Preschool Staff

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Service Times:  Sundays at 8:15 & 10:30am | Faith Formation at 9:15am

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Preschool Staff

Our Educators

We Are Passionate About Learning and Playing

The staff members at Christ Lutheran Church Preschool are nurturing and caring individuals who come to work every day to help your child grow in God’s love and grace.  We pride ourselves on providing a safe, play-based learning environment and developmentally-appropriate activities and curriculum to make the most out of the time that your child spends with us.  We follow the requirements of the state for hiring that include reference checks, criminal background checks with fingerprinting, and education credential verification.  All of our staff members participate in ongoing professional development, including:

  • Training in state and local child care requirements 
  • Training in Indiana's Early Learning Foundations and curriculum development
  • Training in First Aid/CPR/Universal Precautions
  • Training in Conscious Discipline
  • Training in other relevant early childhood practices

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Kathryn Singer

Director of Children and Family Ministry

Office: 317-873-3232 (Preschool Office)
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Kathryn Singer came on board as our Director of Preschool in July of 2016 and officially joined the church in December of 2016!   She is excited to be a part of the mission of Christ Lutheran Church and Preschool and is passionate about working with children to ensure they have access to high-quality early childhood programs.  As the Director of Children and Family Ministry, Kathryn will still be the Director of Preschool, but she is also now in charge of Faith Formation events, such as Faith Growers (our Sunday School program), Vacation Bible School, etc.

Kathryn has a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education (grades K-6) from Butler University and has had extensive training in both Special Education and Spanish.  She has eight years of teaching experience, primarily in early childhood, and has also taught kindergarten and second grade in charter, private, and faith-based organizations.  She has also had two years of director experience now.  In addition to her ten years of experience in planning and implementing developmentally-appropriate activities, Kathryn also brings her experience in coordinating family and volunteer activities, and she brings five years of experience with the rules and regulations set forth by state licensing, Paths to Quality, and various accreditation organizations.

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Jessie Pike

Administrative Assistant

Office: 317-873-3232 (Preschool Office)
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Jessie has a Master's degree in Early Childhood from Ball State University.  She has 9 years of teaching and administrative experience in early childhood programs and has a passion for working with young children and creating safe, loving, and family-friendly environments.  In her free time, she enjoys reading, spending time with friends and family, and hosting game nights.

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Anne Lyons

Toddler 1 Class Teacher

Office: 317-873-3232 (Preschool Office)
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Anne has a Bachelor's degree from Butler University.  She has been married 30 years and has two young adult children and a sweet German Shepherd named Toffee.  She likes to spend time with her family, read mystery novels, and travel. 

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Jill Stanley

Toddler 1 Class Teacher

Office: 317-873-3232 (Preschool Office)
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Jill has a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education, as well as Middle School Spanish and Math endorsements, from Butler University.  She also has several graduate hours in Effective Teaching and Leadership.  After 12 years of teaching middle school Spanish, Jill started a family and became a stay at home mom to her two young children.  She is excited to return to teaching and to work in the toddler classroom.  In her spare time, Jill loves to play with her children, read, bike, and go hiking.  She is also an avid Butler basketball fan.

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Diana Heiss

2/3's Class Teacher

Office: 317-873-3232 (Preschool Office)
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Heather Kwiecinski

2/3's Class and Developmental Teacher

Office: 317-873-3232 (Preschool Office)
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Heather is fairly new to the Zionsville community, but has absolutely fallen in love with the area!  She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary and Special Education (K-6) from St. Joseph's College in small town Rensselaer, IN.  Heather has 6 years of teaching experience including nursery age to middle school students.  She has gone through several courses and trainings in areas more specifically geared toward students with special needs, such as Autism and Emotional or Learning Disabilities.  She has also been intensely trained in crisis interventions and behavioral management. 

In addition, Heather is a mom of a toddler herself.  She is an avid Disney fan who loves spending time with her family and traveling to take her daughter to pageants and gymnastics.  After being a stay at home mom for a short while, Heather looks forward to teaching little kiddos once again.

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Kim Kelly

3/4's Class Teacher

Office: 317-873-3232 (Preschool Office)
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Kim has a Bachelor of Science degree in Consumer Affairs and Business Administration from Eastern Illinois University.  After working 10 years in the insurance industry, she turned her talents and time to the children's ministries at her former parish in Wisconsin.  She taught in several capacities and then served as the Director of Christian Education.  Kim has received her Child Development Associate (CDA) degree from Ivy Tech.  In her spare time, she loves to read, play guitar, ride horses, and spend time with family.

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Desiree Woodruff

3/4's Class Teacher

Office: 317-873-3232 (Preschool Office)
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Desiree has a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Ohio State University with 11 hours of graduate school in Early Childhood Education.  She taught for several years in the PACT for West Central Illinois program before having children.   She has 4 children:   one at Ball State, a senior and a freshman at ZCHS, and a 5th grader at ZMS.  In her spare time, she enjoys reading and scrapbooking.

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Jamie Roehlk

Pre-Kindergarten Class Teacher

Office: 317-873-3232 (Preschool Office)
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Wendy Svenstrup

Pre-Kindergarten Class Teacher

Office: 317-873-3232 (Preschool Office)
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Wendy has a BS in Physical Education and Health (K-12) from Indiana State University.  She has taught in several preschools, including sixteen years at St. Mary’s Preschool in Lafayette, IN.  While at St. Mary’s, she introduced and taught the Zoophonics program, (for sound-recognition of letters leading to pre-reading).  She uses this curriculum, along with the Christ-centered curriculum here at CLC Preschool now.  She has also had several of her teaching ideas published in the premiere journal for preschool educators, The Mailbox Magazine.