Preschool & 4-year old Kindergarten

Ashley Carus, 4K Teacher 

Ashley graduated from Cardinal Stritch University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. She substitute taught in a variety of school districts prior to accepting a full-time position at Oakfield Elementary where she taught Kindergarten for six years. Se loves watching her students grow throughout the year. She enjoys fostering their love for learning! 

Ashley and her husband Marcus live in Fond du Lac with our 3 children: Connor (7 years old), Simon (4 years old), and Eleanore (9 months old).

In her free time, Ashley enjoys arts and crafts and spending time with family and friends. 

Tammie Hanks, 4K Assistant

Tammie is Ashley's assistant in teaching our 4K classes. 

She recently graduated from Moraine Park Technical College with a degree in Early Childhood Education. Her previous experience with children includes, family childcare, daycare centers, Sunday school teacher, and volunteering at elementary and middle schools on a regular basis for several years. 

Tammie lives in Fond du Lac with her husband of 27 years. Her adult children live in Fond du Lac and Arizona. Tammie also shares her home with two goofy golden retrievers and two chubby cats. She enjoys gardening, camping, crafting, and listening to podcasts and good books.

She feels so thankful and blessed to be a part of your children’s education.

Stephanie Neff, Preschool Teacher

Stephanie Neff heads up the Hope Preschool program. She has seven years of preschool teaching experience. She also has 13-years of Sunday School teaching experience at Hope Lutheran Church. She has also served on various church boards and ministries.

Stephanie lives in Fond du Lac with her husband Tony, daughter Hannah and two sons, Riley and Kanen. She also has a step son Joseph who is recently married. She enjoys spending time with family and volunteering when she can. 

Stephanie's youngest son has needed continuous support of different therapies for the past four years due to some special needs he is over coming. She has provided complete care with those therapies and thus has made a huge impact on her son's development. She looks forward to making an impact on your child’s growth and development. 

Contact Us:

Hope Lutheran Preschool

260 Vincent Street 

Fond du Lac, WI 54935

920.922.5130 ext. 215


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