Our teachers and staff are chosen for their high moral standards, stability, and their desire to work with and nurture children. They are participating members in their churches, and are spiritually dedicated to teaching about God, His world, and His Son, Jesus.

All of our lead teachers have college degrees and a special interest in early childhood development. Our staff members are CPR-certified and have attended basic first-aid training. In addition, all staff members attend regular training and sessions to enhance their teaching abilities.





Barb Smith

Preschool Director 

Barb received her Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Indiana University and is a Certified Public Accountant. She also holds a Masters of Science in Education degree with endorsements in Preschool and K-6 Education. Barb and her family have been members of PCC since 1995, and has been the PCC Preschool Director since the school began in 2003.


Karen Guess

Preschool Teacher/Assistant Preschool Director

Karen has been an early childhood educator for over 30 years.  Karen holds degrees in Child Development from Indiana State University and in Early Childhood Education from St. Mary-of-the-Woods College.  She is licensed in both pre-kindergarten and Kindergarten education and has worked with young children in a variety of public and independent school settings.  Karen joined the Preschool staff in 2013 when she and her husband moved to the area.



Jamie Thomas

Prekindergarten Teacher

Jamie graduated from Butler University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and worked with grades K-5 in Pike Township. Jamie and her family are active members in their church.  Jamie joined the Preschool staff in 2007. 

Abigail Carter

Prekindergarten Teacher 


Abigail graduated from Hanover College in 2004 with a BS degree in Elementary Education and Sociology.  She taught full-day kindergarten for 9 years in Carmel Clay Schools.  Abigail joined the Preschool staff in 2014.  She and her husband have been PCC members for many years and live in Plainfield with their son, Dane.  In her free time she enjoys reading, cooking and family trips to the beach.


Dawn Hetzler

Prekindergarten Teacher 

Dawn holds a degree in Early Childhood Education and has spent her entire professional career in this field.  She has worked with children in a variety of settings, from being a Bible Class Teacher, Preschool Teacher, Kid's Club Director, to her favorite, being a Mommy.  Dawn and her husband have two children and are active members of their church.  Dawn joined the Preschool staff in 2015.


  Megan Westrick

Preschool Teacher

Megan graduated from Marian University in 2008 with a BS degree in Education. She is licensed in K-12 art, science, and social studies.  She taught middle school science for Mooresville Schools for five years.  Megan grew up at PCC.  She lives in Mooresville with her husband Kyle, son Cole and daughter Sydney.  Megan began teaching at PCC Preschool in 2015.


Amy Hacker

Mom's Day Out Teacher

Amy attended Ivy Tech State College and received her Certificate as a Nursing Assistant in 1993. Amy and her family have been a part of PCC since 1999 and in 2003, she started serving as a part of the  PCC Preschool staff.  Amy also works as a Patient Support Technician at Community South Hospital.   

 Stacy Greening

Mom's Day Out Teacher