Preschool Staff

  • Rachael Koschmann - Lead Teacher

    Teacher Rachael joined our staff in the Spring of 2018. She graduated from Concordia University River Forest in 2003 with a degree in Early Childhood Education.  She has a wide range of teaching experiences in a variety of locations from Wisconsin, to Missouri, to Michigan, and recently in Oregon. She and her husband, Nick, along with their four children have lived in Forest Grove since 2014.

  • Jessica O'Rear - Teacher Assistant

    Teacher Jessica joined our preschool staff in 2011. Her calm, patient manner is so reassuring to preschoolers. She is certified in pediatric first aid. Jessica has expanded her teaching skills at the yearly Lutheran Teachers Conference. Her family lives and works in Forest Grove. Her two children, Daniel and Kara both attended Mt. Olive for preschool and are now at Dilley Elementary School. The family is active at the Cornelius Methodist Church.

  • Linda Holscher - Preschool Director

    Linda is a graduate of Pacific University and earned her Masters of Education at Portland State University. She was a teacher with the Hillsboro School District for 37 years. She is an active member at Mt. Olive.