Katy Psaila, Preschool Director 

 I have been working in early childhood education for over 10 years, and hold a Texas Director's Certification. I believe that every child is a child of God and it is important to me that students feel loved and welcomed while at Heritage Tree Preschool. Outside of work you can find me spending time with my  husband, and my four children. 

Serving Since 2019

Audra Jezewski

Audra is our pre-K teacher. She graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Anthropology. Audra has been with our program for over seven years and this will be her fifth year with the pre-K class. She lives in Georgetown with her husband and daughter. When she does have free time, she can usually be found in the kitchen baking up some yummy treats for family and friends.

Serving Since 2013

Kara Fulkes

Kara is our pre-K assistant teacher. She is a born and raised Leander girl. She started working at LUMC as a sub in 2012 when her son was a student in the Mother’s Day Out program, and she loved it so much, she signed on as an assistant teacher the next school year. She is an animal lover and loves to go on road trips with her husband and son.

Serving Since 2013

Jennifer Barton

Jennifer is our three-year-old lead teacher. She has been teaching with our program for five years and worked with the Ones, Twos, and Threes.  She found LUMC preschool in 2003 and all four of her children have attended. She started working here when her youngest went to kindergarten. In her free time she loves to read and put together puzzles.

Serving Since 2014

Claudia Conine-Rios

Claudia  is our three-year-old class assistant teacher. She and her husband and daughter have lived in Leander since 2002. She likes all kinds of crafts and loves to learn new ones as well. Claudia likes working with the children because she feels she can learn so much from them and they can surprise her by the little things they say.

Serving Since 2012

Evelin Cabot-Gonzales

Evelin is our two-year-old lead teacher and this is her fourth year teaching at LUMC. She and her family of 5 love playing board games and live in Leander. She loves teaching little ones and watching them grow.

Serving Since 2017

Desiree Slager

Desiree is our two-year-old assistant teacher. Desiree has a degree in elementary education and previously taught a two-year-old class in North Carolina. She lives in Leander with her husband and two sons. Desiree loves working with young kids and seeing them grow and learn! When not teaching, she enjoys crafting, playing games, and exploring local parks with her family.

Serving since 2022

Karen Saxer

Karen is the one-year-olds lead teacher. She holds a degree in English and Special Education from Texas State University and is state certified for Early Childhood Education through High School. She has 10 years of varied teaching experiences. When not with the Ducklings, she enjoys volunteering and reading. She also enjoys spending time with her husband, son, daughter, and dachshund. 

Serving Since 2021

Amanda Scott

Amanda is our one-year-old assistant teacher. 

Serving Since 2015