Christ Lutheran Preschool Staff

Nancy Conder is the Director of Christ Lutheran Preschool, and has worked as both teacher and director for 37 years.  She was raised in New Jersey, and moved to South Carolina in 1971.  She received a BA degree in Elementary Education from the University of South Carolina, and has 30+ hours of graduate training in Early Childhood Education and Administration.  Nancy taught in public school before joining Christ Lutheran in 1981. She is a member of the National Registry of Who’s Who in Education, and she is a board member with Hilton Head Heroes.  Nancy has 2 daughters – Leigh Ann and Leslie, and 5 granddaughters.  Nancy enjoys reading, crafts, and spending time with her family.

Janet Betts, her husband John, and their four children have lived on Hilton Head for the past 34 years.  Janet teaches the three/four year old class, and is also the assistant director. Her children, Zach, David, Molly, and Tyler range in age from 32-25, three of whom attended Christ Lutheran.  Janet graduated from Michigan State University with a BA degree in Education.  She loves raking leaves and reading – in that order.  Janet is looking forward to a fun school year after spending her summer gallivanting around on family trips. She enjoys sharing her love of rocks, leaves, and m&ms with the children.  This will be her 21st year with CLP.

Lori Maurer is beginning her 35th year as Music Teacher for Christ Lutheran Preschool. She majored in Choral Education at Florida State University, where she toured with the FSU Jazz Band as their featured vocalist.  Lori and her husband, Mark, have 3 beautiful daughters:  Krista, Karly, and Kaycie, all CLP graduates!  The Maurers own and operate Adventure Cruises in Shelter Cove Harbour.  Lori is very involved in the youth & music programs of her church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where she directs and sings regularly.  Lori has performed in many musicals with the HH Community & Youth Theater, the Hilton Head Community Playhouse, & The Arts Center.  She and her husband enjoy collaborating on compositions and their family enjoys singing and performing together.  Lori has composed many of the songs your children will sing at CLP.

Leslie Shaw was born and raised on HHI andis a former student of CLP. She attended Winthrop University and USCB, studying Early Childhood Education, and has previously worked at Christ Lutheran for over 10 years. For the past 2 years  Leslie has been the Director of Children’s Ministries at HHI Community Church.  She is excited to return to Christ Lutheran again this year- teaching a 4 year old class. Leslie and her husband Kelly have two daughters, Ella Rae (10) and Caroline (7) that are both CLP alumni.  Leslie enjoys coffee, reading, and the beach.

Sandra Cochran relocated to Hilton Head from Delaware in 2019.  Sandra will be teaching our 3 year old class this year.  She received her BS degree in accounting from Goldey Beacom College, and went on to receive a Delaware certification for Early Childhood Teacher.  Sandra taught preschool and pre-kindergarten for fifteen years in Wilmington Delaware.  She has two daughters – Courtney and Shelby.  Sandra enjoys the beach, visiting her daughters and coaching middle school volleyball.  It is with great enthusiasm and excitement that Sandra joins the staff this year.

Corinne Kelly is originally from Allentown, PA and attended Penn State University where she majored in art.  She and her husband have lived on Hilton Head for 17 years and have two young sons (River, 11 and Wyatt, 8).  After being a parent helper while both her boys attended Christ Lutheran Preschool, Corinne joined the CLP staff and is now co-teacher in the two year old room..  Prior to being a stay at home mom, Corinne was employed by Marriott as a concierge.  Corinne’s hobbies include gardening, reading and trying out new vegan recipes for her family. 

Merideth Johnson was born and raised in Bucks County, Pennsylvania and graduated from Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ.  After vacationing in Hilton Head for nearly 15 years, she and her husband decided to make the move permanently 5 years ago.  Merideth is a co-teacher in the two year old room. She has 3 children ages 10, 8 and 5 – two of which are CLP graduates.  She and her family enjoy spending time at the beach and bike riding on the many HHI trails.  Merideth also coaches 5th and 6th grade girls’ basketball at St. Francis.

Georgiana Daber and her husband Thad have lived on Hilton Head for the past 15 years.  Georgiana is a part time assistant in the 3 and 4 year old classroom. This will be her fifth year at Christ Lutheran Preschool.  Previously, Georgiana worked for 10 years as a medical assistant in a pediatrician’s office in Durham, NC.  She has 2 children, Logan and Blair.  Georgiana enjoys going to the beach and traveling with her husband.