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Spring 2015 Parent Survey Results

Class Schedule

  • 7:15 - 8:30 AM
    Early Extended Hours
  • 8:30 - Noon
    Class Time
  • Noon - 5:30 PM
    Late Extended Hours

Bethel Lutheran Preschool

4221 Boonville Road, Bryan

2017-18 Preschool Staff

We are very blessed to have a wonderful staff at our preschool again this year and we would like to briefly introduce them to you. The teachers are dedicated, hard working and truly enjoy teaching young children. They love the Lord and share this love with the children every day. Many of them you will see around our church as they attend Bethel and participate in other church activities. We invite you to stop by and see the preschool classrooms and the children. It is great to hear the daily excitement of the children as they work, play and learn in our preschool!

Teachers Support Staff
Preschool Director
Debbie Sadler is the Director of our preschool. Debbie taught preschool for five years before she became the director at Lord of Life Lutheran Child Development Center in Corpus Christi, where she was the director for nine years. Before helping to start the preschool here at Bethel, she was the director at Holy Cross Lutheran Learning Center in College Station for seven years. She and her husband, Mike, have two grown sons and 3 grandchildren.
Katie Bentley returns this year to work in the preschool office as the Preschool Assistant. She is a great support and help to Debbie and the preschool. Katie is married to Michael. They have two children, Lydia and Jonathan, and are active members of Bethel.
Julie Mack is the teacher again this year for our younger 2 Year Old Class. She has over 20 years of experience teaching in several preschools in the Bryan and College Station area. Her husband is Todd and they have one daughter, Ferrell.
Corinne Kornegay is team-teaching the older 2's Class this year. Corinne is teaching Monday/Wednesday/Friday and Mrs. Laura is teaching Tuesday/Thursdays. She has many years of experience teaching preschoolers. She is married to Kevin and they have two sons, Noah and Shepard.
Laura Winkler is the older 2's class teacher on Tuesday/Thursday. She was a public school teacher before their family moved to College Station. We are very glad to have her return as she has taught for us before taking time off to have their youngest daughter. She is married to Kyle and they have three daughters.
LaRee Rodriguez is our younger 3's class teacher. She has experience teaching in the public school area in San Antonio area. LaRee is a great help to us last year in our afternoon program and we are delighted to have her as a classroom teacher this year. She is married to Phillip. LaRee loves cooking and taking their dog for long walks.
Debbie Owens has joined our teaching staff as the teacher of our second 3 Year Old Class. She recently retired after many years of teaching in the public schools. We are so glad to have her as part of our team. She is married to Tim and they have two grown children and 4 grandchildren.
Judy Dunn is one of our two Pre K Class teachers. Judy is retired from teaching in the public schools and has 30 years of experience teaching 1st grade and Kindergarten. Judy is an active member of Bethel and is married to Jimmy. They have two grown sons and two granddaughters.
Sarah Rogers is teaching our second Pre K Class again this year. Sarah has experience teaching in public school before moving here from Arkansas. She is married to Jason and they have one daughter, Allie.
Support Staff
Katja Mathis is our great floater and helps where she is needed in all of the classes. Before Katja moved here with her husband, Bob, she worked in Germany for 13 years with preschool-age children and adults with special needs. They have one son, Paul.
Amy Perkins is our teacher's aide for the two Pre K classes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. We welcome her to our staff this year and appreciate her wonderful help. She is married to Justin and they have one daughter, Abigail. They are active members of Bethel.
Jimmie Thompson is our aide for the 3 year old preschool classes on Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays. We are delighted to have her help again this year. She is an active member of Bethel and has come back out of retirement as she loves working with children.
Brooke Anderson is attending Blinn and her major is pre-veterinary biology. She will be working in our Extended Care program in the afternoons. Her hobbies are photography and writing.
Emily Bard returns again this year as our teacher's aide for the 2's class and Extended Care in the afternoons on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. She is a special education major at Blinn and is a member of Bethel.
Melissa Benitez is a student at A&M with a double major in Civil Engineering and Education. Her hobby is dancing.
Abbie Carson is a sophomore at A&M. She is an education major and wants to become a Special Education teacher. She is working with our 3 year olds in the afternoons and her hobby is golf.
Natalie Gazda is a sophomore at A&M majoring in education. Natalie enjoys playing the guitar and writing poetry.
Hannah Hildebrandt is a freshman at A&M with an Allied Heath major. Hannah is a member of Bethel and enjoys singing.
Sara Love is a sophomore education major at Texas A&M and she is from Houston. She loves to watch movies and play with kids. She joins us this spring in the afternoon care for the 4 year old classes
Mackenzie Rakowitz is attending Blinn for the nursing program. She works with the 3 year olds every afternoon in our Extended Care program. Mackenzie likes to paint and read.
Olivia Reynolds is a junior at A&M and her major is Ag Leadership and Development. Her hobby is showing her miniature horses.
Kristen Royder is a teacher's aide for the 2's and 4's this spring. She is passionate for Jesus, loves being with family, hiking and shopping. She is married to Trevor, they have 2 children Kaylee and Jaxton, and are active members of Bethel.
Erica Shugart works with the children in our Extended Care program several afternoons a week. She is married to Jonathan and is mom to little Blake. Erica also teaches at a dance studio.
Maddie Shugart is an Education major at Blinn. She loves working with kids, being around family and friends, she also loves to ride horses and 4-wheelers. She is working with our 2 and 3 year old classes in the afternoons.
Melisa Thane comes to us with lots of experience teaching preschool age children. She is helping in several different classrooms as a teacher's aide and in the afternoons. She is also our sub and helps wherever she is needed. She is married to Darrin and one of her granddaughters attends our preschool.
Julianna White is a sophomore education major at A&M. She is passionate about working with children.

Bethel Lutheran Preschool -- Education in a Christian Environment