Laura Hickey
Center Director

My name is Laura Hickey and I am the center director at The Climbing Tree. I have a passion for teaching and guiding children, a heart for families, and a strong relationship with Christ. I have experience as a teacher, curriculum/education specialist, assistant director, and director to bring with me to the position. I have had the privilege of working in the early childhood education field since 1991, as well as the joy of being a mother to my three precious children. I have a BS in Education from The University of Texas in Austin and hold two lifetime teaching certificates, in English and Biology. I obtained my Child Care Director’s License in January of 2006.  The first sixteen years of my career were in full time care and the last eleven years have been at Christ Church Preschool. I am honored to partner with the pastors and ministry teams of Christ Church, as well as our staff and families, to expand our vision for our schools and children. My goal is to provide a positive and high quality early childhood education and experience for each child (socially, emotionally, cognitively, and spiritually) in a Christian environment.  The Woodlands has been home to me since 1979; this is an amazing community to raise children and I’m looking forward to our partnership in growing yours!

My name is Jennifer Felhauer and I am the Business Director for the Children’s Education Center, Christ Church United Methodist. I have been employed with the Children’s Education Center since August of 2015 and in my current position since July of 2017. I am originally from Baltimore, Maryland and moved to Houston in June of 2015 for my husband’s employment. My background has been in business management, mental health as well as medical billing. I was a Practice Administrator for an Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Center for nineteen years and transitioned to the Financial Reconciliation Supervision for Medstar Health, a large medical conglomerate in the Mid-Atlantic for four years before making the move to Houston.  I am happily married with a twenty-two year old daughter, a twenty year old son and a nine year old son. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, cooking and flying back home occasionally to spend time with my enormous Italian family. I feel blessed to be a part of the Children’s Education Center and Christ Church United Methodist. I adore my co-workers, the families and especially  the sweet children. I enjoy working with the families and value the relationships I have built here and continue to develop.  If you get the opportunity, please stop by and say hello.

 

Jen Felhauer
Business Director

Dogwoods 6 weeks to 6 Months

Kasey LaCater
Dogwoods Lead Teacher

Sue Tatum
Assistant Teacher

 
 

Oaks 6-12 Months

Lisa Lapp
Lead Teacher

Kari Blackford
Assistant Teacher

Kendall Genz
Assistant Teacher

 

Palms 12 to 18 Months

Raylyn Bryant
Lead Teacher

Camry Williams
Assistant Teacher

Bonsai 12 to 18 Months

Marisa Jenkins
Lead Teacher

 
 
 
 

Willows 18 to 24 Months

Jean Landrum
Lead Teacher

Haydee Gomez
Assistant Teacher

 
 

Magnolias 18 to 24 Months

Marissa Romo
Lead Teacher

Savannah Smith
Assistant Teacher

Cecilia Navarro-Cavazos
Assistant Teacher

 

Crepe Myrtle Younger 2’s

Rachel Vice
Lead Teacher

 
 
 

Bob’s Room  Older 2’s

 

Lawanna Maddux
Assistant Teacher

 
 

Majestic Firs  Younger 3’s

Katie McClendon
Lead teacher

Angie Astudillo
Assistant Teacher

 
 

Cherry Blossom  Older 3’s

Katie Lira
Lead Teacher

 
 
 

Maples Younger 4’s

Susan O’Donnell
Lead Teacher

Brooke Icenberger
Assistant Teacher

 
 

Sequoia Older 4’s

Wendy Bygate
Lead Teacher

Nick Jenkins
Assistant Teacher

 
 

Redwoods Transition Class

Kirsten Hollen
Lead Teacher

Jessica Hickey
Assistant Teacher

                   Floaters                                                          Subs

Annahi Marban

 

Heidi Carnell

Cindy Phillips

Heidi Soukup