Rebecca Goossens

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.

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.

Malory Reynolds

Malory loves being the lead teacher of the Panda class and doing hands on activities with her students! She started off as a GTLC parent and her youngest still attends Pre-K here. Malory is happily married to Steven and has two adorable little girls, Aria & Reese. She received her bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education from Texas State University and is excited to pursue her passion of working with children. Malory enjoys spending time with family, baking, & shopping (especially for cute dresses for her girls). On the weekends you can often find her at the library for story time and doing other activities with her kiddos!

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.

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.

Amanda Mullinix

Amanda has been a parent at GTLC since 2015 and started teaching at GTLC in 2017.She is the lead teacher of the Extended Care program and an assistant in the classroom.Amanda graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelors degree in nutrition and foods.She has many years of childcare experience which she feels combines her two passions of health/nutrition and teaching children.She is a proud wife to a U.S. Marine and they have two amazing children.Her hobbies include random dance parties with her kids and repurposing home décor.

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.

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!

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.

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.

Candace Reynolds

Candace has lived in New Braunfels since 2007. She is married and has two children that attend Church Hill Middle School. She has a B.S. in Microbiology and Master's in Healthcare Administration. She has always had a passion for working with preschool children, especially two year olds! She is currently working on getting her teaching certification. Her hobbies include spending time with family, teaching Holy Yoga for adults and kids, camping and swimming. She feels very blessed as she begins her first year at GTLC.

Lisa Vrazel

Lisa started working at GTLC in 2016. She has been married to her husband since 1991 and has three sons, Tanner Glen, Mason Andrew, and Parker Stephen. She is a member of St. Peter and Paul Catholic church. Her passions include baseball, baking, and river time with family and friends. Lisa is very blessed to be working with the sweet children of GTLC!

Joyce Poe

Joyce Poe joined the GTLC team in 2016 as the Music & Movement teacher. Her passion for the 2018-2019 school year lies in the implementation of a Christian Pre-School Chapel Curriculum at GTLC, hoping every child comes to know the love of God through his Son, Jesus Christ. Joyce and her husband Lynn enjoy traveling, reading, riding their Harley and spending time with their 5 grandsons..

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Joy Consford

Joy is excited to join Gruene Tree for this school year, which marks her twentieth year as a preschool teacher.She grew up in Austin and moved to New Braunfels in 2018. She is the proud parent of an eight year old daughter who loves singing and performing and was recently in Beauty and the Beast and Pinkalicious! She is also fur mama to a sweet and goofy French Bulldog named Jazzy. Joy will be graduating from the University of North Texas next summer with a BAAS in Child Development and Adult Learning.

Molly Lucas


Tory Rogers

Tory joined the GTLC team in August of 2018.She was born and raised in East Texas.She and her husband, Charles, moved to New Braunfels in 2006.They are blessed with two handsome sons, Caden (10) and Chase (5).In her free time, she can be found attending Cub Scout activities with her oldest or cheering on your youngest at the soccer field.She feels excited and blessed to be working with the sweet children of GTLC!

Tracie Skarovsky


Kim McEathron

Ms. Kim started as a parent with GTLC back in 2010 when her oldest attended.She is happily married to her husband Jacob and they have 4 children together Madison, Brayden, Mason and Harper. Most weekends she is supporting her kiddos at some kind of sporting event. Ms. Kim is super excited to be able to be working with all these sweet kiddos now that all of hers are in school themselves!