Preschool Staff

At St. Paul's Preschool & Daycare, we take pride in a well-educated and experienced staff who love children!

  • Jill hardin

    Preschool Director

    director of Christian Education

    Jill received her B.A. in Theology and Director of Christian Education Certification from Concordia University, Seward, NE, where she met her husband David who is the Pastor at St. Paul's. Jill served several congregations in both California and Texas before coming to Woodland in 2013. In addition to being the Director of St. Paul's Preschool, she is the Director of Christian Education at St. Paul's Lutheran Church.

  • Ruth Kruithoff "miss ruthie"

    teacher 4-5 year class, "sonshiners"

    Ruthie grew up in Hawaii, and received her B.A. in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from the University of Hawaii. She has over 25 years experience teaching preschool and kindergarten in Christian schools. Besides teaching our Pre-K class, Ruthie plays guitar and leads music at St. Paul's Preschool.

  • Hannah Melo

    teacher 4-5 year class, "sonshiners"

    Hannah has been with us since 2017 and is currently finishing her degree at Woodland Community College.

  • Sue Anderson


    Sue received her degree in Early Childhood Education from Woodland Community College, and has many years of experience as a preschool teacher.

  • Lisa Gallego

    teacher 3-4 YEAR class, "bright stars"

    Lisa received her B.A. from Loyola Marymount University.  Before coming to St. Paul's, she taught preschool and kindergarten in Christian schools and ran her own daycare for many years.



    Kasey received her B.A. in Human Development from Cal-State East Bay and has worked at several preschools before coming to St. Paul's in 2018.