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...
Book Study:  Love is the Way: Holding on to Hope in Troubling Times
By Bishop Michael Curry

Beginning November 8th, join Gonzalo Hernandez for this book study. Discussions will take place on Zoom, Sundays at 4pm. You 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.

The ZOOM link:    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85607268677 . 

If you're on Zoom, enter the Meeting ID — 856 0726 8677.

"The way of love is essential for addressing the seemingly insurmountable challenges facing the world today: poverty, racism, selfishness, deep ideological divisions, competing claims to speak for God. This book will lead readers to discover the gifts they need in order to live the way of love: deep reservoirs of hope and resilience, simple wisdom, the discipline of nonviolence, and unshakable regard for human dignity.”


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  or  312-626-6799  or  346-248-7799. You’ll need to know the Meeting ID: 867 7887 8149.

Following Jesus Together (FJT) via Zoom: Tuesdays, 2pm.
FJT Groups meet over Zoom with Pastor Bobbie or Vicar Jeanette.  Plan to join in.  Link is below!

The readings and discussion questions for the 2pm FJT Group meeting Tuesday, October 20th, are here 

2pm FJT Tuesday
Join URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81850412212
Alternatively, if you are on Zoom, you can enter this as your meeting ID:
818 5041 2212

To call in to either Zoom meeting, the numbers are listed below. Enter the meeting ID number and then hit the pound key (#).  Your identity can be any number followed by the pound key (#) again.  [Example: 5#, 545#]

To call in: 
646-558-8656  or  301-715-8592  


Prayer List updated 10/17/2020

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


Watch this site and our Facebook page for updates about all worship opportunities and activities. All were suspended due to the current COVID-19 health crisis.
            Pastor Bobbie and Vicar Jeanette remain available for phone calls, prayers and visits.  You can reach Pastor Bobbie at 941-243-9473 and Vicar Jeanette at 941-301-0691.
            Join with us in praying for all who are fearful and stressed in this time of health crisis, that the One who rose again on Easter will sustain and accompany each of us in this unprecedented journey.

Recent ONLINE Worship Bulletins, YouTube Links and Sermons are now available in the right column of our Worship Online page !


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