Preschool Assistants


Kristine Adams

Besides lead teaching the Tues/Thurs 3's, Mrs. Kristine Adams assists Mrs. Wilkens in the MWF morning 3's. Previously Kristine assisted in the afternoon pre k program for for 2 years and this is her 4th year with the 3 year-olds. She is married with 3 children and stays busy with a variety of sports and school activities with her children.  Mrs. Adams has a BS in Management from Lock Haven University and has completed the Early Childhood Preschool Endorsement Credential through the state of Virginia. She attends All Saints Church where she has taught CCD classes for many years.


Jenny Brandt

Mrs. Jenny Brandt begins her seventh year as a teaching assistant. She has spent three years assisting in Pre K, and this is her 4th  year assisting with the threes, 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 St Katherine Drexel Church. She enjoys spending time with her family and dogs, going to the beach and volunteering with her children's community swim team.  She loves working with the children in every area and looks forward to sharing her day with some of our youngest students!


Tisha Brown

Mrs. Tisha Brown begins her seventh year assisting Mrs. Goff in the Morning Pre K program.  Tisha has also been an active volunteer at HBCPK as well as the music assistant and Lego Club instructor. She is a graduate of Texas Bible Institute and has worked in children's ministry since she was a teenager. She has completed the Preschool Endorsement Credential with the state of Virginia.  Tisha is married with 2 children (both alumni at HBCPK) ands attends Park Valley Church.  She enjoys reading, going to the beach and spending time with her family.


Jill Christopher

Mrs. Jill Christopher begins her sixth year assisting Mrs. Wilkens 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 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 eachchild feel loved and special.


Liza Corder

Mrs. Liza Corder begins her 2nd year with us, and assists Mrs. Goff in afternoon Pre K, and is a floater on MWF mornings. She enjoys working with young children- serving many years as a nanny with area families.  Liza has just completed her masters degree in education at Liberty University. She is married, and attends church at New Life Christian Church and is a multi-tasking, hard working, fun-loving faculty member at HBCPK.


Heidi Evans

Mrs. Heidi Evans begins her 4th year at HBCPK, and assists Mrs. Terhaar in the afternoon Pre K. She also leads Pee Wee Fitness ( for the 4 yr olds) and Musical Moves ( for the 3 yr olds).  Mrs. Evans is married with 2 precious little girls (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 3rd year as the MWF afternoon assistant to Mrs. Wilkens.  Dawn has subbed for us over the past years, while her children attended HBCPK.  Dawn is married, has 4 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.


Mable Hudson

Mrs. Hudson has been teaching and assisting at our school for seventeen years. She attends Haymarket Baptist Church and seems to know everyone! She is active in all the activities at church and around town! She has a gift working with our two-year-old classes. Her gentle and loving ways help these little ones adjust to a new place, make friends and try many new experiences. She has one grown son and her husband's job has allowed her to travel to many parts of the world. She is very patriotic and loves music, especially the classics. Mrs. Hudson is assisting Mrs. Abbott in the 2 1/2 year old classes Tuesday-Friday.


Kelly Johannesen

Mrs. Kelly Johannesen will be assisting Mrs. Gibbs in morning Pre K this year. She comes to us with a degree in Animal Science, and loads of experience from C.Hunter Richie Elementary as a long term sub pre k- 5th, PTO past treasurer and secretary. She attends Broad Run Baptist Church, is married and has 3 children.  She is active in her church, and her children's school and sports.  She is excited to be a part of HBCPK and all the fun we have with the children here!


Cheryl Mateer

Mrs. Mateer returns for her tenth year as an assistant teacher. She assists Mrs. Stone with the Monday/Wednesday/Friday morning  and afternoon four-year-olds.  She is married with three sons who were all graduates of HBCPK. Cheryl attends St. Katherine Drexel Church. Her hobbies include gardening, anything that involves the outdoors and just being a mom to 3 travel soccer 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.


Daniele Monfort

Mrs. Monfort has many years of experience at HBCPK. She has worked as a Preschool assistant in Pre K with two different teachers and is in her 2nd year assisting Mrs. McNeil in the mornings and afternoons. Mrs. Monfort is married and 2 of her 4 children are HBCPK alumni.  In her off time, she loves teaching ballet at the Lasley Center, and attending her children's sport events.  Mrs. Monfort has a liberal arts degree from NOVA and is finishing up her Early Education credential this fall. The Monforts attend church at St. Thomas United Methodist. She is a calm, gentle teacher who loves to support children's learning by genuinely loving them as they learn!


Shannon Gaioni

Mrs. Gaioni is the Tuesday/ Thursday assistant to Mrs Adams and also a Friday floater. Shannon is married and has two children, one HBCPK graduate and one current student. The Gaionis worship at Grace Life Community Church. Mrs. Gaioni has been an active kindergarten helper and is pursuing early education credentialing. She enjoys time with her family and being a part of the team here at school!


Lindsey Snyder

Mrs. Snyder is assisting the W/F 2 1/2 yr old class.  She is married, the mom of 2 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.