Meet our Teachers...

We are very proud of our exceptional school staff. At St. Paul Christian School we consider our staff more of a family unit than coworkers.  The result is a very tightly knit group of committed individuals who provide excellent educational services to our students. You only have to walk the halls of our school or peek in at the decorations in the classrooms to see the joy that our teachers and staff take in their work.  Although our building is modern and our facilities well maintained, we feel that our school's best assets are the wonderful people on our staff.

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Lauren Gallagher 
Director
 
Robin Coffman
Assistant Director/Office Manager
robin@stpaulnj.com
 
 
Teachers for 4-year-Olds
 

 

 

 
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Gretchen Larsen
 

“Mrs. Larsen” currently teaches the 3 day/three-year-olds class and formally taught the Transitional Kindergarten class (2013-2014); the 2 day/three-year-olds class and directed the “Fun at Two” class (2012-2013).
Gretchen has a Bachelor of Science degree from Rutgers College and after spending many years home raising her children; she decided to return to the work force in early 2011. In preparation for her teaching career, Gretchen received a CCEI Early Childhood Certification while teaching Pre-K in Ashburn, VA. (2011-2012)
Gretchen, her husband, Jon and two children, Andrew (12) and Johanna (10) are members at St. Paul Lutheran Church and as a family they enjoy hiking, biking, traveling and lazy days on the beach.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Teachers for 3-year-Olds
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Jackie Christ
 
Jackie is no stranger to St. Paul. Her daughter attended the four-year-old class in 2003. She was an active volunteer and soon became a substitute teacher.
 
In addition to her daughter, she has two sons and is married to Pete. She spent many years volunteering for the Alexandria Township school system and community where she was actively involved with fundraising.
 
She was thrilled to become an assistant teacher in the 3-year-old classroom. Jackie brings years of parenting experience and a sense of thankfulness to God for showing her the way to St. Paul.
 
She is grateful that she can now enjoy the younger children and still be available for her own.
 

Jackie has a BA degree in communications/public relations from Elizabethtown College.

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Lisa Symons
 
Lisa Symons earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Seton Hall University and a Master of Fine Arts degree from The School of Visual Arts in New York.
 
After working in graphic design, she returned to school and received a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from New Jersey City University.
 
Lisa taught 1st and 2nd grade at St. Paul Christian School, then became a stay-at-home mom to raise her family's two children – both of whom later attended preschool at St. Paul. She returned to teaching when her youngest child entered kindergarten.
 

Lisa currently teaches in the 3-year-olds' preschool classroom.

 Please welcome a new teacher & Director to our team!
 
Lauren Gallagher