LEADERSHIP

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Lindsay Percival - Executive Director

Hometown: Sale, England
Young children have taught me that there is no such thing as a normal day. 

 

 

Joy Torres - Center Manager

Hometown: Evanston, IL
Young children have taught me to live in the moment.

 
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Jenny Merdinger - Director OF Development

Hometown: Evanston, IL
Young children have taught me that the possibilities are endless! 

 

Ann Rappelt -Program & Education Manager

Hometown: Chicago, IL
Young children have taught me that learning is a lifelong journey.

 

Kim Atum - Center Coordinator

Hometown: Evanston, IL
Young children have taught me how resilient and strong they are. The pure joy of play. The importance of forgiveness. And that it is not always your aptitude that will determine your attitude in life.

 

Treana Monroe - Infant toddler program MAnager

Hometown: Chicago, IL
Young children have taught me patience, responsibility and to live spontaneously. Children are so unexpected, therefore have fun and always remain open-minded.

 

Janet Sparks - PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR

Hometown: Warren, MI
Young children have taught me to love unconditionally. 

TEACHERS, by classroom

 
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Laura VANDERBROOK - Yellow Room Teacher

 
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Sok Theary Nak - yellow Room Teacher

Hometown: Chicago, IL
Young children have taught me Patience!

 

 
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sarah rocchi - yellow Room Teacher

Hometown: Chicago, IL
Young children have taught me what real love and patience are.

 
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Joanna Spilioti - GREEN Room Teacher

Hometown: Evanston, IL
Young children have taught me that authentic caring and focusing on a person's strengths brings out the best of all ages.

 
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Stacey Clarke - GREEN Room Teacher

Hometown: Evanston, IL
Young children have taught me how everyday is different...never a dull moment.

 
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DORIS BELTRE - GREEN Room Teacher

Hometown: Chicago
Young children have taught me...it's OK to fall, just get up and try again!

 

Tracey Neumarke - BLUE Room Teacher

Hometown: Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Young children have taught me the importance of living by example. Children are very perceptive so it is important to always be honest and treat everyone with kindess and respect.

 
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Sam Detch - BLUE Room Teacher and nap supervisor

Hometown: Evanston
Young children have taught me the importance of empathy, patience, and perspective. They have taught me that energy can be given and taken at the same time, that respect is a two way street, and that happiness and goodness are everyone's most powerful assets.

 
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Deana Scurry - BLUE Room Teacher

Hometown: Chicago, IL
Young children have taught me the importance of Early Education and how it positively impacts children's learning.

 
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Tamrah Hammond - PURPLE Room Teacher

Hometown Chicago
Young children have taught me that learning never ends. Just when you think you have mastered something, children show you a new way of doing things. 

 
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nadia mondragon - PURPLE Room Teacher

 
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Paul Lavigne - PURPLE Room Teacher

Hometown: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Young children have taught me that children are very honest.

 
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Rachel Boone - Purple Room Teacher

Hometown: Chicago, IL
Young children have taught me to always act with love and compassion AND to always live by example.

 

 

 

Shirin Halani - Orange Room Teacher

Hometown: Karachi, Pakistan
Young children have taught me through observation to slow down. By doing this a lot of great qualities have emerged from me; a high level of patience, true listening skills, responsive to their academic and emotional needs.

 
 

Michelle Lavoto - ORANGE Room Teacher

 

 

Ana Copado deLeon - ORANGE Room Teacher

Hometown: Mexico City, Mexico
Young children have taught to be amazed and enjoy each day with a smile.

 
 

SUPPORT STAFF

Michelle Rose - ALL SCHOOL SUBSTITUTE

Hometown: Plymouth, WI
Young children have taught me every day I learning something new. They bring joy to my heart.

 
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leila LEMIEUX-jordan - Nap Room and afternoon ASSISTANT teacher

Hometown: Pleasantville, New Jersey
Young children have taught me to always think twice before acting.

 
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John Hamamoto - Assistant teacher / Kitchen Coordinator

Hometown: Chicago, IL
Young children have taught me that you never know what they are going to do. They are spontaneous and just when you think you know it all, they surprise you.