Cullowhee Kids Preschool News

Cullowhee Kids Preschool will be saying “good-bye” to Ms. Ellen at the Ice Cream Social on Tuesday, June 4th at 12:00 pm on the big playground.  We invite all church members and Cullowhee Kids Preschool alumni to join us for some ice cream and to celebrate the gift of service Ellen Miller has shared with us over the last 13 years.  Please RSVP to so we make sure to have enough ice cream.

Cullowhee Kids Preschool will celebrate graduation on Wednesday, May 29, 5:30 pm.  The graduates will be Emily Chockla, Kalisi Crittenden, Emsley Davis, Maeve LaVoie, Maverick Manring, Pedro Ramirez, Kinley Rockhill, and River Sefiha. Kindergarten here we come!!!


We are so pleased to welcome Ms. Linsey Bumgarner to our Cullowhee Kids Preschool family as our teacher for the 4-5 class!  Her first day will be in August, but she is planning on joining us at the Ice Cream Social on Tuesday, June 4th at 12:00 noon.


Here’s a little information about Ms. Linsey:

Hello, my name is Linsey Bumgarner. I have worked for the Youth Services department of Jackson County Public Library off and on for the last seven years with mission work overseas in-between. My passion is to work with children and families wherever the Lord has me, especially the children of Jackson County, my home. With my Birth-Kindergarten Education degree from WCU in 2008 and my experiences in teaching and youth work since then, I have developed an overwhelming love for getting down on a child’s level and making connections through listening and careful explanation, for interactive story times full of early literacy skills, and for hands-on exposure to and early development in art, science, engineering, math, cultures, and more. I strongly believe that children learn the most through play and they have a natural curiosity and inclination to explore with a keen insight into their surroundings so I will work hard to encourage an environment that promotes these strengths physically, socially, and emotionally. I know God has a special love for children and I will do my best to show them that they are seen, heard, and loved by Him. I look forward to meeting you all soon!