Good Shepherd Lutheran Preschool strives to uphold the highest standards in early childhood education by employing teachers with degrees in early childhood, child development, or elementary education whenever possible. These guidelines are adhered to specifically in teachers of three, four, and five year old classes. All of our teachers are here to teach, nurture and care for our students in a loving way, guided by Christian values. 

  • Graduated from East Carolina University

    Born in New Bern, NC

    Hobbies/interests: spending time with her family and friends, traveling, yoga and tennis.  Also spending time with her dog Ellie.

    Joined GSLP staff in 2016

  • Heather anderson

    4's & Transitional Kindergarten Teacher

    BA English Literature/Elementary Education, Nazareth College, Rochester, NY

    Born in Rochester, NY

    Hobbies/interests – shopping, reading, traveling, spending time with family

    Joined GSLP staff in 2018

  • Julia Cooper

    4’s Teacher

    BS in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from Millersville University of Pennsylvania

    Hometown: York, PA - home of York Barbell and York Peppermint Patty! 

    Hobbies: Crocheting and chaperone the Sanderson Marching Spartans

    Joined GSLP staff in 2017

  • Arleen R. Esgro

    4’s Teacher

    BA in Elementary Education, Glassboro State College

    Born in Philadelphia, PA

    Hobbies/interests: cooking

    Joined GSLP staff in 2010

  • Holly Kubovcik

    Teacher's Aide & Teacher

    Psychology and School Counseling – UNC Chapel Hill

    Born in Lincolnton, NC

    Hobbies/interests – Driving around 3 kids, fostering cats, running

    Joined GSLP staff in 2018

  • Lynn Norris

    Teacher's Aide

    HS and Executive Secretary Certification, Catherine Gibbs Secretarial School

    Hometown: Staten Island, NY

    Hobbies/interests: loves horses, crochet, embroidery, sewing, and her grandchildren

    Joined GSLP staff: 2016

  • chris provencher

    3's Teacher

    BS in Economics, State University of New York at Albany

    Hometown: Highland, NY

    Hobbies/Interests: Walking, hiking with the dogs, volunteering at inter-faith food shuttle farm

    Joined GSLP in 2017


    2's Teacher

    Spent working life teaching daycare and Montessori. I also taught and coached swim lessons.  I moved to Raleigh to be with my daughter and grandkids who have both attended GSLP.  I am now teaching and enjoying the little ones at GLSP.

    Joined GSLP Staff: 2020

  • Angie White

    2's Teacher

    AA Early Childhood Education - Vance - Granville Community College

    Born in Rocky Mount, NC

    Hobbies/Interest: Hiking, cats, reading, watching documentaries, going on adventures with my family

    Joined GSLP Staff: 2021

  • Shari Allman

    3' Teacher

    My education is in psychology and art.  I was a stay at home mom for many years and volunteered in the community.  I worked in preschool for 23 years and in public school.  In my spare time, I enjoy my grandsons, walking, playing with my dogs, listening to music and attending concerts. I enjoy teaching and learning with preschool aged children. Every moment is a teachable moment!

    Joined GSLP Staff: 2021

  • Juliana Morelli

    Juliana Morelli

    1's Teacher and Spanish Teacher

    Teaching is a passion of mine. I enjoy traveling, cooking, art, gardening and sports and most of all BBQ's and beach with my husband and 3 kids. I moved here from CA and originally from Colombia.

    Joined GSLP Staff: 2023