Our Teachers

Abiding Word Early Education teachers were hired based upon their understanding of and ability to demonstrate the timeless biblical truths that are taught in the classroom. All lead teachers are members of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS), or non-members approved by our Pastors. All teachers and assistants model Christian morals, values, and ethics in their interaction with the children.

All teachers and assistants have work experience or they are gaining experience by co-teaching with someone who has. All teachers and assistants are CPR and first aid certified and receive a minimum of 24 hours of training per year as required by the State of Texas.

Jennifer Hahn

Director/ PreK-4 Teacher


Education:
Bachelor’s degree in Speech Pathology
Certified in special education K-12th
Texas Child-care Director’s Certificate

Experience:
13 years teaching experience
5 years Early Childhood Director

Favorite Thing about Teaching Young Children:
Their smiles and laughter! They are so fun and enjoy learning new things all the time.

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28

Candice Learman

PreK 3


Education
Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education

Experience:
2 years Early Childhood Director
6 years teaching experience

Favorite Thing about Teaching Young Children:
I love having the opportunity to teach children about their Savior everyday! It also brings me joy to watch their faces light up when they learn or try something for the first time!

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13:

Lizbeth Nazario

Toddler Teacher


Education:
College hours toward Early Childhood Degree

Experience:
4 years of teaching experience with toddlers
4 years at Abiding Word Early Childhood

Favorite Thing about Teaching Young Children:
I love seeing how I can make a difference in a little ones life and seeing their smiles full of joy when they learn something new.

“Let all that you do be done with love.” 1 Corinthians 16:14

Kendy Garcia

Teacher Assistant


Education:
Associate Degree of Science

Experience:
4 years teaching experience with toddlers
4 years at Abiding Word Early Childhood

Favorite Thing about Teaching Young Children:
I like to see the faces of children when they learn something new. Also, if you teach young children the love of learning, they will become better people for the future

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” John 3:16