Preschool Staff

  • Sheiba Gatzke - Lead Teacher

    Teacher Sheiba joined our preschool in 2010. She has a contagious love for children and that special ability to anticipate just what each student needs – a kind word, redirection, encouragement, or a friend to play with. Her life long love for learning is evident in the yearly classes she takes to continue growing in the field of early childhood education. Sheiba, her husband Robert, and 8th grade son Kaylen are active members at Mt. Olive.

  • 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 son Daniel is in 2nd grade at Dilley Elementary and daughter Kara is 4. 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 has been a teacher with the Hillsboro School District for 35 years. She is an active member at Mt. Olive.