Say “Hello” to Our 2017-2018 Teachers
Hello! My name is Jenn Aldren! This is my second year at Sturgis Community Preschool! My family includes my husband, Kelly, and our four children: Kaydence, Owen, Brennen, and Claire. We call Sturgis our home! I graduated from Black Hills State University in 2012 with a B.S. in Education, majoring in Elementary Education. GO YELLOW JACKETS! I’ve been enjoying being a stay-at-home-mom since then, as well as substitute teaching for the past 8 years. I also enjoy the outdoors, photography, reading, a good movie, crafting, and spending time with family and friends.
I’m delighted to be apart of the Sturgis Community Preschool team as the Lead Teacher! I look forward to getting to know your child and family as we grow together this year. Each day will be filled with exciting new learning to support your child’s academic and social growth, as well as nurture their sense of wonder and build character and compassion!
My name is Jessica Kusser. This is my second year at Sturgis Community Preschool! Sturgis is my hometown and now I am raising my son, Zachary here. I graduated from Black Hills State University in 2006 with an Associates Degree in K-12 Paraprofessional, and after a semester break, I returned to finish my B.S. in Elementary Education graduating class of December 2009. I was a paraprofessional at Whitewood Elementary for a year before being offered a teaching job at Hereford, SD. After 2 years, I resigned from that position to be a more active mom for my son who has special needs. For the last two years, I taught preschool at Stepping Stones Daycare. Also since 2012, I have worked the Old Fort Meade Museum during the summer months.
I enjoy bowling, golfing, reading, history, and bonding with my son. I’m excited for the school year to start. Children are amazing and exciting beings. To be able to help them grow is an exciting adventure. Our school year will be full of adventure and learning.
Hello! My name is Sarah Linn. I have lived in Sturgis for the past 10 years, with my husband Derrick and two kiddos, Briar and Asher. I am originally from Chadron, Nebraska…born, raised and graduated college with a BA in Business Administration and minor in Graphic Arts. I have had the opportunity to be a part of Sturgis Community Preschool for the last 4 years, as a parent, Board member, and substitute teacher. I love the foundation the preschool offers our great community!
My family and I enjoy golfing, boating, paddleboarding, kayaking, snow skiing, and traveling as much as possible. Life is an adventure and I am so happy to be a part of the preschool teaching staff, as you trust us to help your kids grow, have new experiences, and find their love of learning!