Paula Heil - Preschool / 4K Director
Welcome! My name is Paula Heil and I am the director here at St.
Luke’s Preschool/4k. Reading, crocheting, cooking, baking and
crafting is what I like to do in my spare time. I have been married to
my husband, David for 29 years. My husband and I are actively
involved members of Christian Life Fellowship in Port Edwards. We
have two grown children, Brandon (fiancé Stephanie) and Victoria.
Both of my children have had the privilege of attending St. Luke’s
Preschool/4k. I have also worked as the 4k teacher aide and the
3 year old preschool teacher at St. Luke’s several years ago. I am
very excited to be a part of the preschool team again! I look forward
to serving you and your family here at St. Luke’s Preschool/4k.
It’s going to be a great year!
Amy Jansen - 4K Teacher
My name is Amy Jansen. This will be my 17th year of being
blessed to teach at St. Luke’s. Just to give you a little background
about me, I was raised in the Wisconsin Rapids area. I graduated
from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a Bachelor of
Science in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Reading.
I am happily married to Richard Jansen. We are blessed with three
children: James, Natalie and son-in law, Albert. and Joseph. Our
family is actively involved as members of Rich’s home church,
Faith Reformed, here in Wisconsin Rapids. I look forward to
meeting you and your family and am excited to start another
Shanna Kreutzer - 4K Preschool Aide
Hello, my name is Shanna Kreutzer and I am the Preschool aide for
the 4K class. I fell in love with the St. Luke’s Preschool program
when my eldest child attended the 3’s and 4K classes, and
immediately became involved by joining Lois Circle. I, then, decided
to earn my certification to be an early childhood teacher’s assistant
and am now in my 9th year on the St. Luke’s Preschool Staff.
My husband, Josh, and I grew up together here at St. Luke’s
Church and have been happily married for 15 years. We have 3
children, Kaden, Kayla, and Kendra. I feel so blessed that God has
placed me in this program where I can share His love with your
precious children and be surrounded by their energy and joy.
Cathy McNett - 3’s Teacher
Hello! My name is Cathy McNett. This is my fourth year at St.
Luke’s Preschool/4K as a teacher in the 3’s class. I live in
Wisconsin Rapids. My daughters, Deidre, Melinda, and Danielle live
in Wisconsin and work in the fields of nursing and insurance.
I have a Bachelor’s degree from UW-Platteville and a Master’s
degree from UW-Stevens Point. I have taught elementary school
and reading programs for many years. I enjoy reading biographies,
crafting, playing with my cat, Mickey, and maintaining my home.
I belong to the United Methodist Church in Wisconsin Rapids.
I serve my church as Staff Parish, the Garden Committee, and
Coffee Fellowship. I am looking forward to working with each child in
my classroom this year. I am grateful to have your children joining
me as they grow and learn about how God has made each of us
unique and very special.
Jeannette Hoffman - 3’s Teacher’s Aide
Greetings! My name is Jeannette Hoffman and I will be working
alongside Mrs. McNett as a new teacher’s aide in the M/W 3k
classroom this year. I was born and raised in Green Bay. I moved
here 16 years ago to attend Mid-State Technical College & then
earned my bachelor’s degree from UW-Stevens Point. Wisconsin
Rapids has since been my home. My husband Joe and I truly
believe this is a wonderful community to raise our two growing
boys, Eli and Oliver. I am looking forward to seeing how your
children learn and grow this year and to the opportunities God
allows to make positive impact in their lives. As well, I hope to have
many opportunities to get to know each family as I interact with you
throughout the year.
Lacey Peck - 3’s Teacher’s Aide
My name is Lacey Peck. This will be my first year as 3 year old
preschool teacher’s aide. I was a stay at home mom for just over
5 years, after my second child was born. Now that my youngest
starts 4K this year, I am excited to be the aide in the
Tuesday/Thursday class! My husband Eben and I have been
married for 8 years. We have 3 children, Elyxa, Dexten, and
Mattyx. In my spare time I enjoy being outdoors, running, riding
four wheelers, fishing, and most of spending time with my family.
I am so grateful to start my first year here at St. Luke’s with your