Meet the Teachers

Jennifer Perue – Bears Class/Pre-K Teacher

Ms. Jennifer has taught preschool at Longview Chapel since 2009. She started out teaching the Tigers Class, and then she started teaching the Bears/Pre-K Class in 2015. Prior to coming to Longview Chapel Preschool, she stayed home with her three children for ten years. Being a stay-at-home mom allowed her the time and flexibility to teach Sunday School at her church and volunteer at her children’s school. Before staying at home with her children, Ms. Jennifer worked as an assistant at the Barbara Gordon Montessori School in Colleyville, Texas. Originally from California, she earned her B.A. in Psychology. Missouri is the place she and her family have called home these past twenty years. Ms. Jennifer has a passion for children, and she is thankful for the opportunity to teach. She hopes that she will be a light and a positive example to all the students she has the privilege to instruct.

Shelby Seymour – Tigers Class Teacher

Ms. Shelby has been teaching at Longview Chapel since 2013, teaching music for two years before she started teaching the Tigers Class. Over the years, she has acquired wide-ranging education experience through teaching preschool for eight years, tutoring children in reading, and homeschooling her children. Ms. Shelby has training in Conscious Discipline and is Paraprofessional Certified. She loves incorporating music and creativity into the learning experience. She has two children and two dogs.

Becky Ruf – Lions Class Teacher

Ms. Becky has taught preschool at Longview Chapel since the Preschool opened in 2008. She has a life-long passion for children, beginning with babysitting for her church growing up. Ms. Becky enjoys fostering creativity and doing crafts with her students. She loves watching her students grown and learn new things, and she hopes her students develop a life-long love for learning and make lots of memories. She especially desires her students to feel loved, appreciated, and special. Ms. Becky and her husband have two sons, three dogs, and three cats. She enjoys the outdoors, especially the beaches in Florida.

Michelle Maples – Lions Class Teacher/Gym Teacher

Kim Sharp – Music and Movement Teacher

Amy Stechman – Instructional Assistant

Molly Lange – Instructional Assistant/Substitute Teacher

Sara Conley – Director

Ms. Sara is the Director of Longview Chapel Preschool. She strongly believes in the importance of early, hands-on learning opportunities and creating a safe, caring learning environment for that inspires children to be life-long learners. Sara has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master of Arts in Teaching. Prior to coming to Longview Chapel, Sara worked in the marketing field for four years, spent eight years at home with her children, and volunteered in local leadership with Mothers of Preschoolers for three years. She lives in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, with her husband, Brad, and two daughters, both of whom attended Longview Chapel Preschool. In addition to being an avid baseball fan, she also enjoys reading and baking in her spare time.