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Sheila Burfield
Director and Lead Teacher

Sheila holds a Bachelor of Arts in Child Development from Concordia University, St. Paul.  She has previously worked in a daycare setting and as a Head Start teacher, and thoroughly enjoys the preschool setting.  Sheila is an avid walker and enjoys yoga, gardening, and kayaking.  Sheila and her husband live in Chatfield and together enjoy hiking, biking, and relaxing at home.  But their favorite activity is to spend time with their adult son and daughter who both live in different states.


Jan Dale
Assistant Teacher

Jan Dale graduated from Concordia University, St. Paul, with a bachelor of science degree in elementary education with an early childhood concentration.  Previously she has taught kindergarten, preschool, and has been employed as an in-school aid for a special needs child.  She and her husband enjoy gardening and traveling to visit their three grown children.


PollySue Bitter

Assistant Teacher


Polly grew up in Caledonia, WI. She and her husband, Pastor Jon Bitter, lived in NY and IL before moving to MN in 2000. Polly and Pastor Bitter have four grown sons.  Polly graduated from Dr. Martin Luther College (New Ulm, MN). She previously worked at Resurrection Lutheran School (Rochester, MN) as a Preschool Teacher, Director, Grade 3 Teacher, and Teacher’s Aide.  Polly is excited to be a part of the Precious is the Child team. She spends her free time reading, sewing, gardening, and in various outdoor activities.

Heather Meyer