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THE THREES

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Hailey
Bailey

Lead Teacher

I have been married to my husband, Dan, for 7 1/2 years. We have three beautiful children, James (6), Norah Grace (4), and Charlotte (1 1/2 years). We have two sweet dogs named Max and Mia. 

 

I absolutely love spending time with my family. Some of our favorite places to visit include Blowing Rock, NC, and North Myrtle Beach. Our kids love waterslides, and we love to try new restaurants. 

 

I taught high school for 13 years, and I still love the interaction with students at all ages. I also love to work out, decorate my home for the holidays, entertain family and friends, and I have a special passion for event planning. 

 

I am thrilled to teach preschool because of the opportunity to see the excitement of learning among children. I am looking forward to introducing fun lessons that will spark their imagination and creativity. It is a blessing to help children blossom in so many ways throughout the year.

 

My favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior who gives me the strength and perseverance needed to follow his will, and I praise Him everyday for this.  

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Jana

Kulikova

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Assistant Teacher

I am originally from Slovak Republic, a  little country in Europe. I’m married to my wonderful husband and we have 5 amazing kids. Emmanuel is 21, Esther is 7, Eliel is 6, Ethel 5, and baby Eva is 1 year old . I love working with kids because they are so innocent and pure! Working with kids has always been my dream! In my free time, I love to cook, bake and spend all my time with my family! We love traveling, hiking, and swimming.

 

My favorite Bible verse is  Isaiah 41:10. "Fear not, for I am with you, be not dismayed for I am your God. I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."

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HANNAH

GORE

Lead Teacher

I have been married to my husband, Chris, for 11 years and mama of 3 girls, Bellamy (10), Hollis (8), and Isla (3). As a family we love visiting new places, playing outside in the snow or any body of water, and trying to make each other laugh by being as goofy as possible. 

 

I enjoy interior decorating, working out, and spending time with my family. 

 

I love teaching preschool because of the sweet nature of the students. At their young age I have the privilege of planting the seed and teaching things they’ll carry for life. I also get to help children explore and succeed as well as witness incredible achievements such as, “I did it!” in the end.

 

My favorite verse is Psalm 46:10. “Be still and know that I am God.” As simple as this verse is, I can relate to it in so many different ways. If I feel overwhelmed whether in my professional life or personal life, if I simply stop talking and start listening instead, I can feel a sense of peace come over me.

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Allison

Odom

Assistant Teacher

I’ve been married to my husband, Chris, 18 years!  We have twin 14 year old boys, Bailey and Carter; and two silly cats, Tom and Jerry.  Bailey and Carter are in 8th grade at Dutchman Creek Middle School.  I was a music teacher in Rock Hill Schools for 17 years!

 

Besides spending time with my family, I LOVE to sing!  I enjoy singing in choir here at Oakland, helping with the children’s music ministry, and performing with Showtime Theatre Company. I also love to be creative making T-Shirts and with my nail polish business! 

I am excited to join the ODS family this year!  I went to Preschool here MANY years ago, and my boys went to summer camps when they were little. I can’t wait to have fun with all of the children here this year!  

My favorite Bible verse is Esther 4:14. “Perhaps you were born for such a time as this.” This has always been a special verse, because I believe God has made all of us for a purpose.  We all have trials, and there are times everyday that allow us to show God’s love to a world in need of God’s love! 

Mrs. Gore

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