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.

Cory Kunkel, 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.

Alyssa Cosby, 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!

Kristina Felipe, Floater  

       

 

What's Happening at Trinity...

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Chef Darrell's Delicious Pulled Pork & Apple-Cranberry Slaw:
Drive Thru pick up at church from 4:30-6pm
This fundraiser will help us meet our commitment to sponsor Julliana as she seeks asylum.
      Place your orders by August 17th - by phone to the Church Office - 941-747-3081 (please leave message) - or by email: trinitylutheransecretary@gmail.com. Please indicate how many meals you wish to pick up, and your form of payment with your order: mailed, dropped at church, or e-giving online at our website: www.tlcbradenton.com.

      Suggested donation is $20 per meal. Quantities are limited.


We continue our annual projects in our community. Our quilters make book bags for the students at Just for Girls, and we purchase the school supplies with your gifts. 

With Thrivent's support, we purchase 150 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. 

We invite you to participate in these projects. Please mark your monetary gift: “Back-to-School”.  Thank you!


Join Pastor Bobbie and Vicar Roger for Trinity's book study on How to Fight Racism: Courageous Christianity and the Journey Toward Racial Justice by Jemar Tisby. Gather in person at church or on Zoom, Sundays at 4pm.  Our study August 8th is on Chapter 8.   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.


ZOOM in for coffee the first Sunday of each month and connect with our faith community - both near and far! Invite others to get to know Trinity folks and about our ministry!   Our next Coffee Hour is Sunday, September 5th, 10am.    The Meeting ID is 867 7887 8149.  Here's the Zoom link.  To call in: 646-558-8656  or  301-715-8592. Meeting ID: 867 7887 8149.


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