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Heritage Tree Preschool Staff

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Brooke Hunger

Director, Heritage Tree Preschool

Jennifer Montey

Jennifer Montey

Assistant Director, Heritage Tree Preschool

Jennifer is our Assistant Director. She has been teaching in preschool settings for over 20 years, and she loves getting to plan our early childhood curriculum. She has four boys, and she and her family love the Texas Stars and Aggie Football!! They live in Leander with their two German Shepherds.

Mary Ellen Williams

Mary-Ellen Williams

Classroom Assistant & Specials

Mary Ellen  is our Classroom Assistant and Specials teacher. She has had many years of experience in a variety of school environments which has given her experience to confidently step into a classroom or provide creative movement for our children. Her Bachelor’s degree is in Home Economics Education, and her coursework in Elementary Education enhances working with the young child. She loves all animals, but especially cats – initials have been MEW her whole life. She enjoys gardening, cooking/baking, sewing, refinishing/repurposing items, drawing and art.

Evelin Cabot

Evelin Cabot

Teacher (Owls)

Evelin is our lead 18-23 month Teacher and this is her fourth year teaching in our program. She and her family of 5 love playing board games and live in Leander. She loves teaching little ones and watching them grow.

Shi King

Shinae King

Assistant Teacher (OWLS)

Shinae is our 18-23 month Assistant Teacher. She is known by many as the child whisper. This is due to her strong intuitive connection with children of all ages. She is college bound to grow her skills in child development. She mostly spends her free time still assisting in child care helping out with her nieces and nephew; the loves her of life.

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Lexi Wagner

Teacher (Busy Bees)

Lexi teaches our two-year-olds class. She has been working in childcare settings for over five years and loves seeing the world through the wonder of little ones’ eyes. Lexi enjoys playing fiddle, photography, and traveling with her husband and two children.

Racheal Whittington

Rachael Whittington

Teacher (Butterflies)

Racheal is our three-year-old class Teacher. She has been married to her husband for 15 years. They’re a blended family with five kids (three adult kids). She has been teaching preschool for over 10 years. Racheal enjoys the beach and hanging out with friends. In the fall, you can catch her cheering for her sons who play football.

Claudia Conine-Rios

Claudia Conine-Rios

AssisTANT Teacher (Butterflies)

Claudia  is our three-year-old class Assistant Teacher. She and her husband and daughter have lived in Leander since 2002. She likes all kinds of crafts and loves to learn new ones as well. Claudia likes working with the children because she feels she can learn so much from them and they can surprise her by the little things they say.

Audra Jezewski

Audra Jezewski

Teacher (Monkeys)

Audra is our Pre-K Teacher. She graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Anthropology. Audra has been with our program for over seven years and this will be her fourth year with the Pre-K class. She lives in Georgetown with her husband and daughter. When she does have free time, she can usually be found in the kitchen baking up some yummy treats for family and friends.

Kara Fulkes

Kara Fulkes

Assistant Teacher (Monkeys)

Kara is our Pre-K Assistant Teacher. She is a born and raised Leander girl. She started working at Leander United Methodist Church as a sub in 2012 when her son was a student in the Mother’s Day Out program, and she loved it so much, she signed on as an assistant teacher the next school year. She is an animal lover and loves to go on road trips with her husband and son.

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