11645 Ladue Road, St. Louis, MO 63141 | Phone: 314-569-0048

Shirlee Green Preschool


We are always ready to help you in anyway that we can. Please feel free to call Shirlee Green Preschool, 314-569-0048, or email one of us.

Karen Lucy

Director of Early Childhood Education

Karen Lucy worked as a Pre-K teacher and camp director at Deutsch Early Childhood Center at Congregation Temple Israel for the last seven years.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree with an emphasis in elementary education from Saint Louis University.

For the past 15 years Karen has conducted educational programs assisted by a variety of animals.  She previously worked in residential/commercial real estate management.  Karen has authored the children’s book, A Home For Millie, which is based on her experiences with Mille, a pot-bellied pig and her Pre-K students. Karen is wed to David Doyle and has two sons, Ed and Anthony.

Kayla Ellis

Director of Camp Micah

Working towards Certfication of Education from STLCC. Grew up at Shaare Emeth, attended Camp Emeth. Religious School teacher for 6 years.

Chris Gardner

Early Childhood Coach

Master of Science, Communication Disorders from St. Louis University. Served as Early Childhood Special Education Department teacher for St. Louis County Special Education for 14 years. Chris has a background in Special Education Diagnostician, Speech/Language Pathologist, Classroom Teacher, and Adjunct Professor, Department of Educational Studies, St. Louis University.


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