Jolee Wilke–Director and 5-day 4-year-old teacher
My name is Jolee Wilke. I am married and have two daughters that are married. I have five granddaughters that give me so much joy and love.
I have been a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church since 1989. I have taught Sunday School and VBS over the years.
I have a Bachelor’s Degree in early childhood education and have been teaching since 2009.
I live on acreage and love the outdoors, such as hiking, fishing, boating, and hanging out with my dog Jack. Most importantly, doing things with my family, whatever it is, is my favorite.
I love teaching children about God! My focus as a teacher is to teach children to have fun while learning. If they start school having fun and learning simultaneously, I have succeeded!
Karisa McSpadden-Preschool 4-day, 4-year-old teacher.
Lisa Brown-Preschool teacher for the 3-day, 3-year-old class.
My name is Lisa Brown. My husband, Andy, and I have been married for 23 years. We have twin daughters, Alyssa and Kaitlyn, who attend Cheney High School. We also have two dogs, Scout and Molly. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Texas A&M University and my Master’s Degree in School Psychology from Sam Houston State University. I have worked as a School Psychologist in Texas and Alaska. Since moving to Washington in 2012, I have subbed at Cheney School District, provided childcare services for families in my neighborhood, volunteered with the Windsor Elementary and Westwood Middle School PTOs as well as the CHS Blackhawk Band Parent Boosters, and recently joined the wonderful team at Meadowlane Christian School in the Three-Year-Old Classroom.
Shannon Lorenz–Preschool teacher for the 3-year-old class and almost 3’s.
My name is Shannon Lorenz. I have been married to my husband, Aaron, for 22 years. We have four children: Molly(21), Ryan (18), Connor (15), and Anna (12). I grew up in Spokane and spent ten years living in South Dakota and Minnesota before moving back to Spokane in 1997.
My boys play baseball, so I spend much of my time at the ball field with my family in the spring and summer months, enjoying their games. I also enjoy quilting, hiking, and spending time on our Lake Coeur d’Alene boat.
I am a member of Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church. I taught four-year-old Sunday School for many years, as well as helping with vacation Bible school and youth group activities.
I have worked as a teacher’s aide for Spokane Public Schools for the past five years. I started working at Meadowlane Christian School in March of 2014. I have an AA in Early Childhood Education. I have really enjoyed being able to help children learn and grow academically, socially, and spiritually. It is so important for children to know that God loves them and will continue to love them and be with them throughout their lives. I look forward to starting a new school year and getting to know all of the children and their families at Meadowlane!
Kristen Roberts teaches kindergarten.
My name is Kristen Roberts, and I am so pleased to be a part of Meadowlane Christian School as a kindergarten teacher.
We are a military family, but we think of Spokane as home. My husband Jeff and my children Owen (18), Ella (15), and Graham (5) adore Spokane and have proudly called it home for six years.
Working with children has always been a part of my life. A few years ago, I decided to finish the teaching degree I had started. I graduated from Western Governor’s University in January 2019 after completing my student teaching in the Cheney School District at Windsor Elementary.
At Meadowlane Kindergarten, I hope to encourage a cooperative learning environment. In that environment, students can learn from their peers and me. I will lead by example, fostering loving, gentle, and forgiving relationships. As your child’s teacher, I will offer grace when needed and always serve with humility and compassion.