Pre-School Staff

Teresa Todt has been the Director and Teacher at Trinity Lutheran Preschool since 2006. Teresa received her degree from Greenville College and before coming to Trinity, had ten years of teaching experience. Teresa is a member of West Side Christian Church and resides in Farmersville with her husband Garry. They have two grown children and three grandchildren.

Teresa seeks to provide a safe and nurturing Christian environment which promotes a broad spectrum of support for each child's physical, social, emotional, cognitive and spiritual development. In her academic and play based classroom, children are introduced to a variety of activities and experiences resulting in learning that is fun. The Little Lambs Bible and Jolly Phonics curriculums are used to enhance instruction.

Miss Vinlove began her duties as the classroom aide in 2017 and is employed by Trinity as a teacher in the G.R.O.W. in the Son Beyond-School Program as well. She earned her Special Education degree from Western Illinois University in 2005. Before coming to Trinity, she taught four years in the public school and six years in preschool learning centers. Miss Vinlove lives in Auburn and is a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Chatham. She brings energy, creativity and fun into our classrooms, and readily shares her Christian faith and love with all our children.

Mrs. Kaufmann earned her Elementary Education with Early Childhood Endorsement degree from Baylor University in 1994. She taught public Kindergarten for a year and then Lutheran Pre-K classes for five years before staying home with her children. Pastor and Mrs. Kaufmann live in Auburn and have three children, Andrew, Laura and Katie. Andrew attends college at Concordia University in Chicago, Illinois and Laura and Katie attend school in the Auburn School District. Mrs. Kaufmann is excited to be back in the classroom and strives to continue the tradition of providing a fun, Christ-centered program where children learn through guided and creative play, books, music, art and small/large motor activities. She loves helping the children grow in their faith.


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