Preschool Prep/Preschool Assistant Teacher

Andrea Shumway

I am so looking forward to the 2017-2018 school year at Abounding Love Preschool!  I was able to join the teaching staff at the end of the last school year and had such a great time getting to know the students, staff and parents.  Both of my children (Caleb 7 years old and Molly 5 years old) have attended Abounding Love, and Molly is in Pre-K here this year.  We have attended Beautiful Savior for about six years and have been members for the last two.

I am originally from Omaha, Nebraska, but I grew up in Lenexa, Kansas.  I met my husband, Matt, and moved to Lee's Summit eight years ago, and I love it here!  I'm a huge Nebraska fan, as well as the Royals and Chiefs, and pretty much sports in general.  I enjoy running and try to stay as active as I can.  I also really enjoy DIY and taking something old and making it new again.

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from UMKC and a Certificate in Paralegal Studies from Johnson County Community College.  I have worked in several different industries including restaurants, medical offices, a release center for convicts coming out of prison, and a law office.  I most recently have helped my husband with his house painting business and also have gotten to be a stay-at-home mom over the years.  Through these different positions I have realized that I really enjoy helping and assisting others, and I really like serving as a supportive role, which is exactly what I'll do here at Abounding Love.  I am honored to get to be a part of your child's education and can't wait for the great school year ahead!