Christie Roberts: (Director & Lead Teacher) Christie has attended Orchard Hill Church with her family for 13 years. She and her husband live in Waterloo with their 2 year old son, Micah, and their cat, Penny. 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. One of her greatest joys in teaching is sharing with her students how deep and unwavering their Father's love is for them.
(Lead Teacher) Dena has been a member of Orchard Hill Church for 15 years. She has a B.S. in Leisure Services and nine years of preschool experience. Dena's favorite role is being the mother to Lizzy (18) and Connor (16). She has greatly enjoyed the experiences she has had in preschool in the public school system and loves to be able to be in a Christian setting at Orchard Hill. Dena will serve as the 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 for the 2014-2015 school year. Dena has served at our preschool since 2009.
(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 20 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.
(Lead Teacher) Beth has a BA from Wartburg College in English and Secondary Education and taught two years in public education before staying home full time with her children. She has been involved in children's ministry at her previous church for several years serving as both an educator with her husband, Jason, and as director of nursery. She has truly enjoyed watching God open the doors to serve at OHCP first as an associate and now as a lead teacher. She will serve as the lead teacher in the 4-5 year old class Monday through Friday afternoons. This will be Beth's third year of service at our preschool.
(Associate Teacher) Angela will be serving as Beth's associate this year in the afternoon 4-5 year old class, Monday through Friday. Angela and her husband Matt have 2 boys, Ben (14) and JT (5). 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 this year!
(Associate Teacher) Amber will be serving as the associate teacher for both Christie Roberts in the Monday, Wednesday, Friday 4-5 year class and Maggie Dickerson in the Tuesday, Thursday 3-4 year old class. Amber is 21 years old and has three years experience as a preschool associate teacher at KidQuest in Aplington. She is very passionate about working with this age group and loves not only spending time with the children at school but watching them learn and grow throughout the year! Amber is very excited to see how God works in both her and the students at her first year at Orchard Hill Church Preschool.
(Lead Teacher): Maggie is in her first year at Orchard Hill Preschool as the lead teacher for the Tuesday & Thursday 3/4 year old classroom. Maggie and her husband Kerry and two sons Mark (5) and Luke (1) live in Cedar Falls. Education is a second career for Maggie as she graduated from Fort Hays State University in 2013 with a degree in Elementary Education and has spent the past two years working in a number of educational settings here in the Cedar Valley. OCHP Maggie is excited to combine her passion for children, learning and faith into her classroom this year.