Rebecca Goosens

Rebecca has been with GTLC since 2010 as a parent, substitute teacher, teacher, administrator, and currently the Director* She is married with three children, along with 4 dogs, 3 cats, 1 bird, and 5 fish. Always a stay at home mom, Rebecca finally found her calling through Jesus and her love for children prevailed! Praise be to God!

*Rebecca was appointed director in August 2014.

Karmin Box

Karmin moved to New Braunfels in December 2010. She and her husband got married in 1999 and have 1 daughter in elementary school. Karmin stumbled upon GTLC in April 2012 when her daughter began school here. She then began working in October 2012 as a substitute and assistant to the Director. She then had her dreams come true when she became the Assistant Director in August 2014.

Linda Nowak

Linda started as a parent at GTLC in 2012. She started working her in April of 2013 and has been the Lead Teacher in the Busy Bees, a substitute, and is now the Assistant to the Directors. She has a Bachelors of Science Degree in Marketing from Oklahoma State University. Linda has lived in New Braunfels since 2012 and is a very busy mom of 4 children. When time allows, she loves to travel to visit family and friends.

Emma Munoz

Emma was born and raised in New Braunfels. She and her husband have two sons, Alex & Charlie. Emma has an Associates Degree in Child Development. She worked for St. Jude's Ranch for 15 years and Head Start for 6 years before coming to GUMC. Emma now works with the church nursery and has been with GTLC since August 2012. Emma enjoys gardening, cooking, and taking trips with her family.

Andrea Juarez

Andrea was born and raised in New Braunfels. After marrying her best friend, Andrew, they moved to Tulsa, OK where she attended and graduated from Rhema Bible College in 2001 with an emphasis in Children's Ministry. It is there that she realized how much she loved working with and teaching children. Since then, she has taught and lead many children's church classes of all ages. Andrea has been at Gruene Tree Learning Center since September 2015 and she loves seeing the kid's smiling faces every week. She and her husband have 3 beautiful children, Jenna, Drew, and Christian. She also enjoys decorating, watching movies, and spending time with family.

Melissa Lind

Melissa has been at GTLC since 2014. She is honored to work with the beautiful and amazing children! Melissa enjoys hiking, camping, and serving the community. She and her husband, Wade have 3 beautiful children, Karli, Sophia, and Pierce.

Eva Reyes

Eva has been working at GTLC since September 2015. She enjoys sharing her experiences of 35 years working with children. She also enjoys scrapbooking, gardening, and camping with family and friends. Eva is a member of Holy Family Catholic Church where she volunteers in many different events.

Blanca Ramirez

Blanca has lived in New Braunfels since 2007 and has worked at GTLC since 2012. Blanca loves working with children of all ages, especially the 2 year old class. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, especially her two beautiful granddaughters, Mariana and Nylze.

Betsy Montoya

Betsy has been in New Braunfels since 2010 and loves it. She was born in San Salvador, El Salvador, but was raised in Brownsville, Texas where she met her husband. They have three beautiful children. In her spare time, she enjoys Crossfit and making memories with her three kids. She has been at GTLC since September of 2015.

Angie Moline

Angie moved to Texas from California in 2002. After a career in the medical industry, she is thankful to be following her true passion of working with young children. When Angie is not at work she can usually be found at the baseball or soccer fields cheering on her kids, Parker, Ashtyn, and Kennedie.

Carol Steele

Carol has been with GTLC since August 2012 as an Assistant and then became a lead teacher in 2013. Carol is known for her creativity and crazy classroom experiments. She has lived in New Braunfels since 2007 and has three children. In her spare time Carol enjoys gardening, mission work, and spending time with family and friends.

Suzanne Wesch

Suzanne has been at GTLC since 2013. She married her husband in 1987 and they have two sons and one daughter. Suzanne has volunteered at her children's' schools throughout the years. She has been a bookkeeper for her husband electrical business since 1995. In her spare time she enjoys playing the guitar, camping with family and friends, and helping in the community with her church.

Katheryn Stevens

Katheryn and her husband moved from the Dallas-Fort Worth area to New Braunfels in 2010 in order to live closer to their two sons and their families. She loves teaching Pre-K children and has taught this age group for many years. She earned her degree in Education with a focus on early childhood. She has been teaching at GTLC since 2011.

Allison Chastain

Allison has been an assistant at GTLC since 2010. She and her husband Robert have a son, Clayton who attends TAM in Corpus Christi. She is a huge animal advocate and absolutely loves her job working with the children.

