Meet the Teachers

Carrie Waldrip –


My name is Carrie Waldrip and I have had the privilege of being a part of Metroplex Preschool since 2016. After teaching in the Mother’s Day Out class, I was excited to expand my roll at Metroplex Preschool to Director.

I live in Plano with my husband Allen and our two beautiful girls Harper and Molly. Both of my daughters attended Metroplex Preschool!

Together with an amazing team of teachers, we are committed to providing your family with a fun, loving, educational, environment. At Metroplex Preschool we believe every child deserves a loving environment to grow, learn, and play in. It is our goal to create this for every family that comes to our school and begin a true love of learning that starts in early childhood education. Thank you so very much for sharing your precious kiddos with us.

Sarah Johnson –

Mother’s Day Out Lead Teacher (Two’s class)

I am Sarah Johnson and I have been teaching at Metroplex Preschool since it openedd. I grew up in Richardson and attended Texas A&M University and studied Elementary Education with an emphasis on early childhood education.

I now live in Plano with my husband and am the mother to three amazing boys, Owen, Kellen, and Max.  All my boys attended Metroplex Preschool so we have a lot of fond memories here. 

When I’m not teaching I enjoy watching my boys play sports and spending time with friends and family.

Heather Blachly –

Mother’s Day Out Assistant Teacher

My name is Heather and I joined the Metroplex Preschool in 2017. I live in Plano with my husband Josh and two amazing kiddos, Joseph and Alaina.

I enjoy volunteering at my children’s school and spending time with my friends and family.  

I really love getting to be a part of your child’s early educational journey!

Kinsey Samuels –

Mother’s Day Out Assistant Teacher

Hello, my name is Kinsey Samuels and I have been with Metroplex Preschool since 2016. I attended The University of North Texas.

My husband Kirk and I live in Wylie with our three beautiful children Preston, Kennedi, and Porter. Porter attended Metroplex Preschool for three years and loved every minute!

In my free time I love watching my kids play sports, and also enjoy Camp Gladiator workouts with my identical twin sister!

Christina Thomas –

Pre-School Teacher (Owl’s 3 classes)

I am Christina and I have been with Metroplex Preschool since it opened, but have been teaching pre-school since 2004. I attended Baylor University where I received my BS in Elementary Education and Physical Education. I have been associated with Metroplex Gymnastics since 1992, where I have coached gymnastics at a wide variety of levels ranging from preschool classes to competitive team.

I now teach the Mini-Mets in the evening when I’m not teaching my owls!

I live in Allen with my husband Zach; we have two grown children, Kyndal who is a writer and librarian in New York, and Bryce who is a PHD student at WashU in St. Louis.

Charlena Anderson –

Pre-K Teacher (Monkey 4’s Classes)

Hello I am Charlena and I have been with Metroplex Preschool since 2012. Before coming to Metroplex I was a pre-k teacher at another school for 32 years. Upon its closing I came to Metroplex and have so happy here ever since! I feel so privileged to get to be a part of your children’s lives every day.

I live in Plano and am the mom of three grown boys, Andy, Dustin and Cory.

When I’m not teaching my monkeys I enjoy going to church and spending time with my wonderful 6 grandkids!