Presentation of Mary's Lead Teaching Team

Presentation of Mary Lead Teaching Team

Susie Wolter, Site-Director & Lead Discovery Teacher

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Susie directs Presentation’s Discovery Center and is the Lead Kinderstart Teacher on-site.  Susie graduated from the University of St. Thomas with her BA in Psychology and Family Studies. She completed her MA in Early Childhood Education from the Erikson Institute in Chicago. Susie’s positive energy and love of children blesses everyone she connects with!

Top 5 Strengths *  Empathy * Individuation * Input * Intellection * Developer



Heather Rivera, Lead Explorer Teacher

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 Heather joined the team at Presentation in 2023. She brings experiences as an early childhood teacher and assistant. What she loves most about teaching is engaging with the children, getting to know them, helping them academically, socially, and emotionally so they feel safe, loved and excited to come to school each day!  Heather wants parents to rest assured that their kiddo’s are in good hands and safe each day, making memorable moments together at Presentation Discovery Center!

“These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you site at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on your doorframes of your houses and on your gates.” Deuteronomy 6: 6-9


Amal Jamali,  Lead Kinderstart Teacher

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Amal joined the Lead Teaching Team in the Fall of 2022.  She graduated from the University of St. Thomas with her Ed. D in Education Leadership.  Amal promotes passion-based learning in her classroom to help guide students to succeed and thrive in their future endeavors.

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”  – John Quincy Adams.



Larissa Ickler, Lead Infant Teacher

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Laurissa joined the Presentation Discovery Center teaching team in 2023. She has her Child Development Associates (CDA) degree and brings a variety of experience teaching and directing in early childhood. Welcome Larissa!

“Pray without ceasing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16