Kinder Haus Faculty
Mrs. Lucy Will
Miss Lucy grew up as the daughter of Leo and Esther Ziliak and one of 6 sisters in their family. She attended all 8 grades at St. James Catholic School. She graduated from Haubstadt High School in 1970. In l977 she married David Will from St. Joe in the county. They have 2 sons, Glenn & Jeff, who attended school here at Sts. Peter & Paul.
She helped open the Kinder Haus Preschool in 1988 and has been a teacher and the director of Kinder Haus for over 25 years. Miss Lucy has earned a Child Development Associate credential. As an active member of Sts. Peter & Paul Parish she has also taught preschool age children in the Sunday School program for over 30 years.
Mrs. Laura Brownell
Laura is the youngest of three daughters born to Charles & Barbara Anderson, of Bucklin, Missouri. She graduated from Bucklin High School in 2002, and from Missouri State University in 2006, where she earned a B.S. in Child & Family Development.
Laura married Nathan Brownell of Marceline, Missouri in 2007. They have two children, Gabriel and Charlotte.
Laura was a Children's Social Worker for the State of Missouri, advocating for children placed in foster care for three years, resigning to join her husband in Australia where he was working on a special project for his employment. Laura has also taught in various classrooms in the Goddard School system, working with three, four and five year olds, and then decided to stay home with her children. Laura joined the Kinder Haus staff in 2016.
Mrs. Monnette Long
Miss Monnette is the oldest of three children born to Jeffrey Holweger and Elaine Verkuehlen, from Arvilla, North Dakota. She graduated Boonville High School in 1986 and attended Ivy Tech.
Monnette married Shannon Long in 2000. They have three children. Casey, Jeffrey, and Neil. Jeffrey and Neil are students at Sts. Peter and Paul.
Monnette was employed at Dielectric Communications as the Accounts Receivable Manager before deciding to stay at home to raise her children. She joined the Kinder Haus staff in 2011. Monnette enjoys spending time with her family.