(Lead Teacher) Angela will be serving as the lead teacher this year year in the afternoon 4-5 year old class. Angela and her husband Matt have 2 boys, Ben (19) and JT (10). Angela has experience working with children as a nurse for a pediatrician in a family practice clinic as well as teaching Sunday School, and volunteering in elementary schools. Angela is thankful for the opportunity to serve children at Orchard Hill Church Preschool again this year!
(Director & Lead Teacher) Christie has attended Orchard Hill Church with her family for 16 years. She and her husband live in Waterloo with their kids, Micah (5) and Hazel (3 months). Christie graduated from UNI in 2012 with a degree in Early Childhood Education and has 5 years of experience teaching in the Early Childhood field. Along with directing, Christie will be teaching the Monday, Wednesday & Friday AM 4-5 year old class and one of the Tuesday and Thursday 3-4 year old classes. One of her greatest joys in teaching is sharing with her students how deep and unwavering their Father's love is for them.
(Associate Teacher) Kristin Sjolander graduated from Pittsburg State University (Kansas) with a degree in Early/Late Childhood Education in 2011. She recently moved to Cedar Falls from Kansas with her husband, Kurt, and son, Joseph. For the past 5 years, Kristin has been a stay-at-home mom, but as of last year began teaching at the preschool level. She enjoys reading, crafting, and playing outdoors with her family and their dog. Kristin is very excited to be working with preschoolers again, and hopes to have a wonderful year with them! Kristin will be working with Mrs. Dunkerton in the MTThF 4-5 year old class and Mrs. Roberts in the T/Th 3-4 year old class.
(Associate Teacher) Cindy will be serving as Christie's associate this year in the morning 4-5 year old class, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Cindy, her husband Rod and daughter Anna(14) have been attending Orchard Hill Church for 2 years. Cindy has experience working with children in a church setting and volunteering in church youth programs. Cindy is grateful God has given her the opportunity to serve at Orchard Hill Church Preschool this year!
(Lead Teacher) Dena has been teaching preschool here at OHCP since 2009. She has been a member of Orchard Hill Church for over 17 years. Dena grew up in Cedar Falls and graduated from UNI. She now lives in Dike with her husband, Brad. They have 2 adult children; Lizzy, who attends Wartburg and Connor, who attends UNI. Dena is honored to teach at OHCP. Preschool is one of her favorite places to be and she loves working with preschoolers! Dena will serve as lead teacher in the 3-4 year old Monday and Wednesday class, as well as the lead teacher for one of the 3-4 year old classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
(Associate Teacher) Terri will be serving as Dena's associate this year in the 3-4 year old class on Mondays and Wednesdays along with her 3-4 year old class on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Terri and her husband Don have been members of Orchard Hill Church for over 25 years. They have 3 children and 6 grandchildren. Terri has provided daycare for her grandchildren for 8 years and before that she was an associate at River Hills School. Terri is very excited that God has given her this opportunity and is eager to show His love to the preschool children. Terri has served at our preschool since 2010.