Meet Our Staff

  Meet Our Staff  
Meet Miss Chloe Doble!

Miss Doble graduated from Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota with a degree in early childhood and is a Minnesota state licensed early childhood teacher. She was assigned to our Early Childhood Center in May of 2020 to be our lead teacher. This is her first year teaching, but she has been dreaming of being a teacher to young children since she was a little girl herself. She has worked at various daycares and centers during the summers prior to graduating in May of 2020. Miss Doble has enjoyed each and every day with her first preschool class. She says it is amazing to see how much they grow and learn each and every day and to look back at their first day and see the drastic difference in their cognitive, physical, emotional, social, and most importantly, spiritual growth!

Miss Doble is reading to a big group of preschoolers during our after-school care program. 
Meet Miss Sarah Zander!

Miss Sarah has been with the Early Childhood Center since the fall of 2013 when the preschool program expanded into a full day program.  She is the preschool director, an assistant teacher for the preschool first and second year classes and also for the afterschool program.  Miss Sarah says that there are far too many things that bring joy to her on a daily basis to recount them all.  However, some of her most favorite ones are hearing one child tell another child about a Bible story they learned about weeks ago, or seeing the children interact with each other using the respect and manners on which we have been working.  Coming back to the children day after day and seeing them grow cognitively, physically, and spiritually in a Christian environment makes you feel good about the influence you have in a child’s life.  Miss Sarah has been impressed with the vast differences between a three and four-year-old and how you have different expectations for them. The children are growing and changing so much within a couple months’ time.  Each child develops different skills at different times and they each need that special attention each day by themselves to help them develop. She is so happy that she can be a part of that.
 
Miss Sarah is helping a preschooler (Anna) with her cognitive skills through a memory game. Spending one on one time with a child is very important and not to mention that they love to have their own time with the teachers. 
Meet Mrs. Lacey Timm!

Mrs. Timm has been teaching in early childhood in our WELS parochial schools for 8 years. She started at Samuel Lutheran when the program expanded to full time in 2013 and taught through June of 2017.  She was offered and accepted a position as the director/teacher at her home church St. John's Lutheran Church/Preschool in May of 2017. After 14 amazing years of God's grace and support of which Lacey taught 3 years St John's church council decided due to lower enrollment in the preschool and minimal 3-5 year old's in the congregation to close the school. In the Summer of 2020 she was then asked to return to Samuel Lutheran and was ecstatic at the opportunity to be with staff at Samuel and help in the growth & development of Jesus' precious little lambs. She believe that children are a gift from God and feels blessed to be able to teach them about their Savior and meet their needs spiritually, academically and socially!

Mrs. Timm is playing a matching game with a few of our preschoolers in after-school care.