Amanda Edwards, Director

Mandy Edwards hails from a small town in northern Wisconsin. She holds a BA in Early Childhood Education from Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minn. and has been directing the preschool/kindergarten programs at CLPAK since 2006.

Mandy and her husband Judd live in the Lake Hills area of Bellevue and have one son, Ike, who is in first grade. She enjoys hiking, reading, comedy movies, geocaching and helping with church events.


Jennifer Lescher, Teacher

Jennifer, who grew up in the Seattle area, is excited to be in her 7th year of teaching preschool. She earned a BA from Wisconsin Lutheran College in Milwaukee, Wisc. Prior to teaching, she enjoyed being at home with her girls, volunteering in their classrooms in the Lake Washington School District.

Jennifer lives in Sammamish with her daughters Caylie (Central Washington University), Regan and Taryn (Eastlake High School). She enjoys journaling, reading and antique hunting.

Story time is her favorite part of the school day - she loves to see books “come alive” in the eyes of a child!

Judd and Mandy Edwards

Jen and girls