Amy Kaufmann is the teacher for the preschool and Pre-Kindergarten classes at Trinity. She earned her Elementary Education degree with an Early Childhood Endorsement from Baylor University in 1994. She taught public Kindergarten for a year and then Lutheran Pre-K classes for five years before staying home with her children. Pastor and Mrs. Kaufmann live in Auburn and have three children, Andrew, Katie, and Laura. Andrew and Katie are recent graduates of Auburn High School and both attend college at Concordia University in Chicago. Laura attends the Junior High School in the Auburn School District. Mrs. Kaufmann loves to go on picnics or play board games with her family and attend their daughter’s basketball games.
Mrs. Kaufmann is excited to be back in the classroom for her second year at Trinity Lutheran Preschool. Amy seeks to provide a safe and nurturing Christian environment that promotes a broad spectrum of support for each child's physical, social, emotional, cognitive and spiritual development. In her academic and play based classroom, children are introduced to a variety of activities and experiences resulting in learning that is fun. The Little Lambs Bible and Jolly Phonics curriculums are used to enhance instruction.
Miss. Emily began her duties as the classroom aid and van driver in 2018. She is a teacher at G.R.O.W. in the Son after School Program. Miss. Emily was in the Early Childhood Education program at the Capital Area Career Center while attending High School here she gained Early Childhood certification. She then continued her education at Lincon Land Community College and gained further certification in early childhood. Miss. Emily is currently going to school at the University of Illinois Springfield to get her degree in Education.