Staff



Our great and caring staff of Green Valley Lutheran Preschool & Kindergarten

Director
                             
                               

My name is Jennifer Revis and I am the director here at Green Valley Lutheran Preschool & Kindergarten (GVLPK). In addition to my duties as director I also have the pleasure of teaching in one of the PreK classes. It is such a blessing to be here at this school, working alongside these amazing and dedicated women, inspiring children as they learn and grow, and sharing God's word with all who enter these doors. 

 

This school is especially close to my heart because it is where I was first called to become an early childhood educator and also where my my three older children got their great educational start and love for learning. I can't wait until my youngest son is old enough to be a part of such a caring and engaging preschool and kindergarten! 

 

When I began here as the kindergarten teaching assistant in 1998, I was also working toward my bachelor's degree. I started out as a Biology major, but after my time in the kindergarten classroom I realized my great love for teaching! I received my undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education in 2002. I received my Master's degree in Education with an emphasis in Literacy development in 2008. I also obtained my Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) endorsement in 2014. I am currently working on my Synod Certification from Martin Luther College. 

 

In our free time, my husband and children and I like to travel and make great memories together. Whether home or away, I try to enjoy every moment we have together, as my treasures are already growing up way too fast! I have a busy but blessed life full of love and laughter and I would not have it any other way!


Founding Director


My name is Shawn Nielsen and I am the founding director and original kindergarten teacher for Green Valley Lutheran Preschool & Kindergarten. I had the pleasure of serving GVLPK for 19 years, and although I have retired from those roles, I still look forward to the ways in which I can support the school and serve our families. I will continue to work closely with the new director, act as mentor for the teachers and volunteer my time in the classrooms. I believe that my educational expertise and experience will be an asset to the school for years to come.
In our free time, my husband and I will continue to travel and enjoy the beauty of God's creation. I will also spend much time with my precious children and grandchildren. They are the joys of my life!


Teachers


My name is Sheri Redmond. I moved to Nevada from Minnesota in 1995 and now live in  Henderson. I have been married for 19 years and have two wonderful children, who both went to school here! I have been a member of GVELC since 2000 and began my teaching assistant career here in 2006. I loved being the kindergarten assistant for 7 years and found being around kids and teaching to be a blessing in my life.  I am very excited to now be teaching our three year old class.  It is so rewarding and fills my heart with joy as I watch these little ones learn and grow.



My name is Ceci Carter. I have been a widow for three years  and have two grown daughters, Cecile and Tawny. Before coming to Las Vegas I had an in-home daycare program for many years in Northern California. I earned a CDA in Early Childhood Education and began teaching the three and four year old classes here in 2000. It has been a wonderful experience to see all the children grow in their faith and preschool skills. I have always loved working with children. I love traveling and visiting my family throughout the states.



My name Mandee Heiny. I've been a Las Vegas  resident for over 22 years and earned my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from UNLV. I taught first grade for several years in the Clark County School District and have taken numerous courses toward my master's degree in literacy and early childhood education. Previous to joining the staff at Green Valley Lutheran School. I taught preschool for five years at Beautiful Savior Lutheran School.  I've been blessed with two beautiful children, my 13 year old son and 16 year old daughter. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, crafting and skiing. I truly love working with young children and enjoy each step of their educational development. The most rewarding part of this ministry is being able to witness our students' faith blossom and flourish as they learn of our Savior's abounding love. Welcome!



My name is Valerie Sweet. I was born and raised in Southern California and moved to the Las Vegas area in 1992.  I am married to a Las Vegas native and we have four "grown" children.  I have a CDA in Early Childhood Education and have been teaching preschool here at GVLPK since 1999.  My own children attended preschool and kindergarten here and they hope that one day their children attend as well.  Four and five year olds are my absolute favorite to spend time with and I truly enjoy integrating a fun curriculum with them such as "Muffins with Mom", Marshmallow fights, "Doughnuts with Dad" as well as field trips that include the Las Vegas Natural History Museum.  Our family enjoys traveling together and zip lining in Mexico, Europe and our favorite destination has been New Zealand.  I am also an advocate with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and spearhead a team called "Hope Sweet Hope" for the national 5k run/walk events.  We have been recognized as one of the top ten groups in the Nevada and California area since 2010.




                                                                        


My name is Paige Snider. I was born and raised right here in Henderson, NV. I am a full time college student working toward a degree in elementary education and I am also finishing up my Childhood Development Associate (CDA). I have worked in early childhood education for 2 years. It is especially exciting for me to be a teacher here at Green Valley Lutheran Preschool and Kindergarten since it is the school that I attended when I was young. I am blessed to be able to come back as a teacher, share my love for our Savior, and help young minds to learn and grow!



 Teaching Assistants




My name is Sharon Kitsch. I have been married for 35 years and have two grown sons. I moved to Henderson from Hawaii in 1996, and have been a teaching assistant here at Green Valley Lutheran since 1998. I love working with the three-year-old children, they are so sweet and can learn so much. I also like to go to garage sales and shop.




My name is Janice Johnson. I was born and raised in Wyoming. I moved to Nevada in 1996, wanting warmer weather. I have been married for 34 years and have a daughter and a son, and two grandchildren. I have been a teaching assist with the three and four year classes since 1998. I love working with little children and watching them bloom. I also love spending time with my grand kids, gardening, traveling and riding my bike.

                                                       


My name is Becky Crowe. I was raised in Indiana where I attended Purdue University. I have been married to my husband for 16 years. We have three children who have all attended our school here. My youngest still attends here and I could not imagine a better place to spend my time and watch all of the children gown. I have recently joined the staff here at Green Valley Lutheran and am enjoying the little children immensely. 





My name is Elsie Cromonic. I moved to Henderson from New Jersey in 2002, where my husband and I ran a fast food restaurant. I also drove a school bus for four years. I have two daughters, 3 granddaughters and 1 grandson. My husband and I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary in 2013! I love to vacation with my family. I have so enjoyed my time here working as a substitute and now as the after care teaching assistant.

                                                    

My name is Samantha Nameth. I was born and raised in southern California and moved to Henderson in 2000 with my family, I have been a member of Green Valley Lutheran ever since.  I am a mother of 3, I love marching band, horses and anything DIY! I am blessed to have been assisting at the preschool for 3 years now and have enjoyed every bit of it.  Being a part of children learning about the word of God is truly a blessing and I look forward to the years to come.

Office Manager

     

My name is Jenette Mancuso. I moved to Nevada from New York with my husband Craig in 2001.  We have three daughters, Emma, Grace and Layla. Many years ago we were blessed to find GVLPK for our girls.  All three of them attended through kindergarten.  In 2015,  I was lucky enough to join the staff.  This school holds a very special place in my heart and I am lucky to be a part of such a wonderful, loving school.