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Miss Annie

Annie Royal

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Miss Beth

Beth Calhoun

My home town is:

Omaha

Years I have worked at H&M:

Ten

What is something you have learned about yourself through COVID quarantine?

I’m not capable of homeschooling!

4 to 8 words my family would use to describe me…

Thoughtful organized weird personable

To you, God is? (Use 1-5 words to describe who God is to you.)

Trustworthy

H&M is a place for me because…

It’s the place where I can use the gifts that I’ve been given and be my silly self with the kiddos

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Miss Betty

Betty Garton

My home town is:

Pella, Iowa

Years I have worked at H&M:

This is my 14th year

What is something you have learned about yourself through COVID quarantine?

I’m a procrastinator. I thought certain things weren’t getting done because I didn’t have time when I was working, but I kept telling myself that I could work on it later and I never did.

4 to 8 words my family would use to describe me…

Fun-loving, selfless, understanding, supportive, organized, reliable.

To you, God is? (Use 1-5 words to describe who God is to you.)

God is Love. He is my refuge and strength

H&M is a place for me because…

God is at the center of everything we do.

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Miss Courtney

Courtney Simms

My home town is:

Enfield, CT and Vallejo, CA

Years I have worked at H&M:

4

What is something you have learned about yourself through COVID quarantine?

That I can be more “go with the flow” instead of having everything planned out.

4 to 8 words my family would use to describe me…

Sweet, fun, loving, the best.

To you, God is? (Use 1-5 words to describe who God is to you.)

Loving father.

H&M is a place for me because…

It is a loving Christian based program. We have a supportive team of teachers who work together to provide the best for each and every child who walks through our doors.

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Miss Deb

Deb Essink

My home town is:

Ackley, Iowa

Years I have worked at H&M:

15

What is something you have learned about yourself through COVID quarantine?

Faith over fear, God is my rock

4 to 8 words my family would use to describe me…

Loving, kind, thoughtful, & Prayer warrior

To you, God is? (Use 1-5 words to describe who God is to you.)

The one I can share all my feelings with

H&M is a place for me because…

I love working with little kids and watching them grow in their abilities to do things and learn to love and be kind.

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Miss Debbie

Debbie Aaron

My home town is:

Papillon

Years I have worked at H&M:

5

What is something you have learned about yourself through COVID quarantine?

I like to keep busy

4 to 8 words my family would use to describe me…

Quirky, enjoys spending time with people, fun loving

To you, God is? (Use 1-5 words to describe who God is to you.)

Faithful, my Rock, the One I can run to

H&M is a place for me because…

I love spending time with kids and sharing Jesus with them

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Miss Dianne

Dianne Meyer

My home town is:

Neveda, MO

Years I have worked at H&M:

14 years in December

What is something you have learned about yourself through COVID quarantine?

Embrace change, savor every moment with my family (good and bad), I don’t handle stress very well, especially when it comes to my family.

4 to 8 words my family would use to describe me…

Loving, organized, caring, encouraging

To you, God is? (Use 1-5 words to describe who God is to you.)

God is my foundation and my strength.

H&M is a place for me because…

God’s presence is felt everywhere. I get to love on children and their families and share Jesus’s love with them. The adults at H&M are good listeners, caring, and encouraging.

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Miss Dorinda

Dorinda Earhart

My home town is:

Helmsburg, Indiana

Years I have worked at H&M:

13 years

What is something you have learned about yourself through COVID quarantine?

Boredom baking can be delicious but there are consequences.

4 to 8 words my family would use to describe me…

Loving, silly mom will feed and talk to anyone

To you, God is? (Use 1-5 words to describe who God is to you.)

My loving life support

H&M is a place for me because…

I get to share God’s love with kids in so many fun ways as I watch them grow and learn. Best job ever!

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Miss Elizabeth

Elizabeth Ackerman

My home town is:

Omaha

Years I have worked at H&M:

2

What is something you have learned about yourself through COVID quarantine?

Mental health recipe: pray more than worry; walk instead of sit; novels over newsfeeds.

4 to 8 words my family would use to describe me…

Brave. Loving. Loyal. Nurturing. Thoughtful.

To you, God is? (Use 1-5 words to describe who God is to you.)

God is LOVE.

H&M is a place for me because…

It is a place my whole family adores and allows me to balance being both mama and teacher.

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Miss Michelle

Michelle Beers

 

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Miss Gretchen

Gretchen Love

My home town is:

Cozad Nebraska

Years I have worked at H&M:

Two

What is something you have learned about yourself through COVID quarantine?

I’ve learned that I actually CAN grow a garden, if I am bored enough.

4 to 8 words my family would use to describe me…

Determined, easy going, patient, dependable, hard working

To you, God is? (Use 1-5 words to describe who God is to you.)

My strength, peace, saving grace, loving creator & writer of my story

H&M is a place for me because…

Of the genuine love that flows through this building. I love that each day I am surrounded by people who walk beside me, pray with me, support me, encourage me, and help me grow.

