Ariana

Hello, my name is Ms. Ariana and I’m so excited to be one of your teachers in Jungle! I was born and raised in Texas, and currently live in Frisco. ...

Our Early Childhood Education Faculty

We truly believe that an organization is only as good as its people, which is why we've worked hard to select a team of some of the most skillful, kind, and compassionate people in early childhood education. Every member of our teaching team is here for one reason – they truly love helping kids learn and grow! Take a look below to get to know the TBE team and find out what makes our staff the best in Frisco!

Join the TBE Family Today!

Early childhood is one of the most important formative periods in a child's development, and at The Blue Elephant, we're committed to ensuring an excellent experience for all of our students. We combine a supportive, nurturing environment that instills fun in every activity with a research-based curriculum designed to help our children grow holistically, providing a truly superlative early childhood education experience to all of our little learners. If you'd like to find out more about The Blue Elephant or have any questions for us, we're always happy to talk – just call us at 469.287.0332 or shoot us an email at Or, if you're ready to give your child the best early childhood learning experience around, we'd love to have you join the TBE family! No matter what age or stage of learning your child is in, we're looking forward to helping them grow into the best person possible.