Preschool

Tiggers and Eeyores

At Honey Grove our academic goals for each one of our classes is a progressive set of developmental, age appropriate specific skills for our teachers to use as guidelines when creating their lesson plans. Students who are enrolled in our pre-school programs participate in many hands-on learning centers which expose children to the different areas of learning. Teachers will facilitate opportunities for learning by using developmentally appropriate materials enabling our students to practice and acquire skills whether working individually, in large groups, or in teacher directed small groups.

Preschool Team

Tiggers Lead Teacher: Mrs. Theresa Wendling

Ms. Theresa started out as a Bookkeeper for a bank, then went into retail management, she is a licensed esthetician, has earned her CDA, and is now going back to school for her associate’s degree in early childhood education.  Ms. Theresa was a stay at home mom for 10 years and watched other kiddos as well and that is when she learned she had a passion for children, which lead her into the field.  Ms. Theresa loves being creative in and out of the classroom!  She enjoys drawing, organizing, cleaning, singing, making cakes and home/event decorations.  When she is not at work she enjoys spending time with her family, relaxing at home, and playing board games with family or friends.   Making a difference in her student’s lives brings her so much joy!  

 

Kangas Lead Teacher: Mrs. Megan Smith

Megan grew up in a small town in Minnesota. She went to college at Indiana State University, where she played softball.  Megan graduated with a degree in Educational Studies and started working at Honey Grove in July of 2017 as an assistant in the Eeyore room. Megan moved to a lead position in the Kanga’s classroom in 2018.

“I love helping the children work on their social skills and seeing the strides they make in the classroom throughout the year. I love the feeling you get when you see one of the children overcome a challenge they have been facing. It may be something as simple as potty training, but we throw huge potty parties for them after their accomplishments. Most of all, I enjoy spending time with the kids and getting to know each one of them. I am so blessed to be able to call myself a preschool teacher.”

 

Eeyores Lead Teacher: Mrs. Sara Jackson

My name is Sara Jackson. I am originally from Evansville, Indiana, but I moved to Franklin in 2016. I have been married for two years to my husband, DJ. We have one daughter, Lyla and two chiweenies, Russie and Ray. I love teaching preschool!  I have a degree in Early Childhood Education and have been helping children learn and grow for almost 8 years.