Preschool Assistants


Krista Andrukonis

Mrs. Krista Andrukonis is a new member of our staff this year.  She is married with two college sons (attending Liberty) and worships at Living Hope Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Haymarket.  She is a Virginia Tech grad- go Hokies! Krista enjoys working out, hiking and time with family and friends.  She enjoys teaching preschool Sunday school, and considers it a privilege to be a part of little children's lives! Mrs. Andrukonis has previous experience as a preschool assistant and will be assisting Mrs. Goff in the afternoon Pre K program- Monkey class.


Jenny Brandt

Mrs. Jenny Brandt begins her eighth year as a teaching assistant. She has spent three years assisting in Pre K, and this is her 5th  year assisting with the threes and young fours, morning and afternoon with Mrs. Hackler on MWF. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from George Mason University. She has completed the Preschool Endorsement Credential with the state of Virginia.  Mrs. Brandt is married with two children and attends Park Valley Church. She enjoys spending time with her family and dogs, and going to the beach. She has a real heart for animal rescue, and it's so appropriate as a dog lover that she is assisting in the Puppy Class!  She loves working with the children in every area and looks forward to sharing her day with some of our youngest students!


Jill Christopher

Mrs. Jill Christopher begins her sixth year assisting in the three-year-old classes on Tuesday and Thursday. She also spent four years assisting in the 2's program-- 10 yrs total at HBCPK! She has her Bachelor's Degree from Radford and her Master's in Health Education from Virginia Tech. Jill is married with four boys, all graduates of HBCPK! She attends Park Valley Church. Jill enjoys time with her family at the beach or hiking or camping. She loves to see wonder and excitement in a child's eyes as they learn. She is a sweet and gentle spirit that will make each child feel loved and special. You will love to have her assisting your child in the Puppy Class with Mrs. Hackler.


Heidi Evans

Mrs. Heidi Evans begins her 5th year at HBCPK, and will be assisting  Mrs. McNeil in the afternoon Pre K Popcorn class, and also assisting Mrs. Adams T/Th mornings in the 3's class. She also leads the Wednesday morning Pee Wee Fitness ( for the 4 yr olds) and Musical Moves (for the 3 yr olds).  Mrs. Evans is married with 2 daughters (alumni grads- HBCPK) and she attends Gainesville United Methodist Church. She is a graduate of The Ohio State University(go Buckeyes!) with her major in Child and Family Studies. Heidi is bubbly, energetic and loves these little ones!


Dawn Exner

Mrs. Dawn Exner returns for her 4th year as an assistant, and this year she will be assisting Mrs. Adams with the MWF morning 3's class.  Dawn has subbed for us, while her children attended HBCPK and has spent the last three years assisting in the afternoon 4's.  Dawn is married, has four children and a dog named Mocha. She attends Park Valley Church where she has been active in the church nursery- 4th grade, and attending Bible Study or teaching Sunday School. Mrs. Exner graduated from Kent State with a degree in Fine Arts, and enjoys golfing,swimming, cooking and baking! She loves knowing that everything is new and exciting to preschoolers- something we forget as adults- and she gets to be a part of that excitement at our school.


Shannon Gaioni

Mrs. Gaioni is the Tuesday/ Thursday assistant to Mrs. Abbott in the 2 1/2's class and is in her second year at HBCPK, assisting the 3's last year.  Shannon is married and has two children, one HBCPK graduate and one current student. She enjoys anything creative-party planning, photography and crafting!  The Gaionis worship at Park Valley Church.  Mrs. Gaioni is pursing her Early Childhood credential by attending classes at NOVA. She enjoys time with her family and being a part of the team here at school! She believes you must not only lead children by your words, but also by your example! 


Kerry Good

Mrs. Kerry Good begins her first formal year as an employee this year, although she has been an active substitute and parent volunteer for about six years.  Kerry will assist Mrs. Stone in the afternoon pre kindergarten program-Bears class.  Mrs. Good is married with two children, both alumni, and she attends and is active at Park Valley Church with MOPS, Bible study and children's ministry.  Kerry is a graduate of George Mason University.  She enjoys walking and cooking. Mrs. Good loves watching children grow and learn- the fundamentals, reading and mostly about God!


