Our Kids Christian Preschool Staff

Connie - OKCP Director & Teacher Connie was born in Nelson, NE. She attended Nebraska Christian College where she met her husband Jason. They moved to Grand Island in 1997. Their family has been blessed with two children, Joshua and Cailey. Connie has taught at the preschool since the preschool began. She has an Associate degree in Accounting and an Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood degree. She loves teaching the children that Jesus loves them and how to pray. It is exciting to see the joy on their face as they learn something new.


Connie - OKCP Director & Teacher

Connie was born in Nelson, NE. She attended Nebraska Christian College where she met her husband Jason. They moved to Grand Island in 1997. Their family has been blessed with two children, Joshua and Cailey. Connie has taught at the preschool since the preschool began. She has an Associate degree in Accounting and an Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood degree. She loves teaching the children that Jesus loves them and how to pray. It is exciting to see the joy on their face as they learn something new.

Sandy - Teacher Aide for T/TH 4 & 5s Sandy is a native of Grand Island. My husband and I have 2 sons and 6 grandchildren. Sandy has a Teacher’s degree from Hastings College and a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from UNL. Sandy is a retired teacher who taught for 34 years. She loves working with children and feels blessed to be a part of Our Kids Christian Preschool.


Sandy - Teacher Aide for T/TH 4 & 5s

Sandy is a native of Grand Island. My husband and I have 2 sons and 6 grandchildren. Sandy has a Teacher’s degree from Hastings College and a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from UNL. Sandy is a retired teacher who taught for 34 years. She loves working with children and feels blessed to be a part of Our Kids Christian Preschool.

Kimberly - Teacher for M/W/F, T/TH, T-TH PM 4s & 5s Kimberly is a native of Kansas City and graduated from the University of Kansas. She has lived in Grand Island since 2001 and has been a member of TCCC since 2002. She has been on the staff of Our Kids Christian Preschool since 2012. Kimberly loves working with young children and feels blessed to be a part of such a great preschool staff. Kimberly is married with three children, Gabrielle, Noah and Ethan and spends her free time enjoying all of their activities.


Kimberly - Teacher for M/W/F, T/TH, T-TH PM 4s & 5s

Kimberly is a native of Kansas City and graduated from the University of Kansas. She has lived in Grand Island since 2001 and has been a member of TCCC since 2002. She has been on the staff of Our Kids Christian Preschool since 2012. Kimberly loves working with young children and feels blessed to be a part of such a great preschool staff. Kimberly is married with three children, Gabrielle, Noah and Ethan and spends her free time enjoying all of their activities.

Cindy - Teacher for 3s Cindy is a native Nebraskan, raised in St. Paul. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from UNK. Cindy has lived in Grand Island for many years. Cindy and her husband Bill have 2 grown children and 3 children still at home. They also have triplet sons waiting for them in heaven. Cindy and Bill also have 2 grandsons. Cindy feels blessed to have the opportunity to share the love of Jesus with the preschool children. She has been the 3 year old teacher at OKCP since 2009.


Cindy - Teacher for 3s

Cindy is a native Nebraskan, raised in St. Paul. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from UNK. Cindy has lived in Grand Island for many years. Cindy and her husband Bill have 2 grown children and 3 children still at home. They also have triplet sons waiting for them in heaven. Cindy and Bill also have 2 grandsons. Cindy feels blessed to have the opportunity to share the love of Jesus with the preschool children. She has been the 3 year old teacher at OKCP since 2009.

Jessica - Teacher for MWF 4&5's & T/TH AM 3's Jessica was born and raised in Lincoln, NE. Jessica and her husband have attended Third City Christian since she moved to the Grand Island area in 2013. She has worked at OKCP as a Teacher Aide for the past 2 years and is excited to continue her journey as lead teacher.  She loves teaching the kids about Jesus, watching them grow throughout the school year, and loves the opportunity to work with the wonderful Third City/OKCP staff.


