DANA EVANS is our Lead Teacher and teaches the BLUE Pre-K class. This is her 21st year at Catch the Son. She joined our staff in 1997 after being involved for several years as a parent, board member, and substitute teacher. Dana attended WWU taking classes in Education. She and husband Reed have three grown daughters and two grandchildren!
JENNIFER PETERSEN teaches our 2-day Preschool and RED Pre-Kindergarten classes. This is her eighth year at Catch the Son. Previously, she taught four years at another preschool. She earned her Elementary Ed degree from WWU, and her M.S. from Troy State University in Alabama. She loves reading, working in her yard, and playing with her family. Jennifer and her husband Calvin live in Ferndale and have a son in college and a daughter in high school.
Maddie Evans teaches our 2-day preschool. This is her first year teaching at Catch the Son, but enjoyed substitute teaching and a sub-leave position at our school. Maddie has also previously taught in the elementary and preschool setting. She earned her special and elementary education degrees from WWU. Maddie enjoys spending time with her family. She especially likes going on family walks and to local parks with her husband Brett and two children. Her daughter Monroe is 5 and in pre-K, and her son Van is 3 and will be joining playgroup at Catch the Son this year!
Molly Hawes teaches our 3-day preschool. This is Molly’s first year teaching at Catch the Son. Molly has a degree from WWU in Recreation Management and a minor in Sociology. She spent 6 years working in skilled nursing as a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist. She enjoys sports and being outdoors with her husband Brenden and two children, Luke who is 7 and Tenley who is 5. Both her children have attended Catch the Son for the last 4 years.