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.

Renee Fenner, 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.

Cory Kunkel, Teacher of 3  Olds

 

Kim Monroe, VPK Lead Teacher

 

Hi. I am so excited to be teaching VPK here at Tree of Life. I have an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education and have been teaching preschool for 30 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!


       

 

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Our Following Jesus Together (FJT) group studies the scripture for worship the following weekend. We also pray together and we share our lives as followers of Jesus! 

Please find the Scripture for April 15th here.
Use this link to sign in, or from Zoom, choose Meeting ID: 863 8930 4575 for the 1pm session on Thursday afternoons.  Join by phone: (646) 558 8656 or (301) 715 8592.

Trinity's Thrivent Action Team for Beth-El Farmworker Ministry is a fundraiser to help purchase a new semi-electric pallet lifter for $2,700.  Please send your gifts marked "pallet lift" to the church, or through E-Giving.  Thank you for loving and supporting the workers and families who help get food to our tables!

Join Vicar Jeanette's book study on Paul: A Novel, by Walter Wangerin. Gather on Zoom, Sundays at 4pm. The book is available on most book-selling sites, including Amazon and Barnes & Noble. For help purchasing the book, please contact the church office by phone or email.  

For April 18th, come prepared to discuss Part Two.
Use this link to join in. Or from Zoom, choose Meeting ID: 896 2401 8982 for the 4pm session on Sunday afternoons.  Join by phone: (646) 558 8656 or (301) 715 8592.

COFFEE HOUR, Sundays, 10-10:50am, every week. 
Come join in for coffee hour on Sundays to connect with others and share in the love of community!  Invite others to Zoom with us and get to know folks in our faith community as we link up virtually!   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.

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