Jessica - Teacher for MWF 4&5's & T/TH AM 3's

Jessica was born and raised in Lincoln, NE. Jessica and her husband have attended Third City Christian since she moved to the Grand Island area in 2013. She has worked at OKCP as a Teacher Aide for the past 2 years and is excited to continue her journey as lead teacher.  She loves teaching the kids about Jesus, watching them grow throughout the school year, and loves the opportunity to work with the wonderful Third City/OKCP staff.

Patty - Teacher Aide M-F AM Patty grew up in Minnesota and Iowa.  She and her husband moved to Nebraska and started a family, which now includes two sons and one grandson. Patty began working with the preschool in March of 2003. She also works for Connect After School and has since it began. Patty feels blessed to work with both programs.


Patty - Teacher Aide M-F AM

Patty grew up in Minnesota and Iowa.  She and her husband moved to Nebraska and started a family, which now includes two sons and one grandson. Patty began working with the preschool in March of 2003. She also works for Connect After School and has since it began. Patty feels blessed to work with both programs.

Brittany - Teacher Aide M-TH PM Brittany was born and raised in Grand Island, Nebraska with her family which includes her parents and one older sister who is married. She earned her Associates degree in Early Childhood Education from Central Community College. Before working at Our Kids Christian Preschool, Brittany served five years on the staff of Connect, Third City Christian Church’s after school program. Brittany loves and enjoys working with younger children because she loves helping them succeed in their learning.


Brittany - Teacher Aide M-TH PM

Brittany was born and raised in Grand Island, Nebraska with her family which includes her parents and one older sister who is married. She earned her Associates degree in Early Childhood Education from Central Community College. Before working at Our Kids Christian Preschool, Brittany served five years on the staff of Connect, Third City Christian Church’s after school program. Brittany loves and enjoys working with younger children because she loves helping them succeed in their learning.

Coree - Teacher for M-F AM 5s Coree is a California native, but has lived in Grand Island since 1999. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from California State University San Marcos, and did post graduate work in education at Chapman University. Coree and her family have been members of TCCC since 2001, and she has served as a teacher for OKCP since 2008. Two of Coree’s favorite aspects of working with preschoolers is having the opportunity to share Jesus’ love with her students on a daily basis, and experiencing the joy and curiosity the children bring to each day.


Coree - Teacher for M-F AM 5s

Coree is a California native, but has lived in Grand Island since 1999. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from California State University San Marcos, and did post graduate work in education at Chapman University. Coree and her family have been members of TCCC since 2001, and she has served as a teacher for OKCP since 2008. Two of Coree’s favorite aspects of working with preschoolers is having the opportunity to share Jesus’ love with her students on a daily basis, and experiencing the joy and curiosity the children bring to each day.

Annette - Teacher Aide for M-TH AM 4 & 5s Annette is a native of Grand Island. Annette and her husband, Jason, have 4 children. She graduated from UNL with a Bachelor of Science in Human Resources and Family Sciences. She began with the preschool staff in the fall of 2014, after her youngest went to Kindergarten. She enjoys photography, scrapbooking and life with her family on their small farm. Annette feels blessed to be a part of the OKCP staff and help teach the children.


Annette - Teacher Aide for M-TH AM 4 & 5s

Annette is a native of Grand Island. Annette and her husband, Jason, have 4 children. She graduated from UNL with a Bachelor of Science in Human Resources and Family Sciences. She began with the preschool staff in the fall of 2014, after her youngest went to Kindergarten. She enjoys photography, scrapbooking and life with her family on their small farm. Annette feels blessed to be a part of the OKCP staff and help teach the children.

Kaylene - Teacher Aide for M-W-F 4 & 5s Kaylene is originally from Portland, Oregon. She first moved here in 2008 and has been here permanently since 2012. Kaylene and her husband Sam, have three children – Tristan, Braeden and Isabelle. All three of Kaylene’s children have attended Our Kids Christian Preschool. She loves working for the preschool and with the preschool children.


Kaylene - Teacher Aide for M-W-F 4 & 5s

Kaylene is originally from Portland, Oregon. She first moved here in 2008 and has been here permanently since 2012. Kaylene and her husband Sam, have three children – Tristan, Braeden and Isabelle. All three of Kaylene’s children have attended Our Kids Christian Preschool. She loves working for the preschool and with the preschool children.