Preschool Staff

Shawna Clark, CDA, Associate, Bachelor's: School Director

Hi.  I have been working in Early Childhood Education since 2000.  I like assisting families and working with everyone who is part of Trinity Lutheran Church and Tree of Life Preschool.

I enjoy reading when I have time. My all-time favorite thing to do with my free time is to spend it with my family. 

Please come see me and visit Tree of Life if you are seeking a great Christian preschool for your infant through VPK children.

Jessica Garcia, CDA:  Infant Teacher

Hi!  Although I was born in Hot Springs, AR, I was raised in Bradenton. 

What I like best about being in child care is being able to watch our children grow and achieve many milestones. Their smiles always remind me why I love my job as a teacher.

Jamie Corriea, DCF hours:  Teacher of 1 Year Olds


Dana Ciancio, DCF hours:  Teacher of 2 Year Olds


Kelly Crews, CDA, Associate,  Director: Teacher of 3 Year Olds and Assistant School Director  
Kim Monroe, CDA, Associate, Director:  VPK Teacher


Hi. I am excited to be VPK teacher here at Tree of Life. I have been teaching preschool for 30 years and have worked with all ages.

My family and I have lived in Bradenton and attended Trinity Lutheran Church for many years.





What's Happening at Trinity...
You are invited to join our multi-generational activities:
  • July 31st    J-O-Y  -- scripture, songs, high's & low's and crafts
  • August 7th    Filling Back-to-School bags for Just for Girls' students
  • August 14th    Faith Formation Planning for fall and winter
  • August 21st    Chaplain Cliff brings the Dead Sea Scrolls to life
  • August 28th    Our Luther Rock campers will tell us about their week at the "Alternate" ELCA Youth Gathering in North Carolina. Plan to hear what Heath, Lily, Riley, Tanner and Amanda share about their faith-filled and fun adventure! 

Your financial gifts make it possible for us to continue to serve our neighbors' needs through our numerous ministries.  DONATE HERE to send a secure contribution electronically.  Thank you.

It's already time for our students to start returning to classes!  Note these opportunities to help us assist our ministry partners:

Our quilters made book bags for the students at Just for Girls and we will fill those with school supplies on Sunday, August 7th, 10am.  

With Thrivent's support, we're purchasing back packs for our Migrant children served at Beth-El Farmworker Ministry, and the needed back to school items for the children at Prine Elementary, just blocks from Trinity. 

To help us complete our funding of these projects, we invite you to mark your monetary gift: “Back-to-School”.  You may also make a secure gift onlineThank you!

Prayer List updated 8/11/22:  use this link. To add or remove names, click [More].

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