Aimee Taylor: Mrs. Aimee Taylor has been our Assistant Director since 2019 and is dedicated to supporting our teaching staff and assisting children in the classrooms. She brings a wealth of classroom experience to her position after teaching preschoolers at Grace for over fifteen years. Prior to her role as teacher, she was an assistant teacher. Aimee currently serves as Treasurer for the Apple Valley Chapter of the Virginia Association for the Education of Young Children (VAAEYC). She enjoys reading to children and allowing them to interact with the stories. Best of all, she loves watching young children achieve those wonderful “ah ha” moments!
Phelicia Beachley: Mrs. Beachley lives in Winchester with my husband and three daughters. In 2011 I was looking for a Christian preschool for my youngest (two-year-old) daughter. One of my friends recommended Grace Lutheran Preschool. From the beginning I knew we were in the right place, my daughter loved to go to school. My daughter completed three years at Grace Lutheran and was well prepared for Kindergarten. In 2014 I started substituting at GLP and in 2015 accepted a full-time assistant position. I love my job working with the children. It’s rewarding to see the educational and social growth in each child and the self-pride they gain with each accomplishment.
Berni Sisler: Mrs. Sisler has been part of our Preschool family for over six years as an instructional aide and as a teacher. She loves children and watching them learn new material. Her own eight children attended Grace Preschool and she fell in love with the educational experience and opportunities for the children.
Kathy Reed: Ms. Kathy is a 25+ year veteran of the Grace Lutheran Preschool family. She is the lead teacher of the two year old class and of one of the three year old classes. Her four boys completed all three years at Grace Lutheran Preschool Kathy has worked with children most of her life, and looks forward to many more years of teaching. She is continuing her college education in early childhood education, where she just earned her first degree in May of 2022. Kathy is originally from the shores of Lake Michigan, but has made Winchester VA her home for the last 30+ years.
Aimee Gangai: Aimee Gangai has always enjoyed working with children. She grew up on Long Island in a family of 7 children with parents who were both teachers. She earned her undergraduate degree in Child Study from St. Joseph’s University and her graduate degree in Library Science from Catholic University of America. She worked in public libraries for over 20 years in Youth Services, and her love of books and literacy now spills into the classrooms at Grace Lutheran Preschool. When not in the traditional classroom, Aimee spends her time with her family, traveling and learning about other parts of the world, gardening, reading, and volunteering for various non-profit organizations in Winchester. In the summer months, Aimee paints Little Free Libraries and raises monarch butterflies. She thoroughly enjoys sharing her love of books and nature with all ages.
Betty Johnson: Mrs. Betty is our beloved music teacher. She has been with us since 2017 and provides 30 minute music sessions once a week to each class. Her songs are full of movement and fun! She also prepares our preschoolers for their Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Graduation performances.