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 - family care Connections 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
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TEACHERS, by classroom

Daphne Chisholm - Yellow Room Teacher

Hometown: Chicago, IL - California
Young children have taught me that they all need something different from you.

 
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Tracey Gardner - Yellow Room Teacher

Hometown: Chicago
Young children have taught me how to love!

 

Sam Detch - Yellow Room Teacher

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.

 

Tammy Chekos - GREEN Room Teacher

Hometown: Park Ridge, I
Young children have taught me the importance of teacher - student relationships in learning. 

 

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.

 

Stacey Clarke - GREEN Room Teacher

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

 

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.

 

Paul Lavigne - BLUE Room Teacher

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

 
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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.

 

Sok Theary Nak - BLUE Room Teacher

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

 
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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. 

 

Abbey Pestano - PURPLE Room Teacher

Hometown Skokie, IL
Young children have taught me to take the time  to live in the present moment.

 

Wendy Caspersen - PURPLE Room Teacher

Hometown: Glencoe, IL
Young children have taught me to keep laughing and that no one is every too old to learn something new everyday and the best learning comes from making mistakes.

 
 

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.

 

Uroj Tariq - ORANGE Room Teacher

Hometown: Karachi, Pakistan
Young children have taught me to have patience, bright ideas, to use technology, and that life is full of ups and downs.

 

Ana Copado deLeon - ORANGE Room Teacher

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

 

Kimberly Kurrus - ORANGE Room Teacher

Hometown Evanston, IL
Young children have taught me the joy of life.

 

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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Jacqueline Barksdale foster - Nap Room Supervisor

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

 

John Hamamoto - Kitchen Coordinator/Asst. Teacher

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