Preschool Staff

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

  • Jill Hardin


    Jill is from Jefferson City, Missouri, and received her B.A. in Theology and Director of Christian Education Certification from Concordia University, Nebraska, where she met her husband David. Jill also leads programs in youth, family and women's ministries for 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 B.A. degree at UC Davis.

  • Laurie Stephens


    Laurie received her degree in Early Childhood Education from Woodland Community College, and has many years of experience as a preschool teacher, Special Ed. preschool teacher, as well as a para-educator with DJUSD.