Jin Hwang

Mrs. Jin Hwang begins her second year at HBCPK.  This year she will assist Mrs. Adams in the MWF afternoon 3's class. Last year Jin floated, worked Pee Wee Fitness and was our  'go-to' substitute!  She will continue helping with Pee Wee Fitness on Thursdays.  Jin has 3 children that are all graduates of HBCPK (now they are teenagers!). She is married and their family attends church at Ambassador Bible Church. Mrs. Hwang is a graduate of George Mason with her BS in Pychology. She loves to crochet, try new recipes, she volunteer and teaches Sunday School at her church. Her favorite Bible verse is Romans 8:38-39 which she says comforts her knowing the nothing can separate her from God and His love. She loves being a part of HBCPK, and sharing Jesus with all the children.


Kelly Johannesen

Mrs. Kelly Johannesen assists Mrs. Gibbs in morning Pre K for her 2nd year. She comes to us with a degree in Animal Science from VA Tech (another Hokie at HBCPK) and loads of experience from C.Hunter Richie Elementary as a long term sub pre k- 5th, and active with PTO committees. She attends Broad Run Baptist Church, is married, has three daughters and a dog named Angus!  Kelly is one of our experts on food allergies.  She is active in her church, and her children's schools and sports.  She is assisting in the Fox Den again this year!


Katya Mandeville

Mrs. Katya Mandeville begins her first year at HBCPK after a very full year of part time floating and substitute teaching in many classrooms.  She will be assisting Mrs. McNeil in Pre K mornings Monday- Friday in the Popcorn class!  The Mandeville's have two children, one an HBCPK graduate, and one in Kindergarten here.  Katya is originally from Quito, Ecuador and has her degree from American College/Ecuador is in Marketing Technology.  She attends both Holy Trinity Church and Park Valley Church.  In her free time, Katya loves cooking and working out, but her number one priority is taking care of her family.  She says that children are full of innocence and love, and she believes that every day they have something to teach us!


Cheryl Mateer

Mrs. Mateer returns for her tenth year as an assistant teacher. She is married with three sons who were all graduates of HBCPK. Cheryl attends St. Katherine Drexel Church. She has completed classes at NOVA in Early Childhood Education.  Her hobbies include gardening, anything that involves the outdoors and being a mom to soccer-playing boys! She enjoys being with preschoolers, loves giving out hugs and kisses, helping children adjust to preschool and encouraging each child have a great day while in her care.  Mrs. Mateer assists Mrs. Monfort in the MWF morning and afternoon young 4's class- the Owls!


Lindsey Snyder

Mrs. Snyder is assisting the W/F 2 1/2 yr old class for the second year with Mrs. Abbott.  She is married, the mom of two children, has a dog named Tex and attends Mountain Top Church in Manassas. Her degree is from VA Tech- go Hokies! She enjoys working out, spending time with friends and playing with her children. She says that children are such a rich blessing- innocent, honest and full of life!  Lindsey is currently pursuing her Early Childhood Credential and looks forward to being with the 2's each week. 


Kelly Stone

Mrs. Kelly Stone begins her eighth year at HBCPK.  She is assisting Mrs. Goff's Monkey class in the morning this year and lead teaching in the afternoons/Pre K Bears Class.  Over the years, Mrs. Stone has taught Kindergarten P.E., assisted the morning 3's and been the lead teacher for MWF young fours. Kelly has her Early Childhood Education degree from Vanguard University in California, and her teaching credential from Association of Christian Schools Internationals (ACSI). Kelly enjoys spending time outdoors with her family, camping, hiking, walking her dog, Lucy and distance racing. Two of her daughters are graduate alumni of HBCPK.  Mrs. Stone attends The Way Church in Warrenton and she enjoys teaching children about God's love and care for each of us.