- Jean WhismanPreschool Director
Since 2012 as Preschool Director, Jean leads the staff at Faith Lutheran Preschool in helping to build a foundation of curiosity, hope and love for every student in a Christian environment. As a staff they make sure each child reaches their fullest potential, not just academically, but physically, socially, emotionally, creatively, and spiritually areas as well.
Originally from Virginia, Jean moved to Colorado in 2003 with her husband and two sons. Baseball is a large part of their lives, both as spectators and players. Jean left behind a career in business in order to purse her dream of working with children. With a degree in both Business and Early Childhood, her passion is to really make a difference in children’s lives and provide them with the necessary skills to develop into successful adults.
- Denise CooperPre-Kindergarten Teacher
Denise joined the staff at Faith Lutheran Preschool in 2005. She has an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education as well as a Director's Certification. She is married and has 2 sons, the youngest attended FLP for 2 years. During that time she loved the love, joy and faith-based academics present in the preschool. Denise loves working with children and looks forward to start building a foundation with your child.
- Leslie FarmerJunior Kindergarten Teacher
Leslie has been at Faith Lutheran Preschool since 2009 and has lived in Colorado for most of her life. Prior to working at FLP, Leslie was a substitute teacher at her children’s school and has taught in many areas of children’s ministry. When she is not teaching kids, Leslie enjoys reading, walking her dogs, baking and spending time with her family. She truly enjoys working with young children and appreciates their enthusiasm for learning and their creativity.
- Sandy VegaTeacher Assistant & Lunch Bunch Teacher
Sandy has worked at Faith Lutheran Preschool since 2005. She has a wonderful husband and 4 adult children. Sandy’s love is to see how her family serves Jesus and love others with God. Her favorite verse to pray is Psalm 91.
- Jody CroomAssistant Teacher
Jody is not only a Colorado native, but grew up in Castle Rock and attended Douglas County High School. Her husband is with the Castle Rock Fire Department and they have 3 young adult boys. Jody has a Bachelor’s degree in Business from Fort Lewis and received a teaching certificate from Metro State. She looks forward each school year to getting to know and connect with the children.
- Jeannie ReddanLunch Bunch
Jeannie joined the staff of Faith Lutheran Preschool in 2018 after all 3 of her children attended preschool here. She is originally from Houston Texas and moved to Colorado in 2005. Jeannie spends a lot of her time volunteering at her childrens’ current school and watching them pursue their love of sports. Her passion is helping others and Jeannie is excited to help the young children of FLP through their first experiences of school by using the word of God.
- Julie TaylorAssistant Teacher
Julie is originally from northern California and moved to Colorado in 2008 with her husband. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Cal Poly and her teaching credential and M.A. in Education at Chapman University. She taught elementary school before becoming a stay at home mom for her 3 kids, all of whom attended FLP. Along with Julie’s love of teaching, she enjoys hiking, paddleboarding, reading, skiing and spending time with her family.
- Kelly BrownPreschool Teacher
Kelly has a degree in Early Childhood Education and over 20 years teaching experience. She is originally from Indiana and moved to Colorado shortly after college. Kelly has 3 young adult children and enjoys spending time outside, playing games, traveling and reading. She loves teaching preschool and connecting with the children, connecting and having fun while learning is what teaching is all about!
- Suzanne KennyPreschool Teacher
Suzanne graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Child Development. She and her husband moved to Colorado in 2012 with their 5 children. She and her family are very active and love sports and being outside. Suzanne was a swimmer growing up and has a passion for teaching swimming to all ages. She has worked in preschool, religious education, substitute taught and home-schooled her own children.
- Anne BehAssistant Teacher
Anne is originally from Nebraska (Go Big Red!), and graduated from the University of Nebraska with a Bachelor of Science degree in Fashion Design. After college she lived in Dallas, Texas before moving to Colorado in 1994. Anne and her husband have 2 teenagers. She joined the staff of Faith Lutheran Preschool in 2013 after many years of experience teaching in children’s ministry programs and other child care centers. Anne loves working with the preschoolers and sharing her joy and faith with them
- Tania NorbyTeacher
Tania grew up in Colorado and attended Colorado State University; she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies, with a focus in Early Childhood Development. Much of her “career” was spent as a stay-at-home mom to her four children, who are now young adults. Tania has worked with young children in many capacities--as a Sunday school teacher, teacher/assistant director at a child care center, in-home child care provider, foster mom, and nanny. Her biggest joy is sharing God’s love with little ones. In her free time, Tania enjoys reading, cooking, camping, playing games with her family, and serving as a mentor mom with MOPS.
