Amber King- Director and Lead Teacher
Amber King is the director and lead teacher for the 5 day program. Amber received her bachelors degree in Elementary Education from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA in 2008. She went on to complete her Masters in Education there as well. She has six years experience teaching first and third grades before joining our preschool in 2017. She is married to Martin King and they have one daughter named Lily. They moved to Pullman in 2015 for Martin to teach music education and horn at WSU. Each day at preschool Amber loves to show the love of Jesus, read great books, learn and be silly with her students. She thinks being a preschool teacher is the best!
Natalie Gulseth - Lead Teacher
Natalie Gulseth is the lead teacher for our 3 day class. Natalie is married to Matt Gulseth, Pastor at Concordia Lutheran Church. They have two boys, Paul and Jack. Natalie received her bachelors degree in Elementary Education from WSU. She then went on to teach kindergarten for four years and earn her Masters in Education from Concordia Portland. She has also worked in churches and Lutheran non-profits. Matt and Natalie have been back in Pullman since 2017 and love it!! Natalie joined our preschool staff in 2021. Natalie looks forward to teaching your preschooler, sharing her love for Jesus with them and learning together through play and fun!
Jessica Heiden - Lead Teacher
Jessica Heiden is the lead teacher for our 2 day class. Jessica has her bachelors degree in Elementary Education and Literacy from Lewis and Clark State College. She has four years experience teaching kindergarten, first grade and early childhood. Jessica is married to Zach Heiden, a Chemistry professor at WSU and they have two boys, Isaac and Emmett. Jessica joined our staff in 2021 after spending time raising her boys. Jessica loves teaching preschoolers about Jesus, and growing together through play!
Jodie Stahlecker - Assistant Teacher
Jodie is the Assistant Teacher for our 3 day and 2 day classes and an Administrative Assistant in our church office. She joined our preschool team in January 2016. She is kind, gentle and encouraging to each preschooler in her care. Jodie has ten years experience working in early childhood settings. She loves to help preschoolers enjoy a variety of art projects, anything crafty and to love the outdoors.
Whittney Graham - Assistant Teacher
Whittney Graham is the assistant teacher in our 5-day program at Concordia Lutheran Preschool. She has five years of experience working in an early childhood daycare setting and four years of experience working in the medical field as a medical assistant. She lives in Pullman with her husband and four children and joined our staff in 2022. Her husband Jason is an electrical engineer for Schweitzer. Her children, Felicity, Nikolette, Weston, and Lincoln all attended Concordia Lutheran Preschool. She enjoyed subbing volunteering this past year at the preschool and is so excited to continue helping the preschoolers learn through play and fun!