- 05/25 - Worship Services 8 & 10:30 TS & ABC 9:15
- 05/29 - Chapel 8:30 AM
- 06/01 - Worship Services 8 & 10:30 TS & ABC 9:15
- Now Hiring: Preschool Teacher (Mornings) Elementary Teacher (Full Time) Kitchen Manager After-School Extended Care Aide(s)
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Enrollment for the 2013-2014 School Year has begun.
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Two-Year Old Classroom now OPEN!!! Call 843-1001 for more info.
Faculty and Staff
Karen Mitchell - Director
Mrs. Karen Mitchell returns to HTLS after three years of retirement from the Director position (HTLS School Director from 1995-2009). She considers it a joy to step back into this role. "Sharing God's love with the children, their families and the staff continues to give my life purpose," Mrs. Mitchell says. She looks forward to getting to know HTLS' current students and families, as well as staying in touch with former students and parents.
Mrs. Mitchell has her B.S. in Elementary Education from Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas. She taught in Kansas City and St. Louis, MO. She and her husband, Cliff (retired from General Motors), have been married for 45 years and have 3 sons and 5 grandchildren.
Dianne Martin - Preschool Director
Mrs. Martin attended Kentucky Wesleyan College where she attained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education and was a Cum Laude graduate in Religion and Physical Education with a minor in Recreation. She has a Master of Arts degree in Education from Western Kentucky University. She also has a Rank I Masters degree in Early Childhood Education from WKU. Mrs. Martin has taught preschool for 5 years.
Katherine Alagna - Preschool 3
Ms. Alagna comes to us from Faith United Methodist Church where she currently serves as the Youth Pastor. Her experience with children extends over a 10 year period from early babysitting thru Girl Scouts, serving as a Nanny and teaching in daycare settings. She completed her state required orientation and has also done training in “Keeping Kids Safe”, “Children’s Emotional Well Being” and the United Methodist Safe Sanctuaries. She is contemplating further studies in Early Childhood now that she has completed her associates in Medical Assisting at KCTCS.
Heather Faxon - Preschool 4
Ms. Faxon is a graduate of Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. She majored in Child Studies and minored in Family Studies. She completed her internship at The Center for Courageous Kids where she worked with children suffering from chronic, life-threatening diseases. Ms. Faxon has her Master's Degree in
Early Childhood Education.
Katie Fritz - Kindergarten
Mrs. Fritz graduated from Concordia, Chicago in May of 2011 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Art Specialty. She did her student teaching at St. Andrew's Lutheran School in Park Ridge, IL where she instructed classes in a variety of subjects in a multicultural setting, designed interdisciplinary units, incorporated technology into lessons using Skype, Google maps, and computer activities, and facilitated an Outdoor Education class with Lutheran Outdoor Ministries. Mrs. Fritz has also volunteered as a tutor, small group leader, and teacher assistant at several different elementary schools in Illinois. Katie is certified to teach K-9.
Melissa Mitchell - First/Second Grade
Mrs. Melissa Mitchell is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with minors in Language Lit, Sciences, and Art. Melissa taught in California for 2 years before moving to Detroit where she taught for another 2.5 years. She then took time off to raise her three children. Mrs. Mitchell is certified to teach K-5 (and 6-8 self contained).
Deedy Whittamore - Fourth/Fifth Grade
Ms. Whittamore has attended Coker College, Western Kentucky University, and Eastern Kentucky University. She has a Bachelor's of Sciene degree with a minor in Physical Education and a Master's Degree in Elementary Education. She has 35 years of teaching experience and is certified in Kentucky for grades K-8. Ms. Whittamore taught 4th grade for 7 years at Breckenridge Elementary in Lexington, KY, 5-6th grade for 3 years at Waco Elementary in Richmond, KY, and 4th grade for 20 years at Warren Elementary in Bowling Green, KY.
Kevin Lester--5th/6th Grade
Mr. Lester earned his undergraduate degree from Western Kentucky University in English and Religious Studies. He spent two years teaching English and Geography to 4th and 5th Graders in Shanghai, China. Mr. Lester worked as a Special Education Teacher's Aide for two years at H.F. Moss Middle school in Bowling Green, Kentucky where he also spent one semester working as an ESL Teacher's Aide. He received his Masters of Arts in Teaching from Liberty University and is certified to teach both in Virginia and Kentucky.
Leanna Andrews - Librarian
Mrs. Jill Willis - Art
Juanita Linhardt - Preschool Aide - 4 year olds
Stacie Gleichauf--Kindergarten Aide
Jennifer Upton - Physical Education
Sarah Ricciardi - Admissions Counselor