Contact Information:

School Phone (651) 739-7540 • Website

2410 Stillwater Rd E, Maplewood, MN 55119

Miss Tammy -

Miss Susan -

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. Ephesians 4:32

Reminders: From the GELC Staff

Click the link to watch our live streaming of our 2021 Graduation Ceremony:

Stay informed by checking out our May Newsletter for our monthly calendar, important information and menus for the month.

Looking for more activities to do at home to engage your preschool? Check out our Bugs Bugs Bugs , Cinco de Mayo and Mother's Day activity pages.

Important dates this month:

May 3rd- Pet Posters Due

May 4th- 6:00 PM- Preschool Informational Night for new families interested in the 2021-2022 school year.

May 7th- K-8 Early Release (1:15PM)

May 10th- PTO

May 12th- LAST Library Day

May 14th- Closed

May 14th- Conferences

May 19th- All Library Books are DUE

May 21st- K-8 Early Release (1:15PM)

May 26th- Last Day of Preschool

May 27th- Preschool Graduation & Picnic

June 5th- All School Celebration

Save the Date

Watch for more information about our June 5th outdoor event “Celebrating 75+ years Under the Stars.”

-PTO Sponsored Event.

Check out the preschool art auction items.

Stay tuned for when you can start your bidding.

Miss Tammy's Class Art

Sample Card Pack

14 different orginal card packs available for auction

Miss Susan's Class Art

Enrolling for the 2021-2022 School Year

Revised School Calendar

Meet The Preschool Staff

Tammy Root

Director/ Teacher

Tammy Root has been with GELC since 2004.

Teaching preschool is Tammy’s third career. She worked in a cellular biology lab prior to becoming a mom. She was a stay home mom for nine years, which led her to working as a preschool teacher at Gethsemane. Children are natural scientists, and Tammy loves to bring her science background into the preschool classroom!

Favorite Bible Verse

Susan Boll

Assistant Director/Teacher

Susan Boll has been with GELC for 9 years.

She loves the outdoors, art, nature, 4-H and reading a good book.

Susan graduated from Bemidji State University with a teaching degree. She has been working with children for over 20 years.

Susan loves to spend time taking walks with their rescue dog, Hudson. Susan brings her love of art and the outdoors into her teaching everyday.

Favorite Bible Verse

Theresa Dupont

Teacher/Busy Bee Lead

Theresa Dupont is starting her 2nd year at GELC.

She loves to spend time with family, travel, and paint ceramics and is a cancer survivor.

Theresa graduated in 1999 from Concordia University St. Paul MN and has been working in a preschool and toddler program for 19 years.

Theresa’s love of life shines in her love for teaching children.

Favorite Bible Verse

Patti Hagerman

Assistant Teacher

Patti Hagerman has been with the Gethsemane preschool program for 6 years.

Even before joining the preschool team Patti was still a familiar face around Gethsemane. She has been working for Gethsemane in the kitchen for more than 20 years making meals for all of the students.

Patti is hard work is seen daily in all her amazing support she gives to our preschool program.

Favorite Bible Verse

Tell your friends about us.

Help us build our preschool program by telling your friends about us.

If your friend registers for a full time preschool spot, you will receive a $300 tuition credit. If your friend registers for a half time spot, you will receive $150. Tuition credits will be redeemed for January, 2021 tuition.

Have families schedule a tour now by calling Gethsemane School.

Thank you for choosing Gethsemane Early Learning Center!

Staying Connected this School Year is Important

Gethsemane school and staff strives to keep our families connected.

Here are ways to connect with other families and make sure you are informed about what is happening with our Gethsemane family.


• Gethsemane Church and School

• Gethsemane Early Learning Center

Follow us on Facebook:

• Gethsemane Lutheran School

• Gethsemane Lutheran Church and School

Join our Facebook group for preschool families!

• Gethsemane Preschool Families

Follow us on Instagram:

• @gethsemanemn

Thank You Families

Dear Families,

The last day of school is almost here and we wanted to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We want to thank each child for all the warmth, the memories, and the learning that we have shared this school year.

To our students, we say THANK YOU! For when we teach, we also learn. This past year we have grown together. A little bit of each of you will always be with us. Always strive to be the BEST that you can be!

To the parents, We say THANK YOU for allowing us to be your child's teachers. It has been a wonderful rewarding year for us.

We will always love your child and they will always have a special place in our hearts.

Love, GELC Staff