IMG_1483Hello, my name is Heather Gleason. I am the Director of Good Shepherd Preschool and teach the 5 year old classes. I am originally from Wisconsin, where I grew up with my parents and 2 sisters. I made the move to Minnesota when I attended Martin Luther College in New Ulm. It was there that I graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education. My first teaching job was at a Childcare Center in LaCrescent, MN where I was the Toddler Teacher and Assistant Director. After one year there I married Jamie Gleason from Nicollet, MN. The Lord led us to move to Owatonna where I taught at Wee Pals Childcare Center for a short time before being blessed with the opportunity to come here to Good Shepherd. Jamie currently works in Mankato as a Mechanical Designer at ISG. In addition to teaching, I am also the proud mother of 3.  Julia, 13, is growing into a beautiful girl inside and out who loves her Lord and Savior along with volleyball, violin and friends. Jacob, 10, keeps us laughing and enjoys playing with family and friends, building with Legos and playing video games.  Jillian, 7, is a very bright and busy little girl who loves gymnastics and playing with friends.  The Lord continues to bless our family richly. We enjoy spending time together by taking short trips to zoos, aquariums, and visiting family from Wisconsin and Nicollet. We also like to take advantage of all the wonderful outdoor and community events that Owatonna has to offer.