Nancy Conder is the Director of Christ Lutheran Preschool, and has worked as both teacher and director for 35 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 1982. 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 and her husband Frank have 2 daughters – Leigh Ann and Leslie. Nancy enjoys reading, crafts, and spending time with her 5 granddaughters.
Janet Betts, and her husband John, have lived on Hilton Head for the past 31 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 29 – 22, three of whom attended Christ Lutheran. Janet graduated from Michigan State University with a BA degree in Education. She enjoys traveling and can often be found in New Hampshire. Her new nickname “Farmer Jan” describes her latest hobby though not her agricultural abilities. She enjoys sharing her love of rocks, leaves, and m&ms with the children. This will be her 20th year with CLP.
Lori Maurer is beginning her 33nd year as Music Teacher for Christ Lutheran Preschool. She majored in Choral Education at Florida State University, where she was the featured vocalist with the FSU Jazz Band. Lori has performed in many musicals at the The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina and Main Street Youth Theatre, and has been a featured soloist with the Hilton Head Choral Society. She directs the choir and teaches the youth at her church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She is the former choral director of The Hilton Head Choral Society Youth Choir and Heritage Academy. Lori and her husband, Mark, have 3 daughters, Krista, Karly, & Kaycie, all CLP graduates! The Maurers own and operate Adventure Cruises in Shelter Cove Harbour. Lori’s favorite pastimes are being “GaGa” to her 5 grandchildren, composing music with her husband, and singing as a family. Lori has composed many of the songs your children will sing at CLP.
Pauline Talcott is returning for her 11th year at Christ Lutheran Preschool. She will be teaching the four year old class. Pauline and her husband Bill have 3 children, and they moved to Sun City from Statesboro, GA 10 years ago. Pauline has a degree in Sociology from Georgia Southern, and a State Certificate in Early Childhood Education. She enjoys walking and reading.
Betsy Broome has worked in early childhood programs for 34 years, including 24 years at CLP, working with 2, 3 and 4 year olds. She will once-again be teaching the two-year old class. Betsy graduated from the University of South Carolina with a BS in Elementary Education. She and her husband, Doug, have lived on the Island for 40 years plus. Both their married daughters, Jennifer and Kelly attended Christ Lutheran Preschool. Betsy enjoys walking, cooking, party planning and spending time with her 4-year old grandson, Greyson, who attends CLP
Georgiana Daber, and her husband Thad, have lived on Hilton Head for the past 14 years. Georgiana is a part time assistant in the 3 and 4 year old classroom. This will be her third 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 two children, Logan who is 27 and Blair who is 21. Georgiana enjoys going to the beach and traveling with her husband.