Our qualified staff is excited to provide Catholic early childhood education in the community. The benefit of a low teacher to student ratio will provide a quality educational experience for the children in our program. Implementing a play based and interactive curriculum that provides children with a balance of child initiated activities and teacher directed activities will be central to the children's development in our preschool. 

Stephanie Adams
Stephanie Adams
Director

My name is Stephanie Adams and I am thrilled to be the director of St. Patrick's Catholic Preschool. I am blessed with 5 children (Cassie, Josh, Caitlin, Olivia and Grant) and a wonderful husband, Skip. I have an elementary education degree with a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. I began my career in the Omaha Catholic Schools as a kindergarten and first grade teacher before taking a leave to be a stay at home mom for several years. I returned to the teaching world after my youngest was born and have since taught preschool in both private and public schools. St. Patrick's is such a vibrant and growing parish and I look forward to sharing God's word with all.
Sheri Calvert
Sheri Calvert
Teacher - Fives & Fours PM 

My name is Sheri Calvert. My husband, Pat, and I have 2 children (20, 15). We have been in the parish for many years. After working as a speech pathologist for OPS, I was able to take time off to be a stay at home mom. During that time, I returned to the working world 7 years ago as a special education and kindergarten paraprofessional at Palisades Elementary and now here. It's exciting to watch God's plan unfold as I love teaching!

Sarah Heinrich
Sarah Heinrich
Teacher - Threes/Fours Teacher

My name is Sarah Heinrich. We have been St. Pat's parishioners for over 17 years. We love Gretna, however made a move a few years ago to Elkhorn. I am married to Ken and have 4 boys and 3 dogs. Our family enjoys the Huskers and the outdoors. I am so excited to teach in the THREES and FOURS classroomss.
Crystal Schroeder
Crystal Schroeder
Teacher - Threes/Fours Teacher

My name is Crystal Schroeder and I am excited to start my second year at the preschool as a Threes/Fours teacher. I have a degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Early Childhood Education. I taught Kindergarten and Early Childhood Exceptional Ed for 7 years but most recently have loved being a stay-at-home mom to our daughters Kara (8) and Khloe (5). My husband Nate and I have been married for 13 years and parishioners for 11 years. We enjoy attending sporting events and traveling to new places. I have served on the Preschool Advisory Board, volunteered on numerous committees and been a preschool parent for the past 6 years. I am looking forward to an exciting year full of learning.
   
Tracy Wegner
Tracy Wegner
Teacher Assistant - Fives

My name is Tracy Wegner. I am a teaching assistant with the Fives class M-F all year. My family has lived in the Gretna area as members of St. Patrick’s parish since 2011. My husband Dan and I have four kids (14, 12, 10, 10) going through elementary, middle school and high school in Gretna Public Schools. Previously I’ve worked in Accounting and Engineering fields. I was very excited at the opportunity to join in at St. Patrick’s preschool during the Spring 2016 semester as it has me working with such great children and faculty. I really look forward to meeting your children in class!

Colleen Eusterwiemann
Colleen Eusterwiemann
Teacher Assistant - Fours

My name is Colleen Eusterwiemann (but the kiddos will refer to me as Mrs. E.). I am a Teaching Assistant for the FOURS class. My husband Russ and I have been part of the St. Patricks family for the past 10 years and have three fantastic children, Claire 12, Adam 10, and Audrey 8. We feel blessed to be part of our vibrant church community; we are involved in bible studies, CCD, St. Gerard's Guild, CHRP and the landscaping committee. In the past I worked at Boys Town for 15 years in a number of positions. I have a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Sociology and a Masters Degree in Public Administration. I am looking forward to a great year in preschool

Paula Penney
Paula Penney
Teacher Assistant - Threes/Fours/Director Assistant

My name is Paula Penney. I will be a teaching assistant with the Threes and Fours classes. I have been a parishioner at St. Patrick’s for 14 years and this is my third year at St. Patrick’s. Two years ago, my husband, Mark, passed away but I was blessed to be married to him for almost 22 years. I have a son (Marek) who is 16 and our dog, Scarlett, completes our family. I look forward to helping your children and the teachers in any way I can to make this a great school year!

Natalie Miles
Natalie Miles
Teacher Assistant - Fours/Tadpoles Teacher

My name is Natalie Miles. I will be the Teacher Assistant in the FOURS class and the Tadpoles Teacher the second semester. My family has been parishioners of St Patrick's for 5 years. My husband Grant and I have 7 year old triplets Peyton, Blake and Hayden who are in first grade at Aspen Creek. We moved to Gretna in 2012. I have had the blessing of staying home with our children until my children started the Fives program. I am currently going back to school to get a teaching degree in Early Childhood Education. In our spare time, we enjoy golfing, Husker Football and of course any activity our kids are currently in. I am excited for the new school year and getting know all the children and their families.

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