Well, hello! It's so good to meet you.
Hi, my name is Kristen Ljung, Director of the Good Shepherd Preschool! I have enjoyed working with all of our families and watching our little ones grow and prepare for their elementary school careers. I have been actively involved in early childhood education since 2009, and worked my way from being a teacher to a Director for one of the largest corporate preschools in the region. Prior to starting with Good Shepherd Preschool, I was home raising my two little ones, and leading a Co-Op Preschool with other families.
Teaching has always been a passion of mine. I hold a Bachelor of Art's degree in Liberal Studies from California State University, Chico. My goal is to create a positive environment for children to grow, and to excite them to learn. While teaching in both elementary and preschool classrooms, I have enjoyed challenging children with curriculum, and finding fun in education.
I felt the call to serve our community, and that call brought me here. I hope to support and grow our preschool for our little learners. I truly enjoy working in early childhood education, and just can't wait to bring my energy and enthusiasm to your family! I am very happy to be a part of Good Shepherd Preschool and can't wait to meet each and every one of you!
Hi, my name is Mallory Schulz, Assistant Director of Good Shepherd Preschool! I started my career in Early Childhood Education in 2005 and I come to Good Shepherd with experience working with children from 2 years old through 6thgrade. I love watching little ones discover new things and learn about the world around them. It is my passion to share my faith in Jesus with the children that I teach and it is truly a blessing for me to be here at Good Shepherd.
I have a BA in Child Development from California State University, Sacramento, and have experience both as a Preschool Teacher and Director. I recently took some time away from the classroom to start a family and am so excited to be back in the field I love!