Gingerbread House Preschool

 Zionsville, Indiana

Sue Kopecky, Director and Teacher,

"For me, early childhood education is more than a career, it is a calling. I believe that the preschool years are the most important years in a person's educational life. A high quality preschool education, like the one provided at Gingerbread House, is more important than a high quality college education, because without the former, the latter is less likely to happen."

At Gingerbread House Preschool every class of 12 students has two teachers.  At least one of those two teachers has a bachelor's degree in education.  In most classes, BOTH teachers have bachelor's degrees.

Our Teachers:

  • Colleen Anders: BS in Business, Indiana University. Three years teaching at Gingerbread House Preschool.
  • Becky Dzurison: BS in Child and Family Preschool from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Illinois and 12 years teaching at Gingerbread House Preschool.
  • Sarah Griesemer: IUPUI and Ivy Tech Community College undergraduate education. Instructional Assistant at J.B. Stephens Elementary School, Greenfield, IN.
  • Seonad Hallam: BA in Criminology and Social Policy from University of Hull, United Kingdom. Operations Manager and Senior Proof Editor for two educational publishers and 2 years at Gingerbread House.
  • Joanna Hoops: BA from Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa and Graduate Studies in Elementary Education from Eastern Michigan University and Purdue University and 8 years teaching at Gingerbread House Preschool.
  • Molly Kincaid: BA in English, University of Wisconsin. Masters in Education, National-Louis University. Taught second grade at St. Michael-St. Gabriel Archangels Elementary School, Indianapolis.
  • Sue Kopecky (Director): BA in Elementary Education from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Taught first and second grade in Omaha, Nebraska and Indianapolis, Indiana and 30 years teaching at Gingerbread House Preschool.
  • Martha Pappas: BS degree in Education from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana and 4 years teaching at Gingerbread House Preschool.
  • Cheryl Patellos: BS in Biology and Master of Public Health in Industrial Hygiene from University of Michigan. Employed at Eli Lilly 1994-2000. Religious Education Leader at St. Alphonsus Liguori Catholic Church 2008-2015 and 2 years teaching at Gingerbread House Preschool.
  • Jil Savery: BA in Elementary Education from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana and MS in Education from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana and 12 years teaching at Gingerbread House Preschool.
  • Tina Snider: Former teacher at Zionsville Presbyterian Church and 8 years teaching at Gingerbread House Preschool.