- Angela HeynAssistant Teacher
Angela is joining the staff of FLP this year and is very excited to meet you and your children. She is married and has four wonderful kids, the two youngest of whom attended FLP. She has a bachelor’s degree in social work and sociology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a master’s in social work from the University of Maryland. She also has an associate’s degree in early childhood education. Originally from Maryland, she has also lived in Texas and Paris, France and taught at schools in all three places. Angela is involved in the children’s ministry at her church and loves traveling, cooking, skiing, and being outdoors with her family.
- Heidi BradleyAssistant Teacher
Heidi is a Castle Rock native and is married to her Douglas County High School sweetheart. They have two children in middle school and a variety of pets. Heidi enjoys taking walks, making crafts, traveling, and camping with her family. She has always had a passion for working with young children, as an elementary school teacher, substitute teacher, Bible study preschool teacher, and Vacation Bible School storyteller. She is excited to share the same love, joy, and faith-based learning with her students that her own children were blessed to experience at Faith Lutheran Preschool many years ago!
- Kathy McCurdyPre Kindergarten Teacher
Kathy is excited to be joining the team at Faith Lutheran Preschool! She is a Colorado Native and lives two houses down from where she grew up, so she has not ventured very far! She has been married to her husband Rodney for 20 years and have three amazing big kiddos, Michael (19), Samantha (18), and Marcus (14). In her spare time, she loves to garden, cook, play games, and explore our amazing state! She does not have any cats and dogs, however, they have 2 ducks, a ball python, turtle, leopard gecko, bearded dragon, chinchilla, and a scorpion. (yes, a real one)
She has been teaching Early Childhood Education for the past 21 years, with a few breaks to stay at home with her own children. She holds her CDA and she is continuing her education in ECE and to obtain her director's certificate. Teaching ECE is her true passion and calling. She loves to support and serve each child’s and family's journey through this amazing time in life. You will often see her “singing”, dancing or down on the ground in the child’s world! She feels that each child is unique, amazing, and a true blessing!
- Lindsay BraggTeacher
Lindsay is a Colorado Native and lives in beautiful Castle Rock with her husband and 2 growing, school-age kids. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Colorado Christian University. With 10 years of working with young children, she joins Faith Lutheran Preschool with thankfulness and a love for children. Her passion is to build a solid foundation in each child by teaching them a love for Jesus and others. When she's not teaching young children, Lindsay enjoys spending time with family and friends, the outdoors, coffee shops, and a good book or movie anytime!
- Leah WalkerAssistant Teacher
Leah loves Jesus and serves Him every day. She has been married to a wonderful guy for 26 years. They moved from Arizona to Colorado 24 years ago. God has blessed them with 4 biological kids, 2 are recently married and 2 are serving in the United States Air Force. They have also adopted 4 children through being a foster home here in Colorado. She has worked in the education field for about 15 years. She looks forward to getting back into the preschool, faith-based setting. She is thankful for this opportunity and look forward to growing and serving within the Faith community.
- Nancy ZakAssistant Teacher
Nancy is originally from Illinois and moved to Colorado in 1990. She and her native Colorado husband have 4 children. Nancy loves working with preschool children as a teacher in Sunday School, VBS, and Bible study preschool teacher. She loves spending time with her family, playing a variety of sports and reading.
Nancy is so thankful to get a chance to be part of the Faith Lutheran Preschool family!
- Sheila StoneFinancial Secretary
Sheila joined Faith Lutheran Church staff in January 2013 and manages all of the finances for both the Church and Preschool. Her responsibilities include processing all donations, tuition payments, payroll, and accounts payable. She has a wide array of talents and managerial skills which lead her to overseeing special projects and working to establish best practices within the office. On top of all of this, Sheila also serves as a liaison for all maintenance personnel.
Sheila is a Colorado native and enjoys spending time and making memories with her 3 children. She loves the outdoors - biking, hiking, camping, and gardening. She is thankful to be a part of Faith Lutheran Church and Preschool!
- Joy PowersAdministrative Assistant
Joy is the Administrative Assistant for Faith Lutheran and joined the staff in November 2020.
She has over 10 years of Receptionist and Office Manager experience, and as a Southern girl, hospitality is very dear to her heart, so she makes it her goal to ensure everyone she meets feels welcomed and loved. Joy loves serving others with her gifts and talents around the office, in the Church, and in the different communities she is a part of. Joy graduated from Riverview Christian Academy in 2000, married her high school sweetheart in that same year, and they have since had 3 children.
She enjoys reading, sewing, jewelry design, and she loves watching movies, going to car shows and the races with her family.