Meet the LELP Teaching Staff
Director Sybil Halvorson

Ms. Sybil has several years of teaching and volunteer experience with LELP.   She was named Director in June 2022.  She and her husband, along with their three children, have lived in Esko for 14 years.  Her youngest child is also a graduate of LELP!   They are members of St. Matthews.   

Assistant Teacher Mae Garson

Ms. Mae is new to the classroom setting, but has many years of stay-at-home mom experience.  She and her husband have three children; the oldest is a LELP graduate while their two daughters are currently enrolled.  Mae completed her Assistant Teacher certification in September 2023.

Music Teacher Sandy Peterson

Mrs. Peterson teaches a weekly lesson to help children learn how to express themselves through music.  As one of the preschool founders, she continues to share her musical gifts at LELP.  Mrs. Peterson has instilled melodies into the hearts of LELP children  for almost 50 years. 

Spanish Teacher Christy Rice

LELP welcomed Senora Rice as part of its teaching staff during the 2022-23 school year.  Senora Rice learned to speak Spanish as a child while living in the Dominican Republic for several years.  She has remained fluent by serving as a translator for numerous mission trips to Guatemala.   She teaches weekly at LELP.

Little Esko Lutheran Preschool is fully licensed by the Minnesota Department of Human Services

Little Esko Lutheran Preschool does not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, color, or national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship programs, and other school- administered programs.