Our Staff


Mrs. Julee Hay
– Preschool Director
Mrs. Hay began teaching part-time at HAPS in September 2005, became assistant director in September 2007, and director in January 2008.  She developed our “Virtue of the Month” curriculum that she teaches during our weekly chapel time.  Mrs. Hay says, “Working at Hively Avenue Preschool has made me a more fun grandma!”
Ms. Amy
– Preschool Teacher – 3/4 year olds
Ms. Amy joined our teaching staff in August 2016.  Ms. Amy came to us with 18 years of teaching experience and 6 years in school administration. She is a Bethel College graduate.  She loves BOOKS and reading aloud to children.  Fun, hands-on activities can be found in Ms. Amy’s classroom!
Ms. Sheryl
– Preschool Teacher – 4/5 year olds
Ms. Sheryl began teaching at HAPS in 1999….. in the last millennium!  She teaches our 4 & 5 year old 3-day classes on MWF mornings and afternoons.  It won’t be long before she will have been here long enough to teach the children of past students! Ms. Sheryl is an expert at helping children prepare for kindergarten.
Ms. Valerie
– Preschool Teacher – 4/5 year olds
Ms. Val joined our teaching team in 2017.  She teaches our Pre-K 5-day class on weekday mornings and our 3-day extended afternoon class on MWF.  She brings with her 35 years of experience in education, including 20 as an early childhood teacher.  She likes to read, bake, and ballroom dance!