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MEET THE TEAM

Our staff is consistently striving to make an environment that is safe, clean, playful & God focused for your child

LAURA MCDONALD

Director

In 2003 she started at GSPS as a teacher & in 2012 stepped up & became the director of the school. She is a director with exceptional insight & is constantly striving to make GSPS a beautiful place for children to learn, grow, & build a deeper understanding of our Lord, Jesus Christ. 

BS, Early Childhood Education

East Central University

AMANDA ROBNETT

Threes teacher

Amanda begins her 9th year teaching and feels right at home working in the halls of GSPS. In her free time she loves spending time with her husband Wade & their animal children. A typical day for Amanda at GSPS is spent playing on the floor & running around with your kiddos in the gym & playground. Amanda believes each child is unique & strives to help them grow & learn at their own pace.

HEATHER HAYNES

Twos Teacher

Bubbly, kind & warm... all words that would fit right into Heather's personality. She grew up around Ada & is a proud alumni from Vanoss High School. Heather & her husband Tyler have 4 beautiful children. This year will be her 9th year teaching here at GSPS!

AMBER BLANSETT

Threes Teacher

Amber & her high school sweetheart Logan have three sweet children. In the classroom it's not an unusual sight to see Amber giving a child a hug or helping soothe a boo-boo. Amber is a cup that is always overflowing- she believes in the power of love, praise & encouragement. Each child is special to her & she can't wait to spend the year helping them achieve new things!

 

VICTORIA RYAN

Fours Teacher

Victoria is beginning her first year as a teacher at Good Shepherd.  Her family became a part of the GSPS family last year when they enrolled their daughter. This year, Victoria is excited to get back to teaching after being home with her five children. She is passionate about helping young children grow and become the best they can be.  

BS  Early Childhood Ed 

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BRANDY KANUCH

Threes Teacher

This is Brandy's 8th year teaching at GSPS. Her goal is to always make a positive impression on your child's life. She gives it her all to teach, inspire & motivate your child. Brandy & her husband T.R. have two beautiful children & love cheering on their Cougars! You'll typically find Brandy helping your young artist create their masterpieces! 

 

MIRANDA HOWRY

Threes Teacher

Miranda is joining GSPS this year with years of experience. She has been an Ada city elementary school teacher for years but after she and her husband had their daughter, she decided to bring her to preschool so they could be together.  Miranda is kind and loving and will be a wonderful asset to the three year old class. 

ANDREA SAMSON

Threes Teacher

Andrea & her husband Steve have three children and one grandson whom they adore! She has been with GSPS for the past ten years, making her one of the longest standing teachers on our staff. Hard working & kind it is her goal to provide her students with positive & fun learning experiences.

Child Development, Associates Certified

BRE FOSTER

Fours Teacher

Bre is a kind & sweet soul that believes in healing hugs & that laughter is the cure for anything. She's been with GSPS for the past few years & is invaluable in the classroom. Bre has two beautiful girls who attend and love preschool.

BS, General Studies

East Central University

TERRA ANDREWS

Ones Teacher

Terra's happy spirit and kind heart are just what the ones class needs.  Her happy place in with the youngest of our students. Terra spends her free time with the love of her life, Cody and her beautiful daughter.  While at school, she is singing songs with her students and teaching them how to play with their peers. 

CAITLIN KHAN

Twos Teacher

Caitlin and her husband have two girls who have attended

GSPS.  This year she brings her little boy for the first time.  Caitlin is a fun, loving and compassionate person.  The children love her kind voice and playful spirit.  She is beginning her fourth year at GSPS. 

BROOKE CLEMENS

Twos Teacher

Brooke's smile is contagious. The children all love her, Brooke is a perfect fit for the ones and twos.  She has enjoyed working with children for years and looks forward to watching her students grow. Brooke is beginning her 3rd year at GSPS

and will be leading the two's class.

JENILEE CHAMPION

Ones Teacher

Jenilee's easy going, loving, and always smiling personality is perfect for the one year old class. She is beginning her second year at GSPS. Jenilee and her husband have four children, two of whom are attending preschool this year. 

MARISA DONOHOE

Threes Teacher

Marisa is a bright ray of sunshine. She is a wonderful addition to our staff at GSPS.  You will find Marisa reading books and working with children on their letters. She and her husband have two girls who attend the preschool and one who has graduated.   This is Marisa's first year as a teacher. 

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DELANIE MUCK

Twos Teacher

Delanie is an energetic, bubbly personality. She is an Elementary Ed major at East Central University.  This is her second year working at GSPS.  The children love her and can't wait to see her each day. You will find her cuddling her students and helping them learn how to play with their friends.

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NAOMI WAGNER

Ones Teacher

Naomi begins her first year at GSPS this year. She has a genuine, kind and beautiful soul.  Naomi looks forward to getting to know all her little students.  She will be working with the ones, reading to them, playing with them and teaching them about Jesus. 

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