Meet Our Teachers


Crystal Vanderbeek

Crystal Vanderbeek


Assistant Teachers


Greetings! My name is Becky Puls and I am honored to be a teacher at Little Fish Preschool. What a blessing it is being able to combine my love for Christ with my passion for educating children! I began my teaching career at Northeast Elementary here in Kearney. During my seven years there, I taught kindergarten, first and fifth grade. After a few years at home with my children, I jumped back into the education field and joined the amazing staff at Little Fish.


My husband Sean and I have three children; Jude, Rylan and Indie. My greatest joy is watching them grow into the incredible individuals God created them to be. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your child’s growth and development. It’s a privilege to be your child’s very first teacher and I will work diligently to ensure that they have a wonderful initial step into school!

Volunteer Teachers

  • Kendall Grossnicklaus
  • Marta Roeder
  • Kaylie Stratton
  • Julie Gappa
  • Julie Martin
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