Shoal Creek PreSchool

Traci Woldengen has been with our preschool since 2012 and became the Director in June 2021. She has been attending Shoal Creek Community Church and participating in a small group since 2001. She has been involved in planning for Tot Time and regularly serves 4-year-olds through 1st graders in our ABC Zone on Sunday mornings.

Traci attended William Jewell College where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She then taught at Blackburn Elementary in Independence, MO. While teaching, she completed her Master’s degree in Education through Graceland University. Traci and Dan were married in 2004. They have two daughters; Savannah, born in 2007, and Annabelle, born in 2012. Traci enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, crafting, and scrapbooking.

Julie Hoeflicker is a Lead teacher and has a huge passion for teaching preschool-aged kids and preparing them for Kindergarten. She has been a Pre-K teacher with our program since 2006 and has been attending Shoal Creek Community Church since 2000. Julie is the volunteer ABC Zone Director (our Sunday children’s program for children 4 years old to 1st grade) and has served in this role since 2005. She is also a small group leader and volunteers at our annual big events.

Julie and her husband Sean married in 1990 and they have two adult children, Zach and Kaylee, and a cat named Snickers. Zach and his wife, Taylor, have a son, Huxlee, born in 2018, and a daughter, Renlee, born in 2020, and live in KC. Kaylee and her husband Grant live nearby as well. Julie enjoys spending time with her family, crafting, baking, and shopping for antiques.

Amy Hardy is our new Lead Teacher. She has been an Assistant Teacher in our preschool and has guided Shoal Creek Community Church’s Tot Zone, working with volunteers and families of children from birth to 3 years old, for a few years. Amy and her husband, Tony, have been attending Shoal Creek since 2013. They have two boys, Milo (born in 2013) and Grayson (born in 2016). She has enjoyed being able to stay at home with her boys and looks forward to teaching other children because of their energy and desire to learn.

Amy attended MidAmerica Nazarene College where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She has taught multiple elementary grades in New York and Kansas City since 2001. She enjoys reading, sewing, traveling, taking pictures, cooking, and finding bargains while thrift store shopping.

Melissa Gann was the Founding Director of our Preschool and she started it all back in 2003! She retired as the Director in May 2021 but is returning as an Assistant Teacher in the fall. She has been attending Shoal Creek Community Church since 1998 and has volunteered in the Sunday morning Children’s programs, served in our leadership community, and regularly participated in a women’s small group.

Melissa went to K-State University where she studied Elementary Education with an emphasis in Art. While attending, she worked at the Early Childhood Center and volunteered her time to tutor children. Since leaving K-state, she has taught at various Christian Schools and Early Childhood Centers. Melissa married Randy in 1994. She enjoys hiking, mountain biking, snow skiing, and camping. In her spare time, she likes to landscape, make jewelry, and craft.

Danielle Moerer has been a part of our preschool program for over a decade and has been attending Shoal Creek Community Church since 1999. She is currently an Assistant Teacher.

She attended the University of Kansas where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism. She and her husband, Steve, were married in 1995 and have one daughter, Lana.

Danielle enjoyed being a stay-at-home mom for 7 years, and became a teacher at Shoal Creek’s growing preschool program in 2008. Steve and Danielle enjoy antiquing together and doing DIY projects. Danielle also enjoys reading, dabbling in various crafts, and gardening.