Preschool Staff

Shawna Clark, Director

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

When I was graduated from Bayshore High, I knew I wanted to work with young children. I attended Tallahassee Community College online because I had two children at home. Before becoming a Preschool Director, my favorite age to teach was one year olds. There is something special about that age that brings joy into my career.

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, Infant Teacher

Hi!

Although I was born in Hot Springs, AR, I was raised in Bradenton. I have an Early Childhood Development Associates Degree.

I'm very adventurous and enjoy trying new things.

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.

Jessica Smith, Teacher of 1 Year Olds

 

Lisa Brandt, Teacher of 2 Year Olds

Hello!

I'm Lisa!  I am mother to two amazing children and another one soon!

I have an Early Childhood Development Certificate. I began to work at Tree of Life in September, 2016, and I love it!  The two year olds are my passion. We have lots of fun on a daily basis. I try to help parents potty train their child, once she or he joins my classroom. My focus is to teach all of them the 10 Christian values every child should know.

I look forward to working with you and your child.

Kim Monroe, Teacher of 3 and 4 Year Olds

Hi. I am so excited to be teaching the 3's and 4's here at Tree of Life. I have an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education and have been teaching preschool for 29 years. I've worked with all ages.

I am married. Shawn and I have a son and a daughter. Tim graduated college in 2019, and Amber is in college. We have lived in Bradenton and attended Trinity Lutheran Church for many years.

I love to have fun with my class. I'm always keeping them busy - whether it's with art, music, science, or, my favorite - circle and storytime! 

Thank you to the Trinity folks who come to read to our classes. The students really enjoy the attention!

Heather Scheible, VPK Lead Teacher

Hi, I'm Heather Scheible. I've been on staff since we opened in 1990. I'm from Ohio and moved to Bradenton in 1986. I graduated from the South College of Florida with my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Development.

What you might not know is that people say my mother and I look, act, and sound alike. When I was younger, that would drive me nuts. Now I love hearing that! In my spare time I enjoy reading and taking childcare classes. I teach VPK and it seems each year there are changes to rules and ideas. Classes offer new or alternative ways to teach. I think it is important for me and the children to keep learning so I can make it fun for them.  

I also strive to get to know my students' families. Being comfortable with the parents / guardians is important to help each child grow and learn to get them ready for "big school." 

I love the atmosphere of a smaller preschool with a Christian focus. Trinity's members are a warm and loving group of people!


       

 

What's Happening at Trinity...

This year's meeting is a “hybrid” event. You may attend online on Zoom, or you may join us outdoors following our 9am worship - either in your car or sitting distanced on the lawn.

To join us on Zoom:   https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2121403712

Meeting ID: 212 140 3712 

To join by telephone:  312-626-6799  or  646-558-8656


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Book Study:  Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life
By Tish Harrison Warren
Join us for our study to obtain a fresh perspective on where God is showing up in our everyday lives. Vicar Jeanette leads this book study on: Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life by Tish Harrison WarrenYou can find the book on most book-selling sites, including Amazon and Barnes & Noble. If you need help purchasing the book, please contact the church office by phone or email. Join Vicar Jeanette for this book study, Sundays at 4pm. 

For Sunday, January 17th, please read chapters 3 and 4.

The ZOOM link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85607268677 . 
Meeting ID — 856 0726 8677.


COFFEE HOUR, Sundays, 10-10:50am.  
Come join in for coffee hour on Sundays to connect with others and share in the love of community!   The Meeting ID is 867 7887 8149. The link to Zoom is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86778878149   To call in: 646-558-8656  or  301-715-8592; Meeting ID: 867 7887 8149.

FJT - Following Jesus Together via Zoom: Tuesdays, 2pm and 7pm.
FJT Groups meet over Zoom with Pastor Bobbie or Vicar Jeanette.  Plan to join in.  
The Scripture and discussion questions for Tuesday, January 12th are available here.

There will be two sessions each Tuesday in January:
2pm - Join URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81850412212
The meeting ID is 818 5041 2212.   
7pm - Join URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82404994846 

The meeting ID is 824 0499 4846
 
To call in for FJT at 2pm OR 7pm: dial 646-558-8656  or  301-715-8592, then enter the meeting ID number shown above and then hit the pound key (#).  Your identity can be any number followed by the pound key (#) again.  [Example: 5#, 545#]

Prayer List updated 1/14/2021

To access the names of those for whom we received prayer requests, use this link.

To add names to this list, please contact the church office at 941-747-3081 or email TrinityLutheranSecretary@gmail.com


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