Owl Class
Owl Class


May Owl Newsletter


Hi, my name is April Beckel. I grew up in Southern California with my parents and two older brothers. In college I met my husband, Scott, and two years after we married, we moved to Colorado Springs in 2005. Since that time, we have added several cats and a beautiful boy named Bryce to our family.

In 2008, my husband and I decided to listen to God’s calling and began the process to adopt a child. Through an incredible journey we were blessed with the gift of a baby when Bryce was born in 2009. Being parents is a life changing experience that little can prepare you for but we are grateful to God’s love in showing us how to be the best that we can be in caring and loving to our son. Recently, my husband and I decided to begin the adoption process to again add to our family.  We were so blessed with another gift from above when Skyler was born in 2014.

I have been in Early Childhood Education for the past eleven years. I have my AA in Early Childhood Education from Pikes Peak Community College and I am qualified to be the Director of a large preschool center through the State of Colorado and NAEYC. I am also in my final year for my Bachelors in Educational Studies from Grand Canyon University. I have five years of teaching experience with children between the ages of 2.5 to 5 years old along with five years of experience working as a Director.




Hello my name is Candace Crain. The children call me, Ms. Candace! I have the proud joy of working closely with the Owl Team as an Assistant Teacher this year! Last school year I was a Substitute Teacher with Little Blessings, and had a chance to connect with all ages of children and many wonderful teachers!

I earned my BS degree at the University of Belleview Nebraska and did my early studies at Notre Dame de Namur University. I enjoyed all of my classes, however, I loved my Children’s Literature classes the most! Later on this school year, I will be attending a local community college and completing my Early Education Credentials.

I have a stellar 4 &1/2 year old son named Lucas and a wonderful husband, David. My hobbies are many, however, I’m most happy when I get to spend time with my family, taking family trips, volunteering and going the movies!

This year is going to be so exciting and I’m truly honored to get to know and learn from your precious children and watch them thrive! I look forward to meeting you!

Thank you,

Candace Crain


Email: owls@parkerumc.org