Our Philosophy

This is a wonderful time of unlimited energy and natural curiosity in a young child's life.  In a caring and positive atmosphere, we provide a place and a curriculum that is exciting, stimulating, and enjoyable where each child is actively involved in the learning process.

Our Team

Living Lord Lutheran Preschool has an experienced and well-qualified director and staff of teachers.  All staff members are degreed from a four year college or university.

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Michelle Hiatt (Director) 

Hello! I am ready for another wonderful year at Living Lord Preschool with all of your children! I have been in education for 15 years! I have taught 1st grade & preschool as well as been a substitute teacher, a Parents as Teachers educator and Preschool Director! My husband, Pat, and I have 3 (nearly) grown children and a very spoiled dog named Charlee!  We love to travel, watch Lindenwood football and the Chiefs as well as, spend time with our children and relax!  I look forward to getting to know all of you!

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Emily Van Booven (T/TH/Pre-K)

I look forward to learning, growing, and having fun with your child this year! My mission is to provide the optimal balance of structure and nurturance to create an environment where your child can truly thrive.  I have two sons, Grant and Isaac and my husband and I have been enjoying life together for 13 years!  We love hiking, camping, music and reading!

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Lisa Brooke (T/TH)

I am so exited to to make some new little friends this year! I went to Mizzou and have my Masters from Lindenwood.  My husband, Steven, and I have been married 10 years and we have Claire (6), Evelynn (5), and Elijah (3).  I cannot wait to meet your kiddos and to have a great year learning and growing together!

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Jessica Saddler (MWF)

I can't wait to see how much our class learns and grows through all the amazing things we do this year!  I am very blessed to be teaching at Living Lord Preschool.  My two youngest children have both been a part of this wonderful learning community! My daughter, Audrey, finished pre-k last year and is now in kindergarten.  My youngest son, Carson, is currently in pre-k with Mrs. Adair.  My oldest son, Kaiden, is in 3rd grade.  In late November we are expecting a new addition to our family--another sweet baby boy!  We recently moved to the St. Louis area from Seattle, WA.  It's been an amazing journey for us! For fun, we love to go to the zoo, spend time at one of our local parks, or even just hang out with our neighbors in front of a bonfire!

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Erin Adair (M thru F/ Pre-K)

I am so excited to be your child's teacher this year!  We are going to have so much fun learning together!  This is my 7th year teaching at Living Lord Preschool  My daughter Emma attended this preschool and is now a Junior in high school.  I have been married to my husband Adam for 20 years.  In my free time I enjoy snuggling with my dog and hanging out with my family!

Our Facility and Classrooms

Living Lord's 12,000 square foot facility allows for great  flexibility in usage of its open spaces and meeting rooms.  The preschool uses the sanctuary for weekly chapel, utilizes the Fellowship Room for whole school events such as our Fall Festival, Sensory Fair, and birthday party for Jesus and uses the upstairs gathering space for large gross motor activities when the weather does not allow us to go outside.

Our three classrooms are light-filled and colorful and designed to promote wonder, curiosity and cognitive stimulation through  a wide variety of sensory and learning centers, as well as introduction to SMARTboards.