Meet Our Staff

  Meet Our Staff  
Ms. Melissa Hanson (Center Director)
Melissa has been the Director of Shepherd's Lambs since July 2009. Before she arrived in New Hope, Melissa was a Lead Preschool Teacher and Co-Director at Roots to Wings Learning Center at St. Johns, Lake City from 2006-2009. She has several years experience also working as an aide at an Early Childhood Center in Muskego, WI and as a Preschool Sunday School Instructor. Melissa graduated from Martin Luther College with her Bachelors in Education. She enjoys spending time with her two children, Carter and Morgan.  Melissa loves the trust and comfort levels the children build with the staff. She also loves watching them grow from little infants to big preschoolers! It's neat to see them transition throughout the entire Center!


Mrs. Karlie Habermann (Asst. Director)

Karlie recently graduated from Martin Luther College with her Early Childhood Degree and Elementary Degree. She comes from Manitowoc, Wisconsin and enjoys playing volleyball and basketball. She got married in June 2017 to Paul who teaches 7th-8th grade at Holy Trinity.
Karlie enjoys teaching because she loves watching how fast the children grow and develop!

Ms. Jackie Heinicke - Lead Teacher

Jackie has been in the child care industry for many years. She recently returned to SLCC after a few years at another establishment. She is currently our lead toddler teacher.

Jackie is currently in school for business and enjoys spending time with friends and family in her free time.
Mrs. Michele Shogren (Infant Teacher)
Michele has been working at Shepherd's Lambs since 2012. She started in our infant room as an assistant teacher and has worked her way up to lead! She has worked in child care settings since 1998 and has worked through college and gained the education and experience to be qualified as a lead teacher. She has attended North Hennepin Community College as well as obtained her Child Development Certificate from Ashworth College. Michele loves working at SLCCC because she loves seeing the babies learn and grow. She loves helping them reach important milestones and encouraging them everyday!
Christiana Nyagaka (Floater Aide)
She joined us in fall of 2018. She loves children and is excited to work along side younger ones, as she hopes to go to school to earn her pediatric nurses degree.
Mrs. Pam Allen (Floater Aide)

Pam has been with Shepherd's Lambs since April 2017. She loves snuggling and caring for the basic needs of all the children at the Center. She loves the connections she has with them and the families. Pam is a wonderful heart and a great addition to our staff. 
Miss Alison Mundfrom (Assistant Teacher) 

Alison is an avid nanny and babysitter and has been working with children of all ages for the past 4 years. She has worked in our infant and prek rooms and has been working with us since May 2018. In her free time she enjoys reading, rollerblading, writing and teaching people new things. A fun fact is that Alison is a pastor's kid and now a daughter of a faculty member at a local college!
Ms. Renee McCall (Assistant Infant Teacher)

Renee has been working at our Center since Febuary 2017. She has 4 of her own children and has worked in child care the majority of her adult life. Renee loves to sing and spend time with her fiance in her free time.