Staff

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Staff

Our teachers are highly qualified college graduates dedicated to providing our students with an engaging and nurturing environment.  Everyone is committed to the growth and development of the whole child through care, imagination, and exploration.

Every year, our staff attends childhood education workshops to improve their knowledge and skills as early childhood educators.  The staff is also current with CPR and First Aid accreditations as well as emergency preparedness procedures.

Katie Flynn
Katie Flynn

School Director

  • University of Baltimore
    B.S Marketing
  • MD 90-hour preschool certification
Kelly Brooke Christianson
Brooke Christianson

MDE Teacher

  • ECE 90 Hour Certificate
    CCBC
Kate Cullum
Kate Cullum

2s & MDE Teacher

  • Towson University
    B.A Psychology
Lindsay Glorioso
Lindsay Glorioso

3s Teacher

  • University of Lynchburg
    B.S Psychology
  • College of Notre Dame of MD
    M.A Teaching
Terry Grothmann
Terry Grothmann

3s Teacher

  • McDaniel College
    B.A Social Work
Terrill Hasenauer
Terrill Hasenauer

Art Science Teacher

  • Colgate University
    B.A Art/Art History
Dale Kark
Dale Kärk

Curriculum & Materials Volunteer

  • Ferris State University/Ann Arbor
    LPN Nursing
Zuzana LaBuff
Zuzana LaBuff

3s Teacher

  • Matej Bel University, Slovakia
    B.A Business Economics & Management
    M.A Tourism & Hospitality
Amy McConnor
Amy McConnor

4s Teacher

  • Lakeland Community College
    Nursing/Early Childhood
Charlotte Simmons
Charlotte Simmons

4s Teacher & Administrative Assistant

  • West Virginia University
    B.S Elementary/Early Education
Julie Trumbauer
Julie Trumbauer

3s Teacher

  • Frostburg State
    B.A Elementary/Early Childhood Education
  • Johns Hopkins University
    M.A Education
Pre-School Photo

As a working mother of three, dropping off the children with a nanny or daycare was always heart wrenching.  In stark contrast to this were the mornings I took my children to Ascension. They could not wait to get out of the car to be greeted by one of the smiling teachers and head into their class.  Knowing their days would be filled with enriching lessons, fun times with friends and loving teachers alleviated any sadness I felt in leaving them.  For me, Ascension was an invaluable extension of my village. I do not know what I would have done without this wonderful place  - Emily

Mission Statement

Ascension Lutheran Church preschool program provides a nurturing environment addressing the needs of the total child.

Through developmentally appropriate teaching strategies, our instructional program offers age appropriate learning experiences that encourage social, emotional, spiritual, and academic growth.

We strive to establish a framework for further educational success by encouraging creativity, building positive self-images, and fostering a lifelong love of learning.