our preschool staff

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LouAnn is the Preschool Director and the Head teacher in the four year old class. LouAnn has been associated with Bethany Lutheran Preschool for over 30 years. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and was a Registered Nurse. She has a Child Development Associate credential with a concentration in preschool education and has taken numerous Early Childhood education courses to maintain that credential.

She is married and lives in Cromwell. She has three adult children who all attended Bethany Lutheran Preschool and attended Cromwell schools. She is also a member of Bethany Lutheran Church. She enjoys reading, cooking and learning new things.

LouAnn Smith

Director & 4 Year Old Teacher

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Terri is the Head Teacher for the three-year old classes. Since 2002, Terri has had many varied roles at BLPS.  She has volunteered, has served as a long-term sub in the four-year old class and has been a floating assistant between both programs. Terri comes to Bethany with many varied experiences working with children. She also has many years of experience working with children and adults with disabilities. Terri holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Therapy and a Child Development Associate Certificate with a concentration in Preschool.

She is married and has two daughters who have gone thru the Cromwell school system. Terri plays clarinet with the Governor’s Foot Guard.  She likes swimming and enjoys baking.

Terri Camilleri

3 Year Old Teacher

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Rachel is a Teaching Assistant, beginning at BLPS in 2020. She has an Associates Degree in Early Childhood from Tunxis Community College. She is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree at Charter Oak State College.

Rachel is married and has two children, one of which is still at Bethany. Her interests include watching and playing sports, taking road trips with her family and decorating for the holidays.

Rachel Korta

4 Year Old Assistant Teacher

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Kerry began substituting for Bethany in 2018 and became a Teacher Assistant in 2020. She graduated from Central CT State University in 2003 and lives in Cromwell. She has experience volunteering in many activities throughout the Cromwell community.

Kerry is married and has four children. She enjoys attending her children’s activities, which include soccer, basketball, and baseball. She likes to be outdoors and take walks with their dog Lola!

Kerry Rau

3 Year Old Assistant Teacher