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Mrs. Cindy

My name is Mrs. Cindy and I am the Director and Owner of Stepping Stones Preschool, Inc. I always knew I wanted to work with children, when I was little,I loved playing school and of course being the teacher! After a career change in 2012, I decided to stay home with my youngest child, returned to college and opened a home childcare. I quickly knew this was what I wanted to continue to do.  In 2020, my husband John and I had the opportunity to start a commercial preschool and we decided to take a leap of faith, because honestly, I couldn’t imagine doing anything other than working with children. I am EXCITED to start our journey with your children in this new setting.


A little about me…

I have a master's in education, a minor in early childhood education and a bachelor’s in business.  I previously taught 3rd grade in a public-school classroom for a multiple of years.  I was born and raised in El Paso, Texas and moved to Rio Rancho, NM in 2007when John and I got married and bought our home.  We have 5 children, Greg, Ashley, Eddie, Issac and Sophie.  We also have 9 grandchildren which include 2 sets of twins.   We also have 3 dogs, Roxy, Bandit and Apollo.  In my free time I enjoy spending time with John and all our kids and grands.  I also enjoy traveling, camping, jeeping, lake time and shopping.  

Mrs. Cindy 

Stepping Stones Preschool, Inc

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      Mrs. Amanda

Hi my name is Mrs. Amanda Rodriguez I am the toddler teacher for Stepping Stones Preschool, Inc. I have my Certificate in Early Child Development and my Associates in Early Childhood Multicultural Education. I have worked with children for seven years; I have experience with special education and have also worked one on one with children using ABA therapy.

I am happily married to my amazing husband Roderick and together we have eight children Lukas, Adrianna, Collin, Kianna, Beverly, Kaylee, Bailey, and Kattie and three dogs and one cat! We live in Rio Rancho and love our community! Our lives are busy and crazy but filled with so much joy! We are very active in our church and love to have family dinners and outings whenever possible. When Mrs. Cindy asked me to join her at Stepping Stones Preschool, Inc. it was an easy decision to make. I am excited to be part of your babies lives and make memories along the way.

Mrs. Amanda


   Ms. Destiny

Hello Families! My name is Destiny and I am 22 years old. I was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I enjoy playing with my puppy Cosmo and hanging out with my friends in my free time. One of my biggest passions is live music. I've seen over 20 of my favorite artists in concert. I am the middle child with an older sister and two younger brothers. Growing up I was always looking after my younger brothers and I believe that is where my passion for the little one comes from. I am excited to make a positive impact on the lives of your children, helping them grow, learn, and thrive during their crucial early years.