Grace Lutheran School

Jacksonville, Florida

Pre-K 4 Petty Home

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 Welcome to Pre-K 4! Our school theme for 2018-2019 is "Connected", based on John 15:5, "I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing." We are Connected to Christ and Connected to Community, and I am blessed to have the opportunity to foster those connections with our youngest Grace students. I look forward to making connections with our classroom families through family picnics and exciting school events. 

My classroom is a place for children to learn, grow and excel, while developing a personal relationship with Christ. Through daily Bible stories and activities, students will learn of Jesus' love and forgiveness, and that God has equipped them each with unique talents and interests. My students will develop basic academic skills using hands-on activities and games, and participate in open ended, creative, imaginative and challenging play with peers. 

I graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2006. While in college, I presented undergraduate research at the Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA) on emotional development in children, as well as optimism in college students. I am especially interested in encouraging positive social and emotional skills during the pre-k year, as this is often the first experience in a classroom setting. 

This is my third year in ministry at Grace Lutheran School, but I have been part of the Grace family for many years. My husband and I have four sons. Our oldest is a Grace graduate and beginning college freshman, and our three younger children have attended Grace since preschool. We have been blessed by the connections we have made with teachers and staff, as well as with other parents since we joined the GLS family. 

 Please contact me with any questions or concerns!

Classroom phone- (904)928-9136 ext. 133