Kathy has been a teacher here since 1986, although, she has been in the teaching field for over 25 years. In the beginning years she taught the young 3´s. She moved to the 4/5´s for one year before settling in to the older 3´s where she taught for the next 14 years. In January 2003 the Director retired and she stepped into the role of teaching and directing. After 2 years of juggling both roles the decision was made in 2006 to devote full time as preschool director. Although she is no longer in the classroom as a teacher she spends a lot of her time with the children, staff and parents.
Assistant Director, and teaches younger 3 year-old & Cherubs classes
Tami has been part of our teaching staff since 2000, but has over 25 years teaching experience. She started as a co teacher in our extended care program and the following year she took over as our young 3's teacher. In 2004, in addition to her teaching duties, she became the Assistant Director.
Teacher, 4-5 year-olds & Pre-K Cherubs classes
Kathy came to us mid-year of 2002. She had been teaching in the Fairfield City program before making the transition to teaching in our 4/5-year-old class here. She teaches with Ms. Alyssa in our M-W-F and T-Th classes as well as helping with cherubs in the afternoons.
Teacher, Pre-K, 4-5 year-olds classes
Alyssa has been a sub for us in our program as well as having her child attend the preschool. She has a BA in Education and has many years of teaching experience. She will be teaching with Ms. Kathy in the 4 year old Pre-K class.
Pre-K Teacher, 4-5 year-olds
Patti has been a part of our preschool since 1997. During her years here she has done everything from subbing, to teaching, to serving on the preschool board and teaching in our cherubs program. She was instrumental in implementing our cherubs program in the beginning years. She has taught in our 4/5 year old pre-k classes since 2004 but is now teaching the 5 day Pre-K program.
Pre-K Teacher, 4-5 year-olds
Jessica started working with us here at Shepherd of the Hills in 2015 and she teaches with Patti in the 5 day Pre-k class. She comes to us as a previous parent and is bringing a new fresh energy to our school.
Melissa started with us in the spring of 2017. She has been teaching in this field for many years and comes with a lot of experience. She will be helping in both pre-k classes and she is our in house sub when needed.
Karen started with our preschool as a parent. She then began teaching in our M-W-F 4/5 year old class and then made the transition to the T-Th extended care class. She took a few years off from teaching but remained a vital part of our subbing network. Ms. Karen is now our older 3’s, young 4’s teacher.
Patty started with us in the summer of 2014 helping out with our summer programs. She was referred to us through a parent of the preschool and has many years of experience as a nanny. She will help in all of the preschool classrooms as well as the afternoon Cherubs Program.