Preschool 4

Teacher Name: Kathy Shannon

Education: Studied Child Development at Texas State University

First Year at Zion: 1990

Classes Taught / Currently Teaching at Zion:  Kathy has worked as the Parent's Day Out Director and Preschool 3 Assistant, and is currently the Preschool 4 Teacher.

Brief Biography: Kathy and her husband Danny have been members of Zion Lutheran Church for over 30 years. They have four children who all attended school at Zion from preschool age. After serving Zion as the Director of the Parent's Day Out program for five years, Kathy took time off to raise her children, but stayed involved in many volunteer positions in the church and school. During the time away from Zion Kathy trained and taught in the children's ministry of Bible Study Fellowship for eight years. She returned to full time work at Zion in 2005 in the preschool 3 class. Teaching little ones about Jesus and His love for them has always been Kathy's passion and she feels extremely blessed to be able to do so for the children at Zion Lutheran School.

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Teacher Name: Kristen Erixon 

Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Early Childhood Education endorsement in Special Education and concentration in Theology from Concordia University in Chicago, IL

First Year at Zion: 2012

Classes Taught / Currently Teaching at Zion:  Kristen has taught Preschool 4 year olds since she came to Zion in 2012.

Brief Biography: Kristen was born and raised in Jacksonville, IL. She graduated from Concordia University Chicago in May of 2012, and received her first Call here to Zion. Aside from teaching preschool, Kristen also enjoys playing and coaching volleyball, appreciating music of all kinds, and traveling to visit family and friends.