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 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 2014 when she and her husband moved to the area.

 

 

 

Jamie Thomas

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

 

 

 

     Jamie graduated from Butler University with a Bachelor's 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

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

 

 

 

     Abigail graduated from Hanover College in 2004 with a Bachelor's of Science 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, family trips to the beach.

 

 

 

 

Dawn Hetzler

Pre-Kindergarten 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 Bachelor's of Science degree in Education. She is a 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.

 

 

 

  


A
my Hacker

Mom's Day Out Teacher

 

 

 

     Amy is currently continuing her education at Ivy-Tech State College. She started her nursing career in 1992 and began serving as a member of the Preschool staff in 2003. Amy and her husband Austin are active members at PCC, along with their children. Amy currently serves as a worship leader for Preschool Praise on Sundays, as well as a department leader for Vacation Bible School.

 

 


 


Stacey Greening

Mom's Day Out Teacher

 

 

 

     Stacey attended St. Leo University before going into the US Air Force in 2000. She continues to serve in the Air Guard as a Master Sergeant. Stacey and her husband Thomas live in Avon with their five children. She has been a member of PCC since 2008 and serves as a sponsor with the middle school girls at Pier 14. Stacey joined the Preschool in 2011.