The staff at Little Lights Preschool has years of classroom and teaching experience. However, our dedication and our desire to see your students thrive goes well beyond the classroom. We look at each child and their family as part of the Little Lights family. We pray for them. We pray with the parents. And, we are blessed to be able to serve in this way.

Mary Falvey, Director & Classroom Teacher

Mary Falvey is a graduate of Saint Mary’s College of Notre Dame, Indiana and holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She taught for the School City of Hammond for seven years before “retiring” to spend her days as a full-time mother and home school teacher to three amazing young children. Last year, Mary returned to the classroom, while assuming the role of Director for Little Lights. She loves working with preschoolers, and challenging them to develop their academic skills, while sharing the love of Christ with her students.

Lois Kizer, Classroom Teacher

Lois has contributed as an assistant teacher in Little Lights since its inception in 2013.  She brings a pediatric occupational therapy background to our program along with 35 years of experience in children’s ministry. Lois is the mother of two grown children whom she successfully homeschooled from preschool to college entry with merit scholarships. “So much important development occurs in the preschool years,” Lois says, “I consider it a privilege to have input at this stage of these precious children’s lives.”

Sarah VanGorp, Teacher’s Assistant

Sarah has been volunteering with children and youth in the church for almost 20 years. She has been involved with kids of all ages; in the nursery, AWANA, Sunday school, children’s church and youth group. She is excited to be a part of Little Lights and help preschoolers learn about Jesus and the world around them.  At home, she has a great husband (who happens to be the Pastor at SBC), 2 teenage boys, a mother in law and an energetic puppy that keep her busy.