Michelle Rivera: Executive Director
I grew up in McAllen, Texas. I am married to my wonderful husband Matt and we have three daughters, Audrey, Molly and Vivian. I started a career in early childhood education in the classroom. I worked to learn about the administration of childcare programs as an Assistant Director and spent over 11 years as a Director of programs. I have an AAS in Child Development, BS in Interdisciplinary Studies with a minor in Psychology and a Masters of Education with an emphasis in Teacher Leadership.
Michelle Martin: Program Director
I was born and raised in New Braunfels. I have my Child Development Associate Credential and Para Professional Credential. I began working in childcare in 1998. My favorite color is purple and I love GLITTER! I have 3 beautiful children, Amanda, who graduated from Tarleton State University; Sarah who graduated Midwestern State University; and Jacob who is attending Texas A&M Corpus Christi. I enjoy reading, watching movies, going to the beach and spending time with my family.
Amanda Kennedy: Administrative Coordinator
Hello, my name is Amanda and I am the s administrative coordinator for the preschool. I have a Bachelor's degree in History and a Master's degree in Public Administration from Tarleton State University. I am currently working on my Doctor of Public Administration from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. I look forward to working with the families of St. Paul.
Amelia Morris: Toddler 2
Hello! My name is Amelia Morris. I recently graduated with my Master of Library Science from the University of North Texas and am new to the New Braunfels area. I already love it here and have found some good hiking spots to take my dog, Smiles! I am very passionate about childhood literacy and love having story time. I am excited to work with your children and see them grow and learn a little every day!
Reagan Knetsch: Preschool
My name is Reagan Knetsch. I am 21 years old. I was a group leader at the YMCA for 3 years. My favorite things to do when I am at home is paint and play video games. I live with my parents, sister, 2 dogs and 5 cats. My dream is to go to art school and become a character designer for video games/ cartoons.
Sharon Brewington- Preschool
Hi, my name is Sharon Brewington. My family moved from Colorado Springs, Colorado to New Braunfels, Texas 10 months ago. I am originally from Sylvester Georgia where I was born and raised. I have been in Early Childhood Education for 24 years. I attended Pike Peak community college and have taken a couple of Early Childhood classes. I enjoy early childcare because it allows me the opportunity to assist with molding young children’s mind and helping to guide the future leaders of America.
Heather Knetsch: Pre-K
Hi, my name is Heather Knetsch. I am a native of the New Braunfels/Seguin Area. My husband Brian and I have been married over 20 years and have 2 daughters, Reagan and Drue. We are a retried Navy family and members of St. Paul Lutheran Church. I graduated from Gulf Coast Community College with an Associate in Early Childhood Education in 2007. I have worked with children in different educational settings for 20 years.
Taylor Cockerham: Pre-K
Hi, my name is Taylor Cockerham. I am originally from Nashville, TN. I moved to New Braunfels 7 years ago and love it! In my spare time I will always be outdoors with my family and friends. I have worked with children for 2 years now and can’t wait for this wonderful journey at St. Paul! I look forward to meeting everyone!
Jose Jimenez: Kinder
Hi my name is Jose Jimenez. I moved to New Braunfels three years ago. I have three boys whom I am very proud of because they grew up to be very humble and responsible persons. I have been in education for over 32 years. I love being around young curious and active minds that are just ready to learn new things. I graduated from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas with a Bachlor of Science in Education in 1985. In 2005, I received my Masters of Education with a certification in school admin.