Jeri Baucom, Early Learning Program Teacher
- Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, University of Missouri-St. Louis
- Zion Lutheran School, St. Charles, MO, 2004 – present
There is a host of challenges that children face from 18 months to 3 years old. I LOVE this age! Even though some believe this to be the TERRIBLE TWOS. I truly believe it should be called the Tremendously terrific (sometimes) terrifying twos. The amount of change and growth I see in the (sometimes) two years I have with these little people is truly amazing!
Joy Schenck, Early Learning Program Teacher
Bachelor of Science in Education, Harris-Stowe State University
- McKinley Elementary School Normandy, Normandy MO, 1979-1985
- Farm Preschool CO-OP, St. Charles MO, 1985-1991
- Sylvan Learning Center, St. Charles MO, 1985-2001
- Zion Lutheran School, St. Charles, MO, 2009-present
Tracy Oswald, Half-day Preschool Teacher
- Bachelor of Science: Early Childhood Education, Southeast MO State University
- Teaching Certification: Early Childhood Education, University of MO-St Louis
- Master of Education: Elementary Education, University of MO- St Louis
- St Louis Children’s Hospital:St Louis, MO 1992
- Barnes-Jewish Hospital:St Louis, MO 1992-1998
- St Louis Public Schools: St Louis, MO:1998-1999
- Parkway Early Childhood Center: Chesterfield, MO 200-2004
- Zion Lutheran School: St Charles, MO 2010-present
Ashley Cooper, Half Day Preschool Teacher
- Bachelor Degree In Elementary Education K-6 and Early Childhood Education, West Virginia State University
- Special School District of St Louis, 2005-2012
- Zion Lutheran School St. Charles, MO, 2022
I love teaching preschool because every day is a new adventure. I have an excuse to read stories, sing about letters, create, and use my imagination everyday all while teaching young minds to learn and grow.
Michelle Linneman, Full Day Preschool Teacher
- Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education, University of Missouri-St.Louis
- Bachelor of Science in Accounting, University of Missouri-St. Louis
- Masters of Science in Special Education, Northwest Missouri State University
- Zion Lutheran School, teacher’s aide 2011-present
Preschool is always an adventure!
Andrea Lohman, Full Day Preschool Teacher
- Bachelor or Arts in Education, Concordia University, River Forest, Illinois
- Master of Education, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington
- Education Specialist, Webster University, Webster Groves, Missouri
- Zion Lutheran, Hinsdale, Illinois 1983-1987
- St. Paul Lutheran-Canfield, Chicago, Illinois 1987-1989
- Glendale Lutheran, Glendale, Missouri 1996-2004
- St. Paul’s Lutheran Early Childhood Center 2004-2010
- Other public/private schools, St. Louis, Missouri 2011-2015
- Zion Lutheran, St. Charles, Missouri 2016-present
Teaching children about Jesus is my greatest joy. I love for children to learn about Jesus’ neverending love for them. I also enjoy engaging in conversations with them. During this time, I learn how incredibly insightful they are.
Stephanie Mudd, Full Day Preschool
- Bachelor of Science in Education, concentration in Mathematics, Southeast Missouri State University
- Zion Lutheran, St. Charles, MO, 2014-present
Preschoolers are simply FUN, you never know what might happen in one school day! It is so amazing to see the youngest of learners grow socially, emotionally, spiritually, and physically as they learn through play.
Megan Rouland, Full Day Preschool Teacher
- Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, Concordia University, Ann Arbor, MI
- Holy Cross Lutheran Church and School Collinsville, IL, 2001-2003
- Word of Life Lutheran School St. Louis, MO, 2004-2005
- Child of God Lutheran Church and School St. Peters, 2005-2007
- Zion Lutheran School St. Charles, 2015-present
I believe the work we do with young children is so important. Fred Rogers once said “Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.” As an early childhood teacher I get to witness that serious learning. I get to nurture the curiosity in each child. I have the opportunity to cultivate that sense of wonder that carries on as they grow! And at Zion, I am so blessed to teach our youngest learners about the love of Jesus and how they can share that same love with everyone they meet.
Heather Horn, Full Day Preschool Teacher
- Mermac Community College -Early Childhood Degree emphasis in Special Ed
- Meadows Parkway Special Ed. St Charles, MO 2002-2003
- Zion Lutheran School 2011-present
I have always wanted to be a teacher and being a preschool teacher is my dream job. Preschoolers give the best hugs and their excitement about life and all that surrounds them make my heart so happy. The innocence of a preschooler is a constant reminder there is good in the world and that it truly is the little things in life that make us happy. Working in preschool allows you to see all the good God has created as these little ones grow and learn on a daily basis and if anything you can use glitter in preschool and no one questions why!
Becky Reed, Kindergarten Teacher
- Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Concordia University, Seward, NE
- Master in Early Childhood Education, Concordia University, Seward, NE
- Zion Lutheran School, St. Charles, MO Kindergarten 2001-present
Ever since I have started my teaching career, I have taught kindergarten. I love watching my kindergartners pure joy for learning. Their laughs, smiles, and warm hugs brighten my day and remind me to enjoy the simple things in life. I am truly blessed to call Zion my family and watch my kindergartners grow throughout their time here at Zion.
Holly Aslin, Kindergarten Teacher
- Bachelor of Science in Child Development- Central Methodist University
- Masters of Eduction- Central Methodist University
- St. Louis Community College Florissant Valley Child Development Center 2003- 2015
- Zion Lutheran School Kindergarten Teacher 2018- Present
I love Kindergarten and this grade has always been the grade I wanted to teach since I was a little girl. It is rewarding to see children grow in their love for school and the love for Jesus. The excitement they have each day and the comments they express about their day brings joy and happiness to keep me motivated.