St. Patrick Catholic Church
Preschool Staff




Stephanie Adams - Director/Teacher - FOURS

My name is Stephanie Adams and I am thrilled to be the director of St. Patrick's Catholic Preschool. I am blessed with 5 children (Cassie-22, Josh-20, Caitlin-17, Olivia-13 and Grant-11) and a wonderful husband, Skip. I have an elementary education degree with an endorsement in early childhood. I am currently pursuing my Master's Degree in Early Childhood. I began my career in the Omaha Catholic Schools as a kindergarten and first grade teacher before taking a leave to be a stay at home mom for several years. I returned to the teaching world after my youngest was born and have since taught preschool in both private and public schools. St. Patrick's is such a vibrant and growing parish and I look forward to sharing God's word with all.



Sheri Calvert - FIVES/FOURS PM Teacher

My name is Sheri Calvert. I will be teaching the five year old class. My husband, Pat, and I have 2 children (19, 13). We have been in the parish for 13 years. I hold a masters degree in Speech Pathology and worked as a speech therapist for OPS in the Early Childhood department. I was able to take time off to be a stay at home mom. During that time, I volunteered in my children's schools and religious education programs. I returned to the working world 7 years ago as a special education and kindergarten paraprofessional at Palisades Elementary. It's exciting to watch God's plan unfold as I love teaching!



Sarah Heinrich - FOURS Teacher/THREES Teacher Assistant

My name is Sarah Heinrich. We have been St. Pat's parishioners for over 12 years. We love Gretna, however made a move a few years ago to Elkhorn to live on our family farm. I am married to Ken and have 4 boys and 3 dogs. Our family enjoys the Huskers and soccer. I am so excited to teach in the THREES and FOURS classrooms.



Julie Wigdahl - THREES/TADPOLES Teacher

My name is Julie Wigdahl I've been married for 18 years to Nate and have been blessed with 2 wonderful children (Brooke-14 and Brody-12). We are parishioners at St. Pat's in Elkhorn. I have a degree in Early Childhood from UNL. I am excited to begin working with little ones again this year. I look forward to meeting and getting to know you and your children.



Tisha Simpson - THREES Teacher

My name is Tisha Simpson.† I was born in Jacksonville, FL and have a degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis on primary education.† I taught kindergarten and first grade for 8 years in Jacksonville area public and parochial schools.† I met and married a native Nebraskan and Naval Officer, Tye Simpson.† When our first child was born, I took a break from the teaching profession.† I have been a homemaker and Navy wife since then raising our 5 children, Elena-13, Isa-11, Anna-10, William-6, and Josie-3.† After our arrival in Bellevue last year, we joined St. Columbkille and enrolled our children in its school.† I am very excited God has opened this door for me at St. Patrickís.† I look forward to meeting all of the wonderful families and becoming part of the St. Patrick's community!



Tracy Wegner - FIVES/TADPOLES Teacher Assistant

My name is Tracy Wegner. I am a teaching assistant with the Fives class M-TH all year, and will also join the Tadpoles on Fridays during Spring Semester. My family has lived in the Gretna area as members of St. Patrickís parish since 2011. My husband Dan and I have four kids (12, 10, 8, 8) going through Elementary and Middle School in Gretna Public Schools. Previously Iíve worked in Accounting and Engineering fields with my Bachelorís degree in Math and minor in Computer Science. I was very excited at the opportunity to join in at St. Patrickís preschool during the Spring 2016 semester as it has me working with such great children and faculty. I really look forward to meeting your children in class, thank you!



Colleen Eusterwiemann - FOURS Teacher Assistant

My name is Colleen Eusterwiemann (but the kiddos will refer to me as Mrs. E.). I am a Teaching Assistant for the FOURS class. My husband Russ and I have been part of the St. Patricks family for the past 8 years and have three fantastic children, Claire 10, Adam 8, and Audrey 6. We feel blessed to be part of our vibrant church community; we are involved in bible studies, CCD, St. Gerard's Guild and the landscaping committee. In the past I worked at Boys Town for 15 years in a number of positions. I have a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Sociology and a Masters Degree in Public Administration. I am looking forward to a great year in preschool!



Paula Penney - FOURS Teacher Assistant

My name is Paula Penney. I will be a teaching assistant with the FOURS class. This past spring my husband, Mark, passed away but I was blessed to be married to him for almost 22 years. I have a son (Marek) who is 14 and our dog, Scarlett, completes our family. The last seven years I have been a stay at home mom and before that, I was a paraprofessional at the Palisades Elementary for two years. I look forward to helping your children and the teachers in any way I can to make this a great school year!



Natalie Miles- THREES/FOURS Teacher Assistant

My name is Natalie Miles.† I will be the Teacher Assistant in the THREES and FOURS classes.† My family has been parishioners of St Patrick's for 2 years.† My husband Grant and I have 5 year old triplets Peyton, Blake and Hayden who are also in the fives program.† We have lived in Gretna for four years. † I have had the blessing of staying home with our children but decided to work at St Patrick's Preschool while my kids are attending.† I am also currently going back to school to get a†teaching degree in Early Childhood Education.† In†our spare time, we enjoy golfing, Husker Football and of course any activity our kids are currently in.† I am excited for the new school year and getting know all the children and their families.


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