Director of Preschool
Jennifer Strickler leads our team!
Jennifer Strickler is dedicated to the Early Childhood profession. She is a graduate of James Madison University where she received both her Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s of Arts in Teaching. She taught Kindergarten and First Grade in Shenandoah County for 7 years before taking a position as Assistant Director of a daycare and preschool in Strasburg, VA where she also taught the Pre-K class. Jennifer joined the Grace Lutheran Preschool staff in August of 2015 as Executive Director. She is a longtime member of the Virginia Association for the Education of Young Children (VAAEYC) currently serving on the executive board and works to support regional early childhood educators in the founding of and leadership within the Apple Valley Chapter of VAAEYC that represents the City of Winchester, and Counties of Clarke, Frederick, Shenandoah, and Warren. Jennifer is currently a Doctoral student in Early Childhood Education at George Mason University. She enjoys working with young children and watching them learn and grow with smiles!