Preschool Staff Directory

Mrs. Keisha Huggins

Mrs. Keisha Huggins

Preschool Director
Mrs. Keisha Huggins

Mrs. Keisha Huggins

Preschool Director

Graduate of Broken Arrow High School, 2003
Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education from Northeastern State University, 2008
Masters Degree in ECED from NSU, 2011
Completed Leadership Academy through the University of Oklahoma and CECPD
Obtained Child Development Associate credential through University of Oklahoma and CECPD
Platinum level Director’s credential
Oklahoma district Early Childhood consultant for Lutheran Church Missouri Synod
15 years of experience in Early Childhood, 14 of them here at Immanuel
“Kiddos keep us young and remind us daily about what is truly important in life. Watching them develop a love and relationship with Jesus is what it’s all about. They make ‘work’ fun, and they constantly bring me endless amounts of joy. :)”
"Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created."
Revelations 4:11

Mrs. Rachelle Shelton

Mrs. Rachelle Shelton

Preschool Assistant Director
Mrs. Rachelle Shelton

Mrs. Rachelle Shelton

Preschool Assistant Director

Rachelle has 22 years of experience working with young children, 13+ of those here at ILCA Preschool
Obtained Child Development Associate credential through University of Oklahoma and CECPD
Bronze level Director’s credential
“I love working with kids because they are funny, honest, and give the best high fives and hugs. I love being able to have the opportunity to watch them start as infants: learn to roll over, sit up, crawl, walk, talk, sing, say silly things, and just turn into their own little awesome people.”
*She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future. When she speaks, her words are wise, and she gives instructions with kindness. Proverbs 31:25-26*

Mrs. Angela Koepsel

Mrs. Angela Koepsel

Infant Teacher: Tiny Tots Trail
Mrs. Angela Koepsel

Mrs. Angela Koepsel

Infant Teacher: Tiny Tots Trail

Angela has 25+ years of experience working with children 12+ of them here at Immanuel Preschool!
currently working on associates degree in Early Childhood
currently have Child Development Associate credential
will have certificate of Mastery by May

“I love watching and helping them grow and reach their important milestones. Parents have to work and I want them to know that they can depend on me to take care of their babies like they are my own.”
**For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord; plans to prosper you and not to harm you. plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11**

Miss Caitlin Allie

Miss Caitlin Allie

Infant Teacher: Tiny Tot Trail
Miss Caitlin Allie

Miss Caitlin Allie

Infant Teacher: Tiny Tot Trail

has grown up helping with her aunt’s daycare and helping with her younger cousins. This Is her first year at ILCAP of many more to come! She is currently attending Tulsa Community College's nursing program.

“I love working with kids because they bring life to the world. It’s important to cherish the future and they are our future.”

*God is within her, she will not fail.” Psalms 46:5

Miss Chloe Hickman

Miss Chloe Hickman

Infant Teacher: Doodlebug Drive
Miss Chloe Hickman

Miss Chloe Hickman

Infant Teacher: Doodlebug Drive

Graduate of Broken Arrow High School
College Education at Tulsa Community College
2 years of Early Childhood experience, both here at ILCA Preschool

“I love to watch the kiddos grow and learn new things. I also love when they start doing things that I’ve been encouraging them to do for a while.”
*God is within her; she will not fall. Psalms 46:5*

Ms. Kimberly Baird

Ms. Kimberly Baird

Infant Teacher: Doodlebug Drive
Ms. Kimberly Baird

Ms. Kimberly Baird

Infant Teacher: Doodlebug Drive

B.S. Degree in Elementary Education, Social Science Major from Concordia University, Seward, NB 1978
30 years of experience in Early Childhood, 6 years here at ILCA Preschool
“God placed the desire in my heart to work with children at an early age; it all began when I was a 1st grader. I enjoy sharing God’s love with children, helping them learn, and instilling in them a loving and caring attitude to ALL people. Children are like little ‘sponges’; they absorb everything- and there is so much for them to learn. It is very rewarding to see their development change from the beginning of the year to the end. They are ALL God’s children and He knows the plans He has for them, I just help guide them there.”
*For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11*

