New director at St. Paul's Preschool

Teacher Maggie Naas, left, and new Preschool Director Jessica Gillespie, right, wish Lisa Murphy good luck as she leaves as director of St. Paul’s Preschool, moving to Indianapolis. 

La PORTE — There were lots of hugs this week at St. Paul’s Preschool for Director Lisa Murphy, who is moving to Indianapolis. But the students will be in good hands with teacher Maggie Naas and Jessica Gillespie, the new director. Gillespie previously was a teacher at the preschool for two years, until returning to school to finish her degree.

Murphy said she hated to leave the preschool.

“I love all the children and the parents,” she said.

Gillespie is pleased to return to St. Paul’s Preschool and from Jan. 14-18 she overlapped with Murphy, getting used to the routine again.

“We are sorry to lose Lisa,” said Sandra Provan, senior warden of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. “We wish her well and we’re very pleased to welcome Jessica back.”

St. Paul’s Preschool, 1013 Indiana Ave., La Porte, offers Monday, Wednesday, Friday sessions for 4- to 5-year-olds, Tuesday, Thursday classes for 3- to 4-year olds For more information, call 219-362-1013.

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