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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

  • Jessica McCracken

    Mrs. Jessica McCracken

    Assistant Teacher: K3 (T/Th)

  • Brian Olson Profile Photo

    Mr. Brian Olson

    Physical Education Instructor

  • Shelley Patterson 2018

    Mrs. Shelley Patterson

    Teacher: Extended Day

  • Susanne Pepple 2018

    Mrs. Susanne Pepple

    Lead Teacher: K3

  • Kim Petracek 2018

    Mrs. Kim Petracek

    Assistant Teacher: K3 (MWF)

  • Carri Snedden 2018

    Mrs. Carri Snedden

    Assistant Teacher: K3 (T/Th)

  • Norma Sorensen 2018

    Mrs. Norma Sorensen

    Assistant Teacher: Junior Kindergarten

  • Matt Stephens Profile Photo

    Mr. Matt Stephens

    Communications Manager

Rochelle Brigham 2018

Mrs. Rochelle Brigham

Lead Teacher: K3 (MWF)

Mrs. Brigham is a graduate of K-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 Preston and has two children who attend HCA.

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Meaghen Briley 2018

Mrs. Meaghen Briley

Director of Preschool Education

Mrs. Meaghen (pronounced “MEE-gen”) Briley directs HCA’s early education program.

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Laura Fischer 2018

Mrs. Laura Fischer

Assistant Teacher: Junior Kindergarten

Jeron Gibbons 2018

Mrs. Jeron Gibbons

Lead Teacher: Junior Kindergarten

Mrs. Gibbons is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a Master’s degree in Community Counseling. She has worked in several group and individual counseling settings in Norman, Oklahoma. Jeron is married to Keith and has three daughters who attend HCA.

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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)

Mrs. Houske is a seasoned educator. She has her undergraduate degree from K-State and her Master of Education from Mid-America Nazarene University. Mrs. Houske has recently been serving in early education ministry. She is marred to 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

Mrs. Lubeck is a graduate of Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with 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 Alex. Ashlee and Alex attend Olathe 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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Jessica McCracken

Mrs. Jessica McCracken

Assistant Teacher: K3 (T/Th)

Brian Olson Profile Photo

Mr. Brian Olson

Physical Education Instructor

Bachelor of Science in Physical Education – Emporia State University

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Shelley Patterson 2018

Mrs. Shelley Patterson

Teacher: Extended Day

Susanne Pepple 2018

Mrs. Susanne Pepple

Lead Teacher: K3

Mrs. Pepple recently moved to the area from Virginia. Mrs. Pepple received her Bachelor of Science degree along with graduate studies in teaching elementary education from Virginia Commonwealth. Mrs. Pepple has extensive experience in early education. She is passionate about teaching young learners and we are excited she has joined our team. She is married and has two children.

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Kim Petracek 2018

Mrs. Kim Petracek

Assistant Teacher: K3 (MWF)

Carri Snedden 2018

Mrs. Carri Snedden

Assistant Teacher: K3 (T/Th)

Norma Sorensen 2018

Mrs. Norma Sorensen

Assistant Teacher: Junior Kindergarten

Matt Stephens Profile Photo

Mr. Matt Stephens

Communications Manager

About Mr. Stephens

Matt Stephens is a graduate of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (M.Div. ’11) and Southwest Baptist University (B.A., Communication Arts, ’04). After serving God in a variety of contexts including non-profit work, technical sales and pastoral ministry, Matt joined the HCA staff as Communications Manager in July 2017. In this role, Matt’s responsibilities include school-wide marketing and communication strategy, brand management, social media management, web design, public relations, and editorial oversight for all non-curricular publications. He recently completed the development of the school’s website and plans to teach courses in graphic and web design starting in Fall 2019. Matt lives in Lenexa, KS with his wife and three children.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Communication – Southwest Baptist University
Master of Divinity – Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

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