Heritage Christian Academy

Meet the Preschool Staff

By God’s providence, Heritage Christian Academy is blessed with an extraordinary team of gifted teachers, administrators and support staff. Our teachers actively integrate God’s word into their classroom daily and share the love of Christ in a nurturing environment. Our goal is to lay a foundation of social and emotional wholeness, knowledge of God’s truth and love, and skills that are essential to future success in both school and life. And our staff team is key to making that a reality.

  • Rochelle Brigham 2018

    Mrs. Rochelle Brigham

    Lead Teacher: K3 (MWF)

  • Meaghen Briley 2018

    Mrs. Meaghen Briley

    Director of Preschool Education

  • Laura Fischer 2018

    Mrs. Laura Fischer

    Assistant Teacher: Junior Kindergarten

  • Jeron Gibbons 2018

    Mrs. Jeron Gibbons

    Lead Teacher: Junior Kindergarten

  • Michelle Giudicessi 2018

    Mrs. Michelle Giudicessi

    Assistant Teacher: K3 (MWF)

  • Angie Glenn 2018

    Mrs. Angie Glenn

    Teacher: Young Artists

  • Ginger Houske 2018

    Mrs. Ginger Houske

    Lead Teacher: K3 (MWF)

  • Gina Johnson 2018

    Mrs. Gina Johnson

    Assistant Teacher: Junior Kindergarten

  • Ashlee Lubeck 2018

    Mrs. Ashlee Lubeck

    Lead Teacher: Junior Kindergarten

  • Rick Lukianuk Profile Photo

    Mr. Rick Lukianuk

    Head of School

Rochelle Brigham 2018

Mrs. Rochelle Brigham

Lead Teacher: K3 (MWF)

About Mrs. Brigham

Mrs. Brigham is a graduate of Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Education. She is an experienced early education teacher with a love for children. We are excited to have her experience in the classroom. Mrs. Brigham is married to her husband Preston and has two children who attend HCA.

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Meaghen Briley 2018

Mrs. Meaghen Briley

Director of Preschool Education

About Mrs. Briley

Mrs. Briley has over 10 years of experience in teaching and administration, along with serving on the school board. Meaghen has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with certification in Early Childhood Special Education from Emporia State University. She has a passion for young families and serving alongside them as they begin this exciting new chapter. Her goal is for students to begin laying a foundation in Christ that will last a lifetime. Meaghen has been part of Heritage since 2009. The preschool in 2013 had 32 students and today over 100 students are served. The preschool not only provides a solid education and safe environment, but a place where children can learn about Jesus Christ and His love for them.

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Laura Fischer 2018

Mrs. Laura Fischer

Assistant Teacher: Junior Kindergarten

Jeron Gibbons 2018

Mrs. Jeron Gibbons

Lead Teacher: Junior Kindergarten

About Mrs. Gibbons

Mrs. Jeron Gibbons has been with our preschool since day one and has over six years of experience in teaching Jr. K. Jeron has a Master of Education in Counseling from the University of Oklahoma and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Southern Nazarene University. Her passion is coming alongside young families and partnering with them as they enter into the school age years. Jeron’s deepest desire is that each student will leave her classroom with the knowledge that they are loved by their Creator.

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Michelle Giudicessi 2018

Mrs. Michelle Giudicessi

Assistant Teacher: K3 (MWF)

Angie Glenn 2018

Mrs. Angie Glenn

Teacher: Young Artists

Ginger Houske 2018

Mrs. Ginger Houske

Lead Teacher: K3 (MWF)

About Mrs. Houske

Mrs. Houske is a seasoned educator. Mrs. Houske comes to HCA with 20 years of teaching experience. She received her undergraduate degree from Kansas State University as well as a Master’s Degree from MidAmerica Nazarene University. She taught first and third grade in Olathe Public Schools for 13 years. She has also worked for Lawrence Virtual School as an Education Consultant. In addition, Mrs. Houske has worked as an ELL teacher and taught at a Parents’ Day Out program in Olathe. Mrs. Houske’s passion is to help her students fall more in love with Jesus every day. She loves listening to their sweet voices as they recite Bible verses they have memorized. Mrs. Houske has been working at HCA as a Lead Teacher in the preschool since 2017. Mrs. Houske has recently been serving in early education ministry. She is married to her husband Grant and has two children who attend HCA.

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Gina Johnson 2018

Mrs. Gina Johnson

Assistant Teacher: Junior Kindergarten

Ashlee Lubeck 2018

Mrs. Ashlee Lubeck

Lead Teacher: Junior Kindergarten

About Mrs. Lubeck

Mrs. Lubeck is a graduate of Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and an emphasis in Special Education. Ashlee was a member of the Kappa Delta Pi Education Honor Society. Ashlee has a passion for creating a love for learning in her classroom. Ashlee is recently married to her husband Alex. Ashlee and Alex attend Journey Bible Church.

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Rick Lukianuk Profile Photo

Mr. Rick Lukianuk

Head of School

About Mr. Lukianuk

Mr. Rick Lukianuk (“Mr. L”) is a summa cum laude, Phi Bet Kappa graduate of Duke University and the Duke University Law School with a dual undergraduate major in History and Religion. His first career focused on International Law where he served as VP and General Counsel of a Fortune 500 corporation. While serving on the Board of a Christian school he discovered his passion for passing God’s wisdom down to the next generation and HCA is the third school he has helped to lead. In addition to serving as Head of School, he teaches two law classes—Intro to Law and Honors Law 2—which are focused on teaching critical thinking, problem solving and life skills including personal finance, negotiation, the global marketplace and God’s sovereignty in all things.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in History and Religion – Duke University
Summa cum Laude, Phi Bet Kappa
Juris Doctorate – Duke University

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