Miss Ava Price

Miss Ava Price

One Year Old Teacher: Butterfly Boardwalk
Miss Ava Price

Miss Ava Price

One Year Old Teacher: Butterfly Boardwalk

Graduate of Broken Arrow High School in 2017
Currently enrolled in college at TCC for her Liberal Arts degree
“5 years of experience with kiddos, 3 of those here at ILCA Preschool
“I love being able to watch them grow, learn, experience, and discover new things. I am blessed to be able to impact their growth and their little lives.”
*Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity. 1 Timothy 4:12*

Ms. Julie Boevers

Ms. Julie Boevers

One Year Old Teacher: Caterpillar Court
Ms. Julie Boevers

Ms. Julie Boevers

One Year Old Teacher: Caterpillar Court

Some college classes in Early Childhood
31 years of experience in Early Childhood, 5 years here at ILCA Preschool
“I love being a part of my little kiddos learning things for the first time!”
*I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13*

Mrs. Traci Ward

Mrs. Traci Ward

Older One Year Old Teacher: Rainbow Road
Mrs. Traci Ward

Mrs. Traci Ward

Older One Year Old Teacher: Rainbow Road

Graduate of Metro Christian Academy
College experience at Tulsa Community College
17 years of experience in Early Childhood, 3 of them here at ILCA Preschool
“I love to watch them grow and change during the year! I love that they are seo excited to see me and I get sweet hugs all day long.”
*I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13*

Mrs. Tawnya Torres

Mrs. Tawnya Torres

Younger Two Year Old Teacher: Roly Poly Road
Mrs. Tawnya Torres

Mrs. Tawnya Torres

Younger Two Year Old Teacher: Roly Poly Road

23 years of experience in Early Childhood, 3 of them here at ILCA Preschool
“I love watching children flourish and grow. There is no better feeling than when you see the light in a child’s eyes when you give them the tools and encouragement to grow and thrive.”
*Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him and He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6*

Mrs. Betsy Fleming

Mrs. Betsy Fleming

Older Two Year Old Teacher: Jellybean Junction
Mrs. Betsy Fleming

Mrs. Betsy Fleming

Older Two Year Old Teacher: Jellybean Junction

Bachelors in Education from Oklahoma State University, with a concentration in French
11 years of experience in education, 3.5 years here at ILCA Preschool
“I love working with children because they make each day brand new and keep me laughing everyday! I love seeing them grow and the look and excitement when they do or learn something new! I love their pure sweet hearts and the joy they can spread with a smile or a hug. Most of all, I believe all children are gifts from God and I feel blessed to take care of them for our sweet families at ILCAP! :)”
*For by Grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. Ephesians 2:8-9*

Mrs. Ashley Walker

Mrs. Ashley Walker

Older Two Year Old Teacher: Wiggle Worm Way
Mrs. Ashley Walker

Mrs. Ashley Walker

Older Two Year Old Teacher: Wiggle Worm Way

Graduate of Broken Arrow high School
College experience at Tulsa Community College
3/4 of CDA courses complete
10 years of experience in Early Childhood, 8 of those at ILCA Preschool
“The days you feel like you’re making a difference are the days one of your kids does something you taught them on their own, sings a song you’ve sang a thousand times to them or sweetly comforts a friend the same way you’ve comforted them. Those days remind you that you’re giving sweet babies a sold foundation of love for Jesus and others, and that we are molding them to be amazing big people one day. They also say HILARIOUS things all day long! :)”
*When my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the rock that is higher than I. Psalms 61:2
Mightier than the waves of the sea is His love for you. Psalms 93:4*

