Our Staff

Preschool Co-directors

Melissa Wilcox
(Ms. Missy)

I began teaching at Memorial Preschool in August 2008 and have taught both the two year old class and the three year old class. In June 2019 I began co-directing the preschool.  I hold a degree in nursing from Ivy Tech.  My husband, Bruce, and I were married in 1991 and have three children, Tyler, Katie, and Bryce.  My family and I are members of Memorial United Methodist Church. I enjoy gardening and traveling with my family.

Christy Cresgy  
(Ms. Christy)

I am currently teaching the 4/5 day Pre-K class.  I truly love teaching and find great joy working with preschool children and seeing the excitement in their eyes as they learn and play.  I started teaching at Memorial Preschool in 1997.  My husband, Joe, and I married in 1987 and have two grown children, a daughter, Jordan and a son, Chase.  I hold a degree in both Elementary Education and Special Education.  We are active members of Memorial United Methodist Church where I am currently serving as Director of Christian Education

Teachers and Teacher Assistants

Emily Starbuck
(Miss Emily)

I graduated in May 2019 with a Master's from ISU in Terre Haute.  I studied environmental science, and have been teaching for six years, and love working with children. I am currently working as a teaching assistant in the two year old classroom.

Gloria Morris
(Ms. Morris)

I began teaching at Memorial Preschool in 2004.  I currently teach the Pre-K extended class. I have two children, Mitchell and Emily.  I am a very proud Mamaw of three granddaughters. I recently went back to college and am pursuing an education degree in Preschool—3rd Grade with a minor in mild disabilities through St. Mary of the Woods online program.  I also work as a caregiver when I am not teaching. 

Wanetta Morge
(Ms. Wanetta) 

I have been a teaching assistant at Memorial Preschool since 2003 and am currently in the 5 morning Pre-K extended class.  My husband, Mark, and I have three grown children and two grandchildren.  I enjoy arts and crafts, reading, music, and spending time with my family.

Christine Starbuck (Ms. Chris)

I am very pleased to be teaching the two year old class.  I am married with grown children and have lived in Terre Haute for many years.  I received my Master’s Degree from ISU and have taught for many years.  I especially love working with very young children.  I look forward to productive and fun days in the classroom.  To quote Charles Dickens: “I love these little people and it is not a slight thing when they, who are so fresh from God, love us.”

Katie Wilcox
(Miss Katie) 

I began working at Memorial Preschool in August 2015. I am currently the teaching assistant in the three year old extended classroom.  I graduated from Ivy Tech in May 2019 with my certification in Early Childhood Education. I attend Memorial Church and am the Junior Church teacher. In my spare time, I enjoy art and taking care of my dogs and cats.

Andrea Lindeman
(Ms. Andi)

I first arrived in Terre Haute as an Indiana State University student. I graduated with a degree in Criminology, and worked as a Youth Specialist at Gibault, Inc before becoming a restaurant manager. I took  time off to stay home with my children, working as a recess aid before my youngest child was born. I am currently working as a teaching assistant in the 3 year old class. My husband, Paul, and I have been married since 2003 and have two children.

Amanda Harkness
(Ms. Amanda)

I am excited to begin my first year working with the children and staff at Memorial to provide support wherever needed.  I have one son, Eli, who had an incredible experience attending Memorial when he was a preschooler.  I am a stay-at-home mom and wife.  I have a passion for crafting, party-planning, serving at my church, and spending time with my wonderful family.

Natasha Norton
(Ms. Natasha) 

I've had four previous years of experience being a teaching assistant at Memorial Preschool before taking a year off to help run the family business.  I have returned this year excited to assist in the four day Pre-K classroom. My husband Sam and I have been married for thirteen years and have three children.  I love to read, do crafts and listen to music.

Kristy Fisher
(Ms. Kristy) 

I am excited to be joining the staff at Memorial this year as the Three’s Extended Day Preschool Teacher. I graduated in 2004 from Eastern Illinois University with a degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Mathematics.  I worked for six years as a public school teacher and then moved into the role of stay at home mom. My husband, Dave, and I have four children: McKinley, Keegan, Bowen, and Neala. Our children have all attended Memorial Preschool and our family attends Maryland Community Church.  

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