Meet our Admin Team

My name is Jennifer Felhauer and I am the Executive Director of the Children’s Education Center which is comprised of The Climbing Tree and Christ Church Preschool. I have been with CEC since 2015.

I am originally from Baltimore, Maryland but now call The Woodlands, Texas my home. My background has been in Business Management, Mental Health as well as Corporate Healthcare. I am happily married with two adult children and one in middle school that keep me very busy.

I also enjoy spending time with family and friends, cooking, and flying back home occasionally to spend time with my enormous Italian family. I am truly blessed to be a part of such an amazing organization and church.

I adore my co-workers, the families and especially the sweet children. I value my time here and the wonderful relationships I have established. I look forward to many years of providing exceptional care and Christian education to the children of The Woodlands and surrounding areas.  
 
 
 
 

My name is Laura Hickey and I am the program director of the Children’s Education Center which consists of The Climbing Tree and Christ Church Preschool. I have a passion for teaching and guiding children, a heart for families, and a strong relationship with Christ. I have experience as a teacher, curriculum specialist, assistant director, and center director to bring with me to the position.

I have had the privilege of working in the early childhood education field since 1991, as well as the joy of being a mother to my three precious children. I have a BS in Education from The University of Texas in Austin and hold two lifetime teaching certificates, in English and Biology. I obtained my Child Care Director’s License in January of 2006.

I am proud to be a part of the Christ Church family and have been since 2006. I am honored to partner with the pastors and ministry teams of Christ Church, as well as our staff and families, to expand our vision for our schools and children.

My goal is to provide a positive and high-quality early childhood education and experience for each child (socially, emotionally, cognitively, and spiritually) in a Christian environment.

The Woodlands has been home to me since 1979; this is an amazing community to raise children and I’m looking forward to our partnership in growing yours!  Email Laura
 

My name is Amber Harmon and I am the assistant program director of the Children’s Education Center.

I began teaching at TCT in 2005 with a dual role as curriculum specialist, and became part of the administrative team in May of 2017. I have many years of experience in childcare, teaching various age groups and hold an associates in Child Development. Working with children is such a blessing; it brings joy to my life.

I’ve been married to a my husband Jake for 14 years and we have an 11 year old son. Every moment I spend with my family is cherished. Outside of the classroom I spend a lot of time in Old Union, TX where my husband and I own land.

My hobbies consist of reading, baking, and craft projects. I love being outdoors whether it be riding four wheelers, camping, fishing, or just enjoying nature with my family! 
 
 
 
 
Shonda Snyder
Operations Specialist
Wendy Bygate
Classroom & Curriculum Coordinator
Bonnie O’Dell
Staff Relations Coordinator
McKree Martin
Operations & Facilities Coordinator