Ms. Stacy Blackwell

Ms. Stacy Blackwell

Three Year Old Teacher: Busy Bees Boulevard
Ms. Stacy Blackwell

Ms. Stacy Blackwell

Three Year Old Teacher: Busy Bees Boulevard

Some college experience
Years of training classes
20+ years of experience in Early Childhood Education, 6 years here at ILCA Preschool
“My favorite thing about teaching at this age (3) is watching a child have that “Ahh-ha!” moment when they have been working really hard on something- whether that may be writing their name, building, or treating others with kindness and compassion. Then when they move on to Pre-K, they have the skills to function in that capacity.”
*Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7*

Mrs. Maggie Toupin

Mrs. Maggie Toupin

Three Year Old Teacher: All Star Alley
Mrs. Maggie Toupin

Mrs. Maggie Toupin

Three Year Old Teacher: All Star Alley

Bachelor Degree in Human Relations from OU
17 years experience with small children, 3 of them here at Immanuel
“I love how strong and full of life kids are! Seeing a child understand and master a new skill or concept is so much fun, but the best part is seeing their personality come to life and watching them build friendships with their peers. God’s design for us shows so strong in little ones, and seeing them grow and develop is a reminder of how amazing He is. ”
*He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. Psalm 91:4*

Mrs. Rachel McGrew

Mrs. Rachel McGrew

Three Year Old Teacher: Safari Drive
Mrs. Rachel McGrew

Mrs. Rachel McGrew

Three Year Old Teacher: Safari Drive

Associates in Early Childhood Education from Tulsa Community College
Bachelors in Social Work from Northeastern State University
15 years of experience working in Early Childhood, 5 of those years here at Immanuel
“Working with kids is the BEST! They are carefree, silly, creative, loving, honest, forgiving, funny, accepting of everyone, have endless energy, and they have HUGE imaginations! I love being able to teach them all about the world around them and how much Jesus loves them every day! Working with kids reminds me that every day is a gift from God, and we should cherish that gift fully…each and every day.”
*For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith, and this is not from yourselves, it is a gift from God. Ephesians 2:8*

Mrs. Bayly Worthington

Mrs. Bayly Worthington

Transitional Pre-K Teacher: Ladybug Lane
Mrs. Bayly Worthington

Mrs. Bayly Worthington

Transitional Pre-K Teacher: Ladybug Lane

Associates degree in Early Childhood Education
8 years of experience working with children, 5 of those here at Immanuel
“I love working with kids because I love knowing that I’m impacting a child’s life, whether that be big or small. It is so rewarding and fulfilling when they remember a Bible story or a lesson you taught months before.”
*Be still and know that I am God. Psalms 46:10*

Ms. Emmy Jackson

Ms. Emmy Jackson

Pre-K Teacher: Lizard Lane
Ms. Emmy Jackson

Ms. Emmy Jackson

Pre-K Teacher: Lizard Lane

Graduate of Union High School, 1997
Tulsa Technology Center Administrative Certificate, 1997
Tulsa Community College Associates in Liberal Arts, 2008
Studied Business at Concordia University in Austin, TX, 2009
21 years of experience in Early Childhood, this is her first year at ILCA Preschool
“I LOVE working with children because I like to see their minds working and connections being made. When interacting with children you never know what they are going to say or do! They keep you on your toes and always amaze me. I can never have a bad day at work when I am teaching little ones. There is never a dull moment!”
*Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6*

Mrs. Neva Hayley

Mrs. Neva Hayley

Pre-K Teacher: Terrific Tigers Trail
Mrs. Neva Hayley

Mrs. Neva Hayley

Pre-K Teacher: Terrific Tigers Trail

B.S in Elementary Education
Early Childhood Teacher Certification
Cain and Abel were in my first preschool class. 🙂
This is Neva’s 6th year here at ILCA Preschool.
“I love working with kids because every day is a new adventure. I love seeing their eyes light up when they ‘catch’ a new concept.”
*Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6*