2023 - 2024 Staff
Shiloe Harsma - Head Teacher
I grew up in Flandreau, South Dakota with my parents, Paul and Stephanie Amdahl. I attended college at Dakota State University and graduated in December of 2010 with my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education with a K-12 Reading and K-12 Technology Minor. I renewed my degree in July 2016 and 2021.
My family consists of my husband (Chris), my daughters (Josephine and Clara), and my son (Jared). I have a grandson named Owen who will be in preschool. We live just outside of Madison, South Dakota on a small acre. We love animals of all kinds and have had many different kinds, but currently we only have a dog named Teddy and a cat named Princess.
In my free time, I enjoy reading, cross-stitching, playing video games, watching movies, playing the piano, listening to music, and spending time with my family and friends.
I look forward to a great school year!
Deanna Wolfe- Preschool Teacher, Support Staff
Born and raised in Muskegon, Michigan, my family and I moved to Madison, South Dakota in June of 2022. We are members of West Center Baptist Church, where my husband, Shawn, is currently the pastoral intern. I was a lead preschool teacher at Head Start in Madison for the 2022-2023 school year, and before that, I spent several years as a substitute teacher in Michigan, teaching preschool through fifth grade in a variety of classrooms across two counties. I also have a background in behavioral psychology, with specific experience working with children and adolescents with autism.
Over the past few years I have been active in children’s ministry, most recently serving as a Sunday school and children’s church teacher at West Center Baptist.
I am delighted to bring my passion, enthusiasm, and knowledge to the preschool classroom at Madison Christian! My son, Copper, will be joining me this fall for his first year of preschool.
I am also a licensed massage therapist, so in my free time I run a small practice out of our home. I love to cook, and I enjoy singing and reading with my son, and going on adventures with my husband.