Preschool News

                              Announcing our New Director

                              The West Point United Methodist Church Preschool is pleased to announce the appointment of our new Director Shelly Heuser.  Mrs. Heuser holds a Bachelor of Arts                                                                   

                              degree in Early Childhood Education Administration.  She has over 30 years experience working with preschool age children.  Shelly has served as Assistant Director and                                                                                          Director of The Tot Spot in Winchester, Virginia.  Therefore, she is very familiar with operating and planning for an exciting, dynamic and safe learning environment for                                                                                                  preschool age children. Her most recent experience was with the Stephens City United Methodist Preschool Program in the Winchester, Virginia area where she worked with                                                                                      four year olds preparing them for kindergarten. 
                                 Her strengths include communication with parents, planning musical programs, and compiling a portfolio for each child.  Additionally, Shelly planned remote learning activities                                                                                        for three months when the preschool closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  She has been very busy reading and researching how to reopen our preschool safely in the fall. 
                                     We are so excited to have her join the WPUMC Preschool Academy team!  

                                           Announcing Our New Teacher

                                            We are also very pleased to announce that Mrs. Mijung Kim has been appointed as our preschool teacher for the fall session.  MJ, as she is known, holds a Bachelor of Arts                                                                                         degree from KC University in South Korea in the areas of Children’s Education and Social Work.  

                                                 MJ was employed at Yu-Seong Preschool in South Korea for two years prior to marrying the Reverend Jeongin Kim and moving to the United States.  She has also                                                                                                      volunteered as a church pianist since 1995.  She has been a member of the United Methodist Church in Mathews, Virginia since 2012.  MJ is a warm, kind and talented                                                                                                teacher.  She is an excellent pianist and plans on bringing her gift of music to the WPUMC Preschool Academy. 




The West Point United Methodist Church Preschool Academy Board wishes to sincerely thank Mrs. Phyllis Dorsey and Mrs. Tina Gulley for their faithful and outstanding service to the WPUMC Preschool Academy.  Mrs. Dorsey served for the past five years as Director and Mrs. Gulley for the past two years as a teacher.  While we will miss them, we wish them a joyful, relaxing, and well-deserved retirement! We hope they will come back to visit. 

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 West Point United Methodist Church Preschool Academy Update:

The WPUMC Preschool Academy is busy cleaning, sanitizing toys and learning materials in preparation for reopening in September.  We have been diligently following the Virginia State Guidelines for Phase III with emphasis on being able to “social distance” our students and provide a safe and fun learning environment.  

We are now accepting applications for new students.  If you are interested in enrolling your child for the fall session, please follow the link below to download a registration form.  If you would like to visit the classrooms, please call 804 843-3486 on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday between 9:00 am and 2:30 pm or contact Shelly Heuser or Joan Thompson at  We look forward to speaking with you.  

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