THIRD CITY Christian Preschool Staff

Connie - TCCPS Director & Teacher Monday thru Thursday 4&5's 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 - TCCPS Director & Teacher Monday thru Thursday 4&5's

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.

Annette - Monday thru Thursday 4&5's and TWTH pm 4&5's Teacher Aide 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 TCCPS staff and help teach the children.


Annette - Monday thru Thursday 4&5's and TWTH pm 4&5's Teacher Aide

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 TCCPS staff and help teach the children.

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 TCCPS 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 TCCPS since 2009.

Paula - 3's Teacher Aide Paula was raised in Kearney and started attending Third City Christian Church in 2004 when she moved to Grand Island. Paula and her husband, Ryan, are blessed with raising two wonderful boys. Paula grew up with nine older siblings giving her the opportunity to watch her younger nieces and nephews which in turn instilled a love for helping children grow and learn. One of Paula's favorite parts of working with children is getting to watch the excitement and joy that comes with new experiences and knowledge.  

Paula - 3's Teacher Aide

Paula was raised in Kearney and started attending Third City Christian Church in 2004 when she moved to Grand Island. Paula and her husband, Ryan, are blessed with raising two wonderful boys. Paula grew up with nine older siblings giving her the opportunity to watch her younger nieces and nephews which in turn instilled a love for helping children grow and learn. One of Paula's favorite parts of working with children is getting to watch the excitement and joy that comes with new experiences and knowledge.
 

Jessica - Teacher for T/Th am 3's, MWF 4&5's, TWTH pm 4&5'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 TCCPS 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/TCCPS staff.


Jessica - Teacher for T/Th am 3's, MWF 4&5's, TWTH pm 4&5'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 TCCPS 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/TCCPS staff.

Jessica - T/TH am 3's, MWF 4&5's Teacher Aide I grew up attending Third City and recently graduated from the University of Nebraska-Kearney with a degree in Family Studies. Helping children to grow and develop has always been a passion of mine and I've been blessed to have the opportunity to work with children of all ages. I'm so excited to be part of this wonderful team and be able to show these children the love of Christ!  

Jessica - T/TH am 3's, MWF 4&5's Teacher Aide

I grew up attending Third City and recently graduated from the University of Nebraska-Kearney with a degree in Family Studies. Helping children to grow and develop has always been a passion of mine and I've been blessed to have the opportunity to work with children of all ages. I'm so excited to be part of this wonderful team and be able to show these children the love of Christ!
 

Coree - Monday thru Friday am 5's PreK Teacher 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 TCCPS 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 - Monday thru Friday am 5's PreK Teacher

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 TCCPS 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.

Patty -  Monday thru Friday am 5's PreK Teacher Aide 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 -  Monday thru Friday am 5's PreK Teacher Aide

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.

Kelly - MWF 4&5's and T/TH 4&5's Teacher Kelly Flebbe has over 20 years of experience working with children, and has been employed at Third City Christian Church since 2013. Working at our preschool and in the CONNECT program has furthered her knowledge and skills in early childhood education and development. In addition to academics, Kelly strives to teach children that with God "...all things are possible" (Matt. 19:26). Kelly cares deeply and whole-heartedly about children and our ministry to exemplify and teach Jesus's love to all. Kelly is a native of Grand Island, and shares her life with her husband and daughter.   

Kelly - MWF 4&5's and T/TH 4&5's Teacher

Kelly Flebbe has over 20 years of experience working with children, and has been employed at Third City Christian Church since 2013. Working at our preschool and in the CONNECT program has furthered her knowledge and skills in early childhood education and development. In addition to academics, Kelly strives to teach children that with God "...all things are possible" (Matt. 19:26). Kelly cares deeply and whole-heartedly about children and our ministry to exemplify and teach Jesus's love to all. Kelly is a native of Grand Island, and shares her life with her husband and daughter. 
 

Wanda - MWF 4&5's Teacher Aide Wanda grew up on a farm outside of Giltner, NE. She graduated with a BA in Elementary Education K-8 from Hastings College.  She has worked with kids at various capacities most of her life.  She and her husband Ken have 3 grown children, 2 in high school and 2 grandchildren.  This is her first year at the preschool and she really enjoys the kids and staff.  

Wanda - MWF 4&5's Teacher Aide

Wanda grew up on a farm outside of Giltner, NE. She graduated with a BA in Elementary Education K-8 from Hastings College.  She has worked with kids at various capacities most of her life.  She and her husband Ken have 3 grown children, 2 in high school and 2 grandchildren.  This is her first year at the preschool and she really enjoys the kids and staff.
 

Kaitie - T/TH 4&5's Teacher Aide Kaitie is from Grand Island. She completed her first 2 years of college at Central Community College and is now attending UNK for her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. She has worked at Connect at Third City Christian Church for over 3 years. Kaitie has a passion for working with children and for teaching them new things. She is very excited to join the preschool ministry at Third City as a teacher aide.  

Kaitie - T/TH 4&5's Teacher Aide

Kaitie is from Grand Island. She completed her first 2 years of college at Central Community College and is now attending UNK for her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. She has worked at Connect at Third City Christian Church for over 3 years. Kaitie has a passion for working with children and for teaching them new things. She is very excited to join the preschool ministry at Third City as a teacher aide.