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Emily Mueller, Preschool Teacher

Teaching experience/ credentials:  I have been at Noah’s Ark Preschool for three years but going back a little further I have a B.S. in Education from the University of North Dakota.  I have been a substitute teacher, a home child care provider, and a stay at home Mom before joining Noah’s Ark Preschool in 2014.

Tell us a little about you…  I love being with my family – my husband Mike, our kids Ben, Caleb, Luke, and Norah, and our dog Sonny.  We enjoy spending time outside especially at the lake, camping trips, digging in the dirt, and playing in the snow.  We also love those quiet moments too and thank Jesus every day for the time we spend with one another!  

My Favorite part of Noah’s Ark: I love being a preschool teacher because each day I get to share the love of Jesus with kids and their families.  I get to read my favorite books, sing songs, play, and enjoy all of the things that make us each so special!  I love the joy and happiness that each child brings to school each day – they are always smiling!  I feel so blessed teaching preschoolers to love learning, love one another, and love Jesus with the same always and forever love that he shows us.

My favorite Bible verse:  Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him.  Psalm 127:3

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Jodie Lachermeier, Preschool Aid
Teaching Experience: I worked as a Kindergarten Para at Northwinds Elementary for a year.  And I was a Recess and Lunchroom para at Discovery Elementary school for a year.  And I have been teaching the 3 year old Sunday School class at St John’s for 11 years.
Tell us a little about you…   I have lived in Buffalo my whole life.  I have been married to my husband Steve for 15 years. I have a 23 year old stepson Zach, and together with my husband we have 2 children (Jordyn our daughter who is 14, and our son Mason who is 12).  I was a stay at home mom up until about 5 years ago.  I love spending time with my family.  One of our favorite things to do is to go camping.  When were not camping were at the soccer field in the summer watching our daughter play Rec soccer.  And the rest of our seasons our spent at the Hockey rink watching our son Mason.  We love our family time..
My Favorite part of Noah’s Ark:  I have been a member of St John’s my whole life.  Both of my children attended Noah’s Ark.  I feel so blessed to be a part of this Amazing preschool.  I love the atmosphere, the faith based learning, the class size, the technology that is used.  But most of all I love the children that I get to work with on a daily basis.  All of the smiles, hugs, stories just melt my heart.  I truly feel like these kids are part of my family.  I love to come to preschool everyday and share the love of Jesus.  To watch how these kids grow and learn from day to day is truly rewarding.  And to top it off I work with an Amazing teacher Emily Mueller and our Awesome director Kelly Thole.  God is Good!!
Favorite Bible Verse:  Luke 1:37 For with God nothing shall be impossible
THOLE, Kelly; Director of Noah's Ark Preschool & Director of Family Ministry          
     
  Kelly Thole
  Noah’s Ark Preschool Director
  kthole@stjohnsbuffalo.org
  763-682-1883