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Miss Jodi

Jodi McShannon

 

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Miss Leah

Leah Aaron

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Miss Laura

Laura Marshall

My home town is:

Ohio

Years I have worked at H&M:

4

What is something you have learned about yourself through COVID quarantine?

I enjoy my social time and also my alone time

4 to 8 words my family would use to describe me…

Spiritual quiet has integrity a delightful sense of humor and love working with children

To you, God is? (Use 1-5 words to describe who God is to you.)

A friend whom I can trust and is loyal

H&M is a place for me because…

I enjoy working with children of all ages ” from 1 to 99″ !

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Miss Shally

Shally Luzum

My home town is:

Omaha

Years I have worked at H&M:

5

What is something you have learned about yourself through COVID quarantine?

I don’t like uncertainty!

4 to 8 words my family would use to describe me…

I asked my kids and they said I am nurturing, compassionate, welcoming, and I worry too much!

To you, God is? (Use 1-5 words to describe who God is to you.)

God is my strength and my Savior.

H&M is a place for me because…

I love the joy the kiddos bring!

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Miss Steph

Steph Varilek

My home town is:

Omaha

Years I have worked at H&M:

This will be my 17th school year!

What is something you have learned about yourself through COVID quarantine?

I have learned that I am still a night owl at heart! I like to stay up really late when I know I can sleep in!

4 to 8 words my family would use to describe me…

Loving and fiercely protective Mama Bear!

To you, God is? (Use 1-5 words to describe who God is to you.)

God is loving and full of grace!

H&M is a place for me because…

The kids make my heart happy and I love being able to share Jesus with them! I also love the community among my coworkers and the H&M families!

Preschool

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Mrs. McIvor

Kendra McIvor

My home town is:

Omaha

Years I have worked at H&M:

8

What is something you have learned about yourself through COVID quarantine?

Being outside & finding small adventures brings me joy.

4 to 8 words my family would use to describe me…

Loving, creative, strong, compassionate, bookworm

To you, God is? (Use 1-5 words to describe who God is to you.)

Kind, merciful, faithful, provider, protector

H&M is a place for me because…

We love Jesus & we love kids and families. It is a high calling to educate and love on kids, and I am blessed to be able to do so at H&M.

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Mrs. Wolff

Tammie Wolff

My home town is:

Stanton, NE

Years I have worked at H&M:

6

What is something you have learned about yourself through COVID quarantine?

Grace for my feelings

4 to 8 words my family would use to describe me…

Loving, nurturing, faithful and fun

To you, God is? (Use 1-5 words to describe who God is to you.)

Love, grace, strength and constant

H&M is a place for me because…

I have learned so much and the community has been a blessing!

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Mrs. Flaschner

Shannon Flaschner

 

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Mrs. Love

Gretchen Love

My home town is:

Cozad Nebraska

Years I have worked at H&M:

Two

What is something you have learned about yourself through COVID quarantine?

I’ve learned that I actually CAN grow a garden, if I am bored enough.

4 to 8 words my family would use to describe me…

Determined, easy going, patient, dependable, hard working

To you, God is? (Use 1-5 words to describe who God is to you.)

My strength, peace, saving grace, loving creator & writer of my story

H&M is a place for me because…

Of the genuine love that flows through this building. I love that each day I am surrounded by people who walk beside me, pray with me, support me, encourage me, and help me grow.

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Mrs. Dinslage

Julie Dinslage

My home town is:

Omaha, NE

Years I have worked at H&M:

4, have taught a total of 16

What is something you have learned about yourself through COVID quarantine?

To appreciate and take time to see the joy in the small things

4 to 8 words my family would use to describe me…

Reliable, caring, nurturing, organized, compassionate

To you, God is? (Use 1-5 words to describe who God is to you.)

Holy, Powerful, Loving, Comforting

H&M is a place for me because…

Not only am I able to help children develop a love of learning, but also a love of Jesus

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Mrs. Voigt

Juli Voigt

My home town is:

Chickasha, Oklahoma

Years I have worked at H&M:

3 years

What is something you have learned about yourself through COVID quarantine?

How important it is to slow down, breathe, and reconnect with yourself and love ones. I really appreciated the time we had as a family with all my boys home for a few months.

4 to 8 words my family would use to describe me…

Loving, creative, patient, understanding, intentional, kind, comforting, cheerful

To you, God is? (Use 1-5 words to describe who God is to you.)

Love, Peace, Forgiveness, Acceptance, Life

H&M is a place for me because…

Hearts & Minds mission is line with my heart and beliefs. The teachers love children, love God, and are the most fun to work with!

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Mrs. Simms

Courtney Simms

My home town is:

Enfield, CT and Vallejo, CA

Years I have worked at H&M:

4

What is something you have learned about yourself through COVID quarantine?

That I can be more “go with the flow” instead of having everything planned out.

4 to 8 words my family would use to describe me…

Sweet, fun, loving, the best.

To you, God is? (Use 1-5 words to describe who God is to you.)

Loving father.

H&M is a place for me because…

It is a loving Christian based program. We have a supportive team of teachers who work together to provide the best for each and every child who walks through our doors.

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Mrs. Z

Mrs. Z

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