The Directors


Debi Larkin-Chavez


Hello, my name is Debi. I am from Huntington Beach, California and have lived in Arizona since 2003. I received my B.A. in Liberal Studies from Cal State Long Beach, my Teaching Credential from Cal State Fullerton & UCLA and my Master’s in Education (Curriculum & Instruction) from National University.

I have been teaching collectively for about 33 years (grades Preschool, K, 1, 2, 3 & 4). I have always had a passion for teaching. There is nothing more gratifying than inspiring children to be the best they can be…self confident with a positive attitude!  Phil and I have three amazing children Madison (21), Mattie (20), Jackson (17) and 3 Puppers, Charlie, Oliver and Owen.  My children have by far taught me more than I could ever teach them.  I am very excited to be working with a team of teachers who put their heart and soul into teaching children to truly make a difference!

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Patty Zipfel


Hi there!  My name is Patty and I am so happy starting my 5th year with our amazing Wee Blessings staff!  I grew up in Nebraska and then later moved to Colorado where I met my husband of soon to be 29 years, Dave.  We moved to Chandler in 1994 and have two adult daughters, Chelsea and Hannah.  I have done many different jobs along my path in life that have given me a lot of valuable experience but for the last 13 years I've been working for the Chandler Unified School District.  I started out volunteering when my girls were little and eventually worked my way into para-professional and most recently spent the last 8 years with them as a Registrar and Attendance Technician. I have found that working with children and education seems  to be what I love and where I find much happiness .  I am beyond thrilled to be here and look forward to meeting you and your family and will be here to help you in any way that you need as we guide your "wee" one on their new journey!

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Phil Chavez

Owner / Director

Hello!  My name is Phil Chavez.  I was originally born in Anaheim, California but grew up in Evergreen, Colorado in my elementary years while my high school and since have been here in Phoenix Arizona.

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