Little Lambs Teaching Team

We choose our staff carefully insuring that they are child-centered, creative, flexible, loving and are sensitive to all children’s needs. We provide them with on-going professional training in child development, safety practices, age-appropriate activities, positive self-esteem and other information as deemed necessary.

  • JOANNA PURKISS

    Preschool Director

    email: JPURKISS@KNOWINGJESUS.ORG

    I am honored to be a part of the amazing Little Lambs community. Both of my children attended preschool at Little Lambs and had a wonderful experience. I received my degree in early childhood development from Michigan State, and I have a masters in education from University of Michigan. My family and I enjoy all things MSU, playing/watching sports, traveling up north, and spending time together outdoors. I look forward to working with your family! 

  • Carly Herold

    preschool Teacher

    EMAIL:  CHEROLD@KNOWINGJESUS.RG

    I'm so happy and excited to be a part of your child's preschool experience!  I enjoy spending time with my husband, two boys and being active outdoors. 

    Carly joined our team in September 2017. 

  • STACeY BATTERSON

    PRESCHOOL ASSISTANT

    EMAIL:  SBATTERSON@KNOWINGJESUS.ORG

    I have a husband, Chris and two beautiful children, Bryn and Gemma.  When I am not working, I love to go to the park or shop with my family.  I look forward to working with you, getting to know your children, and helping them succeed.

  • JODIE FLYNN

    Preschool TEACHER

    EMAIL: JFLYNN@KNOWINGJESUS.ORG

    Hello, My name is Jodie Flynn. I am so excited to be part of the Little Lambs team this year. I just sent my youngest of 4 children off to kindergarten this year so I am getting back into my own classroom after being home with them. 

    Before I had children of my own, I taught preschool for 11 years and I am delighted to be teaching again!

  • AMY IDE

    PRESCHOOL ASSISTANT

    EMAIL:  AIDE@KNOWINGJESUS.ORG

    I live in Haslett with my husband, 3 kids, and 2 dogs.  We are a very active bunch!  I received my degree from Michigan State University.  I feel so fortunate and excited to be a part of Little Lambs and work with your amazing preschoolers!

  • Heidi misaras

    preschool TEACHER

    Email: hmisaras@knowingjesus.org

    I love being a part of the Little Lambs staff and working with all the amazing preschoolers. I live in Haslett with my husband, two boys, and two dogs. We keep busy with our kids sports schedules, enjoying the outdoors, and having family time. I received my degree from Michigan State University and have enjoyed teaching preschoolers all the way up to high schoolers. I feel so fortunate that I can be a part of your child’s preschool experience.

  • Michelle Thorp

    Preschool Assistant

    EMAIL: mthorp@knowingjesus.org

    Hi, I’m Michelle Thorp and I am excited to work with your preschooler! My family and I attend St. Luke Church and we love it. In my free time, I enjoy the outdoors and crafting. I am also a huge Spartan fan – Go Green! 

  • Lu Ann Wicker

    PRESCHOOL Teacher

    email: lwicker@knowingjesus.org


    I have been married to my Haslett High School sweetheart, Roger for over 45 years. We have two grown children and three grandchildren. I ran a Day Care out of my house for 35 years and have worked in Day Care Centers for years. I am a member of St. Luke Church and I love working with children and their families. 


      

  • Kristy WOLFE

    PRESCHOOL ASSISTANT

    EMAIL: KWOLFE@KnowingJesus.org

    I am a Haslett resident and enjoy spending time with my husband and four children. They keep us busy with sports and various activities. I am excited to be a part of the Little Lambs staff and look forward to working with the preschoolers.