Mary Ann Crozier
Mary Ann is a Clemson University graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education. She has over 15 years of teaching experience with noted managerial experience and skill. She started her teaching career in Greenville, SC, in the PreK classroom of a local public elementary school. She taught two half day classes per day. Afterward, Mary Ann went on to teach art and music to three and four year olds at Gymboree Play and Music, and managed the facility. Her heart is in the classroom, so she went back to teaching K4 at a Methodist Church in Charlotte, NC. She has been the Director of Grace Covenant Preschool for 4 years.
Mary Ann feels so blessed to be able to volunteer at her church home, Woodlawn Baptist, teaching chapel to preschoolers. She is also a volunteer teacher at Highways and Hedges.
On a more personal note, Mary Ann grew up in North Augusta, SC. After college, she married a fellow Clemson Tiger and they have two amazing children that attend Western Carolina University. Luke is studying Computer Science, and her daughter Abby is majoring in Mechanical Engineering.
Ms. Lisa Evans
Ms. Lisa holds her BS in Elementary Education from Campbell University, and her Double Masters in Birth to Kindergarten and EE from Lenoir Rhyne. Before joining us here at Grace, Lisa taught Kindergarten at Jenkins Elementary for over 20 years. She was the first Hickory Public Schools teacher to receive her National Boards in Elementary Education.
Lisa loves children, and has devoted her life to teaching and loving the little ones around her.
Ms. Lisa has 2 daughters, and 2 grandsons, who are the love of her life! She enjoys spending time with them, reading, and walking. Lisa is also the Children's Director at her home church, The Chapel, here in Hickory.
4 Year Old Teacher
Ms. Marsha Brewer
Ms. Marsha Brewer has over 16 years of education and teaching experience in the Caldwell County School system. She also has experience teaching Sunday school classes for 3 year old children at Concord Baptist Church.
Marsha has always had a passion and calling to educate young children. She obtained her credentials in Early Childhood Development from Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute, and has certifications in reading assessments, Letterland and Sonday phonics.
Ms.Marsha is married and has three daughters that are currently attending college. She enjoys traveling, camping and playing with her two little poodles.
3 Year old Teacher
Ms. Amy Fox
Amy Fox began working at Grace Covenant in February 2019. She had previously taught at our old location and we are so blessed to have her back. She is in her 22nd year of teaching preschool and earned her teaching credentials at CVCC. She says there is nothing she’d rather do than teach and grow alongside the little ones. She loves the Lord and also teaches preschool at Crosspoint Church, where she is a member.
Amy loves to cook and try out new recipes. She loves puzzles, especially brainteasers!
Amy resides in Taylorsville and has one daughter, a grandson, and one granddaughter. She enjoys and cherishes every moment she gets to spend with them.
1 and 2 Year Old Teacher
Ms. Honey Vang is the lead teacher for the Busy Bees toddler class. She received her AAS in Early Childhood Education from Western Piedmont Community College in 2006. One of Honey's favorite things about teaching the toddlers, are the expressions they give her when they learn something new. The way they smile, and how their eyes light up is such a wonderful thing to experience.
God has blessed Ms. Honey with two wonderful children. Her son, Krist, is 21, and her daughter, Karah, is 12. Being a mother is one of Honey's greatest joys, and she couldn’t have asked God for two better kids. She has learned so much from them and feels she is a better person because she gets to be their mom.
Ms. Honey has been a member of True Life Alliance Church in Hickory, North Carolina for ten years. She looks forward to mission trips and evangelizing to the Hmong people of Southeast Asia. She is also a Sunday school teacher and a member of Light Ministry, an outreach ministry in her church that serves locally, and to Southeast Asia. Ms. Honey is also a part time Hmong interpreter.
1 and 2 Year Assistant Teacher
Ms. Kadi joined the Grace Covenant Preschool family in January 2021. She is a graduate of Caldwell Community College, and lives in NE Hickory.
Kadi is married to her husband Andy, and they have 2 adorable boys. Her youngest, Anderson, attends Grace with us, and Ace enjoys being at Webb Murray.
Kadi is also a licensed cosmetologist and enjoys doing hair on the weekends. She also likes to spend time outdoors with her family, interior decorating, and arts and crafts.