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Sheila Burfield
Director and Lead Classroom Teacher

Sheila holds a Bachelor of Arts in Child Development from Concordia University, St. Paul.  She began her early childhood career with Precious is the Child in 1999, and also worked in a daycare setting and as a Head Start teacher, before returning to Precious is the Child in 2013.  She thoroughly enjoys the preschool setting and sharing God's Word with children and families.  Sheila is an avid walker and enjoys yoga, biking, singing, and reading.  She and her husband recently moved from Chatfield to Rochester and together enjoy hiking, biking, and relaxing at home. But their favorite activity is to spend time with their grown children.


Nastya Bornschlegl
Classroom Teacher

Nastya Bornschlegl graduated from Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota, in December 2019 with a degree in Elementary Education. She began at Precious is the Child as a part-time assistant teacher in February 2020 and was rehired as a full-time classroom teacher for the present school year. Nastya is enjoying working with preschoolers, especially sharing Jesus' love with them. Nastya enjoys reading, learning about other cultures, traveling, and staying active.