Margaret Lachowsky

Margaret Lachowsky

Director

Margaret Lachowsky has been the Director of Mater Dei Child Care Center since October 2011.  She has over 13 years experience as a Director of Children’s educational facilities.  Margaret has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, FHSU, Hays, KS, has a Certification level of K-9; Minor in Early Childhood and 30 Postgraduate hours at 6 Kansas Universities. “Parenting is the hardest job on this planet and I can totally relate to working parents.  I am happy to be here at Mater Dei. Going forward, I’d like to fill the center with healthy, happy children and be a part of their growth.  May God bless and protect all children and their parents.” – Margaret Lachowsky

Susan McClain

Susan McClain

Preschool Lead Teacher

She is a preschool lead teacher for the 3-4 years old classroom.  She graduated from Washburn University with a degree in Early Childhood Education.  She has 15 years experience teaching preschool.  She has 3 grown children and is a grandmother.  She is happy to teach here at Mater Dei.

Anna Singer

Anna Singer

Assistant Lead Teacher

Anna Singer is an assistant lead teacher.  She is a junior at Hayden High School.  She will finish her child care certification from Washburn Tech in May.  We welcome her to MD.

Chelsei Snoe

Chelsei Snoe

Lead Teacher for Toddler 2 Classroom

My name is Chelsei Snoe and I enjoy working with the children and staff at Mater Dei.

Aziza Sabbarini

Aziza Sabbarini

Young Toddler Lead Teacher

She is a Young Toddler Lead Teacher.  She is from Jordan where she taught Kindergarten for 5 years.  She and her husband have 4 children.  She is very happy to work with us at Mater Dei.

Cath Dietrick

Cath Dietrick

Lead Teacher - Summer Program

I’m Cath Dietrick and I have the pleasure of being the lead teacher for the summer camp program.  During the school year I work at McEachron School as a special education para in the preschool room.  I am married and we have one biological child, 3 step children and 9 grandchildren. My son has introduced me to Christian rap music and now I love it.  Being around children keeps me young.  We welcome Cath to Mater Dei CCC.

Melissa Credeur

Melissa Credeur

Asst. Teacher

We welcome Melissa Credeur.  She is finishing her child care program at Washburn Tech in May.  After graduation, she will work full time.  Meanwhile, she is assisting us in preschool.  If you have not met her, please stop and introduce yourself.

Pamela Slusser

Pamela Slusser

Lead Teacher for Preschoolers

My name is Pamela Slusser and I am a lead teacher in the preschool classrooms at MDCCC.  I have 15 years of experience in child care and was previously working at Salvation Army’s child care center until they closed it.  My parents, family and myself have been life long member of Mater Dei Church.  I also provided child care in my home when my kids were little for 5 years.
I have 3 daughters and a son who I gave up for adoption when he was born.  My daughters and I met him for the first time 5 years ago.  I also have 3 beautiful grand children who I enjoy spending time.
I’m excited to be working here and getting to teach the children new things and reading to them.  I believe we all should read a few books to children each day.  I look forward to getting to know all of the families.
“All a child needs is for someone to believe in them.”
Marty Gomez

Marty Gomez

Lead Teacher for Young Preschoolers

Marty Gomez graduated from Topeka High School and has worked with children of all ages over the past 35 years. Miss Marty’s work history includes: Six years at the Holy Name/Mater Dei Preschool, the Salvation Army as the School Age Director, Home School Liaison for the Scott Magnet School (Topeka 501) for a Home School Computer Program, After School Site Coordinator for the YMCA, and returned to Holy Name/Mater Dei in 2011 to teach the class of 3 year olds. “Here at Mater Dei, I hope to keep the children wanting to learn. They inspire me as much as I hope I inspire them.” – Marty Gomez

Abeer Sabbarini

Abeer Sabbarini

Toddler Lead Teacher

Abeer Sabbarini is our new Toddler Lead Teacher in toddlers and preschool.  She and her husband moved here from Minnesota with their 5 children years ago.  She has experience in child care from the Even Start program in Bloomington.

Sibal Sabbarini

Sibal Sabbarini

Assistant Lead Teacher

Sibal Sabbarini is an assistant lead teacher at the center.  She will be the summer camp assistant during the summer with the school aged children.  She’s a junior at Washburn Rural High.  Her mother is Abeer Sabbarini, toddler lead teacher.  We welcome her to Mater Dei.