Director and Head Teacher
Jane has been involved in child advocacy with area ministries and workplaces since 1990. She was an Assistant Director at a local preschool prior to becoming Director of TGCNS July, 2014. She holds a CT Director’s Credential and a Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education. Jane became a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ as a child and continues to grow up in Him alongside her husband, James, in Gales Ferry. They have three grown children.
Jane’s Passion: Investing in the lives of children and families to the glory of God.
Sandy began attending Groton Bible Chapel in 2004. She has served in various children’s ministries here at GBC. She became a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ while in college at UCONN where she received a Bachelor Degree in Molecular and Cell Biology. All four of her children have attended Toll Gate Christian Nursery School. For many years Sandy served as a substitute teacher at Toll Gate and more recently in the public school system as well. Sandy joined the teaching staff at TGCNS in August, 2018. She and her husband, Tim, and their four children make their home in Gales Ferry.
Sandy’s Passion: Helping children get a good foundation in learning about God, especially about His never-ending love for them
Valerie has lived in SECT her entire life and first became a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ as a child in Ledyard. She is married to her husband, Brian, and they have four children. This budding family has called Groton Bible Chapel their home church since 2000. After many years as a stay at home parent and much prayer, God opened the door for her to join TGCNS where all of her children had attended preschool. She first joined as a substitute in 2014, served as a long term substitute in the fall of 2015, and stepped into a support teacher role as of 2016.
Valerie's Passion: Showing the love of Christ to all children, and especially helping those who may need a little extra love and support.
Karen grew up in Massachusetts in a large family. She received a teaching degree from UMass at Amherst and then moved to Connecticut where she received her teacher's certification. As a young wife and mother, she attended a Catholic church on Saturdays and GBC on Sundays with her husband and children. Hearing and learning God's word on Sunday morning services and at Wednesday morning Bible study at GBC "just made sense". As a result, she accepted the Lord at the Dick Saunders Crusade at GBC on Easter Sunday morning in 1983.
Karen has worked with children in many capacities, including DVBS at GBC (Vacation Bible School) for numerous years, private tutoring and within both the Waterford and New London school systems.
Karen's Passion: Recognizing the gifts God has given her and honoring Him by working with children to help them become the best they can be... socially, emotionally, and academically.
Ann moved to this area from Pennsylvania in 1986 and has been attending GBC since that time. While attending GBC, Ann has been working with various age groups of children and in a variety of ministries including Sunday School, Youth Ministry, and Teen Group. Ann’s children attended TGCNS and she was excited to join the teaching staff here in September, 2009. Ann holds a Bachelor Degree in Behavioral Science and has been a believer since being saved as a young child. She and her husband, Dave, live in Mystic and have five children.
Ann’s Passion: Helping children know and understand that school is a fun and safe place to learn about Jesus and to make friends.