Samantha Ozan | Owls class
This is Samantha's first year as a Younger 3's teacher at Bethlehem Preschool. She was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, where she met her husband, Aydin. They moved to Franklin nine years ago and have two children together. Samantha's daughter, Megan, is in 10th grade at Franklin High School and her son, Justin, is in 7th grade at Grassland Middle School. The family has two dogs...Baxter and Ginger...who provide lots of entertainment for them at home. Samantha enjoys reading, going on walks with the dogs, trying new recipes, planting flowers, and doing various arts and crafts activities. She loves to travel and explore the area. The four seasons are always welcomed!
Julie Fette | Monarchs class
Julie is beginning her third year at Bethlehem Preschool. She is a lifelong Tennessean and has been a resident of Franklin for 24 years. She is a graduate of UT-Knoxville. She and her husband, Chris, have two children: an adult son, Reece, who will graduate from college in December; and a seventh grade daugher, Eva. They have two fur babies, Sophie and Caden, and two guinea pigs. Julie's hobbies are gardening, outdoor activities, reading/collecting books, and sewing.
Jennifer Crow | Jumping Frogs class
Jennifer has taught at Bethlehem Preschool for four years. She taught the Pre-k class for three years; then took a hiatus for two years, but has come back to teach the Jumping Frogs class. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a degree in Special Education. She and her husband, Steve, lived in southeast Missouri, where she taught Special Education for four years before having three children. She then stayed home to care for children, manage their rental properties and help with their construction company. During this time, she also taught Sunday school classes, was a Boy Scout and Brownies leader, and volunteered at school and church. The Crows moved to Franklin in 2015 to be closer to family and to enjoy this beautiful area!
Jessi Slayden | Teacher Assistant 3/4's
Jessi is a Nashville native, as is her husband Brad. They have two children, Blair, 13 and Ben, 11, both of whom went through the Bethlehem Preschool program. The Slayden family usually spends the weekend at the children's various sporting events or outside trying to soak up the sun. Jessi is sharing the TA position for Miss Jen and Miss Julie's classes and works on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Kristen Junghans | Teacher Assistant 3/4's
Hi! I'm Kristen Junghans and I am one of the teacher assistants for Miss Jen and Miss Julie's classes. My husband, Brian and I, along with our two sons, Steven and Daniel, moved to Franklin 18 years ago from the Chicago suburbs. Our boys are now 29 and 27. Our youngest married his high school sweetheart last year and they, as well as our oldest, all live in Franklin! I was a three year old teacher here at Bethlehem for 13 years. I retired in May of 2021, and subbed during the 2021-22 school year. When the opportunity arose to come back as a TA on Wednesdays, I jumped at the chance! I love this preschool and being with the sweet little friends who attend here!