Kelley Hardin

Kelley is a proud wife to her husband, Heath. She has three beautiful girls, Hailey, Kaida, and Emma. She enjoys time with her family. Health and exercise are a big part of her life. She has a Bachelors of Science in Biology. She then decided children and teaching are her biggest passion so she received her teaching certification and joined the GTLC team in 2014. GTLC is such a blessing to herself and her family.

Ronda Brandt

Ronda has been a lead teacher at GTLC since 2013, and has been in the pre-school field since 1994. She has a B.S. degree in E.D.C.I. from Texas A&M. Rhonda has been a teacher and director at FUMC as well as the Guadalupe County Heat Start Director. She has owned her own child care center but now is enjoying being back in the classroom teaching Kinder-Prep at Gruene Tree.

Andrea Stallings

Andrea was born and raised in Southern California. She's lived in Arizona and Colorado and moved to New Braunfels in June 2015. After working in the medical industry she returned to her love of working with young children. She is married with three children and grandmother to five beautiful grandchildren. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and doing Zumba.

Marissa Anderson

Marissa has lived in New Braunfels since 2004. She has been at GTLC since September 2015. Marissa works with aftercare students and substitutes throughout the school. She loves how amazing it is to witness the children learning, growing, and developing during the school year. Marissa believes it is truly a blessing to positively influence the next generation of young minds.

Erin Novak

Erin has worked at Gruene Tree Learning Center since 2015. She moved from Massachusetts to New Braunfels in 2010 and is a busy mom of a 5 year old daughter. When time allows it, she enjoys running and being anywhere on the ocean.

Misty Combs

Misty moved from Illinois to New Braunfels in 2012. She started working at GTLC in August 2014. Misty enjoys working with kids and watching them grow. She enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, being outside, and playing sports.

Caren White

Caren was born and raised in Alabama. She graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Caren worked in ICU and Cardiac Catheterization Lab for 13 years then chose to become a stay at home mom when her son Hugh was born in 2006. She enjoys volunteering at her son's school, sport teams, and their church (GUMC). Caren joined the GTLC team August of 2015 as Floor Coordinator for Pre-K classes.

Yvonne Smith

Yvonne was born and raised in Fredericksburg, Texas, attended Southwest Texas State University, and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. She taught 3rd and 4th grade for 14 years. She enjoys reading, outdoor activities, church activities, and spending as much time with her 2 children, Ceira and Riley as she can. She joined GTLC in October of 2015 as a Pre-K assistant and loves being a part of this great family!

Heather Rutherford

Vanessa Rohan

Vanessa started as a parent at GTLC in 2015. The following year she began working at GTLC in the Aftercare Program along with substituting in our preschool classes. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Texas A&M University. Vanessa and her husband have lived in New Braunfels since 2013 and have one precious daughter.

Veronica Hansmann

This is Veronica's first year at GTLC and it is a blessing for her to work here. She enjoys her time substituting and loves working as an assistant in the Turtle classroom. Veronica has lived in Nw Braunfels since 1994 and loves it. She has an Associates Degree in Teacher Education, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theology from The Good Shepard Bible and Ministerial Training Institute of Texas, and she is also an ordained Christian Minister. Veronica enjoys baking cakes and spending quality time with her two sons and grandsons.

Roben Gant

Roben graduated from Southwest Texas State University, where she met her husband, Jeff and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science. She has two children in the Comal ISD and volunteers as much as she can at their school. Roben is currently working on her teaching certification so when she is not studying, she is involved with 4-H, Boy Scouts, various sports and many more activities with her family.

Jessica Aguirre

Born and raised in New Braunfels (Go Unicorns), Jessica has a Child Development Associates with over 10 years of experience working in the child care industry. God has called her to work with children and she enjoys it every day! Butterflies, frogs, and Christmas are a few of Jessica's favorite things. She and her husband Rey have two children, Trinity and Reynaldo, who they love spending time and making memories with.

Jenny Littrell

Jenny started at GTLC in August 2016. After taking a few years off from teaching Special Education, she is excited to be back in a classroom and working day to day with children. She is currently working on her Masters in Elementary Education at Texas State and is also a professional photographer. She and her husband Brad are blessed with two beautiful daughters, Madilyn and Lillian. In her spare time, Jenny enjoys spending time with her family, reading, cooking, and crafting.

Patricia Rolon

Patricia grew up in Corpus Christi, Texas. In 2013, she moved to New Braunfels from Miami, Florida with her husband and four children. She earned a B.A. in Speech Communication from TCU and a B.S. in Elementary Education from Florida International University. Over the past decade, Patricia has taught second grade as well as substituted in mainstream and special needs classrooms. She is excited and grateful to be teaching preschool at GTLC!