Hi! My name is Mrs. Lori Topczewski and I am so excited to be a part of the Brilliant Beginnings Team!  Most importantly, I am THRILLED to be your teacher! It’s going to be a fun year full of lots of learning and new adventures and I can’t wait to see what the year has in store for us.  I want to know ALL about you, but first I’m going to tell you a few things about me.

I was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ and I am the oldest of four.  I have one younger sister, one stepsister and one stepbrother.  After high school I attend ASU…. GO DEVILS! I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Supply Chain Management from Arizona State University and worked in the business field for 9 years. Then I attended University of Phoenix where I earned my Master of Arts degree in Elementary Education. I have over 9 years of teaching experience in Kindergarten, 1st grade, 3rd grade, and preschool.  I’ve loved every year of my teaching career and I’m looking forward to another adventure in preschool.


I have been married for over 12 years to my wonderful husband, Jay, and we have 2 lovely daughters.  My oldest daughter, Autumn, is 5 years old and is in Kindergarten at Higley Traditional Academy. My sweet baby girl, Avery, is 2 years old and will be attending Cooley Preschool in January.  I love my girls so much and they definitely keep me on my toes at all times.  They are so much fun and I love spending time with them.


I believe parents are an essential part of the educational process and it is important we maintain an open line of communication throughout the school year.  If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call or e-mail me.  I want to work together with you so your child has the best possible year in Brilliant Beginnings.   


I am so excited to be your “Director” and for you to be part of this AWESOME, all-star “cast” we have lined up for Room 116. This is going to be a BLOCKBUSTER year! 

Lori Topczewski 
Brilliant Beginnings Teacher
Elona P. Cooley Early Childhood Development Center
Room# 116
(480) 279-7000
Attendance Line:  480-279-8403