Hello, my name is Tracy Gift, and I am the preschool director at Good News Preschool. I have a love for the littles and felt called to this ministry upon moving to Leander, TX.
I was born and raised in Indiana. I graduated from Ball State University with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Development. I married my college sweetheart, Todd, and we have raised 4, nearly grown, young adults. My husband’s career moved us through the midwest, living in Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, and Illinois, and even spending a year in Augsburg, Germany. Finally, God led us to our favorite location, the great state of Texas! Throughout this journey I have worked and volunteered with children in schools, churches, group homes, women’s shelters, CASA, and as an emergency foster placement.
It is my desire to serve my community by offering a Christ-centered learning experience. We have a wonderful staff that inspires life-long learners. They are innovative, creative, and all have a love for God and children. I am truly blessed to be a part of Good News Preschool.
My name is Krystal Wolski and I was born and raised in Austin, TX. I graduated from McNeil High School in 1995.
My family and I moved to Leander in 2014 from Round Rock. I have been married to my husband, Brad for 17 years and we have two lovely boys. Parker who is 15 and Gage who is 10.
I was fortunate to be a stay at home mom for 11 years and wanted to get back into working when they both started school. I was blessed to start work here at Good News Preschool in 2016 and absolutely love my job! I enjoy spending time outside, traveling, and just being with my family.
Hello! My name is Mrs Kim and I’m the lead teacher in the Pre-K class. This is my 24th year teaching preschoolers after attending college for Early Childhood education. I dearly love the children in my class and with the Pre-K year being essential to their development, it means a lot to me to help them achieve their best self. I’ve also taught art classes, as well as been the puppeteer and chapel leader for many years at my previous schools. This is my 3rd year at GNPS. I am married to Brian and we have three children, two boys who are grown and flown and my daughter who is a college junior. We live in Cedar Park. In my spare time, I read and bake and train my 2 year old toy poodle, Otis. I look forward to meeting all of you and especially to getting to love your children!
3-4 Year Old Lead Teacher
I was born in Kansas City but moved to the Austin area when I was two years old. I attended Pflugerville High School, graduating in 2000. I married my husband, Brandon, in 2003, and we have two children, Isaac (age 10) and Genevieve (age 8).
I have been blessed to work at Good News Preschool since 2016 where I have been a lead teacher for the last two years. Before that, I was a Teacher’s Aide. I particularly enjoy being a part of a child’s growth in learning, socializing, and play. It is my joy and honor to work with the children of our school.
My family and I are members at St. John the Forerunner Orthodox Church in Cedar Park, TX where Brandon serves as an ordained Deacon. We currently reside in Leander, Texas.
3 Year Old Lead Teacher
My name is Amalarani Dayalan and I was born and raised in Bangalore, India. My husband and I moved to California in 1999. We’ve been married for 23 years and have been blessed with 2 sons Ethan and Samuel.
I was a stay-at-home mom before I began working with children in schools, churches and home groups. Then I began work as a full-time preschool teacher at Fremont Christian School in California for 2 years. We moved to Cedar Park, TX in 2018.
My son Samuel attends Good News Preschool and I joined the amazing team as a substitute and then became an aide and now I am a lead teacher.
My family and I are members of True Life Church, Round Rock.
2 Year Old Lead Teacher
Hello, my name is Jennifer Kiehl and I’m the lead teacher for the 2 Year Old classroom. I was born and raised in Alamogordo, NM. I graduated from New Mexico State University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. I taught for two years in Alamogordo Public Schools before my husband and I moved to Cedar Park in 2009. Then, I spent two years as a substitute teacher for Round Rock ISD until I became a stay-at-home mom in the fall of 2011.
My husband and I were married in 2007 and have three sons: Bailey, Brayden, and Bryce. My two youngest sons are Good News Preschool Alumni and this will be my sixth year working in our “Littles” classroom.
I was born and raised in the Austin, Texas area. I graduated from McNeil High school in 2001.
I married my husband, Mike in 2017. We were then blessed with our son, Easton (2yro) in 2018. We also have 3, 4-legged kids, Ellie (Chihuahua Mix), Avery (Boston Terrier), Riley (Cat). Before becoming a stay at home Mom, I was a Practice Manger for a Veterinary Clinic in Round Rock, TX for 4 years. In between, I am also an Wedding/Event Coordinator for the Wedding venue I got married at.
We are members of Hill Country Bible Church Lakeline. We love spending time with our families, attending sporting events and concerts, being on the lake and traveling.
Good News Preschool has been a blessing for Easton and I. I have not only have I enjoyed watching him learn and grow but your kiddos as well, so thankful to be apart of the Good News Family.
I was born in Laredo and raised in Houston, Texas. I attended Texas State University and graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor of Business Mgmt. degree. While attending college, I worked in childcare and there realized how rewarding it is to work with children. I worked in insurance as a claims adjuster for ten years following college. I then became a stay at home mom.
My name is Terry Seelig and I was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. I graduated from MacArthur High School. I went to Austin Community College and San Antonio College.
My husband and I are in our 38th year of marriage. We met at the University of Texas Health Science Center, where I was an Accounts Payable and he was in Purchasing. We have one daughter, Danielle, who is married to a Round Rock Fire Fighter.
We moved to Austin in 1989. I love working with children, as I worked for Purple Sage Elementary for seven years. I started working at Good News in January, 2019, working with the littles. I now work in Pre-K as a Teacher’s Aid. I love to cook, bake, play games, and being outdoors.
18 Month - 2 Year Old Lead Teacher
My name is Rebecca Bird. I received my Child Development Associates in 2017. I have been a teacher for three years now and I LOVE my job!
My husband Leonard, and I live in Oatmeal, TX with our four dogs, and a lot of goats! When I’m not at school, I love to work in my gardens and drink coffee!
Roxanne was born and raised on the High Plains, near Lubbock Texas. She attended McMurry University and graduated from Texas Tech University in 1993 with a degree in Medical Technology.
Good News UMC has been her family’s church home since its first worship service in February of 2002. Roxanne has been active in many aspects of church life during these 12 years. Roxanne has many fond memories of teaching children’s Sunday school, choir, and Vacation Bible School. She has spent summers attending Glen Lake church camp with children from Good News Church. Roxanne has cooked many meals for Youth Mission Trip and Youth Sunday Suppers.
She enjoys being a “Friend in Faith”, to the young teenagers in Confirmation classes. Roxanne is a certified Special Education teacher. She taught middle school students with special needs in Leander ISD.
This will be her seventh year of teaching at Good News Preschool. Roxanne has two lovely daughters; Katie, a graduate of McMurry University, and working at HEB in Cedar Park, and Toni and her husband, Aubrey Lawrence, live and work in Eastland, Texas area. She has a new grandson, Royce, born October 2020. Her family enjoys camping, kayaking, and working on the family ranch.